First, Break All the Rules


First, Break All the Rules

Infobox Book
name = First, Break All the Rules


image_caption = Book Cover
author = Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
country = United States
language = English
subject = Management, Employee satisfaction, Motivating workers
genre = Nonfiction
publisher = Simon & Schuster
release_date = May, 1999
media_type = Print, Hardcover
pages = 271
isbn = ISBN 0-684-85286-1

First, Break All the Rules (1999) is a book authored by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman who try to offer solutions to better employee satisfaction with the help of examples of how the best managers handle employees. The book gained popularity among managers since its release. The subtitle of the book is: "What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently."

Content outline

Business authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman tackle the fallacies of standard management thinking and how good managers create and sustain employee satisfaction in First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently. The book is a result of observations based on 80,000 interviews with managers [ [http://www.marcusbuckingham.com/books/break-rules.php Marcus Buckingham | First, Break All The Rules ] ] as conducted by the Gallup Organization in the last 25 years. The core of the matter lies in how these managers have debunked old myths about management and how they created new truths on obtaining and keeping talented people in their organization. Some key ideas of the book include what the best managers do and don’t do: they treat every employee as an individual; they don’t try to fix weaknesses, but instead focus on strengths and talent; and they find ways to measure, count, and reward outcomes.

According to the authors, the basic things all managers should know are what the employee is expected to do, how to equip him to do it, and how to give praise for a job well done.

ee also

* Marcus Buckingham
* Motivation

External links

* [http://www.managementhelp.org/guiding/motivate/basics.htm Helpful info on how to motivate your employees]
* [http://gmj.gallup.com/book_center/FBATR/default.aspx More info about the book at Gallup Management site]
* [http://www.bizsum.com/articles/art_first-break-all-the-rules.php A summary of the book at Bizsum]
* [http://www.leadershipnow.com/leadershop/5286-1.html Description and reviews of the book from Leadership Now]
* [http://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently/dp/0684852861 Amazon.com reviews]

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