A book recommendation from Dan Beaulieu
75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop and Keep Great Employees.
By: Paul Falcone
Pages: 314 with Index
It’s all about the team…making a great team!
And this valuable new book shows you how to select the right people and manage and motivate them to success. The interesting thing about this book is that at first glance my initial impression was, “yeah sure, I know all of this stuff, I’ve heard it all before so why did Mark want me to read this book?” I say this because my friend had recommended this book to me with such enthusiasm you might have thought it was the new Stephen King novel. I trust Mark and consider him a pretty smart guy so the fact that he was recommending this book so highly made me take a closer look, and man I’m glad I did because this book represents and entirely new but logical ways to “develop and keep great employees” as the authors states in the title.
Truth be known, we all assume that we know all about what this book is about; that we have all been exposed in one way or another to the ideas and principles in this book and maybe in some ways we have. But certainly on superficially and without the depth of thought that the author is delivering.
Take coaching for example. For those of us who have been in management for many years coaching seems like second nature, something that we can do with eyes closed and one arm tied behind our back. But as you read through the chapter on coaching you quickly come to learn that this is not the case, no not at all. Have you heard of “piercing the veil” and getting right through to the person you are coaching by asking the right questions and in the right way so that you get right down to what the person you are coaching really needs help with?
Or how about how to deliver the best performance reviews so that your employee leaves motivated and inspired to do a great job?
Or how about avoiding the “L” word (litigation” that is something none of us are experts about right?
Or how about taking you employees down a career path that ensures the possibility of creating great empowered and loyal employees for life…or at least a very long time.