Title: Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success By Being Yourself
Author: Devora Zack
Review: This is a fast, quick, little book to read. I found it funny and quirky. Many of the things it said made me think about the times I have had to manage people and how much I hated it. I found managing others to be uncomfortable and stressful. This book cleared a few things up and let me know that the kind of management I was doing was not really working for me or for those I managed.
If you are managing others or will be in the future, this is a great book to get your hands on and read. You will find out what kind of manager you are and how to best make the best manager out of who you are deep down inside.
Publisher: Published August 27th 2012 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Quick Review: 4 out of 5 stars.
Synopsis: Professional success, more often than not, means becoming a manager. Yet nobody prepared you for having to deal with messy tidbits like emotions, conflicts, and personalities—all while achieving ever-greater goals and meeting ever-looming deadlines. Not exactly what you had in mind, is it?
Don’t panic. Devora Zack has the tools to help you succeed and even thrive as a manager. Drawing on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Zack introduces two primary management styles—thinkers and feelers—and guides you in developing a management style that fits who you really are.
She takes you through a host of potentially difficult situations, showing how this new way of understanding yourself and others makes managing less of a stumble in the dark and more of a walk in the park. Her enlightening examples, helpful exercises, and lifesaving tips make this book the new go-to guide for all those managers looking to love their jobs again.
Author Biography: Devora Zack is a nationally recognized expert in the field of leadership development. Her consulting, networking strategies, seminars, corporate retreats, coaching, and strategic plans consistently result in improved productivity and morale. Ms. Zack consults to dozens of diverse organizations in private industry, federal agencies, and the public sector.
Ms. Zack holds an MBA from Cornell University where she was a full-tuition merit scholar. Her BA, magna cum laude, is from University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. She is honored with active memberships in Phi Beta Kappa and Mensa.