Think Like a Manager, Don't Act Like One (Paperback)
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Managers, we all know them. They make sure that things get done, that agreements are observed and that results are achieved. Ten years ago they were seen as the ideal solution for many companies. These days, their very existence is being called into question. Why this separate role? After all, managing is something we all do. Think Like a Manager, Don't Act Like One offers 75 successful approaches to help you foresee or manage unpredictable situations. Developed with the assistance of John F. Kennedy, Johan Cruijff, Casanova, talented management gurus, elusive laboratory molds, one oval table, one donkey, Barack Obama, and Johnny Cash. These 75 perspectives will add to your confusion - but also your understanding. This collection of approaches may well irritate you from time to time, and possibly inspire you, but really it should make you think. It probably wouldn't be sensible to follow every one of them, but they might give you some fresh ideas. Because those who keep doing what they've always done achieve the results they've always achieved.
About the Author
Harry Starren is the former CEO of de Baak VNO-NCW, the premier leadership development institute/ a platform for innovation in the Netherlands. Mr. Starren is a recognized expert on leadership and entrepreneurship and widely acclaimed as both a lecturer and facilitator. As such he works at building on his previous successes with merging innovation with entrepreneurship. Working out of offices in Amsterdam and Nice, he is currently focusing on social, economic and cultural enterprises with an orientation toward the European market. His formal education includes History (University of Utrecht, BA), Political Science /Public Administration (University of Amsterdam, MA/drs) with postgraduate studies taken at Harvard and the University of Maryland. Harry is a life-long-learner who continues to renew his expertise in all four communication skills. He has anchored the educational television show, Grandmasters in Management and is the author of several books, including The 21 Commandments of Leadership, as well as numerous articles on the philosophy and praxis of leadership. Harry Starren is an active member of a number of supervisory boards along with being an adviser on innovation to large European organisations.