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2.0 out of 5 starsWss looking for something more formal.
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017
This book is a guys tips from his life working, snd is written that way. While it is helpful, talking to a retired manager in real life will do yhe same.
5.0 out of 5 starsPractical Tips for Managers and Supervisors
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2016
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
As a retiree I am still interested in the area of management and supervising employees so I occasionally read something in this realm and here was an opportunity to provide some feedback on a book of this topic. My interest lies in the fact that I was given a management role due to my position within the academic structure. Mr. Lowe, the author of this book, is from the corporate world where the emphasis is on the bottom line which is different than the education institution where I was employed. However, the same principles Mr. Lowe addresses apply to all management roles in working with others as their supervisor. Mr. Lowe, in the book's introduction mentions how he was promoted to management with his company, and how often this happens with the promoted person lacking in training for this new role. This is quite common even today and it sure was for me. It reminded me of a classic book on management entitled Up the Organization that addressed this topic back in the 1980s. What impressed me about Mr. Lowe's book was stated in the introduction as his intention for writing it which was to be a "series of tips and techniques" gained from his experience. The book is outlined wonderfully from the Table of Contents and includes practical tips on each topic. I especially liked Mr. Lowe's easy to read writing style and that he included a summary at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this quick-read for everyone involved in management and supervision.
5.0 out of 5 starsEasy read, great flow and full of excellent suggestions.
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Having been in several managerial positions, this book gives great advice, is an easy read, and has lots of excellent advice for first time and seasoned supervisors and managers. The author, Richard G. Lowe Jr., offers many great examples from his own personal experience that many of us can relate to and that I found very helpful. My favorite section of the book was on the hiring and firing process. I think he made some very valid points as to how the "traditional" hiring process does not always offer up the best candidates and the way he presents the other ways to find a good fit really make sense. I will be incorporating that into more of my hiring techniques. And his point about firing employees quick and to the point is the best approach I have found as well. I found this a great read with an excellent flow and highly recommend it to anyone looking to understand management.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat advice for today's manager.
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2016
I loved this. The author starts out with a great quote that sets the pace for the entire book... honest, light and straight forward. He gives you the pitfalls and how to handle them, explains different personality types a manager encounters, and how to handle the hiring process. All very real and crucial components.
If you're in business, I definitely recommend you read this. (I received an advance copy and this is my honest opinion.)
I received a copy of this book to give an unbiased review...my opinion is this- The author talks to you about difficulties that you would encounter as a manager or supervisor and how to handle them. He also talks about the different people that a manager encounters, and how to handle the hiring and firing process. If your looking to become a manager anytime in the near future I would recommend you read this book!
5.0 out of 5 starsVery informative and helpful for anyone in business
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2016
Well this book is filled with treasures of information how to be a good boss. The author sure did do his research and have experience in this area. I recommend this for anybody in any kind of business or Ministry it sure will open up your eyes to the right way to do things.