This is a great book for anyone in their first line management position. The style is straightforward without the huge amounts of jargon or support for one particular management fad found in some texts, and the authors do not assume (as some others seem to) that an employee has suddenly been fast-tracked to the MD's desk.
Another plus is the wide range of topics covered in the book, from finding the right employees and managing them while they work for you to parting company with them at the end of their employment. One criticism I do have (and the main reason this review gets four stars), is that there's no section on managing conflict between employees. It is partially… Read more