It's Okay to Be the Boss: The Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming the Manager Your Employees Need (Hardcover)
Bruce Tulgan shows bosses how to get things done by solving corporate America’s huge problem with simple, effective management.
In this call-to-arms, consultant and speaker Bruce Tulgan puts his finger on biggest problem in corporate America: no one wants to be the boss. No one wants to take responsibility and tell their employees what to do and how to do it. More importantly, no one wants to follow up and make sure that assignments were done and done right.
Making a clear distinction between managers who interfere with the work at hand and managers who are simply afraid to take charge by setting clear goals and evaluating work, Tulgan opens eyes to the undisciplined workplace that is frustrating workers at every level. Giving a clear 8-step path to becoming a strong manager, Tulgan will empower anyone to be the best bosses they can be.
Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after speaker and seminar leader. He is the founder of Rainmaker-Thinking, Inc., a management training firm. Bruce is the author of the classic Managing Generation X as well as Winning the Talent Wars, and has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Harvard Business Review, and Human Resources. He lives with his wife, Dr. Debby Applegate, in New Haven, Connecticut, and Portland, Oregon.
Hands on management advice . . . an excellent book. — Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management, The Wharton School
“If you want to be successful, I strongly recommend you do it the ‘Tulgan way.’” — General Dennis J. Reimer (Ret.), Chief of Staff, United States Army (1995-1999)
“Bruce Tulgan makes it safe again to be a hands-on manager.” — Mike Archer, President of Applebee's Services, Inc.
“Hands-on management advice . . . excellent.” — Booklist
“Small business owners . . . will find [Tulgan’s] advice valuable.” — BusinessWeek SmallBiz