Summary of The Winning Manager's Playbook

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7 Overall

8 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


Navigating a business requires not only doing “things right” but also doing the “right things,” which, in essence, means being both a good manager and a competent leader. If the weight of that responsibility panics you, pick up this book by management consultants John Cioffi and Ken Willig. They narrate a valuable crash course on management, peppering their lessons with the adventures of “Mike,” a fictional manager, and with numerous anonymous “true stories,” which the authors amassed from their experiences in the field. getAbstract finds that this savvy guide provides a basic, pragmatic road map for managers, especially novices.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you need to upgrade your management skills, and
  • How to develop and implement the habits of successful managers.

About the Authors

Ken Willig, a CEO coach, founded GoalMakers Management Consultants. John Cioffi, his partner at GoalMakers, is a coach and public speaker.



Develop Some New Habits
As a manager, you must “do the right things (good leadership), as well as do things right (good management).” To accomplish these goals and to create a workplace environment that’s ready for success, develop “the Six Habits of Highly Successful Managers,” and incorporate...

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