The First-Time Manager

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4 out of 5 stars
By Euryleia on 01-19-08

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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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By mpb on 06-10-14

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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Francis Paul on 03-19-09

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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Bassanio Thelwell on 04-03-16

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ryan Chen on 09-15-15

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Beach Lover on 08-06-18

The Title Says it All!

I'm listening to the book... over and over again.

I joined a small nonprofit recently in a new management role that was created just for me. I am now second in command. I was met with suspicion and resentment by most of the staff. I am being paid more, and at least two people thought they should have been promoted to the position. My boss hates conflict, and hasn't been at all helpful during the transition. He has been unwilling to provide direct instruction to the staff about my role, and, my right and responsibility to "manage" projects and programs. (He's one of the reasons the board created and funded my position...)

It's been painful - agonizing really, and I'm second guessing myself at every step. I browsed for a book to provide guidance and instruction to a new manager, or a manager in a new situation, and settled on this book because of the title and the description. I have not been the least bit disappointed. It feels as though I am having private sessions with an organizational psychologist who has seen it all before... and knows how to deal with toxic personalities and difficult situations.

I've made a few mistakes, to be sure, but I've avoided dozens of others because I listened to the book in time. I'm very grateful to have stumbled upon it.

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