Supportive Accountability

How to Inspire People and Improve Performance

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
258 Pages
Reviewed on 07/02/2018
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Author Biography

Sylvia Melena is the Founder and CEO of Melena Consulting Group, a California corporation specializing in leadership and management talent development and consulting. The company helps businesses and organizations strengthen their leadership and management capabilities to create great workplaces and improve performance.

Sylvia has a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies and over 14 years' experience in middle, senior, and executive management. She has led individuals, small teams, and entire workforces into notable performance improvement. She has also coached, developed, and trained hundreds of seasoned and emerging managers and supervisors.

She lives in San Diego with her family, including two furry children.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite

Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance by Sylvia Melena is a non-fiction book on how to effectively manage employees and be a successful leader in the workplace. Supportive Accountability is a book that is especially geared towards people in all types of management positions that have employees working under them. Sylvia goes through and analyzes every aspect of leadership in the chapters, provides four broad leadership styles of Supportive Accountability, and explores ways and tips to manage people in detail. She provides several case studies that offer real insight into how to communicate, negotiate, and manage difficult or unproductive employees working under you. Ultimately, this book is not only about how to manage people that are dragging the team down, but also about how to appreciate and reward people who perform well.

Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance is quite a thorough book on leadership styles and ways to effectively manage people. I really liked the fact that Sylvia has provided actual real life scenarios along with massive amounts of data to support the ideas and tips provided in this book. Obviously quite a lot research has gone into this and although the book is about a business related subject, the mix-and-match style of writing makes this a fun and engaging read. The content does not feel dry at all and I think it would be useful for everyone to read this and not just managers, because some of these insights on how to deal with people are applicable at every level in the workplace!