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Becoming an Extraordinary Manager by Len Sandler

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction

Extraordinary managers make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. They add value to their organization. They get extraordinary results from ordinary people. Average managers wind up with ordinary results no matter how good their people are. There are even managers who, unfortunately, drag their groups down so that they get ordinary results from extraordinary people. The whole, then, becomes less than the sum of its parts. These managers have little, if any, value. They don’t really manage much of anything. They’re “straw bosses.” After the worthwhile stalks of wheat and other grains are harvested, straw is what’s ...

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