The 2R Manager: When to Relate, When to Require, and How to Do Both Effectively (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
The 2R Manager will make you a better manager---immediately.It offers specific advice tailored to each individual's current management style. You will take some self-surveys, see the results, and learn the impact you now have on those you manage. You ll learn what changes you must make and how to make them.
Managers have naturally either a Relating or a Requiring style. Those who naturally require are weaker at relating---sometimes much weaker---and vice versa. The best managers possess the ability to do both well and know when to choose one over the other. Most managers miss opportunities. Some try to be their employee's friend when they need to be setting priorities and deadlines. Others, thinking they have the answers, miss getting new ideas and destroy their employees motivation. Having the ability to relate and require is fundamental for effective managing.
Whether you want to improve how you now manage people or create a management-training alternative that can help reduce time and costs, you will find what you're looking for in The 2R Manager.
" 2 R Mannager " by Peter Friedes, is a must read book
By Otis Lambert - July 17, 2002
I've had thirty years of management, and I believe this is the best book I've read regarding real management of people. " 2 R Management ", is the kind of book , that should be kept in a manager's top right desk door, for a constand reminder he is dealing with people, not robots. Like the Bible, it doesn't have to be read everyday, but certainly needs to be reviewed frequently. The author's style is an added feature, it does not read like a class room lecture. Rather it seems the Author, Peter Friedes, is sitting with you, conversing about the most important part of a manager's job,people. " 2 R Management " is a ' keeper '.
Finally a management book everyone can "relate" to
By Claudia J. Davis - September 28, 2002
"This is one of the best books I have read on management. It is exactly what managers need to understand how to be more effective and get the results they want." "I worked 20 years at Hewlett-Packard as a manager and also as Director of Education and Development and I wish I had had this book then."
"Managers need to know what their style is and how it impacts those they work with everyday. Mr. Friedes has made that simple. You take some self-surveys and then he helps you learn how to reinforce or modify what you are doing to be a better manager. It is packed with great ideas and simple ways to improve." "Everyone can "relate" to this book and it should be "required" reading for all managers."
If you manage staff . . . buy this book!
By Adam - September 30, 2012
This book provides excellent practical advice on how to effectively manage staff. "The 2R Manager" allows you to review your current style of staff engagement and compare it to Peter Friedes's "Ideal" style. The book then goes on to provide ways to change what you do on a daily basis to shift your style towards this ideal. Friedes provides reasoning behind his ideas and quotes from staff reviews and surveys that support this reasoning. He writes in a simple and easy manner which allows the ideas to shine through.
I am fairly new to managing staff and have 10 direct reports, working with a professional service firm. I have been in this role - my only formal management role - for three years. I am keen to do better and have read many texts by David Maister, a couple of Peter Drucker and various other personal development books. Peter Friedes's book really spoke to me and provided immediate ways to do things differently.
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