The First-Time Manager

  • by Loren B. Belker, Gary S. Topchik
  • Narrated by Sean Pratt
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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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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- Euryleia

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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- mpb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-14-2008
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC