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.
About the Author
Steven R. Smith, a registered pharmacist, spent 42 years serving in management and executive positions in the pharmaceutical industry.