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Summary of First Break All the Rules
First Break All the Rules is considered to be a book that broke quite a few dearly held notions of management gurus. In the book, the authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman set forward a new philosophy for managers based on the 80,000 interviews they conducted over a course of 25 years as management consultants for Gallup.
The book is replete with statistics, diagrams, interview excerpts and case studies. Their conclusions are overwhelmingly different as compared to popular notions.
Should a good manager be able to identify good talent?
Or should a good manager be able to groom talent?
What prevents employee attrition – better pay or better management?
These are some of the questions that are raised and cleared through the course of this book. It also debunks the popular notion that all employees be treated the same. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of having talented employees and knowing how to effectively use their skills for the benefit of the company. The book reiterates the virtues of discipline even as it says that rules have to broken to ensure that the company moves forward.
Published in 1999, the book was a New York Times bestseller.
About Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Apart from being an author, consultant and researcher, Marcus Buckingham is a motivational speaker.
His other books include:
The One Thing You Need to Know
The Truth About You
Go Put Your Strengths To Work
Find Your Strongest Life
He holds a master's degree in political science from Cambridge University and worked with Gallup. He now runs his own company, The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC).
Curt Coffman dons various hats: motivational speaker, business consultant, researcher, author, and business scientist.
Follow The Path is his other popular book.
His style of writing combines his years of experience and research in this field, which gives you a fresh new perspective about businesses. As a consultant, he works with organizations closely to create a positive and motivating atmosphere in the work environment, which is also based on the customers. He has more than two decades of experience in the Gallup Organization.
|Number of Pages||320 Pages|
|Publication Year||2008 May|
Marcus Buckingham, who was born in England and is a graduate of Cambridge University, is one of the Gallup organisation\'s leading management consultants and leader of its 15 year study. Curt Coffman is Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant at Gallup, and consults for many of the Fortune 500 c...View More
Marcus Buckingham, who was born in England and is a graduate of Cambridge University, is one of the Gallup organisation\'s leading management consultants and leader of its 15 year study. Curt Coffman is Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant at Gallup, and consults for many of the Fortune 500 companies.
|Author||Curt Coffman Marcus Buckingham|
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Snigdho Sundar Kundu
Dec 16, 2013
It is a really nice book which provides a way to concieve of things that are practical and unusual to thinkThe book reached before my expectation and I was delighted.
Apr 18, 2013
required for all managersvery good insights into managing people in an organization and is based on research by Gallup. gives very practical advise- what most managers do and what is done by great managers. They have interviewed employees ass well as managers before writing this book.
Jun 14, 2012
ExcellentThis book is a must to read for all HR professionals & line managers who want to be successful in an organization. It breaks many myths & gives new insight.............................................................................................................................................................................................
Oct 10, 2013
Insightful ReadAn insightful book indeed!
Jan 19, 2013
Good book, a recommended read !!This is one of the books recommended during MBA courses. It is a recommended read for all people.
Apr 6, 2012
A LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENTThis book was recommended to me by one of my colleagues. I usually don't read management or self help books as I find them boring but this one read like a novel and I could relate to several instances and situations which I face everyday in corporate world.