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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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Being a manager is tough, and being a first-time manager is even tougher. Idiot's Guides ®: Management Skills is a hands-on guide to helping managers of all experience levels survive and thrive in the often murky and difficult world of management.

Readers of all skill levels will benefit from this book. First-time managers will learn how to make the transition from peer to leader, how to formulate their own management style, the basics of managing people, how to recruit and hire key talent, and how to communicate constructively. Experienced managers will benefit from proven advice and techniques to help fine-tune their skills and deal with many of the most common problems that every manager is confronted with--from hiring and firing, to dealing with problem employees, to motivating and inspiring employees to be self-driven and successful. Along the way, all readers will learn essential skills that will help them be more successful as a manager and employee.

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.