The Ugly Truth About Managing People
50 Must-get-right Management Challenges-- and How to Really Handle ThemBook - 2007
Entrepreneur and popular speaker Ruth King describes some of the many pitfalls commonly encountered when managing people and explains how to avoid them--or at least minimize the damage). She relates 50 "war stories" from managers describing how they handled challenging situations. She then outlines 17 critical management strategies and presents six steps for successfully grooming someone for a management position. The volume concludes with some "words of wisdom" from the managers profiled. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Honest Truth about Managing
Managing people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Make the right choices, and there is no limit to how you and your business can grow. Make the wrong choices, and there is sure to be trouble ahead. The problem is, no one ever tells you this up front and helps you avoid the pitfalls.
Learn from the experiences of real managers just like you, who have faced the same problems and devised smart solutions. Through stories and lessons from managers who have been there, you'll discover how to handle such situations as:
- My Direct Reports Were Fighting
- I Inherited an Employee Who Hated Me
- The President Tried to Bully Me
- I Fired a Friend
- I Didn't Know What My Bosses Wanted
- Retaining My Workers Was Tough
Know the solutions to tackle any problem.
Managing people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Make the right choices, and there is no limit to how you and your business can grow.