The Rookie Manager: A Guide to Surviving Your First Year in Management

The Rookie Manager: A Guide to Surviving Your First Year in Management

by Joseph T. Straub
     
 

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"For all new managers who are stressed out over how they're going to handle their new responsibilities, The Rookie Manager is the next best thing to a Swedish massage—the perfect stress-reducer.

This indispensable guide prepares inexperienced managers for the realities of today's fast-paced business environment, providing real-world information that

Overview

"For all new managers who are stressed out over how they're going to handle their new responsibilities, The Rookie Manager is the next best thing to a Swedish massage—the perfect stress-reducer.

This indispensable guide prepares inexperienced managers for the realities of today's fast-paced business environment, providing real-world information that helps readers relax comfortably into their new managerial positions. Topics covered include:

• Understanding the manager's role

• Managing former peers

• Choosing a management style

• Daily planning

• Leadership and coaching

• Managing a team
• Motivating people to do their best

• Making tough decisions

• Delegating work

• Hiring and orienting new employees

• Conducting performance appraisals

• Disciplining and terminating employees

• Building communication skills—both up and down the hierarchical ladder, and more."

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From the Publisher
"A clear, simple, intelligent look at the management landscape that should help someone tackling their first management poisition." — The Globe & Mail (Canada)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814470602
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Get-Ahead Toolkit Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph T. Straub (Orlando, FL) is a former manager in the aerospace and textile industries. He has 26 years of experience teaching business and management classes. His previous books include the WorkSmart book The Successful New Manager (AMACOM 0-8144-7834-4), as well as 11 other books and dozens of articles on management, supervision, and other topics.

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