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The First-Time Manager | [Loren B. Belker, Gary S. Topchik]

The First-Time Manager

Clear and concise, this audiobook covers all the fundamentals you need for success, with indispensable advice on topics including hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, and managing time and stress. In addition, the completely updated fifth edition shows you how to build trust and confidence, be an active listener, manage a diverse group of individuals, conduct performance appraisals, and address many other challenges that come with the manager's job.
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Publisher's Summary

Since its original publication, The First-Time Manager has helped many thousands of rookie managers handle their new responsibilities...and now it can help you! Clear and concise, this audiobook covers all the fundamentals you need for success, with indispensable advice on topics including hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, and managing time and stress. In addition, the completely updated fifth edition shows you how to build trust and confidence, be an active listener, manage a diverse group of individuals, conduct performance appraisals, and address many other challenges that come with the manager's job.

Written and read in an inviting and accessible style, this classic skill-building audiobook is an essential tool for becoming an effective, confident new manager.

©2005 AMACOM, NY; (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp

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    Euryleia Buena Park, CA United States 01-19-08
    Euryleia Buena Park, CA United States 01-19-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Useful!"

    This is a really good resource, relevant, concise and easy to understand. I wish we used this at work- it might help ease the transition into a management or supervisory position tremendously!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Francis Paul Rosario CavitePhilippines 03-19-09
    Francis Paul Rosario CavitePhilippines 03-19-09
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    "A must have for incoming managers."

    This book offered great insight and set my expectations for my upcoming managerial post. It may be long and you may have to listen to it more than once but it definitely is a well spent time. Concepts are easy to grasp and focuses on leadership as the foundation of proper management. A must have not just for incoming managers like myself but also for experienced executives who need to refresh their management and leadership style.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mpb new york city 06-10-14
    mpb new york city 06-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book even for long time managers"
    If you could sum up The First-Time Manager in three words, what would they be?

    Lots of tricks and tips and how to become great at observing and feeling the situation.


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    Khalid Crowborough, United Kingdom 11-12-12
    Khalid Crowborough, United Kingdom 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to The First-Time Manager again? Why?

    Yes, a good insight into management, would advise any one who is aspiring to become manager to read it


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    Stephen Waxhaw, NC, USA 09-09-09
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    "Great review and thought provocation"

    Great for a review and thought provocation even if a "seasoned" manager. Though the examples can be overly simplistic, one can overlook that and get some good ideas from listening to this.

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    "Some good points but...."

    Generally this is an interesting piece of work, however about two thirds of the way through it started to ramble on about various sets of US legislation (in fact it almost sounds like they were added to pad out a section). All acts of legislation mentioned are not valid in the UK and this really distracted from the text.

    The general concepts covered are good but think they are equally, if not better, covered elsewhere.

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