It's Okay to be the Boss (business book)
Managing people is harder and more high-pressure today than ever before: thereâ€™s no room for down time, waste, or inefficiency. You have to do more with less. And employees have become high maintenance. Not only are they more likely to disagree openly and push back, but they also won't work hard for vague promises of long-term rewards. They look to you - their immediate boss - to help them get what they need and want at work. In Itâ€™s Okay to Be the Boss, Bruce Tulgan puts his finger on the biggest problem in corporations today - an undermanagement epidemic affecting managers at all levels of the organisation and in all industries - and offers another way. His clear, step-by-step guide to becoming the strong manager employees need challenges bosses everywhere to: spell out expectations, tell employees exactly what to do and how to do it, monitor and measure performance constantly, correct failure quickly and reward success even more quickly. Tulgan opens our eyes to the undisciplined workplace that is frustrating workers and invites bosses everywhere to accept the sacred responsibility of managing people. His message: itâ€™s okay to be the boss. Be a great one! â€¢ Do you feel you don't have enough time to manage your people? â€¢ Do you avoid interacting with some employees because you hate the dreaded confrontations that often follow? â€¢ Do you have some great employees you really cannot afford to lose? â€¢ Do you secretly wish you could be more in control but donâ€™t know where to start?