Synopses & Reviews
Good business begins with a good boss -- and the truly gifted ones know that their future depends on creating first-rate employees: the kind of men and women they can teach and trust. Reliable, able, ambitious people who respond to guidance rather than requiring supervision or micro-management, and who understand that real success is shared by everyone from the senior manager to the most junior member of the team.
In this priceless business parable, Dale Dauten turns to an eccentric management sage in search of experienced advice on how to become a true leader with the skill and insight to attract and recruit exceptional employees and help them reach their full potential. Filled with prescriptive illustrations, subtle suggestions, and engaging, enlightening anecdotes from well-known managers and CEOs of major companies, this wise, wide-ranging book is entertaining and important reading for anyone who hopes to be an effective boss, able to help every talented employee to excel and grow into a top performer.
Great bosses have a simple secret: great employees. In this book, the author of "The Max Strategy" tells how to find them, guide them, and reap the bottom-line business rewards.
“Whether youre a manager trying to hire or hold on to your best talent, or an employee who always hoped to have work be more than just another job, this little book can bring you closer to your dream.”
—Bob Nelson, author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees
and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees
Revised and updated, here is the groundbreaking “bible” on how to manage successful employees from Dale Dauten, one of Americas most innovative business consultants. A classic business “how-to” book, The Gifted Boss is an important business tool to help you find, create, and keep great employees—an indispensible guide to increasing workplace synergy and, ultimately, productivity from the internationally renowned management guru and founder of The Innovators Lab.
About the Author
Dale Dauten's numerous management books have been published in a dozen languages and have developed a worldwide following. As founder of The Innovators' Lab®, Dauten has generated creative management solutions for dozens of firms, including Kraft, Caterpillar and NASA. He also co-writes the syndicated newspaper column "J. T. & Dale Talk Jobs," which appears in more than seventy newspapers, and whose Website is rated one of the top fifty in the country. He has been researching leadership and innovation since his time as a graduate student at Arizona State University and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.