Becoming A Manager

Author: Linda A. Hill
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633696979
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Making the leap to management and leadership In your career, or anyone's, there is one transition that stands out as the most crucial--going from individual contributor to competent manager. New managers have to learn how to lead others rather than do the work themselves, to win trust and respect, to motivate, and to strike the right balance between delegation and control. Many fail to make the transition successfully. In this timeless, indispensable book, Harvard Business School professor and leadership guru Linda Hill traces the experiences of nineteen new managers over the course of their first year in the role. She reveals the complexity of the transition, highlighting the expectations of these managers, their subordinates, and their superiors. We hear the new managers describe how they reframed their understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how they learned to build effective cross-functional work relationships, how and when they used individual and organizational resources, and how they learned to cope with the inevitable stresses of leadership. Hill vividly shows that becoming a manager is a profound psychological adjustment--a true transformation--as well as a continuous process of learning from experience. Becoming a Manager, a veritable treasury of essential leadership wisdom, is a book you will turn to again and again no matter where you are on your career journey.

Becoming A Manager

Author: Linda Annette Hill
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9780875843025
Size: 11,22 MB
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The transition from star performer to a competent manager can be trying for many--even traumatic. The skills that led to success as a salesperson, for example, are very different from those needed to manage a sales force. New managers must learn how to lead others, to win trust and respect, to motivate, and to strike the right balance between delegation and control. It is a transition many new managers fail to make. In BECOMING A MANAGER, Linda Hill traces the experiences of 19 new managers over the course of their first year in a managerial capacity. Through personal interviews she reveals the complexity of the process and examines the expectations of the managers, their subordinates, and their superiors. In their own words the managers describe how they reframed their understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how they learned to build effective work relationships with subordinates, how and when they used individual and organizational resources, and how they learned to cope with the stresses and emotions of the transformation. Above all, they describe what it meant to take on a new identity. Two themes emerge from this fascinating book. First, the transition from individual contributor to manager represented a profound psychological adjustment--a transformation--as the managers tried to contend with their new responsibilities. Second, the process of becoming a manager is primarily one of learning from experience. Through trial and error, observation and interpretation, the new managers learned what it took to become an effective business leader. The human and financial costs associated with the transition to manager can be considerable. Descriptions of bad judgment, burnout, and incompetence abound in these pages. But there are steps companies can take to improve the odds for first-time managers. Linda Hill gives concrete, practical suggestions that any company can use to help managers survive their first year and become effective contributors to the organization. BECOMING A MANAGER provides valuable insight into the challenges that new managers face. It is must reading for human resource professionals and others responsible for management development, as well as for the manager struggling to make the difficult transition to a new identity.

Becoming A Manager

Author: Perry MCINTOSH
Editor: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 076121481X
Size: 20,83 MB
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Becoming A New Manager

Author: Harvard Business Review Press
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422125076
Size: 10,95 MB
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You've just been promoted to a managerial position for the first time -- congratulations! But beware: the managerial role differs markedly from the individual contributor role. Go into the job with mistaken assumptions about what to expect, and you just may be blindsided by surprising realities. This book helps you lay the foundation for succeeding in your new role, explaining how to: � Discard the "doer" role of the individual contributor for the orchestrating role of the manager � Adjust your leadership style to maximize your team's performance � Balance conflicting expectations from your boss, peers, and direct reports � Deal productively with the stresses and new emotions that come with being a manager

Becoming A Manager

Author: Patrick Cunneen
Editor:
ISBN: 9781904887744
Size: 16,33 MB
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Across the world, being promoted to manager is seen as a validation of career success. Professionals who spend all of their college education learning about engineering or accountancy or law have spent their early years applying that learning as an individual contributor and have had little opportunity to study or practice being a manager and leading a team. Whether you work in industry, professional services, the public service, or not-for-profit organisations, the challenge of the transition into a management role cannot be underestimated. Not satisfied with drawing on his own extensive i.

A Beginners Guide To Becoming A Good Manager

Author: Jason Dearn
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1445219220
Size: 11,50 MB
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A simple guide to managing people for the brand new manager.

How To Become A Better Manager In Social Work And Social Care

Author: Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004420
Size: 11,66 MB
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Social work and social care managers often find themselves in management positions without having had any formal management training, yet skills and knowledge specific to social care settings are essential for effective practice. This book offers a researched and practical guide to the fundamental skills and knowledge that a manager needs, underpinned by the values and ethics that are inherent to social work and social care. Core skills covered include time management, recruitment, managing meetings, working in partnership with service users, negotiation and conflict management, and mentoring and coaching. A self-improvement feedback assessment is included, and the book features learning activities, practical tools, case examples, summaries and action checklists. This must-have handbook will help social work and social care managers and students to understand and accomplish the core skills needed for excellent management practice.

Management Fundamentals Concepts Applications Skill Development

Author: Robert Lussier
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324569645
Size: 16,62 MB
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With its three-pronged approach of concepts, applications, and skill development, MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS gives you a solid foundation of management concepts and real skills you can use in the workplace. Through a variety of thought-provoking applications, Lussier challenges you to think critically and apply concepts to your own experiences. Proven skill-building exercises, behavioral models, self-assessments, and group exercises throughout the text will help you realize your own managerial potential. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Becoming The Supervisor

Author: Hugh R. Alley
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1000068862
Size: 12,32 MB
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Becoming a Supervisor tells the story of Trevor who works as one of the production team in a small company that makes toy boats. He is thrust into the role of supervisor unexpectedly when his general manager reacts to his constant suggestions of how things could be better. When the GM becomes ill, Trevor struggles to take up the slack for several months until a new GM arrives. The core of the book follows Trevor’s growth under the coaching of Julie, his new GM. As Trevor deals with one challenge after another, Julie guides him on a journey to learn the core skills needed by all front-line leaders. The reader takes away four key ideas: (1) Front-line leadership skills are not too complicated to learn. (2) These skills are something that they can develop in themselves, regardless of what their organization does. (3) Tools and skills are there to help solve real business problems; implementing the tools is not a strategy. (4) In your role as supervisor (directing or responsible for others) you have to look after the mission of the company AND look after your people – doing only one is not an option. Essentially, this book is intended to give hope to a new supervisor or team lead. They will finish the book knowing that the skills they need can be learned and aren’t that difficult to acquire. It is designed to introduce the central skills that any supervisor has to be able to master at least with a basic working competency: instructing, leading, and making improvements in their own area. It introduces some of the more widely used tools that a new supervisor may need. More importantly, it ties these tools and skills to solving particular problems. Readers will understand that the tools are not important for their own sake, but only to the extent that the tools serve the larger objective of the organization. This book is designed to give the reader an entertaining and hopeful story about the very difficult transition from worker to supervisor, from being one of the crew to directing the crew. It is an emotionally tough transition, and the idea that someone could see a model of how it can work out will be helpful to folks new in a leadership role. Finally, the book provides a reference to other sources of information that will let the reader extend their learning about each of the tools or skills referenced in the contents.

Understanding Management

Author: Richard Daft
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 032456838X
Size: 16,37 MB
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UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, Sixth Edition provides an engaging survey of modern management practice that seamlessly integrates classic and contemporary principles. Rather than concentrating on large global enterprises, the text focuses on dynamic small to mid-sized local businesses and entrepreneurial issues, giving students valuable real-world insights and practical skills they can readily apply when beginning or continuing their careers. To help students deepen their understanding and hone their skills, numerous skill-building and application exercises appear in every chapter. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT also features a streamlined format and impressive ancillary package that make it affordable, flexible, well-suited to any course, and effective for students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.