Every team manager approaches a new assignment with some nervous energy. First-time managers are often just plain nervous. Gary Topchik helps rookie team leaders with the basic information they need to make their first assignments successful. The chapters are brief and tightly focused on a single topic. The writing flows conversationally, and includes helpful lists, step-by-step instructions and some illustrative stories. The tone focuses on positive advice rather than possible mistakes. For such a brief book, the author covers a surprising range of helpful topics. getAbstract advises captains on their maiden voyages to stow this guide in their kits.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to lead a team;
- Which 10 steps to take to help build your team;
- Why some conflict can be healthy; and
- How to boost team spirit.
About the Author
Gary S. Topchik is the CEO of a consulting firm that focuses on management, leadership, and team building. He is the author of several books on management, including Managing Workplace Negativity and The Accidental Manager.