I read this after meeting Michael Baker recently and being impressed with his ideas. When he couldn’t quite reconcile existing management theories with the real world he decided to write his own practical book. A fable of a newly appointed manager discovering that life after promotion isn’t quite as easy as it looks, it deals with the problems of getting the best out of people.
He meets his saviour, Jan, by chance on the train travelling from his office in Bristol to his home in Cardiff. She introduces him to the concept of PAMBO which is summed up as Performance = Ability x Motivation x Behaviour x Opportunity.
Coming in at 142 pages it’s a relatively short read which is big on practical advice and will stimulate and help anyone who works with people, face-to-face or at a distance. Great for new managers or those who want to remind themselves that things are best kept simple. Recommended.
From Amazon HERE