This entertaining fable cleverly addresses a never-ending, serious, and oft debated workplace topic: management style. The truth about management style is that it is both an extension of personality traits and experience, positive and negative and all else in between. There is no arrogant attempt here to change personality or to drone on about this or that experience that readers may or may not relate to. Instead, the authors tackle this always hot topic by way of inoculating the fable with experienced-based wisdom while simultaneously extolling three powerful and highly effective management behaviors that can, and do, overcome personality flaws that can, and do, get in managers’ way. The cast for this fable includes a mysterious protagonist, Oz, who lives in a rustic cabin in the mountains; Teri a young manager experiencing management style issues at work; and Tom, Tim, and Tia who have been labeled, and unkindly so, as a Machiavellian, a Monster, and a Misfit.
This fable will appeal to readers everywhere, as its lessons transcend cultures, races, genders, generations and professions.