Dogbert's top secret management handbook

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Behind the closed doors of corporate management lurks a manifesto so devious, so insidious, and of such diabolic power, it has the ability to transform normal human beings into paradigm&;spewing zombies. Its purpose: to help bosses stick it to their employees. Its author: none other than Dogbert, the canine corporate consultant out to rule the world.

All too often, new managers make mistakes such as rewarding good work with good pay, communicating clearly and improving departmental efficiency. Dogbert shows that this could have devastating consequences: Employees begin to expect fair treatment and compensation, productive workers show results (making managers look bad by comparison), and the department's future budget allotment could be decreased because it spends only what it needs.

Drawing from his years of experience tormenting Dilbert and advising his boss, our Machiavellian mutt uses pithy essays, illustrated by scores of comic strips, to teach neophyte managers such potent practices as:

The power of verbal instructions: Sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability!

Empty promises of promotion: all the motivational benefits, none of the costs!

Pretending to care: Learn how to hear without listening!

Incentives: Inspire employees by giving them worthless knickknacks!

Once again firmly establishing Scott Adams as the spokesman for the absurdities of the workplace (and Dogbert as the guru of sticking it to the masses), Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook is the perfect gift for all cubicle dwellers and their bosses.

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display_descriptionWhy do all modern managers do the same bizarre things? Are these methods taught in business schools? Do managers learn by watching more experienced managers? Is it the result of mentoring? None of the above! Every manager learns from the same source: Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook. This valuable management handbook teaches new managers how to transform themselves from bitter and bewildered "little people" into fully functioning, paradigm-spewing management zombies. In this indispensable guide, Dogbert reveals the many vital skills needed by managers in their daily lives, including: The power of verbal instructions-sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability! Empty promises of promotion-enjoy all the motivational benefits with none of the costs! Pretending to care-learn to hear without listening! Company newsletter-communicate without the risk of conveying information! Competition-experience the joy of setting your people against one another! Decision making-be a leader without making any decisions! Incentives-inspire employees by giving them worthless knick-knacks! Remember: Leadership isn't something you're born with. It's something you learn by listening to Dogbert tapes. A world-class consultant and bestselling author, Dogbert has spent much of his life giving advice to gullible people with disposable incomes. His brain has many more crevices than yours, so you'd better do what he says.
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subject_facetExecutives -- Caricatures and cartoons
Executives -- Humor
Personnel management -- Caricatures and cartoons
Personnel management -- Humor
Supervision of employees -- Caricatures and cartoons
Supervision of employees -- Humor
title_displayDogbert's top secret management handbook
title_fullDogbert's management handbook
Dogbert's top secret management handbook / as told to Scott Adams
Dogbert's top secret management handbook [electronic resource] / as told to Scott Adams
title_shortDogbert's top secret management handbook
topic_facetCaricatures and cartoons
Personnel management
Supervision of employees