The Ugly Truth about Managing People: 50 Must-Get-Right Management Challenges...And How to Really Handle Them

The Ugly Truth about Managing People: 50 Must-Get-Right Management Challenges...And How to Really Handle Them

by Ruth King
     
 

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The Honest Truth about Managing

Managing people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Make the right choices, and there is no limit to how you and your business can grow. Make the wrong choices, and there is sure to be trouble ahead. The problem is, no one ever tells you this up front and helps you avoid the pitfalls.

Learn from the experiences of real

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The Honest Truth about Managing

Managing people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Make the right choices, and there is no limit to how you and your business can grow. Make the wrong choices, and there is sure to be trouble ahead. The problem is, no one ever tells you this up front and helps you avoid the pitfalls.

Learn from the experiences of real managers just like you, who have faced the same problems and devised smart solutions. Through stories and lessons from managers who have been there, you'll discover how to handle such situations as:

—My Direct Reports Were Fighting
—I Inherited an Employee Who Hated Me
—The President Tried to Bully Me
—I Fired a Friend
—I Didn't Know What My Bosses Wanted
—Retaining My Workers Was Tough

Know the solutions to tackle any problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402209130
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Chapter One
Why We Are Managers

Manager. Management. Boss. These words conjure up lots of mental images, not all of them positive. Many of you have learned how to be a manager from bosses who treated you poorly. The sentence "I learned how to be a good manager because I had a rotten one" have been repeated to me very many times. In fact, poor managers can teach you how to be a good manager. I have personally experienced poor managers who have helped me define the type of manager I want to be and hope I am.
I like to watch people succeed. Often I groom young, idealistic college graduates-I give them the freedom to do their job, and sometimes they learn about accountability the hard way. Coaching young managers through their first review and disciplinary action letter they write for a nonperforming employee or their first firing is a management lesson they will use forever.

Meet the Author

Ruth King is a national speaker, seasoned entrepreneur and author of The Ugly Truth about Small Business (Sourcebooks, 2005) . She holds an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University, was named one of "10 Women to Watch" by Atlanta Business Chronicle and one of "40 Under 40" Atlanta business people by Business Atlanta magazine. Ruth lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.

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