Managing to Stay Out of Court (Paperback)

How to Avoid the 8 Deadly Sins of Mismanagement

By Jathan Janove

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576753187, 230pp.

Publication Date: December 10, 2004

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The number of employment-discrimination cases in the federal courts has increased by more than 2,000 percent in the past twenty years. This practical guide helps you avoid becoming part of this trend by teaching the specific management skills that will enable you to identify and resolve workplace problems before they escalate into lawsuits.

Detailing eight simple management principles--based on eight corresponding sets of workplace "sins" and "virtues"--Jathan Janove shows how employers can simultaneously improve employee relations, provide workplace leadership, and stay out of court.

Real-life examples and a complete set of tools and exercises will help you identify your own most prevalent management sins, adjust your management style, implement organization-wide changes, and make the all-too-often adversarial manager-employee relationship fulfilling for both parties.

About the Author

Jathan Janove, Esq., is a principal of Janove Baar Associates, L.C., a law firm that exclusively represents employers. In his practice, Jathan has developed an emphasis on the intersection of employ- ment-law compliance with best-manage- ment practices. In addition to defending employers from workplace claims, Jathan helps them simultaneously obey the law; avoid legal claims; and create positive, productive rela- tionships with employees.