The First-Time Manager

The First-Time Manager

Authors: Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, Gary S. Topchik
Pub Date: January 2012
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417836
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Sixth Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417843

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The moment you become a manager, you’re faced with the responsibility of making sure work is getting done, your people are performing at the height of their potential, and everything in your department is running smoothly. Are your people motivated? Are they working well together? What about the new tasks suddenly on your plate involving hiring and firing, discipline, and communicating with senior management? Are you prepared to handle all the challenges coming your way?

A true management classic that’s helped countless successful managers get their start, The First-Time Manager provides you with all the clear, simple guidance you need to hit the ground running and prove yourself in your important new role. Packed with immediately usable insight on everything from building a team environment, to conducting performance appraisals, to leadership, to time management, to delegation, this book shows you how to get great results fast.

Now in a revised sixth edition, this trusted guide includes new material on increasing employee engagement, encouraging innovation and initiative, helping team members optimize their talents, improving outcomes, and distinguishing yourself as a leader. You’ll learn how to lead and participate in meetings, handle problem employees, manage the ins and outs of salary administration, train new team members, and determine your own personal management style.

One thing is for sure: As a rookie manager, you don’t have much time to learn the ropes. Accessible, friendly, and inspiring, The First-Time Manager remains the ultimate guide to starting your career in management.

JIM McCORMICK is the former Chief Operating Officer of the fifth largest architectural firm in the United States. A full-time speaker and organizational consultant, his clients include Accenture, Bank of America, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, PepsiCo, and Verizon. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

LOREN B. BELKER was an executive in a major midwestern insurance company for nearly 30 years and the author of previous editions of The First-Time Manager.

GARY S. TOPCHIK was the managing partner of SilverStar Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in management development. He was the author of The Accidental Manager and Managing Workplace Negativity.

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