Common Sense: Get It, Use It, and Teach It in the Workplace

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“He may have an MBA, but he’s got no common sense.” Assessments like that by a boss can stop a career dead in its tracks. Unfortunately, many believe that common sense is a trait you are either born with or you are not. This book dispels that myth. Through the pages of Common Sense: Get It, Use It, and Teach It in the Workplace readers will learn not only what common sense is, but how to acquire it and use it to enhance their careers, increase their confidence, and take better advantage of business opportunities. 

Common Sense explores the use―and non-use―of common sense in the workplace and the world around us. It shows how you can become a person of great wisdom and good judgment by simply learning about all the ways people stumble in the thought process. Author Ken Tanner, a seasoned manager, consultant, and former regional vice president for two major U.S. restaurant chains, shows readers how to make better decisions, how to spot and avoid fallacious thinking, how to better assess ambiguous situations, and how to become a mature thinker with a knack for making the right move at just the right time.  

Best of all, Common Sense shows how to teach this trait to others, especially subordinates and co-workers who can and will do nonsensical things unless you help them learn to reason through their decisions and actions quickly and confidently. The payoff? Your staff will make you look good, greasing the way for greater responsibility and opportunity. This book:

  • Takes you through an understanding of the term "common sense"―what it means and what it doesn’t mean.
  • Shows how fallacies create barriers to using common sense.
  • Provides dozens of examples of the application (as well as rejection) of common sense in the business world and elsewhere.
  • Shows how to teach common sense to others.

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Ken Tanner began his career scrubbing dishes in the back of a Pizza Hut, eventually becoming the youngest manager in that chain s history. What followed was a 20-year career in the hospitality industry that included management of hotels, owning a dinner theater, and serving as a regional vice president for two of the nation s biggest restaurant chains. This phase of his career featured dramatic customer-service turnarounds, record low employee turnover rates, and the development of dozens of industry leaders. Ken is especially proud of the number of women he helped advance into executive positions. Ken founded a human resources consulting firm in 1995. Initially focused on recruiting, Ken now uses his expertise to help companies build teamwork and retain employees. Ken is the author of five other business books on team-building and careers, including Recruiting Excellence and The Boomer s Career Survival Guide. He can be reached at kentanner@consultant.com.

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Book Description Apress. Paperback. Condition: New. 180 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.He may have an MBA, but hes got no common sense. Assessments like that by a boss can stop a career dead in its tracks. Unfortunately, many believe that common sense is a trait you are either born with or you are not. This book dispels that myth. Through the pages of Common Sense: Get It, Use It, and Teach Itin the Workplace readers will learn not only what common sense is, but how to acquire it and use it to enhance their careers, increase their confidence, and take better advantage of business opportunities. Common Sense explores the useand non-useof common sense in the workplace and the world around us. It shows how you can become a person of great wisdom and good judgment by simply learning about all the ways people stumble in the thought process. Author Ken Tanner, a seasoned manager, consultant, and former regional vice president for two major U. S. restaurant chains, shows readers how to make better decisions, how to spot and avoid fallacious thinking, how to better assess ambiguous situations, and how to become a mature thinker with a knack for making the right move at just the right time. Best of all, Common Sense shows how to teach this trait to others, especially subordinates and co-workers who can and will dononsensical things unless you help them learn to reason through their decisions and actions quickly and confidently. The payoff Your staff will make you look good, greasing the way for greater responsibility and opportunity. This book: Takes you through an understanding of the term common sensewhat it means and what it doesnt mean. Shows how fallacies create barriers to using common sense. Provides dozens of examples of the application (as well as rejection) of common sense in the business world and elsewhere. Shows how to teach common sense to others. What youll learn What common sense is and is not How common sense affects your daily life How and why common sense leads to career advancement and opportunity How to instantly improve your image of having good common sense The many fallacies in thinking that can destroy common-sense thinking How to teach common sense to the people you manage and work with Who this book is for Common Sense: Get It, Use It, and Teach Itin the Workplaceis for managers and employees who want to capitalize on opportunities, make the most of their personnel, and become more valuable to their employers. You cant get a degree in common sense, but you can still learnthe disciplineand teach it to others. Common Sense is an excellent choice for those who want to grab an advantage in the workplace through clear, rational thinking and a mature thought process. Table of Contents What Is Common Sense, Anyway Perception Is Reality Common Nonsense Based on Faulty Appeals Common Nonsense Based on Muddled Logic Urban Legends, Conspiracies, and Other Perversions of the Truth Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Common Sense Behavior in the Office Teaching Common Sense in the Workplace Understanding People When Common Sense Fails Coda This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781430241522

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