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Say Thank You for Everything

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Say Thank You for Everything

The Secrets of Being a Great Manager – Strategies and Tactics that Get Results

Harriman House,

15 min read
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Leadership methods, tactics and strategies to help new bosses survive and thrive.  

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Award-winning business journalist Jim Edwards offers valuable information, insights and engaging stories as he tells new bosses how to survive and thrive. He features solid business advice, catchy anecdotes and fun, gossipy stories. His readable prose and witty, wise advice targets new bosses, but experienced leaders can also benefit from his guidance as he breaks down leadership methods, tactics and strategies.


If you had a manager you hated, learn from that example. Now you know what not to do.

Legendary bad bosses become famous for how outrageously they act. Take the haughty editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, known for treating employees like servants. Steve Brill, founder of American Lawyer and Court TV, routinely screamed at his employees.Economics broadcaster Jim Cramer became known for losing his temper. 

If you’ve had a horrible boss, learn a valuable management lesson from that experience: what not to do and how not to be a terrible manager. Take those lessons to heart, and you can become a good boss who does a fine job and wins everyone’s admiration.

How do you know if you’re good at being a boss? Here’s one sign: If your team members act as if earning money is their only motivation, you probably aren’t. When should you start to become a better boss? Now.

Bosses owe everything to their teams, so express your gratitude.

Bosses depend on their people. If employees aren’t productive, the boss isn’t either. If employees don’t generate profits, neither does ...

About the Author

Jim Edwards, the former editor-in-chief of Insider’s news division and founding editor of Business Insider UK, won the Neal award for business journalism.

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