Monday, February 20, 2012

Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?: Hard-Hitting Lessons On How To Get Real Results By Denny Strigl, Frank Swiatek

Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?: Hard-Hitting Lessons on How to Get Real Results

Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?: Hard-Hitting Lessons On How To Get Real Results By Denny Strigl, Frank Swiatek

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The former head of Verizon is talking.
Can you afford not to hear what he has to say?

"This is an essential read for every manager's, or aspiring manager's, success for one simple reason: it is all authentic and it works."
--Ivan G. Seidenberg, CEO, Verizon (from the Foreword)

"Even though Denny was a fierce competitor, I couldn't help but admire him for his strong track record of performance, his no-nonsense approach, and his honesty and integrity."
--Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint Nextel

"Denny Strigl is one of the most consummate competitors I have ever known! That's saying a lot considering the 14 years I played in the National Football League. I have been a front-row observer of his business acumen at Verizon for the past 7 years as the president and CEO of CTIA. The Wireless Association. In this book, in typical Strigl manner, Denny pulls no punches! Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? is a straightforward and honest look at priorities and decision making in today's fast-paced world as told by not just a survivor but a success in this competitive world."
--Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association, former U.S. Congressman, and former NFL player

"A must-read for managers at every level in companies large and small. A road map for management success written in quintessential Denny Strigl style--clear, concise, and direct."
--James E. Rohr, Chairman and CEO, PNC Financial Services Group

"This book brims with refreshing candor and common sense about what it takes to become a manager who delivers results."
--Antonio M. Perez, Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak Company

"A must read for business leaders and managers in today's global competitive marketplace where teamwork and decision making is so critical to success."
--William G. Parrett, former CEO, Deloitte

About the Book:

"The foundation of our managers' philosophy relies on one main, undeniable point: a manager's number-one priority is to deliver results."
--Denny F. Strigl

Are you delivering?

For managers, behavior is the real key to achievement. In order to stop struggling and start delivering, you need to close the gap between what you know and what you do. That's been Denny Strigl's method, and now it can be yours, too.

Among the most prominent architects of the wireless communications industry, the former Verizon Wireless president and CEO has had one of the most remarkable careers in modern business. In Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?, Strigl shares all the skills and techniques he used to build Verizon into one of the greatest growth companies in any industry. You'll learn how to:

  • Create a corporate culture where trust, respect, and integrity flourish- and employees and customers alike are appropriately served
  • "Eliminate the fluff," get focused, and stop wasting time on things that don't matter
  • Address issues proactively before they become problems--even employee performance issues
  • Get past your "blind spots," reinforce priorities consistently, and communicate with clarity
  • Master the Four Fundamentals of Management: growing revenue, getting new customers, keeping the customers you already have, and eliminating costs

Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? includes additional suggestions for bringing the best of your energy and passion into your work, helpful anedcotes from Strigl's career, simple self-assessment questions, and even a look at how your business day as a successful manager should play out.

Whether you're the CEO of a large corporation or run your own small business, the lessons from Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? are sure to come through--loud and clear.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #38773 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-03-09
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .84" h x 6.39" w x 9.25" l, 1.06 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 224 pages
Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Denny F. Strigl, former president and CEO of Verizon Wireless, spent four decades in the telecommunications industry. He serves on the board of directors of the Eastman Kodak Company, PNC Financial Services and PNC Bank, and Anadigics, Inc.
Frank Swiatek is a performance consultant and speaker who has had more than 3,400 speaking engagements and seminars and has worked for more than 25 Fortune 500 companies, including Verizon Wireless.

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Management Book that is a window to Verizon's Culture
By Frank P. Fischer Jr
Easy to read, motivating book. It is truly a glimpse into Verizon's Culture. Strigl's successful, simple message as a successful leader.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Practical guidebook on being a great manager
By Rolf Dobelli
Denny F. Strigl, former CEO and president of Verizon Wireless, is a no-holds-barred type of guy. Writing with performance consultant Frank Swiatek, Strigl offers straight-shooting advice for managers and those who aspire to the role. The authors lay out exactly what's required of you every day to become a great manager. They present no sweeping concepts or grand theories, and little here will surprise you. Nevertheless, the authors outline the proper activities, behaviors and characteristics of a quality manager. getAbstract recommends this simple yet savvy book to any manager or manager-in-training.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Good Read, Good Advice
By Kapitalist
Mr. Strigl came to my university to speak awhile back and he had brought several copies of his book. I really appreciated his talk as he is a no nonsense manager and really tells it how it is. I am an information systems student (MSc) at CGU and decided to attend this particular speaker event at the business school. I am very glad that I did. His book is very interesting and highlights some straight forward management concepts with good examples. I especially like his Four Fundamentals. As well, he hit a homerun in my view when he said too many managers spend their day managing email and meetings and not focusing on the Four Fundamentals!!! (So True). I come from a business banking background with a decent amount of experience but I did pick up some very good material and overall reminders from this book. It will be staying on my bookshelf at home.


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