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Bennet Simonton (Capt USN, Retired) has commanded Navy ships, directed the building and operation of nuclear propulsion plants and ran one of the largest electric power plant overhaul organizations in the United States. He has been responsible for leading more than 4,000 workers over 30 years in management and coaching his direct reports to be exceptional managers.
In this book, he reveals his techniques for effectively managing people and driving gains in productivity measured as high as 300%!
Simonton outlines how to use the two most powerful tools at a manager’s disposal— group meetings and one-on-one interactions. He tells you exactly what to do and say to raise the majority of employees to be top performers and the reasons why those actions are correct while other alternatives are incorrect.
“People are 4 times more capable than we initially believe them to be. If you unleash their full potential, you will see this for yourself.”— Ben
Results from Implementing Ben’s Techniques
- Majority of employees become highly motivated and highly committed.
- Lower costs due to decreased turnover and absenteeism.
- A highly ethical, values-based culture with high morale.
- Higher level of creativity and lower costs enable you to beat your competition!
- Problems from change, personality and diversity conflicts, and ethics issues disappear.
- Your stress from managing people turns to satisfaction!
- You greatly increase your ability to turn around major personnel issues or management disasters.
- Fewer and fewer problems, because people are solving issues themselves.
- Productivity gains from 30% to 300% per employee!
“Simonton provides a rock-solid foundation for new leaders and a wealth of advice with real-life examples to guide seasoned leaders to even higher levels of performance. Truly, the most referred back-to leadership book I own!”
-Doug Ruller, SVP, Bank of America
As the boss, whether you are a line manager or executive, your leadership is the key to unlock the mother lode of employee potential.
How this happens…
This book explains and outlines what to do to manage people effectively and exactly how to do it. And each how-to is actually one of many easy to comprehend, easy to perform leadership skills.
Not Dependent on Leadership Style
My managers and I proved that actions are what count, and that carrying out the actions specified by the leadership skills outlined in my book will make you an exceptional manager of people. Also, you will be able to coach subordinate managers and feel comfortable farther up the ladder or taking on organizational challenges. So don’t worry about your leadership style, personality, looks or charisma, and instead get right down to highly effective people management tactics.
We also proved that self-motivation is the key to success and that trying to always be the “motivator” is a major source of stress. Self-motivation opens all doors and you know that your best people are self-motivated, self-starters.
I show you how to have a workplace where self-motivation is the norm. I enable you to create the environment where this happens which also prevents de-motivation and all of its fearsome consequences. In truth, there is no limit to what employees can accomplish once your leadership skills tap their own motivations. I know this first-hand from turning around organizations considered hopeless.
Why follow my methods?
I am not talking about small gains, I am talking about substantial and sustainable gains, all of which are proven results from my 34 years of managing people (see the list of results above).
The leadership skills set in the book comprehensively covers the subject of managing people….from A to Z!
It includes how to effectively deal with stress and 22 problematic workplace conditions and behaviors such as dealing with bosses, bureaucracy, negative attitudes and personality clashes. Whether you manage one person or thousands, these clearly defined leadership skills are your script for achieving excellence.
In addition, the leadership skills presented are backed by easy-to-understand leadership theory which makes so much sense you will wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself.
In fact, the 20+ leadership principles explained in my book are as certain as the Law of Gravity. To see what’s in the book click here.
“I’ve now gone through the book and have found it more than illuminating. In fact I have printed out a copy of it for my 17 year old to read and take back to college with him; I think your approach and insight into dealing with people will be invaluable to him, whether he is operating from a leadership position or simply as a team member.”
“Your methods are exactly what were missing from my approach to managing people. Noticeable improvements and gains have resulted.”
– Catherine Frediani
“In reading the book the first time, it almost seemed as if you had observed all the management mistakes I had committed over time and set-out to write a methodology on how to correct them.”
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