In The Truth About Managing People, one of the world's leading management experts distills today's most important management research into 64 principles you can use right now! Stephen P. Robbins rips away the hype, fads, and cliches that keep managers from seeing reality, delivering no-holds barred advice for hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, team-building, change and conflict management, performance evaluation, and much more. Robbins focuses on what we really know about management, distilled from over 30 years of management research and consulting. You'll learn what works -- and you'll learn what conventional wisdom has proven to be utterly worthless. Robbins offers real insight and specific techniques for overcoming the real obstacles to teamwork; improving your hiring and employee evaluations; healing "layoff survivor sickness"; even "learning charisma." Along the way, you'll discover why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little, why participatory management doesn't always work; why experienced leaders aren't always better leaders, and why happy employees aren't always better employees. From start to finish, this book offers wisdom and techniques you'll profit from long after today's management fads are forgotten.