Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is into happiness. His goal is “to set up an environment where the personalities, creativities, and individuality of all different employees come out and shine.”
Managers and the Management Process: Everyone Becomes a Manager Someday
YOUR CHAPTER 1 TAKEAWAYS
- Understand what it means to be a manager.
- Know what managers do and what skills they use.
- Recognize important career issues in the new workplace.
Self-Management and Slumdog Millionaire
The Times of London called this movie an “exotic, edgy thriller,” while The New York Times described it as a “gaudy, gorgeous rush of color, sound and motion.” What's your take on this rags-to-riches story of an orphan growing up in Mumbai, India, and finding his way to a TV game show offering him the chance to be a “slumdog millionaire”?
When the disgruntled game-show host has the police chief rough up the main character Jamal (Dev Patel) the night before the big show, he asks: “What the hell can a slum boy possibly know?” Facing the chief and the prospect of more mistreatment, Jamal looks him in the eye and says in return: “The answers.”
This movie is a study in discipline, confidence, and self-management—the capacity to act with a strong sense of self-awareness. As a career skill, this ability ...