From the Back Cover
Make your mark in the world of management Good management is vital to the success of every business but being a good manager isn′t always easy. This book offers you expert advice on hiring the right staff, building effective teams, resolving office politics and maintaining your own work/life balance. Inside you′ll find examples and guidance to help you identify the styles of management you need to succeed and to deal with the challenges of being a manager today – from discovering what your employees want, to helping them thrive on a daily basis. With this guide you′ll be making things happen in your business in no time. Be the best – learn great techniques for coaching, mentoring and inspiring your employees to perform at their best Get to the point – set goals and targets, and discover how to manage people and projects Connect with others – use effective communication skills and discover the best ways to convey your messages Get political – assess a wide range of management risks and learn key techniques for dealing with office politics Become a 21st–century manager – harness the power of technology and use it to help with budgeting and accounting Open the book and find: How to take your first steps into management Advice on being a truly great interviewer Techniques on developing and mentoring employees How to observe and learn from leaders Guidance on juggling priorities Why understanding your stakeholders is vital A guide to 21st–century functions of management Advice on preparing and making great presentations Learn to: Successfully use the latest management techniques, tools and technology Develop leadership skills and integrate them into your management style Manage a business and team through difficult times Become a great global manager
About the Author
Richard Pettinger is a lecturer in Business Management at University College London where he teaches foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and international courses. Richard is the author of over thirty business and management books including Weekend MBA For Dummies and Competitive Strategy For Dummies . Bob Nelson is the founder of Nelson Motivation, a training and consulting firm. Peter Economy is a management writer and consultant.