The step up to a managerial role can be an exciting, but daunting, new challenge. Suddenly, you are responsible for making sure your team is working together, achieving results, and that overall your department is running smoothly.
There is no single technique to becoming an excellent manager, but the Essential Manager’s Handbook provides indispensable advice on six of the key areas of management.
Lead your team Managing People is essential to
building a high-performing team, and in this section you will learn how to attain this goal. A successful manager must learn to set targets, plan work, delegate tasks, motivate employees, appraise performance, and solve problems. Managing people is a dynamic process that
is always evolving to reflect the complex workspace, but by learning the core skills outlined in this section, you will be well prepared to accommodate future change.
To run your team successfully, it is critical to be seen as a good leader. Leadership is the ability to create an environment where each individual feels totally committed to doing a great job. This section
Throughout this book, there are many features aimed at helping you to learn the essentials of being a manager quickly and efficiently.
“Ask Yourself” boxes allow you to review your situation and assess how you can improve your skills, while “Tip” boxes provide expert advice. Case studies demonstrate real-life examples for you to learn from, and “Do’s and Don’ts” boxes provide at-a-glance advice on key topics.