Managing For Dummies

Managing For Dummies

by Bob Nelson, Peter Economy
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Managing For Dummies by Bob Nelson, Peter Economy

"This is one book I will be delighted to give to those managers I most want to succeed."

-Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager, from the Foreword

Tips and advice for inspiring your employees to success

Completely revised and updated for managing in the new millennium

Managing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, arms you with the latest information and tried-and-true techniques for managing in today's light-speed business world. You'll find straightforward advice and up-to-the-minute strategies for dealing with anything that comes your way - from ethical questions to performance reviews to team building and collaboration. It's your fast, friendly guide to smart business leadership!

Praise for Managing For Dummies

"Dynamite! The latest information on the best ways to manage."

- Dr. W. Bradley Zehner II, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Pepperdine University

"Every manager will benefit from the sound advice found in Managing For Dummies, especially the belief that management can and should be fun."

- Felix Mussenden, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Studios

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764517716
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/13/2003
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bob Nelson (San Diego, CA) is founder of Nelson Motivation, Inc., and vice president of Blanchard Training and Development, Inc., in San Diego. At Blanchard Training, Bob's responsibilities have included management of product development, customized products, assessments, and publications. He also has served on the company's strategic planning group and was formerly chief of staff for Dr. Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager. Prior to joining Blanchard, Bob was a management trainer for Control Data Corporation and Norwest Banks.
Bob has published 17 books on business and management and has been featured extensively in the media: on CNN, PBS, and CNBC; and The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Inc. magazine, among other publications. He writes a monthly newsletter called Rewarding Employees and is a contributing editor to Potentials in Marketing. Bob holds a master's degree in business administration from UC Berkeley and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Executive Management Program at the Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles.
For more information on products and services offered by Nelson Motivation, Inc., including speaking or consulting services, call 800-575-5521. Rewarding Employees newsletter is available by writing 1001 Rewards, P. O. Box 500872, San Diego, CA 92150-9973, or faxing 619-673-9031. Bob's e-mail address is

Peter Economy (Pacific Beach, CA) is a business consultant and freelance business writer who is the coauthor of Managing For Dummies and Better Business Meetings with Bob Nelson and the author of numerous books and articles on a wide variety of business topics. Peter combines his consulting and writing expertise with more than 15 years of management experience to provide his clients and readers with solid, hands-on information. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and is pursuing his MBA. Peter can be reached via e-mail at

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Managing For Dummies 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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J-Daniel More than 1 year ago
Book is high on feel-good, cheap phrases (Don't light a fire under your employee when you can build a fire within them) and low on methodology, practical application, or behavioral analysis. Avoid this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was great because it gave me proven ideas, ways to empower employees, and ways to handle certain situations. It is a book I recommend to any new team leader or manager.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Managing for Dummies is one of those rare books that can be used both as a how-to and a as a reference. It's full of handy information about a wealth of management topics, from motivation to termination. Managing for Dummies uses a clear, no-nonsense approach to explain how to handle most any management situation.