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7 Overall

9 Applicability

7 Innovation

6 Style

Recommendation

If you’re about to become a manager for the first time and aren’t really sure what you’re getting into, author Michael Morris’ book is required reading. It provides a wealth of information and insight into your new job. Likewise, if you are a first-time manager and you’re floundering a bit, read this to see how to turn your new career around and become successful. getAbstract.com also recommends it to anyone who is considering an executive career. Here’s a sneak peak into what you can expect as a member of management.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to make the transition into your new managerial role;
  • How to use six techniques for interacting with your boss;
  • What five skills every new manager needs; and
  • Why you need certain strengths in specific managerial roles.
 

About the Author

Michael Morris is a columnist for Better Business magazine and the author of Starting a Successful Business. An authority on management and other business issues, he consults with small companies, teaches college business courses and writes for business schools.

 

Summary

You’ve Been Promoted! Congratulations (Maybe)
As soon as you hear that you’ve been promoted to a managerial position, bone up on the difference between being an employee and being a boss. To make a smooth transition, you must understand that: You are no longer responsible only...

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