All managers, whether brand-new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.
In today's fast-changing, uncertain business environment, effective management is more difficult than ever. The Manager's Survival Guide is the first hands-on, broad-brush guidebook for handling difficult management situations with skill, diplomacy, and success. Keying on techniques for recognizing and dealing with problems quicklyor even before they beginit explains how to set priorities, interface with both upper management and employees, implement process management, and more.
Managing people is one of the most demanding yet career-enhancing and rewarding skills you can have. Skills for New Managers, Second Edition, provides everything you need to excel as a manager from day one. From hiring productive employees to developing mentoring, leadership, and coaching skills, this fast-paced, easy-to-understand guide is your blueprint for managing your staff to success.Getting results by knowing when to speak up--and when to listen Motivating your staff to exceed expectations Delegating tasks and dealing with crises Running meetings that are organized and focused
Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for managing your staff Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful management tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques
You've been promoted to manager--and that puts you in a whole different ballgame. From difficult employees to demanding bosses, you never know where your next problem is coming from. What you do know is that you'll be expected to solve that problem--and solve it quickly and effectively.
The New Manager's Handbook explains the rules of this new game, and gives you invaluable tips and pointers for teaming with your employees while inspiring them to breakthrough performance and results. Let the two dozen rules and guidelines in this quick-hitting manual show you the best ways to:Delegate Review performance Think strategically Lead great meetings Give and get results-oriented feedback Provide direction Speak with power Criticize with honesty and tact Ask the right questions Motivate average performers Prepare for change
As a new manager in today's no-room-for-error workplace, you will be challenged and tested every day. Unlike previous positions, however, your success will judged by the performance of others. Give yourself every opportunity to succeed, and learn how to win the respect of both your employees and your supervisors, with the time-tested and field-proven techniques in The New Manager's Handbook.