There are many things for a performance-based manager to be focused on. The key to success is keeping the Foo Foo away.
This (book) is my attempt to share human performance technology to all managers of people – in the hopes of improving processes – for the sake of the business – for the sake of being a good steward of shareholder equity.
From the Foreword by Richard E. Clark, Ph.D., APA Fellow, …
… A shorter but no less fascinating part of the book emphasizes his “Fifth Foci.” In it he uses the management road map he creates to point out the most comprehensive list yet of the unwarranted assumptions, common misconceptions, half-truths and outright lies about management and human performance at work. He calls it the “Foo Foo Focus” and he trains the crosshairs on the snake oil that is sold for each of the other four focus areas. This section alone is worth the price of the book. Readers are cautioned to approach it with an open mind because it is likely that everyone will recognize one or more of the misconceptions he points out as a principle that we hold dear. Yet there is solid evidence to support every one of the Foo Foo strategies he lists.
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