It’s not often that I read a book and immediately wish I had read it several years ago. However, that is exactly the reaction I had when I finished Help! I’m a Manager. This book is hands down the best guide to navigating the transition of team member to manager I’ve ever read.
The book navigates a range of topics, from how to handle your first six weeks in the role to developing your team. All these topics are presented in a clear, no-nonsense manner and really transparently show the challenges and rewards of management.
What I really appreciated about the book is the authenticity of the author. She shares her past mistakes and how you can learn from them. She also is straight-forwards about the dynamic shift when you move into management. A new manager needs to learn how to approve time cards and schedule shifts, but they also need to learn the dynamics of their team and interact with them appropriately. This book sums this shift up beautifully. A must-read for any new manager.
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