July 7, 2004

News & Opinion: Instant Answers

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:50 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In the mail last week, I got a copy of The Instant Manager from Cy Charney. The subtitle is "More than 100 Quick Tips & Techniques for Great Companies". The book seemed very generic to me and I have decided that is what make the book appealing. This is not Bob Nelson giving you 1000 Ways to Reward Your Employees or Pat Lencioni talking about Death by Meeting[s]. This is Charney spending two or three pages on 83 different topics ranging from absenteeism to writing skills. It is a reference guide to get you started in the right direction.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.