Tough Management:The 7 Winning Ways to Make Tough Decisions Easier, Deliver the Numbers, and Grow the Business in Good Times and Bad
Summarized July 2005
The world of work today is tougher than ever. Executives and managers face shrinking budgets, smaller staffs, shorter deadlines, and more demanding customers.
Clearly, the old management paradigms just don’t cut it any more. What is needed is a fresh, bottom-line approach designed for what really works in today’s business world. That’s what you’ll discover in Tough Management, by Chuck Martin.
Martin, an internationally known business strategist, is chairman and CEO of NFI Research. He operates a global idea exchange and research engine with a network base of more than 2,000 senior executives and managers from more than 1,000 companies in more than 50 countries, including half of the Fortune 100.
In Tough Management, Martin sets out seven solid rules that will help you to reach decisions more easily, make the numbers consistently, and deliver the results your company needs for sustained growth. The seven rules are:
- Communicate clearly.
- Force the hard decisions.
- Focus on results.
- Remain flexible.
- Prove your value to the company.
- Force collaboration.
- Be a tough manager, not a tough guy.