Manager's Toolkit: The 13 Skills Managers Need to Succeed
Zeroing in on the specific skills that make great managers stand out from the pack, this comprehensive guide is both an essential primer for new managers and a valuable resource for seasoned executives. From hiring and retaining good people to motivating and developing team members, from understanding key financial statements to delegating work effectively, and from settin...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Harvard Business Review Press
(first published 2004)
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I continually return in my career to the resources made available by the Harvard Business School Press. I have simply never found a better resources for reliable and concise advice for addressing unplanned business needs. The Manager's Toolkit is the one resource I will always keep at my desk. The thirteen essential skills presented within are an accessible resource all managers can utilize to maximize their decision-making abilities in skill sets they may not practice every day. I particularly...more
I wrote a reflection of this book for my school assignment (it was assigned reading) however, I think it is a great book. It is one I will keep at my desk (and eventually on the bookshelf in my corner office!) to help guide me through situations that arise at work. It is a resource that will provide useful many years from now as much as it helps guide where I want to go today.
I am re-reading this book after having skimmed it during a 'first-time manager's seminar" I attended late last year. Very practical knowledge about dealing with the day-to-day interactions between superiors and their subordinates. A very easy read and I recommend to anyone that is new at being a manager.