So up front, I want to say that one of the authors, Alison Green, is my management idol. Her popular blog, Ask a Manager, is a must-read for me daily. She answers some of the most entertaining workplace questions (think "an employee is putting magic curses on her coworkers") with tact and straight-forward advice. A large part of my management philosophy was developed through her advice- so of course, when I realized she had a book, I snagged a copy.
While definitely geared towards nonprofits, this guide offers straight-forward advice with practical examples and applications that almost any manager can learn from. For a newer manager, this guide is invaluable, especially if you've been thrown into management with little support or training (as many of us are). I keep a copy of this book on my shelf and reference it frequently, especially when interviewing or doing annual evaluations. I love her interview question examples and have noticed a dramatic change in the effectiveness of my interviewing after implementing her advice.
I always offer to lend this book to new supervisors in my department this book and they agree that it was immensely helpful to learn the basics! For a new manager, I'd say it's a must read.
You can buy this book on amazon, or grab a copy form your local library. Happy reading and I'd love to hear your impressions of the book in the comments below!
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