Outstanding managers bring out the best in others and get them to give their all to a common cause. In short, they excel as problem solvers, teachers, and sellers of ideas. Some managers naturally have the sensitivity and skills that make them effective and inspiring managers, but most people have to work to develop these abilities.
In Managing with Wisdom, Jack H. Grossman shares the principles and tools with which anyone can become an effective manager. He begins by discussing the two types of relationships, “marketing based” and “personal based,” because your relationships with people determine how you deal with them. Then, based on the notion that you must develop a sound relationship with yourself for your relationships with others to be sound, Grossman focuses on building a better you. The book concludes with principles and tools for developing effective relationships with other people you value.
To get the most benefit from this book, readers should do the exercises and projects recommended in each chapter. Grossman guarantees if you do your part, you will see almost immediate results.
About the Author
Jack H. Grossman is an associate professor of management at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He received his MA and PhD in psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. In addition to teaching, he also serves as a consultant, specializing in communication for managers, to small and medium-sized companies. A veteran speaker and author of several books, Grossman is the recipient of two Distinguished Teaching Awards. He resides in Antioch, Illinois.
MANAGING WITH WISDOM
By Jack H. Grossman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
160 pp. 6 x 9