Learned on the Road from Plant to Pentagon
To do a job well, you need the
right tools for the job, as any skilled tradesperson will tell you.
managers, however, do not have a standard set of tools. In fact, sometimes they
have to make their own.
In Working Up! Dwayne Phillips
describes the tools and techniques he first encountered as a laborer at an asphalt
plant, working summers during college. These lessons guided him as he went on
to a successful career as a systems developer, IT manager, consultant, and author.
a unique synthesis of two work environments -- an asphalt plant and a white-collar
office building -- Phillips helps managers develop tools from their environments
and construct a management approach that works.
matching tools to environments
working with and through people
chance -- and risk
-- at work
and much more
From the Book
"In this book, I
attempt to pass along life-lessons I learned from working at the asphalt plant.
If you remember little else from this book, I hope it will be the following chief
1. One can learn something anywhere. 2. One can
learn something from anyone.
"I hope these remain true
for me, for the remainder of my life, and I hope you can apply them as well."
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