It's the Manager - Book Summary

Jim Harter , Jim Clifton



While the world’s workplace has been going through extraordinary historical change, the practice of management has been stuck in time for more than 30 years. The new workforce – especially younger generations – wants their work to have deep mission and purpose and they don’t want old-style command-and-control bosses. They want coaches who inspire them, communicate with them frequently and develop their strengths.

Packed with 52 discoveries from Gallup's largest study on the future of work, it’s the manager shows leaders how to adapt their organizations to rapid change, ranging from New workplace demands to the challenges of managing remote employees, a diverse workforce, the rise of artificial intelligence, gig workers and attracting – and keeping – today’s best employees. Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? Decades of global Gallup research reveal: it’s your managers.

They are the ones who make or break your organizational success. When you build great managers -- ones who can maximise the potential of every team member -- you will see Organic revenue and Profit growth and you will deliver to a every one of your employees what they most want today: a great job and a great life.

This is the future of work. It’s the manager includes exclusive content from Gallup access -- Gallup's new workplace platform, chock full of additional content, tools and solutions for business. Your book comes with a code for the cliftonstrengths assessment, which will reveal users’ top 5 strengths.


What will you learn from this book

  1. Managerial Impact: The book emphasizes the significant impact that managers have on employee engagement, performance, and overall organizational success.
  2. Strengths-Based Approach: It promotes a strengths-based approach to management, focusing on developing and leveraging employees' strengths rather than solely addressing weaknesses.
  3. Employee Engagement: It discusses strategies for improving employee engagement, including regular feedback, recognition, and opportunities for professional growth and development.
  4. Talent Recruitment and Retention: The importance of effective talent recruitment and retention strategies is highlighted, emphasizing the role of managers in attracting and retaining top talent.
  5. Coaching and Development: The book emphasizes the importance of coaching and development in empowering employees to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the organization.
  6. Communication and Transparency: It underscores the value of open communication, transparency, and clear expectations in fostering a positive work environment and building trust between managers and employees.
  7. Performance Management: The book offers insights into effective performance management practices, including setting goals, providing regular feedback, and aligning individual goals with organizational objectives.
  8. Culture and Values: It discusses the role of managers in shaping organizational culture and values, emphasizing the importance of aligning behaviors with core values and fostering a sense of purpose among employees.
  9. Adaptability and Change: It addresses the need for managers to be adaptable and proactive in navigating change and uncertainty, supporting employees through transitions and promoting resilience.
  10. Leadership Development: The book highlights the importance of ongoing leadership development for managers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to lead effectively in a dynamic and evolving workplace.
Language English
No of pages 20
Book Publisher i-Read Publications
Published Date 24 Apr 2024

About Author

Author : Jim Harter


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