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What to Do When You Become the Boss: How New Managers Become Successful Managers

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Do you know all the "ins" and "outs" of managing?
Make a success of your career as a manager. This is your complete "How to" for managing your boss, your people, yourself. You will refer to this book again and again as you progress through your career.
You will discover how to:
- Become an effective leader, recognized throughout the organization
- Distribute your time appr
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 15th 2007 by Outskirts Press (first published November 1st 2007)
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Joe
Nov 25, 2013 Joe rated it really liked it
I thought this book was going to be awful, just full of generic rubbish that is either very obvious or would never quite work in real life.

This book very pleasantly surprised me.

Some of the advice on communication, time management, not checking e-mail first thing was advice I had heard before, but I feel it is all the more important once reaching a higher level of responsibility as it is even more important to focus on key tasks and not get distracted.

The matrix showing the different levels of a
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Nathan
Sep 20, 2010 Nathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Really enjoyed this: full of down-to-earth practical advice for the new manager. He divides the job into leadership, management, and operations. He talks about how to motivate other people, how to set performance standards, how to hire, how to fire, how to manage your boss, and more. None of it is theory only--he talks about what you want to achieve, and then shows the meetings and steps you'd take to achieve it. I'm going to keep referring back to this one until I have it under my skin.
Jeremiah Graves
Sep 11, 2015 Jeremiah Graves rated it liked it
Good not great. There was some stuff that was good to read and helpful, but for the most part it's just common knowledge stuff like "Hey...you just became the boss, don't be a dick. Nobody like's a dick."
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Jun 17, 2014 David rated it liked it
Useful insights. I'm suspicious about some of these books and their sometimes pop psychology. However this book referenced authors I had already read through my post-grad studies, relating to organisational culture, behaviour and motivation of yourself and your employees/colleagues.
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Some useful things here, especially on what motivates people.
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