Peanut Butter and Jelly Management : Tales From Parenthood—Lessons for Managers
Chris Komisarjevsky & Reina Komisarjevsky
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Heartwarming Guide to Business Management, Family-Style
Chief Executive of World's Largest Communications Firm and Wife
Write Book Based Upon Their Learnings as Parents to Nine Children
It's a fact sorely overlooked by prominent management experts: Being a good manager requires many of the same skills and capabilities essential to being a good parent. "More often than not, if we carefully listen and watch children at home—think about what they do and how we bring them up—we can greatly improve our chances of being successful in leading adults in the workplace," say Chris and Reina Komisarjevsky, the proud parents of nine children and authors of Peanut Butter and Jelly Management: Tales from Parenthood—Lessons for Managers.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Management draws upon the Komisarjevskys own stories from the parenting trenches and Chris's experience as president and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide, the leading global public relations firm, to help Moms and Dads see the parallels between managing employees and raising children. As the authors make clear, the most successful managers are "people persons." And the skills required for the people-related parts of a manage's job are all sharpened at home with children.
As accomplished co-managers of a dynamic, caring, and occassionally clashing family filled with children—six kids together plus three from Chris's previous marriage -- the Komisarjevsky's know the importance of open communication, personal involvement, setting standards of excellence, keeping one's cool, and encouraging independence. With honesty, affection, and humor, they relate true stories from their lives with Vera, Katrina, Ted, Michael, Angelica, James, Nicholas, Matthew, and Stephen, that illuminate truths about managing people--whatever their age.
Whimsical and practical, Peanut Butter and Jelly Management uses slices of real life with kids to show managers how to guide, motivate, and inspire grown-ups. The Komisarjevskys begin each chapter with a personal tale from home that teaches a lesson, then goes on to spotlight that lesson and how it can be applied at work. They wrap it all up with concrete tips to help managers put fresh, people-focused ideas into practice.Here's a sampling:
Peppered with captivating line drawings, PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY MANAGEMENT will cheer parents and managers on the job—at home and at work.
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Disappointing June 22, 2007
Reviewer: from United States
I found that the authors have a bizare idea of parenting. Children are not employees...they are human beings. The authors are way off and anyone who takes advice from these people should have never had children in the first place. I also find it odd the authors refer to their nine children when three of them have never lived with them. I think thats deceptive.
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