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Management skills
Rohlander, David, 1941- , author.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Alpha, A member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014
Physical Description:
348 pages, : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Managing people and getting the best from a team can be a challenge, and motivating dynamic, talented people to work together takes skill and finesse. With this helpful guide, first-time managers--as well as those more experienced--discover strategies and techniques applicable to all aspects of leadership.--From page 2 of cover.
General Note:
Includes index.
From employee to manager. You're a manager now ; What makes a successful manager? ; Finding your management style ; The introverted manager ; Getting to know your employees -- Engaging and retaining your people. Bringing out the best in your team ; Effective performance management ; Developing your talent ; Managing differences -- Finding the people you need. Recruiting basics ; Hiring the best and brightest ; Setting up an orientation plan -- Your management toolkit. Communication is key ; Making the most of meetings ; Deciding delegating, and deciding to delegate ; Operations management ; The technology advantage -- Management challenges. Managing change ; Refereeing and playing the diplomat ; Handling firings and layoffs ; Managing remotely -- The well-rounded manager. Employees are people, too ; Managing as if your life depended on it ; Managing the larger world ; Taking your management career to the next level.
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HD31 .R635 2014 Adult Non-Fiction New Materials
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Author Notes

David Rohlander is a mentor, coach, and professional speaker who has coached partners for Ernst and Young, trained sales teams with Honeywell, and mentored hundreds of CEOs and executives in a range of industries. He was founder and CEO of three companies, appointed to Merrill Lynch's Management Advisory Council, and flew 208 combat missions as a US Air Force fighter pilot. Rohlander earned an MBA in finance from California State University and studied management with Peter Drucker at Claremont Graduate University.