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how to gruntle your inner civil servant in sixteen easy chapters
The book is about making a change in organization, giving a triangular 3-point GTD structure with the core is oneself as a map to identify need and find proper solution to problem(s), thus, reshape the organization (partly) to its better form.(I only skimmed through the book)Having looking for a book of delegating tasks and empowering workers, I came across this book, believing it would give solution to this purpose as the title may speak for itself, yet it did not.The title is rather misleading...
Getting Things Done When You Are Not In Charge is a self-help book written by Geoffrey M. Bellman. This book helps workers get past the mentality of “it is not my problem” and “I have no say in the matter”. One possible solution is the overlapping motivation theory; i.e. “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”, or “what’s in it for me.” This book was enjoyable to read and flowed nicely.
I first came across “Getting Things Done When You Are Not In Charge” when my wife started in a new, corporate, “no power” position. Her new boss said “Here, this book might be helpful”. And helpful it certainly has been for it provides so many strategies and suggestions for getting things done through others in a practical manner that can be easily implemented. Apart from all the good advice and tips Bellman provides, his key message is that when you are in a zero power job, your main purpose in...
Practical and helpful to anyone who inhabits and works in large organizations inside and outside of work. Be prepared for practical advice that you can use right now but also many challenging questions about you, your organization, and the specific strategies that you are using -- or not -- to accomplish your goals. It took me along time to read this book because so often I had to stop and think, or do an exercise, or try something new at work the next day. Afterwards I bought several copies f
I have found this book helpful because even when I was "in charge" of a program, I had an ED or board or some other group I needed to answer to. It helped me to learn to manage up and sideways. There's a wonderful passage in this book about "The Game of Life" that's worth the cost.
I'm not going to say that this book didn't help make me think about some things, but the overall point of the book is "fall in line with how things are done in order to help other people so they will help you." I just don't share the mindset of this guy.
Being in charge doesn't help you get things done either, so read this book.
Skip this book, and read David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done.
fantastic book. wish I had read it when I was 20.
This book provides many ideas to introduce and manage improvements in organisations. Great reading for anybody working as a coach or change manager!
Not a fan.This book compares career to a game, which I can’t get with. The model it recommends to help solve tense work situations might be useful, if you struggle to see past your own problems to those of others and the organization at large. The suggestions it has are fairly intuitive, I think. Generally, this read was not a good use of my time.
Distributed Leadership Dynamics This book provides a pragmatic approach to the interpersonal dynamics of work execution in leaderless, informal leadership and distributed leadership business and organizations. It is an insightful aid to the analytically minded worker.
Like all good advice, it seems obvious once you read it. Good questions to get yourself thinking about your organization and your role in it.
His ideas are good, but they can be summarised into few pages. He writes about himself too much.
Very nicely written and in organized way