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The First-Time Manager Audiobook

The First-Time Manager

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Since its original publication, The First-Time Manager has helped many thousands of rookie managers handle their new responsibilities...and now it can help you! Clear and concise, this audiobook covers all the fundamentals you need for success, with indispensable advice on topics including hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, and managing time and stress. In addition, the completely updated fifth edition shows you how to build trust and confidence, be an active listener, manage a diverse group of individuals, conduct performance appraisals, and address many other challenges that come with the manager's job.

Written and read in an inviting and accessible style, this classic skill-building audiobook is an essential tool for becoming an effective, confident new manager.

©2005 AMACOM, NY; (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp

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  • Euryleia
    Buena Park, CA United States
    19/01/08
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    "Useful!"

    This is a really good resource, relevant, concise and easy to understand. I wish we used this at work- it might help ease the transition into a management or supervisory position tremendously!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Francis Paul
    Rosario CavitePhilippines
    19/03/09
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    "A must have for incoming managers."

    This book offered great insight and set my expectations for my upcoming managerial post. It may be long and you may have to listen to it more than once but it definitely is a well spent time. Concepts are easy to grasp and focuses on leadership as the foundation of proper management. A must have not just for incoming managers like myself but also for experienced executives who need to refresh their management and leadership style.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bassanio Thelwell
    3/04/16
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    "Fastest I ever finished an Audiobook"

    The content and the narration was just awesome! Finished this book in 3 days, where others of similar length I would have taken a week or more. This is my first time as a Supervisor. Learned some much needed advices that I didn't even realize I needed. Favorite part was the last chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan Chen
    Los Angeles
    15/09/15
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    "Good resource, very practical"

    I picked this book to prepare for a job interview in management. I didn't get the job but my interview performance lead to a promotion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mpb
    new york city
    10/06/14
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    "Great book even for long time managers"
    If you could sum up The First-Time Manager in three words, what would they be?

    Lots of tricks and tips and how to become great at observing and feeling the situation.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Doug
    16/11/16
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    "Great insight and guidelines for management."

    Great insight and guidelines for management. Also a good review of best practices for existing managers at all levels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christian
    2/10/16
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    "Encouraging"

    Seems to cover all the real major points of managing a team. Easy to understand. Already sharing what I have learned with my family and peers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Benesh
    30/03/16
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    "Great audio book"

    This book brings up many good topics on dealing with people and how to be an effective manager. Very basic skills but are very valuable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rev_pm
    2/03/16
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    "Great overview for a new manager!"

    Loved it! it is a nice overview for a new manager. Author covered a lot of topics in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bryant
    13/12/15
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    "Really Liked It."

    Adequate substance to keep you fully engaged. Too many books of this nature just pour corporate power words into a bowl and fill in the spaces with anectdotes that are obvious fabrications. This one is actually different. I was able to takes notes of things I will actually use.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    Manchester UK
    28/12/11
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    "Some good points but...."

    Generally this is an interesting piece of work, however about two thirds of the way through it started to ramble on about various sets of US legislation (in fact it almost sounds like they were added to pad out a section). All acts of legislation mentioned are not valid in the UK and this really distracted from the text.

    The general concepts covered are good but think they are equally, if not better, covered elsewhere.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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