A Test for Management Competencies
Dionne van Zyl
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Acuity is a framework that brings together the best management practices and competencies from around the work into one single system.
It consists of four intelligences: Leadership Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Rational Intelligence and Financial Intelligence.
Leadership intelligence is about managing yourself - if you cannot lead yourself you cannot lead others. Emotional intelligence is about managing people and teams, whereas rational intelligence is about managing ideas and financial intelligence is about managing money.
What you will find in this book is how this compilation of the best management practices from around the world can apply to you and help you build your career successfully.
Some of these you may already know. But the framework is what is important here. You will be able to measure your own leadership, emotional, rational and indeed your financial intelligence by the time you’ve completed the book. To help you do that there is a one-page test at the end of the book.
You will enjoy the journey exploring the acuity framework and see exactly how you can discover your strengths and how to leverage them . You’ll learn new management skills and the experience will help you grow as a manager and a leader.
Very helpful book. Great reference to have. Enjoyed having all the titles and section headings hyperlinked for quick and easy access.
Worth the money!
If you are a manager, this is an important book and here is why you should read it…
Dr. van Zyl has clearly taken a successful career spanning a lifetime and synthesized his own unique thoughts and insights with the best ideas on management. This compelling compilation of ideas is a powerful framework for managing with excellence.
Few have been able to put all the pieces of the management puzzle together into a coherent thesis that explains the real underlying dynamics that make managers effective. Dr. van Zyl has done just that, and therefore this book should be the starting point from which all other management books can be best considered.
Dr. van Zyl has distilled the components of management into four fundamental areas that bring clarity to all you have ever heard about management. He further breaks down each of these four areas into the key practical skills you need to execute as a masterful manager.
This is essential reading for all managers who want to understand what management truly is and why. Knowing what to do as a manager is important, but knowing why to do it is even more important so you don’t lose your way on your challenging management journey.
Read this book and enjoy it, and then let Dr. van Zyl’s ideas that underlie all great management soak in deeply. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself referring to this book often to stay on track, keeping the main thing the main thing, as you manage with renewed purpose.
Great book, highly recommend as a must read for all managers and business owners. Dr. van Zyl has done an outstanding job of pulling together many references from leading business thinkers with his expertise to create a masterpiece.