How to Become a Great Boss

by Jeffrey J. Fox

Hyperion, May, 2002.
Hardcover, 167 pages.
ISBN: 0786868236

How to Become a Great Boss by Jeffrey J. Fox Jeffrey Fox, the bestselling author of How to Become a Rainmaker and Don't Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job, targets the men and women at the top in his latest reference book in his how-to series that in the know business people are buying up in droves. Fox packages his wisdom in small-sized hardcovers that fit neatly into a briefcase, purse or desk drawer. He takes a no-nonsense, common-sense approach to business matters, but what Fox thinks is common sense often runs counter to traditional thinking.

With chapters such as "Companies Do What the Boss Does," "Groom 'Em, or Broom 'Em," "Hire Slow, Fire Fast," "Don't Check Expense Accounts," "'Quit' Is for Scrabble," and "It's Okay to Be Quirky" Fox lays out the basics for getting and keeping the best employees. With input from CEOs of some of America's largest corporations, Fox manages to get to the heart of what makes a great leader, and how to avoid the worst thing that can happen to a department or a company: mediocrity.

This is a must-buy for anyone who has employees: whether he is an entrepreneur, a mid-level manager or the CEO of a major corporation.

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This review was published in the June, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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