By Richard Warner
Illustrated by John Clarke
128 pages, Index
Navigating the choppy waters of employee relations is much easier if you know what general type of person each of your employees is. Veteran business owner Richard Warner uses the metaphor of a voyaging ship and its crew to identify six workplace personality types – Explorer, Navigator, Captain, First Mate, Crew Member, and Stowaway – and teach managers how to assemble a sea-worthy set of shipmates. The book is a “must read” for effective managers, according to Edward Piegza, founder and president of the top-award-winning travel company Classic Journeys.
The lessons of All Hands on Deck apply whether you manage five workers, or 500, and whether your ship of commerce is a lone craft or just one vessel within an entire corporate fleet. Baby Boomers or Echo Boomers, it doesn’t matter. Richard Warner’s nautical analogy works regardless of your employee demographics.
Drawing on his own experience with everyone from Stowaways to First Mates, the author offers hope (and humor) for managers facing even the stormiest of employee situations.
“A must read for anyone who desires to manage their staff more effectively.”
– Edward Piegza, President & Founder, Classic Journeys
“Richard Warner hits the nail on the head! I simply could not put this book down.”
– Susan Giroux-Cohen, Director – Human Resources, U.S. Genomics
“Don’t make your next hire – or accept your next position – without reading All Hands on Deck. Highly engaging writing. I didn’t want to stop reading!”
– Karen J. Marchetti, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Advertising Inc.
“Like a private consultation with a seasoned entrepreneur/psychologist/ship captain/comedian. Now that’s value!”
– Dale Steele, President, Public Market Group