Summary of Managing for Success
Practical Advice for Managers
Few managers start off properly trained for the job, so here’s the 101 on what every manager needs to know.
Calling upon his more than four decades of management and executive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Steven R. Smith presents a clear, intelligent, highly useful manual for all modern managers. Smith covers every area of responsibility – with a focus on hiring – and begins from a compelling position: Most managers who are promoted due to their skills and achievements in various areas of business performance are ill-prepared for management jobs and could benefit from any guidance they can get. Smith’s pragmatic – if mainstream – advice provides very concise basic management training while offering worthwhile insights into employee-manager and manager-boss relations. getAbstract recommends Smith’s unpretentious, valuable primer to managers who could use a refresher and to those who are mostly winging it for now.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why most managers need more training;
- What skills managers need to develop; and
- How managers should relate to the employees they supervise, their bosses and their HR departments.
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