The Secrets of Creating Successful Blue-Collar Managers In an age where we are breaking down barriers in the workplace, we still fail in some areas. One of those areas is preparing, developing, and supporting blue-collar managers. We hire or promote them primarily because they are good technicians. And we promote them because we like them. Without training and guidance, we are asking blue-collar managers to rewire their brains without showing them the blueprints. It's like asking a novice electrician to rewire the Empire State Building without giving them the blueprints—it's not going to end well. In They're Managers – Now What? you will learn savvy strategies for setting up blue-collar managers and supervisors for success.