On becoming the number one Number Two, this is a book about gaining influence and becoming a key advisor, about getting to where you can truly be heard by your boss/leader. Advisor to whom? What do we mean by “the Boss” here? Even if your boss or someone superior than you is low in the organizational structure, this book can be great benefit to us. The reason being is the qualities that the Boss’s advisor needs are similar to those needed by anyone, at any level. The thinking, the habits, the discipline, and attitudes are very much the same. So what are the seven disciplines underlined in this book?

1. Trustworthy
2. Become a verbal visionary
3. Develop a management perspective
4. Think strategically
5. Be a window to tomorrow; understand the power of pattern of past experiences
6. Advise constructively
7. Show the boss how to use your advice

The seventh discipline is the most important among the disciplines. So many management schools fail to teach how to take advice from those whose advices one seeks. To see your ideas come alive, teach the boss how to take and to use your advice. At the end, you maybe surprised at how receptive your boss will be. Just go for it. Well, I am fully recommending everyone to have this book in your bookshelf! this!

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    Abdullah Ab. Rahman said,

    August 5, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    emm…satu pendekatan yang bagus untuk menukar konsep “TOP DOWN APPROACHES” kepada “DOWN TO TOP”…menjana hubungan yang lebih baik dan kondusif antara pekerja di peringkat bawahan dengan atasan…

    well done to KeBook group!!!

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