CHAPTER NINEBe the Best You Can Be

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astonish ourselves.”

—THOMAS EDISON

All the techniques and knowledge in the world won’t motivate people who have no confidence in the skills and vision of their leaders. Giving praise is a motivator—unless that praise comes from a leader who does not have the respect of the employee. A manager who is seen as a failure by his staff or his workforce can never build the self-esteem of that workforce because whatever he says or does won’t matter.

In this final chapter, I am going to focus on you, the leader, and what you can do to become the best leader and manager you can be. Get ready to learn the seventeen greatest management principles ever discovered. ...

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