First, Break All the Rules
|First, Break All the Rules|
|Author(s)||Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman|
|Subject(s)||Management, Employee satisfaction, Motivating workers|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Publication date||May, 1999|
|Media type||Print, Hardcover|
|Dewey Decimal||658.4/09 21|
|LC Classification||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 try to 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.
Content outline 
Business authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman discuss the fallacies of standard management thinking and how good managers create and sustain employee satisfaction in First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently. The book is a result of observations based on 80,000 interviews with managers 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.
See also 
- McGregor, Jena (26 March 2007). "Ladies And Gents…Marcus Buckingham!". Businessweek. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
- Marcus Buckingham | First, Break All The Rules !dead link!