GMedia Bookclub is Launched!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 16:55

Lead by Garion Hall, staff at G Media are always encouraged to research and develop, not only individually but for their team, company and industry alike, across all functions of the business. Thus the establishment of the G Media Bookclub, the rules of which are:

1. be armed and ready with a yellow highlighter

2. find the gold to report and discuss with the group

3. implement the lesson learned in our daily business decisions

Having completed almost 20 years of studying, it’s fair to say I’ve read about many management theories and “how to” guides, so I was rather dubious about rules number 2 and 3 above, when handed “First, break all the rules”. Luckily I had a 300 page guide on how to break all the rules in my lap.

Loathed to mark up a perfectly brand new book, this series of blogs will showcase the interesting bits I did find, somewhat to my surprise. Basically it’s a how to manage guide for managers. Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman looks at staff management from a different angle, backs it up with empirical research spanning over twenty five (that’s right 25!) years, completed by the Gallup Organisation. Their comprehensive research includes interviews with factory hands, receptionists to senior executives across thousands of companies spanning all industries.

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