The First-Time Manager

The First-Time Manager

The First-Time Manager

The First-Time Manager


A true management classic with 200,000 copies sold, this new, expanded edition is still the ultimate guide for every new manager. Since its original publication, The First-Time Manager has helped many thousands of rookie managers handle their new responsibilities - and now it can help you! Clear and concise, the book covers all the fundamentals you need for success, with indispensable advice ontopics including hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, and managing time and stress. In addition, the completely updated fifth edition shows you how to build trust and confidence, be an active listener, manage a diverse group of individuals, conduct performance appraisals, and address many other challenges that come with the manager's job. Written in an inviting and accessible style, this classic skill-building book is an essential tool for becoming an effective, confident new manager." "


It has truly been an honor to be asked by amacom Books to prepare the fifth edition of this book. the first four editions, magnificently written by Loren B. Belker, have been very successful in helping new managers to develop into highly effective leaders within their organizations.

I regret having to say that Loren has passed away. He will be greatly missed by all of those close to him—family, friends, and colleagues—and the countless managers who have been helped by his writing and lectures.

It is with great pride that I have prepared this new edition of The First-Time Manager. Loren’s insights and deep understanding of the management function go unparalleled. I have just tried to update some of the materials and share my own thoughts on what a successful manager needs to do.

Respectfully, Gary S. Topchik . . .

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