The Rookie Manager

A Guide to Surviving Your First Year in Management

The Rookie Manager

Author: Joseph T. Straub
Pub Date: September 2007
Print Edition: $15.00
Print ISBN: 9780814409848
Page Count: 176
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814424865

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A step-by-step guidebook to mastering management skills.

"For all new managers who are stressed out over how they're going to handle their new responsibilities, The Rookie Manager is the next best thing to a Swedish massage--the perfect stress-reducer.

This indispensable guide prepares inexperienced managers for the realities of today's fast-paced business environment, providing real-world information that helps readers relax comfortably into their new managerial positions. Topics covered include:

* Understanding the manager's role

* Managing former peers

* Choosing a management style

* Daily planning

* Leadership and coaching

* Managing a team * Motivating people to do their best

* Making tough decisions

* Delegating work

* Hiring and orienting new employees

* Conducting performance appraisals

* Disciplining and terminating employees

* Building communication skills--both up and down the hierarchical ladder, and more."

About the Author

Joseph T. Straub (Orlando, FL) is a former manager in the aerospace and textile industries. He has 26 years of experience teaching business and management classes. His previous books include the WorkSmart book The Successful New Manager (AMACOM 0-8144-7834-4), as well as 11 other books and dozens of articles on management, supervision, and other topics.

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