Managing To Stay Out of Court

How to Avoid the 8 Deadly Sins of Mismanagement

Jathan Janove (Author)

Publication date: 10/27/2004

Managing To Stay Out of Court

The number of employment discrimination cases has grown by more than 2,000 percent in the past 20 years, and the number is expected to increase by 10 percent a year. Win or lose, these cases are a drain on time and resources. Rather than battling it out in court, wouldn't it be better to nip them in the bud?

Based on his many years as an employment law attorney, Jathan Janove sees one overriding cause behind most employee lawsuits--a normal human desire on the part of managers to avoid dealing with difficult situations. Janove points out eight common pitfalls that result from avoidance--the Eight Deadly Sins of Mismanagement--and eight techniques for addressing each one: the Eight Virtues. Entertaining real-life stories illustrate each Sin and corresponding Virtue, and the book features a number of exercises and tools for increasing awareness of managerial Sins and cultivating managerial Virtues, including the Sin Self-Assessment tool and the Sin-to-Virtue Transfer Plan.

Employers and employees will always have their differences, but Managing to Stay Out of Court shows that, with good, people-centered management, these differences can nearly always be resolved through communication rather than litigation.

  • Shows how to institute strong, people-centered management practices that help companies avoid costly lawsuits
  • Combines lively text and real-life examples with practical analysis and concrete steps
  • As a practicing attorney who has focused on workplace disputes for more than twenty years, Janove has the perfect credentials to write this book

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The number of employment discrimination cases has grown by more than 2,000 percent in the past 20 years, and the number is expected to increase by 10 percent a year. Win or lose, these cases are a drain on time and resources. Rather than battling it out in court, wouldn't it be better to nip them in the bud?

Based on his many years as an employment law attorney, Jathan Janove sees one overriding cause behind most employee lawsuits--a normal human desire on the part of managers to avoid dealing with difficult situations. Janove points out eight common pitfalls that result from avoidance--the Eight Deadly Sins of Mismanagement--and eight techniques for addressing each one: the Eight Virtues. Entertaining real-life stories illustrate each Sin and corresponding Virtue, and the book features a number of exercises and tools for increasing awareness of managerial Sins and cultivating managerial Virtues, including the Sin Self-Assessment tool and the Sin-to-Virtue Transfer Plan.

Employers and employees will always have their differences, but Managing to Stay Out of Court shows that, with good, people-centered management, these differences can nearly always be resolved through communication rather than litigation.

  • Shows how to institute strong, people-centered management practices that help companies avoid costly lawsuits
  • Combines lively text and real-life examples with practical analysis and concrete steps
  • As a practicing attorney who has focused on workplace disputes for more than twenty years, Janove has the perfect credentials to write this book
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