The Manager's Handbook: Five Simple Steps to Build a Team, Stay Focused, Make Better Decisions, and Crush Your Competition

  • 7h 55m 10s
  • David Dodson
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

In The Manager's Handbook, Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member, serial entrepreneur, and investor in over 100 companies David Dodson delivers an insightful work that describes, in highly practical detail, five skills every great manager needs to know if they want to get things done.

Managers desperately want a crisp how-to book that will show them—in one single title—the way to master the most important skills necessary to run an organization. The Manager's Handbook organizes the five essential skills of effective implementation into one easy-to-use book.

In the book, you'll learn how to get better at running any kind of organization by breaking down each essential skill into bite-sized sub-skills you can easily and quickly learn. You'll also find: digestible tips and tactics for hiring the best people, onboarding, performance feedback, and improving the performance of underachievers; a model script for how to begin an exit interview; and ways to let people go from your organization gracefully, quickly, and with compassion. The Manager's Handbook is an essential playbook for managers, executives, board members, and other business leaders interested in dramatically improving their ability to lead people and inspire loyalty.

About the Author

DAVID DODSON is on the faculty of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he guides students in tactical execution. He teaches one of the most sought-after courses at Stanford, and in 2023 The Economist listed his course as one of the three "hottest" courses at Stanford. He is a recent recipient of the MSx Teaching Excellence Award and a six-time speaker in the graduation Last Lecture series. He also holds an economics and business degree from Stanford University.

Dodson's success in the classroom follows a vast experience in the trenches. Beginning as a McKinsey & Company consultant, he left to become a serial entrepreneur, where he operated six companies as CEO or Executive Chairman. He has since served as a board member of more than 40 companies and has been an active investor in over 150 businesses.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Five Must-Have Skills from People Who Get Things Doneintroduction
  • Chapter 1 - Hire for Outcomes
  • Chapter 2 - The 100-Day Window
  • Chapter 3 - Instant Performance Feedback
  • Chapter 4 - The 360 Review
  • Chapter 5 - Coaching Underperformance
  • Chapter 6 - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
  • Chapter 7 - Never Waste a Last Goodbye
  • Chapter 8 - Activity Is Not Progress
  • Chapter 9 - Make Your Day to Make Your Month
  • Chapter 10 - Curing the Digital Disaster
  • Chapter 11 - Seven Steps to Running a Great Meeting
  • Chapter 12 - Delegating
  • Chapter 13 - Five Questions
  • Chapter 14 - Finding and Using Mentors
  • Chapter 15 - Executive Coaching
  • Chapter 16 - A Board of Advisors
  • Chapter 17 - Key Performance Indicators
  • Chapter 18 - The Operating Plan
  • Chapter 19 - Alignment Through Compensation
  • Chapter 20 - Quality Drives Profit
  • Chapter 21 - Walk Behind the Tractor
  • Chapter 22 - A Vow to Wow
  • Implementing the Five Must-Have Skills from the Manager's Handbook