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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The Rookie Manager: A Guide to Surviving Your First Year in Management by Joseph T. STRAUB

"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814409848
Publisher: AMACOM
Publication date: 09/15/2007
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.71(w) x 7.17(h) x 1.04(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

  
 Put on Your Manager's Hat                          1  
 Manage Your Time                                  11   
 Plan Your Day                                     19   
 Lead Your People                                  33   
 Build Your Team                                   47   
 Make Effective Decisions                          61   
 Delegate Authority                                75   
 Hiring and Orienting New People                   85   
 Motivate Your People                              99   
 Appraising Performance                           111   
 Discipline, Grievances, and Terminations         125   
 Communicating for Success                        139 
 Index                                            161 

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