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April 15, 2007

It’s Okay to Be the Boss

ItsOkayToBeTheBoss.jpgI just finished Bruce Tulgan’s It’s Okay to Be the Boss: The Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming the Manager Your Employees Need.

I was attracted by the very direct title, and the book delivered. It is specific, detailed, and honest. I particularly appreciated Tulgan’s warning that becoming a better manager is like starting a fitness program. I’d rather it wasn’t hard, time consuming, and something that requires daily discipline, but I like that he’s up front about it. And that his book has so many specific things to do, answers to objections, and reasons it’s worth it.

Hiring and firing are hard, too, but they are specific events. In many ways I find them easier than the daily discipline of managing well. I found Tulgan’s book useful and encouraging; maybe I should carry copies to give away to managers in stores and restaurants around town….

Posted by Bob Pritchett at April 15, 2007 7:07 PM

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