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The First-Time Manager Audiobook

The First-Time Manager

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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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    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.


    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bassanio Thelwell 04-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fastest I ever finished an Audiobook"

    The content and the narration was just awesome! Finished this book in 3 days, where others of similar length I would have taken a week or more. This is my first time as a Supervisor. Learned some much needed advices that I didn't even realize I needed. Favorite part was the last chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Chen 09-15-15
    Ryan Chen 09-15-15

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    "Good resource, very practical"

    I picked this book to prepare for a job interview in management. I didn't get the job but my interview performance lead to a promotion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great tips for new managers"

    Great tips for multiple aspects of management. Information is from perspective of management within a large company but I am a manager in a 10 person law firm and the information was just as applicable to my position. Very good presentation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Delilah8 03-11-17
    Delilah8 03-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very Helpful"

    If you are a new manager, get this book immediately. It presents clear, succinct, and practical advice with useful examples. I agree that many experienced managers would do well to read this book also. Excellent, just excellent.

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    Lior 12-30-16
    Lior 12-30-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Important for starting managers"

    People oriented. Rules for do and undo. Idas for effective management. Encompasses a lot of topics.

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    Robert Garver 12-08-16
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    "Entry level to executive mgmt should read!"

    I've been in the automobile industry for just shy of 20 years. I've seen my share of Mgrs come and go, mainly the ones that think they know it all and never have the willingness to want to get or be better. First Time MGR has now become a REQUIREMENT in our stores for every manager to read/listen to, then we discuss the book. If you care about yourself or your people, invest in yourself and staff with the First Time MGR. book.

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    Doug 11-16-16
    Doug 11-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great insight and guidelines for management."

    Great insight and guidelines for management. Also a good review of best practices for existing managers at all levels.

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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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