Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader

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Portfolio Penguin, 2012 - Leadership - 224 pages

Would you like to go on holiday without having to check daily that your team is doing its job? Can you turn off your phone and your email, knowing that everything is under control?

For most managers this is just a dream. But Do Nothing!reveals that such a 'hands off' approach is both achievable and highly effective.

In this compelling and imaginative book, award-winning business professor Keith Murnighan shows how really successful leaders create a culture of independence and trust. Identify the team members who you can rely on - then step aside and let them do their jobs.

With a raft of provocative suggestions ('ignore performance goals!', 'de-emphasize profits!'), Do Nothing!proves that behaving naturally can work against you. Doing less will get you more.

'A compelling analysis . . . Allows leaders to both work lessand bebetterat their craft.' Robert Cialdini, author of Influence

'This rare book provides a refreshing perspective and tangible advice on leadership that isn't available anyplace else.' Bob Sutton, author of The No Asshole Rule

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