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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, in Manage Promises Not People: How To Create A Self-Managing Team by Eric Papp, leaders learn how to create a culture of ownership and personal accountability.

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Manage Promises Not People

According to management trainer Eric Papp, the root cause of many problems facing organizations today, including lackluster performance, is a shortage of standards of behavior. For most managers, too much time is spent grappling with time-consuming, frustrating challenges that arise when team members don’t follow through on commitments.

In his new book, Manage Promises Not People: How To Create A Self-Managing Team, Papp unpacks the inefficiencies of micromanagement and shares ways for leaders to create a culture of ownership and personal accountability by raising the bar of behavior.

Micromanagement is what happens when you manage the person instead of their promises. When we honor our promises and ensure others do the same, we make things happen and feel more in control and confident.

-Eric Papp

Papp is one of North America’s top management trainers, having worked directly with thousands of managers and delivered over 350 professional training programs to corporate and private clients. His mission is to help leaders uncover effective skills that can lead to more productive, harmonious and successful outcomes.

In Manage Promises Not People, he reminds readers of the importance of accountability, integrity and honoring one’s word through stories, examples and exercises that can help anyone become a more effective leader.

Chapters explore:

• The disappointing trend of diminishing promises;

• Creating a culture of ownership;

• Honoring your word (and the impact of not doing so);

• Staying committed while overcoming perfectionism;

• Repairing broken promises; and

• Coaching others to honor their word.

This book is a must-read for anyone. As a whole, we have lost the fact that ‘our word is our bond,’ and it reflects on our integrity, both in our professional and personal lives. Manage Promises Not People will get you back on track to be the person everyone knows they can rely on because you say what you’re going to do, and you do what you said you were going to do.

-Scott Woitas, Senior Manager at Donaldson Company, Inc.
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Eric Papp

Eric Papp

Eric Papp has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America for his expertise in leadership effectiveness. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and founded Agape leadership, LLC, an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership and sales for business performance, with the sole purpose of guiding leaders and their teams to success.

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