Written and read in an inviting and accessible style, this classic skill-building audiobook is an essential tool for becoming an effective, confident new manager.
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Sci and Sci-fi geek, techie by trade and primitive skills practitioner for fun (wild camping, field archery, fishing, etc.).
Generally this is an interesting piece of work, however about two thirds of the way through it started to ramble on about various sets of US legislation (in fact it almost sounds like they were added to pad out a section). All acts of legislation mentioned are not valid in the UK and this really distracted from the text.
The general concepts covered are good but think they are equally, if not better, covered elsewhere.
This is a really good resource, relevant, concise and easy to understand. I wish we used this at work- it might help ease the transition into a management or supervisory position tremendously!
"A must have for incoming managers."
This book offered great insight and set my expectations for my upcoming managerial post. It may be long and you may have to listen to it more than once but it definitely is a well spent time. Concepts are easy to grasp and focuses on leadership as the foundation of proper management. A must have not just for incoming managers like myself but also for experienced executives who need to refresh their management and leadership style.
"Fastest I ever finished an Audiobook"
The content and the narration was just awesome! Finished this book in 3 days, where others of similar length I would have taken a week or more. This is my first time as a Supervisor. Learned some much needed advices that I didn't even realize I needed. Favorite part was the last chapter.
"Good resource, very practical"
I picked this book to prepare for a job interview in management. I didn't get the job but my interview performance lead to a promotion.
"Great book even for long time managers"
Lots of tricks and tips and how to become great at observing and feeling the situation.
Seems to cover all the real major points of managing a team. Easy to understand. Already sharing what I have learned with my family and peers.
"Great audio book"
This book brings up many good topics on dealing with people and how to be an effective manager. Very basic skills but are very valuable.
"Great overview for a new manager!"
Loved it! it is a nice overview for a new manager. Author covered a lot of topics in this book.
"Really Liked It."
Adequate substance to keep you fully engaged. Too many books of this nature just pour corporate power words into a bowl and fill in the spaces with anectdotes that are obvious fabrications. This one is actually different. I was able to takes notes of things I will actually use.
"Every leader should read this at least twice!"
"Leave your personal life at the door" How many times have I used that to try to motivate and yet has a reverse effect. No matter how seasoned you are as a manager, you will grab three to five wake up calls. You won't be disappointed.
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