Being a True VIP

Managing Importance in Yourself and Others

  • Authors
  • Eric H. Kessler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Importance of Importance

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. A Model of Importance

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      Pages 51-51
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  4. The Management of Importance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-238

About this book


The desire to be seen as a Very Important Person (VIP) is one of the driving factors behind humankind's professional, societal, and spiritual aspirations. In Being a True VIP, management scholar and author Eric H. Kessler illustrates the nature of importance and how it relates to our success as employees and individuals. Through a clear and focused theoretical framework, he follows the paths that lead to importance, who determines it, and how it affects employee engagement and performance. Readers will be able to understand, personalize, and apply these lessons to manage themselves and others to be true VIPs.


Importance Management Significance Value Self Leadership business business strategy human resource management human resources leadership management office management organization Personal stress Workshops

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-44804-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44806-4
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