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Ugly Truth about Managing People
50 (Must-Get-Right) Management Challenges...and How to Really Handle Them
Learn from the experiences of real managers just like you, who have faced the same problems and devised smart solutions. Through stories and lessons from managers who have been there, youll discover how to handle such situations as:
--My Direct Reports Were Fighting
--I Inherited an Employee Who Hated Me
--The President Tried to Bully Me
--I Fired a Friend
--I Didnt Know What My Bosses Wanted
--Retaining My Workers Was Tough
Know the solutions to tackle any problem.
274 pages; ISBN 9781402214943
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Why We Are Managers
Manager. Management. Boss. These words conjure up lots of mental images, not all of them positive. Many of you have learned how to be a manager from bosses who treated you poorly. The sentence I learned how to be a good manager because I had a rotten one have been repeated to me very many times. In fact, poor managers can teach you how to be a good manager. I have personally experienced poor managers who have helped me define the type of manager I want to be and hope I am.
I like to watch people succeed. Often I groom young, idealistic college graduatesI give them the freedom to do their job, and sometimes they learn about accountability the hard way. Coaching young managers through their first review and disciplinary action letter they write for a nonperforming employee or their first firing is a management lesson they will use forever.