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The rookie manager : a guide to surviving your first year in management
Straub, Joseph T.
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Publication Information:
New York : AMACOM, [2000]

Physical Description:
167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HF5549.12 .S77 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
HF5549.12 .S77 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"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."

Author Notes

Joseph T. Straub (Orlando, FL) is a former manager in the aerospace and textile industries. Currently he is a contributing editor to HR/OD Forum and TeamCenter forum. He has twenty-six years of experience teaching business and management, as well as accounting, business mathematics, retailing, and marketing. A prolific author, he has written 12 books, including The Successful New manager and dozens of articles on management, supervision, and other business topics.


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Booklist Review

Straub has more than 25 years' experience teaching business and management and was a frequent contributor to the American Management Association's now defunct monthly, Getting Results . . . for the Hands-On Manager. His articles dealt with the practical, day-to-day requirements of being a manager, and that approach is also reflected in this book, which is actually a substantially revised and expanded version of Straub's Successful New Manager (1994), which was part of AMACOM's WorkSmart series. He begins by advising new managers that they must now develop a new mind-set, and he describes the various roles a manager must assume. He then offers tips on the different tasks a manager performs: time management; goal setting and planning; leadership; team building; decision making; delegating; hiring and orienting new employees; motivation; performance appraisal; discipline, grievance handling, and termination; and communication. Each discussion ends with a self-test that helps emphasize and summarize Straub's key points.--David Rouse