This review was submitted by ChiffaN.
I've listened to this book in the audio version and can say it is one of the best management books out there. Even though it's but a 100 pages and won't take much to read through it falls in neatly with the Manager Tools trinity and further reinforces the power of feedback and O3s.
Honestly - it is a must read for all managers, be it aspiring ones or mature CEOs.
Good ideas, but cheesy execution
I want to like this book. It says all the right things, but something about the delivery just irritates me. Now that I'm familiar with Manager Tools, the actionable principles of it are visible, but when I read it previously, I got nothing useful from it. I think you get a lot more useful information from the MT basics casts than from this book.
First book I read after becoming a manager
This was the first management book I read after becoming a manager, and it was a great intro into the basic principles of managing people.
I'd recommend it to new managers, and then tell them to go listen to MT Basics and tie it all together.