The Type B Manager
Leading Successfully in A Type A WorldBook - 2015
In The Type B Manager , Victor Lipman offers a unique lens through which to view the challenging problems of management. While management has long been considered the realm of Type A individuals - hard-driving, competitive high achievers - all too often these high-intensity traits aren't effective when it comes to motivating your employees. Many characteristics of Type B individuals - being more relaxed, less competitive, more reflective, slower to anger - can be considered 'people skills' that better influence motivation and productivity. And successful management after all is the practice of accomplishing work through other people. In a business landscape where 70 percent of employees are disengaged and not working at full productive capacity, Lipman focuses on practical tactical aspects of management viewed through a Type B lens, including- Motivating and developing employees Handling conflict, and Engendering trust and respect He examines specific skills, behaviors, and situations where a Type B mindset is advantageous and suggests ways that self-described Type A managers can boost their effectiveness by adopting Type B approaches - and vice versa.
Publisher: New York, New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xv, 204 pages ; 22 cm