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Since its original publication, The First-Time Manager has helped many thousands of rookie managers handle their new responsibilities...and now it can help you! Clear and concise, this audiobook covers all the fundamentals you need for success, with indispensable advice on topics including hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, and managing time and stress. In addition, the completely updated fifth edition shows you how to build trust and confidence, be an active listener, manage a diverse group of individuals, conduct performance appraisals, and address many other challenges that come with the manager's job.

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.

©2005 AMACOM, NY (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp

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Some good points but....

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.

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  • Gus
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  • 23-10-17

its is really a book for the first time manager

No joke it does exactly what it says on the 'tin'. I bought this as I have been a manager for a number of years and offered to mentor a new manager. I thought I would give it a go to pick up some tips and tricks I could adjust with a dose of reality, so I had low expectation and was ready for business school blah blah. I was pleasantly surprised about its accuracy and reality. It really does tell it like it is and great practical advice. Not all companies, teams and jobs are the same but for my money this a pretty all encompassing description one could expect of what it is like and how get into the right habits
Certainly worth the money if you are about to or have just become a manager. Frankly no harm as a refresher for us old dogs either

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  • Euryleia
  • 19-01-08

Useful!

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!

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  • mpb
  • 10-06-14

Great book even for long time managers

If you could sum up The First-Time Manager in three words, what would they be?

Lots of tricks and tips and how to become great at observing and feeling the situation.

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  • Francis Paul
  • 19-03-09

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.

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  • Bassanio Thelwell
  • 03-04-16

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.

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  • Ryan Chen
  • 15-09-15

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-03-18

A good listen

Finished listening in reasonable time, good pointers for new and aspiring managers. Will recommend this book.

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  • De
  • 28-09-17

Some one should have given this to me when I started!

I would recommend this book to many existing managers. Some in senior positions, but all who are starting out our want to enter management.

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  • Justine Lago
  • 30-07-17

Great tool!

This book hit on all topics and was extremely helpful! I don't work in an office environment, but everything was still applicable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-17

Great tips for new managers

Great tips for multiple aspects of management. Information is from perspective of management within a large company but I am a manager in a 10 person law firm and the information was just as applicable to my position. Very good presentation.

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  • Delilah8
  • 11-03-17

Very Helpful

If you are a new manager, get this book immediately. It presents clear, succinct, and practical advice with useful examples. I agree that many experienced managers would do well to read this book also. Excellent, just excellent.