The New Manager's Tool Kit

21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

The New Manager's Tool Kit

Authors: Don Grimme, Sheryl Grimme
Pub Date: November 2008
Print Edition: $16.95
Print ISBN: 9780814413067
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814413074

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21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

From a rapidly changing workplace, to increasing legal restrictions, to a shrinking (but more demanding and diverse) workforce, new managers have quite a number of factors to contend with…and that doesn't even take into account all the new skills they need to master and the pressure of their increased responsibilities. But rather than being given time to figure things out before jumping in, chances are they need to learn as they go, discovering how to manage and keeping productivity moving without missing a step.

Filled with practical, proven, easy-to-master techniques, THE NEW MANAGER'S TOOL KIT: 21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running by Don Grimme and Sheryl Grimme (AMACOM 2008) gives novice managers the quick, on-the-job guidance they need right away. The book helps readers find their way through the management maze, covering:

· classic managerial challenges such as coaching, mentoring, and motivating employees, optimizing performance, teamwork, and two-way communication;

· fundamental personal and interpersonal skills involving attitude, assertion, dealing with "difficult" people, and managing stress and anger;

· issues of special relevance to today's workplace, including employee retention, work/life balance, diversity, multiple generations at work, disabilities, rapid change, job burnout, harassment, and workplace violence, and much more.

The book provides a fresh, friendly approach for new managers, showing them how to increase productivity, unlock hidden talent, work with different types of people, diagnose problems, encourage teamwork, and eliminate conflict. They'll even find out how to avoid burnout themselves, and go on to nurture the next generation of managers.

THE NEW MANAGER'S TOOL KIT encourages readers to manage their people by understanding them. "All too often," authors Don and Sheryl Grimme write, "organizations view their employees in much the same way as they view their material resources: as a commodity, homogeneous and easily interchangeable. For example, notice the frequent use of such terms of human capital, subordinate, rank and file, and headcount—terms that connote property, servitude, or thingness…[A]s a human resource, an employee deserves (and needs) to be viewed differently than the inanimate resources of the organization."

Ranging from basic skills to those more advanced, this book gives fledgling managers the help they need to succeed with flying colors, right from the start.

About the Authors:

Don and Sheryl Grimme are co-owners of GHR Training Solutions, training companies and government agencies including Pfizer, AOL, Nestle-Purina, NASA, and the Veterans Administration, and speaking at national conferences. Based in South Florida, the Grimmes travel thoughout the U.S. to deliver their training and speaking services.

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