Ruth King, seasoned entrepreneur and author of the new book "The
Ugly Truth About Managing People," now reveals the real-world
situations that they never teach about in business schools. King,
along with dozens of other managers and employees, from Fortune 500
companies to small businesses, have made the mistakes, weathered the
disasters and now share their personal stories, including a
must-know laundry list of "lessons learned the hard way."
"The Ugly Truth" recounts 50 actual management issues, from
worst-case scenarios to "never-saw-it-coming" avalanches. Its
no-holds-barred approach teaches managers and would-be managers to
consider, handle and avoid situations such as:
My employee was in
the wrong job.
I fired my star
I cursed at my boss.
I inherited a problem
I went from employee
Unlike most management books, "The Ugly Truth About Managing
People" deals with reality, not theory. It focuses on the issues
that all business owners face, not the few glamorous success stories
that will "make it look easy." Instead of empty promises, the book
presents usable information, making it a must-read for all managers,
and for those dreaming about being a manager someday.
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About the author
Ruth King is a seasoned entrepreneur who writes from experience,
having owned seven businesses in the past 25 years. She is presently
the founder and CEO of Ribbon, the Internet Broadcasting Network and
Business Ventures Corp., award-winning companies dedicated to
helping small businesses succeed. Her first book, "The Ugly Truth
About Small Business," won the 2006 USA Best Book Award for
Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about helping people achieve
their goals, teaching adults to read and running marathons.
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