This Is Not What I Signed Up For: A Survival Guide for First-Time Managers

This Is Not What I Signed Up For: A Survival Guide for First-Time Managers

by Ross G Saunders

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This Is Not What I Signed Up For is a survival guide for the new manager, detailing all the things they didn’t tell you when you were promoted into the role!

You’re a manager now. It’s everything you’ve worked for and you’re moving up the corporate ladder. You’ve proven yourself worthy with your remarkable technical skills and now you will be responsible for a team. The trouble is: technical skills are very different from managing people.

This book details Ross’s own practical experiences, successes and learnings in moving from being a subject matter expert to managing numerous global teams. In this book, you’ll learn practical methods to assist in Communication and Listening, Time Management, Delegation, Performance Management, and Conflict – the building blocks of effective leadership.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163285525
Publisher: Ross G Saunders
Publication date: 08/14/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 617 KB

About the Author

Ross G Saunders started his management career by being promoted from technical specialist to manager of a global team. This was not an easy transition at first but it blossomed into an exciting management career spanning over a decade in corporate and enterprise software environments. Ross has managed development teams, technical teams, call centres and entire software divisions both in South Africa and abroad. Ross has since left the corporate world and is now a respected public speaker, consultant and workshop facilitator, running programmes on Management Development, Data Protection and IT Technical Recruitment. His passion is helping people through translating highly technical subjects into easy to understand concepts. Ross holds a Master’s Degree in the Management of Technology and Innovation, and is the current National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. Ross is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

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