The Unforgettable Boss

The Seven Fundamentals of Managing and Motivating

by Bob DeLisa

The Unforgettable Boss CoverBob DeLisa tells the story of a supermarket manager getting fired on the spot for doing what he thought was his job: bagging groceries when the store was busy. The manager’s sin? Not seeing that his job was to make sure the work got done, rather than doing it all himself.

An executive coach and business consultant, Bob DeLisa in Unforgettable Boss lets us in on the secrets to being a good and effective manager, both as an entrepreneur or while climbing the ranks at a bigger enterprise. His Seven Fundamentals are guaranteed to put you on the road to success.

Being a boss is not easy, but many bosses make it harder than it has to be. Unforgettable Boss is an unforgettable guide to getting it right.

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Praise for The Unforgettable Boss

Harvey Adelberg, Owner: Adventures Video Productions

“Some day, in the distant future, all the wisdom that lies between the two covers of “Unforgettable Bosses” will be encapsulated in a pill and transferred via injection.  What a shame! We would miss the “getting there” portion of reaching our destination.  Bob DeLisa has prepared a portable feast of insights and advice. 

Practical and usable tips that pair well with a desire to better one’s management skills.   Read this book today while you are still able to savor each page.” Some day, in the distant future, all the wisdom that lies between the two covers of “Unforgettable Bosses” will be encapsulated in a pill and transferred via injection.  What a shame! We would miss the “getting there” portion of reaching our destination.  Bob DeLisa has prepared a portable feast of insights and advice. 

Practical and usable tips that pair well with a desire to better one’s management skills.   Read this book today while you are still able to savor each page.”

Richard Cohen, President • Waverly Markets (a ShopRite Co-Op member)

“There are certain books which, when puzzled, frustrated, or indecisive about how to handle people issues, are really helpful for any business owner or manager.  This one is essential!  Bob Delisa has written a great guide to improving teamwork, understanding, and productivity in any company.”

Marnie Cooper, Sales and Marketing Manager • Roncari Express Valet Parking

“Throw away those other tomes, UB has everything you need to know. Bob DeLisa is the funnyman of OD. With heart and good humor he guides you through the steps to become a better manager.

Who says business books have to be boring? Real people, real situations, real solutions, served up in one handy little book.

Forget the fads and flavor of the month. Bob DeLisa has delivered a workplace handbook that you can carry with you while you and your company grow up.

I worked with Bob in all kinds of companies. His insight, concern for his clients and comedic timing ALWAYS bear fruit.

Easy to read, easy to implement, impossible to ignore.”

Bernie Demko, COO/CFO • Purple Communications, Onc.

How to be an Unforgettable Boss is the most effective tool in developing critical leadership skills. After working with Bob (DeLisa) over 20 years, and implementing many of these tried and true techniques, I can say from personal experience, it works. An easy and entertaining read with valued lessons, you will find Unforgettable Boss the best leadership/management development tool yet. Bottom line, it really works and is a must-read for entrepreneurs and developing leaders

Martha (Marty) Hunt, former President, Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) and currently Executive Director, Green Mountain Horse Association

“If you think your employees are your most valuable asset, then you need to be the best manager you can be to maximize their potential and run a successful organization. I have worked with Bob over many years managing two very different organizations and not only did I do a better job as a result of his coaching, my employees were happier and the places ran better.

“The lessons in this book are valuable not just in a business setting but in life’s relationships as well. I have found that using Bob’s techniques with my kids, friends and family have strengthened many relationships and helped me be a better communicator.

“I have found that behind just about every confrontation, disagreement or argument is some communication issue.  Either there was not enough communication or it was not clear or not understood. These techniques can improve your communication skills, help you improve others and cause immediate positive results.”

Bob McCue, retired VP-GM Emhart Teknologies – North American Industrial Division (a unit of Black & Decker)

“In this superb presentation of practical advice to Bosses of all stripes, we have concentrated wisdom gained through experience and deep reflection. Easy to read, with many anecdotes and illustrations, it’s a practical How-To on interpersonal communications, team building, and personnel selection and training. Anyone who directs, manages or bosses others will benefit from its insights and logical formulations. A book to read and then keep handy!” 

Henry McNulty, former Associate Editor at The Hartford Courant

“This book is that great rarity: a serious guide to better management that’s fun to read. Bob DeLisa’s practical, no nonsense advice garnered from his extensive business experience is lightened by dozens of often amusing true-life examples of the pitfalls all managers face … and the ways to avoid them.  The result is a how-to guide that actually works!”

Stefan Morgenstern, President and CEO of MTU-Aero Engines North America

  1. Reading the book is like listening to Bob, which is always most inspiring and fun at the same time.
  2. At least twice a day I find myself smiling after using Bob’s fundamentals while thinking: Managing can be really easy.
  3. Reading the book is (almost) like having a coaching session with Bob: You leave with a bunch of useful tips, an appropriate portion of self-reflection and stronger than before the session.

Alan Ortner, President of Sirois Tool Company

“What a great book! A great read the first time through and a keeper to refer back to when needed. When the advice is followed it really works. It has worked for me.”

Stephen Schwartz, Chairman of the Board and CEO S&S Worldwide

“In the /Q* years that I have known and worked with Bob, he has always been honest and straightforward. His messages, like the ones in this book, are filled with common sense and delivered with a generous helping of humor. You find yourself repeatedly thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Greg Wolf, President – BHS Corrugated North America, Inc.

“How to be an Unforgettable Boss is a lot like Bob himself—approachable, to the point, and full of common sense.

“How to be an Unforgettable Boss talks about all the things that take years of experience to learn.  It breaks down the essential tasks of management—setting goals, managing teams, communicating, and evaluating and developing talent—in an accessible, easy to understand way.  These are the things that all of us as managers—highly experienced, new to the job, or somewhere in between—need to learn how to do better.”