The First-Time Manager (Paperback)

By Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, Gary S. Topchik

AMACOM/American Management Association, 9780814417836, 232pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

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Description

What's a rookie manager to do? Faced with new responsibilities, and in need of quick, dependable guidance, novice managers can't afford to learn by trial and error. The First-Time Manager is the answer, dispensing the bottom-line wisdom they need to succeed. A true management classic, the book covers essential topics such as hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, managing time, dealing with superiors, and much more. Written in an inviting and accessible style, the revised sixth edition includes new material on increasing employee engagement, encouraging innovation and initiative, helping team members optimize their talents, improving outcomes, and distinguishing oneself as a leader. Packed with immediately usable insight on everything from building a team environment to conducting performance appraisals, The First-Time Manager remains the ultimate guide for anyone starting his or her career in management.


About the Author

LOREN B. BELKER was an executive in a major midwestern insurance company for nearly 30 years, and the author of previous editions of The First-Time Manager. JIM McCORMICK is the former Chief Operating Officer of the fifth largest architectural firm in the United States. A full time speaker and organizational consultant, his clients include Accenture, Bank of America, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, PepsiCo, and Verizon.
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