The Manager's Survival Guide

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All managers, whether brand-new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.

In today's fast-changing, uncertain business environment, effective management is more difficult than ever. The Manager's Survival Guide is the first hands-on, ...

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Overview

All managers, whether brand-new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.

In today's fast-changing, uncertain business environment, effective management is more difficult than ever. The Manager's Survival Guide is the first hands-on, broad-brush guidebook for handling difficult management situations with skill, diplomacy, and success. Keying on techniques for recognizing and dealing with problems quickly -- or even before they begin -- it explains how to set priorities, interface with both upper management and employees, implement process management, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071391320
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/22/2002
  • Series: Briefcase Bks.
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 0.40 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Heeding Warning Signs 1
2 Profile of a Problem: The Six Stages 15
3 Jumping from Problem to Solution 28
4 Preventing Misunderstandings 41
5 Calibrating Your Response 55
6 Solving the Seven Biggest On-the-Job Conflicts 68
7 Thinking Like a Scientist 81
8 Problem-Solvers vs. Problem-Creators 94
9 Combating the Threat of Change 108
10 Motivating Employees Against All Odds 122
11 Mapping a Problem-Prevention Plan 136
Index 149
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