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What to Do When You Become the Boss: How New Managers Become Successful Managers
What to Do When You Become the Boss: How New Managers Become Successful Managers
by Bob Selden
Edition: Paperback

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4.0 out of 5 stars 30 Years too late for me, 26 Oct. 2010
Oh, I wish Bob had written this book 30 years ago when I first became a manager. I think I eventually became a good manager, but it was trial and error, and every error meant trouble either of a business or personnel kind.

This book is invaluable to the newly promoted even giving them alternative ways of reading it dependent on whether they are a pragmatist, theorist, reflector or activist, I have never seen the like in a text book before.

Each chapter has an introductory leaning tips section before going into detail. The detail encompasses hints and tips, guiding steps and best practice, making it easy to read and understand.

Two thirds of the way through the book, there is a Managing Yourself section. This is useful for old managers as well as new ones. There is even a chapter on five of the worst mistakes new managers make. I challenge everyone to be honest and admit how many of those five they made.

At the very end of the book there is even a Frequently Asked Questions section, terrific.
All in all an excellent book, manage your time so that you can find time to read it.


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