First Break All the Rules(Summary) Essay

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First Break All the Rules: Review
Managers have nothing in common. They come from different races. They are of different age groups, and they employ vastly different styles. The only one thing that seems to be common in them is that, they tend to defy, challenge and if possible break the rules that govern our conventional wisdom. The author doesn’t recommend one to change their style of leadership, with the one recommended in this book, because the book encourages managers to challenge the standardized layout of rules.
Great managers know that there is a certain boundary to how much a person can be molded. And they don’t try and push/thrust the change they desire into the recipient. They try to make people better at what they are
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When someone leaves a company, he carries off his value with him. Bleeding people is literally bleeding value. The Gallup survey is centered on these 12 questions. 1) Do I know what is expected of me? 2) Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right? 3) Do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day? 4) In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for good work? 5) Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person? 6) Is there someone at work who encourages my development? 7) At work, do my opinions seem to count? 8) Does the mission of my company make me feel my job is important? 9) Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work? 10) Do I have a best friend at work? 11) In the last six months, has someone talked with me about my progress? 12) In the last year, have I had the opportunity at work to learn and grow?
If seen properly, there is a pattern to the way the questions have been framed.
The first two questions make the respondent think ‘What do I get?’
The next four questions make the respondent think ‘What do I give?’
The next four questions make the respondent think ‘Do I belong here?’
The last two questions make the respondent think ‘How can we all grow?’

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