Synopses & Reviews
Management, particularly in the executive ranks, has always been considered the province of Type A individuals hard-driving, competitive, high-achieving workaholics. But all too often, these traits aren't always effective when it comes to motivating their employees. Many characteristics of Type B individuals being more relaxed, less stressed, less competitive, more reflective, slower to anger can be considered people skills” and serve to better influence motivation and productivity. And successful management is the practice of accomplishing work through other people. In THE TYPE B MANAGER, Victor Lipman focuses on ways managers can engage employees using practical tactical aspects of management (such as motivating and developing employees, handling conflict, etc.) often viewed through a Type B lens. He examines specific management skills, behaviors and situations where a Type B approach can be especially advantageous, and suggests ways Type A individuals can boost effectiveness by adopting some Type B approaches (and sometimes vice versa).
Now revised and updated, this successful guide leads readers to discover the perfect career for them through the secrets of their personality type. Includes updated information on newly emerging careers, overarching trends in the job market, growths and shifts in the world economy, and more.
Already a classic in the genre, DoWhat You Are has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Do What You Are introduces Personality Type - how you process information, make decisions and interact with the world around you - and shows you which of the 16 types describes you best. It lists dozens of occupations that are popular with people of your type. Then, using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of each personality type, it shows you step-by-step how touse your unique strengths to customise your job search,ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.And if you plan to stay in your job, Do What You Are provides savvy advice for getting the most out of your current career.Every other career guide offers generic, one-size-fits-all advice. But because it is based on personality type, Do What You Are helps you determine what you need to be more successful and satisfied.
About the Author
Victor Lipman is a former manager of a Fortune 500 company and a regular contributor to Forbes.com and PsychologyToday.com. A former journalist, he now owns his own consultant firm, Howling Wolf Management Training.