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The First-Time Manager

In Eric Jacobson On Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Books, Leadership Education, Leadership Skills, Leadership Training, Leadership Versus Management, Management, Management Versus Leadershp on December 12, 2013 at 7:44 am

First-Time Manager

AMACOM’s (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager — originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business.

The book covers eight core responsibilities of a new manager, including:

  • Hiring
  • Communicating
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Training
  • Monitoring
  • Evaluating
  • Firing

Expert advice is additionally provided regarding:

  • Using Your New Authority
  • Managing Your Mood
  • Building Trust

One of my favorite sections of the book is the one about class in a manager:

  • Class is treating people with dignity.
  • Class does not have to be the center of attention.
  • Class does not lose its cool.
  • Class does not rationalize mistakes.
  • Class is good manners.
  • Class means loyalty to one’s staff.
  • Class recognizes the best way to build oneself is to first build others.
  • Class leads by example.
  • Class does not taken action when angry.
  • Class is authentic and works hard at making actions consistent with words.

The First-Time Manager is an excellent how-to guide for anyone new to managing people.

Other books for new managers include any from the Top 20 list of Leadership Books, as voted on by LinkedIn Linked 2 Leadership group members, who were asked the question:

What’s the first leadership book you would give to a new manager?

Kevin Cashman On Leadership Versus Management

In Eric Jacobson On Corporate Culture, Eric Jacobson On Leadership, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Leadership Education, Leadership Quotes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Training, Leadership Versus Management, Leading By Example, Management, Management Versus Leadershp on October 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Today, I share some of my favorite  quotes from Kevin Cashman’s new book, The Pause Principle.

  • “What sleep is to the mind and body, pause is to leadership and innovation.”
  • “Managers assert drive and control to get things done; leaders pause to discover new ways of being and achieving.”
  • “Managers require competency to drive results; leaders embody character to build a compelling, sustainable future.”
  • “Managers accelerate to keep pace with the competition; whereas leaders paradoxically step back to go beyond the competition.”
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