The Hands-off Manager
How to Mentor People and Allow Them to Be SuccessfulBook - 2007
Today's employees do not respond to the old hands-on, militaristic management styles. They are highly independant, individual professionals with their own fully developed ideas. Leaders and managers who try to micro-manage them will inevitably confrom wide-spread disgruntlement, absenteeism, and turnover...and increase their and their employees stress levels.
Chandler and Black offer a new vision for all managers. With stories, examples, and vibrant activities for the reader to practice, this book shows any manager, new or seasoned, how to coach and mentor employees rather than hover over their shoulders and goad them into action.