Hank Gilman, currently the deputy managing editor of Fortune magazine, writes about lessons learned through years as a manager. Beginning in college, Gilman learned the best and worst strategies for being a boss. Lessons such as “Don’t blame others, and don’t take too much credit,” “Fire fast,” and “Focus on your employees’ strengths” are explained and illustrated through real-life examples.
Gilman has some helpful tips for those wanting to become or improve as managers. His examples from his own work help readers visualize the techniques, but there were a lot of sports metaphors included. Entertaining read on the subject, but not especially inspiring.