This is not a “gimmick” book that rehashes the same old superficial philosophies. It’s a definitive “how to” manual for today’s supervisors and managers. The parallel between the Golden Age of Piracy and the modern American workplace supplies an entertaining metaphor, but within each of the book’s eight major sections are clear and concise chapters that explain exactly what to do – and how to do it.
With more than 30 years of hands-on leadership experience, author Doug Heatherly focuses on the practical aspects of employee development. He offers a proven set of leadership skills that you can apply today – not only with your “workplace pirates,” but with every employee (because good workers respond to effective leadership, too!)
The well-organized structure makes it an ideal learning tool for newly appointed supervisors, as well as an indispensable reference for experienced managers at every level. The techniques and examples are applicable in business, government, education, and non-profit organizations – anywhere that discipline, proficiency, commitment, teamwork, and results are important.