The Management Book

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Clearly structured in 36 short sections, this practical book provides rapid, accessible advice on all the essential management challenges.

Focusing on the manager’s key role - managing teams to get things done, this book looks at the essential parts of management from unusual perspectives and different angles.

Structured with the busy manager in mind, you can dip into any section of the book and read it as an ...

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Overview

Clearly structured in 36 short sections, this practical book provides rapid, accessible advice on all the essential management challenges.

Focusing on the manager’s key role - managing teams to get things done, this book looks at the essential parts of management from unusual perspectives and different angles.

Structured with the busy manager in mind, you can dip into any section of the book and read it as an individual piece of advice or read it end-to-end to gain an overall picture of management.

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Editorial Reviews

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“It is the kind of book that I wish I had had access to when I was starting my career – it would certainly have saved me a lot of time and trouble!”

Sir Anthony Cleaver, MA FBCS CCMI

“Extremely important knowledge presented in a way that it highly readable, instantly digestible and can be put straight into action in the workplace – this is the stuff you wish you’d known when you were starting out."

Marian Lauder MBE FCMI, Director Alto42 Ltd

“This is one of the most accessible and useful management books that I have come across in twenty years on management book reviewing. It is relevant to all levels of managers from those starting out to exceptional practitioners and is highly recommended.”

Andrew May, FIC CMC FCMI

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273750338
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Series: Financial Times Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Newton is a skilled executive with 25 years experience in both line management and consultancy roles, across a range of sectors. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and economics and diplomas in software engineering and philosophy. Richard founded the company Enixus in 2005 to provide consultancy and interim management services. He has worked around the world and has written 7 books to date, including the FT Briefing on Change Management; The Management Consultant and The Project Manager’s Book of Checklists.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

PART 1 YOU – A MANAGER?

The accidental manager

The things managers do

Success, happiness and the management career

Picturing your role

PART 2 THE TEAM

The team starts with you

Assembling the team

What does your team want from you?

The ever-changing shape of the team

PART 3 CREATING YOUR ROLE

Deciphering your boss

The imperfect boss

Think networks, not hierarchies

Creating your role

PART 4 THE WORKING TEAM

Marching to the same tune

Cutting up the cake

Coach or controller?

No team is an island

PART 5 THE PRODUCTIVE TEAM

Engaging and motivating the team

Keeping on track

Entitlement and fairness: reasonableness and imbalances

The curse and delight of meetings

PART 6 THE WORKING MANAGER

The crunch: making decisions

Are you really prioritising?

Problems, barriers and conflicts

Dealing with change

PART 7 THE SOPHISTICATED MANAGER

The myths of management science and predictable futures

Taking risks as a manager

Learning from the stoics

Language as a tool

PART 8 THE COMPLETE MANAGER

What is a good job as a manager?

What else do you need to do?

Rights, wrongs, ethics and behaviour

Excelling in your career

PART 9 THE DEVELOPING MANAGER

Help is at hand

Reaching externally

The tools for the job

Using your annual appraisal

Conclusion

Index

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