First, Break All the Rules

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First, Break All the Rules
First Break All Rules cover image.jpg
Book Cover
Author Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
Country United States
Language English
Subject Management, Employee satisfaction, Motivating workers
Genre Nonfiction
Published May 1999 (Simon & Schuster)
Media type Print, Hardcover
Pages 271
ISBN ISBN 0-684-85286-1
OCLC 40762827
658.4/09 21
LC Class HD38.2 .B83 1999

First, Break All the Rules, subtitled What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently (1999), is a book authored by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, who offer solutions to better employee satisfaction with the help of examples of how the best managers handle employees. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for 93 weeks.[1]

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Business authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman discuss the fallacies of standard management thinking and how good managers create and sustain employee satisfaction. The book is a result of observations based on 80,000 interviews with managers[2] as conducted by the Gallup Organization in the last 25 years. The core of the matter lies in how these managers have debunked old myths about management and how they created new truths on obtaining and keeping talented people in their organization. Some key ideas of the book include what the best managers do and don’t do: they treat every employee as an individual; they don’t try to fix weaknesses, but instead focus on strengths and talent; and they find ways to measure, count, and reward outcomes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McGregor, Jena (26 March 2007). "Ladies And Gents…Marcus Buckingham!". Businessweek. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Marcus Buckingham | First, Break All The Rules [dead link]

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