Idiot's Guides: Management Skills, 1st Edition

  • David Rohlander
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  • ISBN-10: 1615646264
  • ISBN-13: 9781615646265
  • DDC: 658
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Being a manager is tough, and being a first-time manager is even tougher. Idiot's Guides: Management Skills is a hands-on guide to helping managers of all experience levels survive and thrive in the often murky and difficult world of management. Readers of all skill levels will benefit from this book. First-time managers will learn how to make the transition from peer to leader, how to formulate their own management style, the basics of managing people, how to recruit and hire key talent, and how to communicate constructively. Experienced managers will benefit from proven advice and techniques to help fine-tune their skills and deal with many of the most common problems that every manager is confronted with - from hiring and firing, to dealing with problem employees, to motivating and inspiring employees to be self-driven and successful. Along the way all readers will learn essential skills that will help them be more successful as a manager and employee.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: From Employee to Manager.
2: You’re a Manager Now.
3: What Makes a Successful Manager?.
4: Finding Your Management Style.
5: The Introverted Manager.
6: Getting to Know Your Employees.
7: Engaging and Retaining Your People.
8: Bringing Out the Best in Your Team.
9: Effective Performance Management.
10: Developing Your Talent.
11: Managing Differences.
12: Finding the People You Need.
13: Recruiting Basics.
14: Hiring the Best and Brightest.
15: Setting Up an Orientation Plan.
16: Your Management Toolkit.
17: Communication is Key.
18: Making the Most of Meetings.
19: Deciding, Delegating, and Deciding to Delegate.
20: Operations Management.
21: The Technology Advantage.
22: Management Challenges.
23: Managing Change.
24: Refereeing and Playing the Diplomat.
25: Handling Firings and Layoffs.
26: Managing Remotely.
27: The Well-Rounded Manager.
28: Employees are People, Too.
29: Managing as If Your Life Depended on It.
30: Managing the Larger World.
31: Taking Your Management Career to the Next Level.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Resources.
Appendix C: How to Read People.
Appendix D: Making the Most of Conventions.
About the Author.