The New Manager's Tool Kit: 21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

The New Manager's Tool Kit: 21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

The New Manager's Tool Kit: 21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

The New Manager's Tool Kit: 21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

Synopsis

Novice managers have their work cut out for them: all new skills to learn, different personalities to deal with, and greater responsibilities to fulfill. The New Manager's Tool Kit provides a fresh, friendly approach for those charged with the task of supervision. The book encourages readers to take on the challenges of management and provides them with fast, powerful lessons to help them: increase productivity
• unlock hidden talent
• work with different types of people
• communicate effectively
• diagnose problems
• coach good or problematic employees
• turn on teamwork
• avoid burnout
• eliminate conflict
• nurture the next generation of managers Ranging from basic skills to those more advanced, this book gives fledgling managers the help they need to succeed with flying colors, right from the start.

Excerpt

This book is intended for “new” managers (of any job title). That certainly includes first-time managers (as well as those preparing for that role). and it also includes experienced managers (at all levels) who feel a need for a fresh approach to the challenges of leading people in today’s workplace.

If you are a first-time manager, we suspect that you were quite competent as an individual contributor, which is why you were chosen for your current role. However, you may not be feeling that same level of competence in your new position, yet. You’re facing a very different set of challenges. Chief among them is getting things done through others. This book will guide you on your journey.

If you are an experienced manager, you may be reeling from a dizzying array of new challenges—a rapidly changing (even dangerous) marketplace and workplace, increasing legal restrictions, a shrinking (but more demanding and different) workforce, and a global 24/7 world. This book will help you find your way through the maze.

Manager vs. leader

Many books distinguish between these two terms, stating that management is about authority, whereas leadership is about influence. We don’t. in today’s workplace, anyone with management responsibilities must use leadership to execute those responsibilities. Most of today’s employees will not tolerate an authoritarian style. and even . . .

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