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Book Review: The Management Book

Book Review: The Management Book
22 August 2013 John Moore
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Short, simple and not rocket science, but insightful – The Management Book. Winner of Chartered Management Institute Book of the Year 2013.

The Management Book provides rapid and accessible advice to managers. Focusing on the manager’s key role – managing teams to get things done – it looks at the essential parts of management from unusual perspectives and different angles. Structured with the busy manager in mind, you can dip into any section of the book and read it as an individual piece of advice or read it end-to-end to gain an overall picture of management.

The Structure:

The book has been split into nine parts, each of which focuses on an important management theme. The parts are sub-divided into four sections, each containing one article. The articles are varied, but when combined provide a comprehensive view on the theme of the part. Although the articles build into a picture of management, they are designed to stand alone. You can pick any section in any part of the book and read it as an individual piece of advice.

Each of the articles is short, and can easily be read in one sitting.

What do others think?

They say don’t try and teach an old dog new tricks. Well if you read this book you will certainly come away thinking you have picked a few good pointers as well as affirming those things we know are good and bad practice.


What makes it so good is that the advice is original and directly applicable to every day work. This is a book that all managers should have on their bookshelves to refer to on a regular basis.


If you are a newly appointed manager – then this book is a must! I recommend reading from end to end, providing some insight into your road ahead!

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John Moore has over 20 years experience of training and developing Managers, Coaches, Consultants and businesses. As Managing Director of Exponential Training, John researches, speaks, blogs and writes about how to improve performance. He also designs and delivers engaging, fun and interactive learning programmes. John is a Fellow Chartered Manager and has worked with managers and organisations in over 20 different countries.


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