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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / Success
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781543946758
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543946741

How to Prosper, Survive or Die Under Godfather Management

A Guide for New Hires

by Leo Bartlett

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Furthering the career goals of employees is the purpose for this book. Recognizing different management styles is the first step to success. Avoiding early pitfalls of Godfather Management assists you to be more successful and effective reaching your career goals. So, what is Godfather Management? Real or imagined, it's when you work under a supervisor or manager who creates 'fear' in your mind. You do what they want done for fear of reprisal or something worse. First identify the tactic or strategy a manager is using. Secondly select a suggested approach for dealing with that tactic so both parties grow and develop. Base your future on whether you can grow and develop under this style of management or if it's time to seek other employment. Understanding what motivates or demotivates you is the basis for determining future employment decisions. An assessment identifies these for you.
It may be a matter of opinion calling a manager 'Godfather'. What one person feels is a great Godfather manager frustrate other employees. Individual personality styles of the supervisor and employee can the basis for this description of a supervisor. The results may please an organization yet interfere with individual personal needs. The author observed successful and unproductive approaches over the past fifty years. Styles span from Godfather (GF) to situational. GF's rely on issuing orders and demanding completion on time, without question, being unaware fear is being generated in employees. Situational Managers take the time to understand the follower's ability and willingness to do the job and supports them when needed. This means providing both task and relationship behaviors that grow employees. Why do some prosper and grow under this style while others die? Controlling tactics create a fearful environment. It accomplishes short range results, not for individuals but for the organization and their job security. The variance between satisfaction and frustration is being able to recognize these tactics early in a career.
About the author
About the Author Leo Bartlett has a documented 45-year track record in assisting individuals and organizations in maximizing their performance. His approach has always been to get the right people into the positions that best utilize their skills and personalities. He has held the position as Director of Training and Development for two of the nation's Fortune 500 companies and served on the National Council for YMCAs during his career. He founded Bartlett Consulting Inc. in 1976, a human resource training and development organization. His experience, knowledge, and expertise has assisted large and small organizations in developing performance management and assessment programs, enabling them to hire peak performers and maximize the potential of all employees. Hundreds of companies have utilized Leo's services and expertise. He has provided training and leadership programs for such major corporations as: General Motors, Phillips Petroleum, Associated Bank Corp., Columbus Chemical Industries, Alliant Energies, Community First Credit Union, Con-Agra Foods, Hillshire Farms, Jimmy Dean, Eastman Kodak, BRIO, S.C. Johnson – South America, Odom's Tennessee Pride, Foremost Farms USA, Kraft Foods – Pizza Division, Kraft/Nabisco, and Lorillard Tobacco Company, just to mention a few. Bartlett Consulting has grown over the years solely on the referrals from satisfied clients. Many of his clients have been utilizing his services for over twenty years, a testimonial to the results they are receiving. Leo has been selected as a national presenter, keynote speaker, and moderator on many business issues, including performance management, coaching, team building, leadership development, successful hiring, and sales training. Leo G. Bartlett
M.S. Ed., CPCM (Certified Professional Consultant to Management) 608-825-3030, Ext. 5
[email protected]
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