Managing For Dummies, 3rd edition is perfect for all levels of managers.
This clearly written, easy-to-understand guide gives you practical advice on the most important aspects of managing, such as delegating as opposed to ordering, improving employee performance, getting your message across, understanding ethics and office policies, team building and collaboration, and much more.
New material includes new chapters on employee engagement and corporate social responsibility and greater emphasis on managing employees by leveraging the power of the internet.
I've had the title of 'Manager' for over three years now. The main reason I was given the manager title was to make the company look bigger than it really is; and until recently, my team was just me. So how would I cope in a real management situation? Probably not as well as I would like to think.
After reading this book, I can not only put these skills into action, but I can see how I should be doing things, how to implement ideas better, motivate people and probably more importantly, see where things are going wrong with other managers and the company as a whole and feel confident in offering ideas to improve things.
The book is broken into convenient chapters that cover every aspect of your transition from general worker into the role of management. There is plenty of topics I thought would not be covered, only to find they have been - budgets and financial being one of them. There are subjects I would never have dreamed of and find them included.
With each chapter there are further headings to break everything into bite-sized, digestible chunks. At no time are you bogged down with mind-numbing auditory-digital text; this makes Managing for Dummies an absolute joy to read.
With the short time I have had this book in my possession I have picked up enough tips to turn me from the average worker into proper management material. This book has been a mentor to me as well as an important reference manual. It will not be lying idly gathering dust on a forgotten bookshelf; this book will be beside me to help me every step of the way.
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