Peanut Butter and Jelly Management: Tales from Parenthood- Lessons for Managers

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, Oct 10, 2003 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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"The hardcover edition of Peanut Butter and Jelly Management, which charmingly showed how being a good manager requires many of the same skills and qualities associated with being a good parent, resonated with thousands of readers. Now, Amacom presents the same wholesome package in paperback.

In the words of the authors, who are the proud parents of nine children, ""If we carefully listen and waxtch children at home -- think about what they do and how we bring them up -- we can greatly improve our chances of being successful in leading adults in the workplace."" Much like kids, employees benefit from more personal involvement, caring, understanding, and attention.

Using stories from their own lives as parents, the authors demonstrate the important management lessons to be gleaned from parenting -- and give readers tips for applying the lessons to the workplace. Whimsical, touching, and heart-warming, but also practical, insightful, and direct, Peanut Butter and Jelly Management offers a fresh, unusual approach to leadership. Maybe father (or mother) really does know best."

 

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Contents

First String Catcher Practice practice and more practice
1
At the Arrival Gate Communication opens doorsand people
11
The Captain and the Goalie Leaders step forward
22
Brothers and Sisters Stick Together Teamwork works
30
Balloons for Christopher Michael An emotional bond
39
A Shoe Box under the Bed Think personal
48
To Grandmas House We Go Values are palpable
56
No More Training Wheels The courage to let go
66
Doing Homework Strengthen your human capital
108
Im Sorry Ms Gioieni Acknowledge mistakes accept responsibility and move forward
118
The Excitement of Broadway Why the arts belong in the workplace
125
Its a DealAgreed? Goal setting
133
The Tongue of a Different Color No hiding from the truth
143
Surfs UpCastles in the Sand Work hard play hard A winning combination
149
When to Dive in the Deep End Going where youve never been before
156
When Things Get Tough Coming to grips with the unexpected
163

The Emergency Room Keep your cool
74
Not Everyone Likes Vanilla Let loose the entrepreneurial spirit
83
When in Doubt Sit It Out If youre losing control stop right there
92
Grandpas Way of Doing Things Pride and passion Not just goodvery good
99
Afterword
175
Index
178
About the Authors
182
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Chris Komisarjevsky (Atlantic Beach, New York) is a full-time father and the president and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide, the leading public relations firm. Reina Komisarjevsky (Atlantic Beach, New York) is a full-time mother.

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