Om Book that could Not be Written
There were a number of reasons why I decided to write this book, firstly, I was always told that there was at least one book in each of us. This to me was like a challenge that I always felt at some point I would have to attempt. The other reason for writing this book was because when I first took up the huge task of people management, all those years ago, my company sent me on a 10 week highlevel overview course. I will never forget what the course instructor said to me, I'm pretty sure he was addressing the whole class but it felt like he was talking directly to me, nevertheless it stuck in my head for the last 20 years. His opening comments were, "Folks there is no book for this, lots of books touch on various aspects of supervision or people management but none capture it all in one book". That sounded like a challenge to me and one that I knew someday, when I felt it was right, I would have to attempt. The purpose of this book is to try and capture in simple terms (and hopefully not referring to too many theories and gurus) as many elements as possible that you find in the day to day management of people. As much as possible I have tried to include some stories from my own experience and tried to make it easy and fun to read. The real life experience, " the unwritten elements" as it were, is often hard to capture and often avoided in books. I also did not want to try and create some "flavor of the month book" where I would promise you that in 10 weeks you will "Know it all for 19.99 - order now!!" There are small easy to read chapters that you can pick up and put down when you have 5 minutes in your busy life. Some leaders have oodles of years experience but I'm sure that even they will get a nugget or two from this book. As a sideline comment, my marketing budget isn't exactly Hollywood blockbuster movie size so if you know of anyone taking on a leadership role please recommend it if you found it useful! So from one normal leader to another I hope you find 'The book that couldn't be written' more than just useful, I hope you find it interesting, informative and enjoyable - if nothing else, at the very least it will help you sleep.