Lead Well & Prosper

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Meet Nick McCormick, the author of

Lead Well & Prosper

His new book, Lead Well and Prosper: 15 Successful Strategies for Becoming a Good Manager, is a straightforward guide for managers at all levels. “I wrote the book somewhat out of frustration,” says McCormick, who has many years’ experience as a manager in the IT industry. “I’ve witnessed incredibly poor management throughout my career, and I’ve seen the negative impact this can have on people and companies. I wanted to help those who recognize the need to improve.”

Organized in an easy-to-follow format, this compact guide sticks to the often-forgotten basics—such as provide honest and timely feedback, treat people like human beings, and do what you say you’ll do. Each chapter begins with a humorous but unfortunately all-too-true scenario— complete with a cast of characters and illustrations—demonstrating the common mistakes managers make. Then recommended tips are included to help overcome the problem. A list of dos and don’ts—which cut right to the chase—follows. Actions that can be taken immediately to implement the strategy are listed at the end of each section. Appendices list the dos and don’ts in one place for easy reference, and include a quiz that determines a manager’s effectiveness. There is also a recommended reading list.

Susan Stamm interviewed Nick McCormick on May 30, 2008 for Bookends, a monthly, virtual, book club hosted by Susan Stamm and sponsored by The TEAM Approach.

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