The Seven Deadly Sins Of Management: How to be a Virtuous Manager: The Good Manager's Handbook

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Lust, Wrath, Sloth, Covetousness, Gluttony, Envy, Pride - just as the seven deadly sins conspire to destroy our soul in daily life, so they conspire to bring down our business. This book contains warnings about current management practice and thinking, exposing the underlying sins that have led to the mediocre performance of so many managers and companies, or even to corporate failure. Examples of saints and sinners in the business world, along with a sin-o-meter , enable you to discover your management sin rating. And there is a wealth of helpful advice on how to avoid the seven deadly sins of management in the future. At a time when there is much criticism of the way business is conducted, this book provides invaluable lessons on how important it is for managers to reconsider their attitudes and methods. An engaging and irreverent gem of a book ... highly relevant for today s manager, as the way we do business comes under increasing scrutiny. - Max Landsberg, consultant and author of The Tao of Coaching

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An engaging and irreverent gem of a book ... highly relevant for today's manager, as the way we do business comes under increasing scrutiny. (Max Landsberg, consultant and author of The Tao of Coaching)

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Pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, covetousness, sloth - these are the Seven Deadly Sins. Much of business today is based on these sins. Managers are encouraged to be proud of their results (pride), to attack the competition (wrath), to hoard knowledge (covetousness), and to create shareholder value, no matter the consequences (lust). But at what cost? Just as the Seven Deadly Sins conspire to destroy our soul in daily life, so they conspire to destroy our business.In this original and reflective book - laced with dark humour - Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen provide warnings about current management practice and thinking based upon the Seven Deadly Sins. Each chapter examines a Sin, and begins with a "Sin-O-Meter" to discover your rating for that particular Sin. The book also includes case studies of managers who have sinned and the consequences for their companies. Finally, the authors provide ideas and guidance for becoming a "good" and successful manager, moving away from past sins.

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