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Saturday, March 15, 2008


How new managers become successful managers
Outskirts Press, Inc.
10940 S. Parker Rd, Parker CO
Genre: Management - General
Rating: Very Good
ISBN: 9781432714284, $24.95, 280 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

"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, recognised throughout the organisation
-Distribute your time appropriately between the three essential managerial role elements of leading, managing and operating
-Manage your boss–one of the most important of your work relationships
-Select your new boss–if you happen to be changing roles or organisations
-Manage the performance of your team including setting and maintaining standards, coaching, motivating and appraising performance
-Select the best person for the job with a process that is 4 times more effective than traditional selection processes
-Delegate, make more effective decisions, run motivating team meetings–there are even chapters on "How to manage your emails" and "How to build your image"

"The messages in this best selling book have shown thousands of managers, particularly new managers, a better way of managing. Find out for yourself."

What To Do When You Become the Boss is an excellent book for new managers with little or no managing experience. It is well organized, well edited and written in an entertaining manner.

Its strongest feature is that it has been written by a qualified man, Bob Selden, an international management consultant who currently coaches at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia.

If you’re in management, this may be a helpful book for you.

Kaye Trout - March 13, 2008