First, Break All the Rules

What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

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The world s greatest managers differ in sex, age, and race. They employ different styles and focus on different goals. Despite their differences, great managers share one trait: They break virtually every rule conventional wisdom holds sacred. They don t believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They don t try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They disregard the golden rule. They even play favorites. Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its massive in-depth study of great managers those who excelled at turning each employee s talent... more

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Jared Spool The first framework is from Gallup and was written up in their great book: First, Break All The Rules. It’s the Q12 employee engagement measures. Each question makes it simple for a manager to identify where they need to improve. (Source)

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