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Become a manager that makes a difference and can inspire a team.

Every manager wants to succeed, lead their team well, be acknowledged by the boss, and benefit their company or organization. However, it is much more easily said than done. It takes specific skills, traits, and actions for a manager to truly fill the role well. Yet, many people do not possess these skills and end up either floundering or failing completely. When this happens it costs the company money, teamwork falls apart, and employees quit their jobs, tensions rise, and deadlines are not met, people begin arguing and bickering, and you may one day find that your job is on the line.

You don’t have to follow in this path of confusion, frustration, and failure. You can make a better choice, a choice to learn and improve yourself. While there will be many steps along the way, as there there is much to learn, you can get a guide to each of these steps within the sections of this audiobook. By dedicating yourself to learn the lessons I teach, you can surpass simply succeeding, and instead, truly excel.

Some of the lessons you will find include:

  • How to recognize talent during the hiring process.
  • Tips to keep in mind to get the best employees on your team.
  • The five types of leadership, and which a manager should choose.
  • The skills and qualities every manager should possess.
  • Three types of listening, and how they will help you succeed.
  • When to apologize, and when you should never apologize.
  • How to make an apology count and get it done right.
  • Investing in your team to make it succeed.
  • How to create an Individual Development Plan.
  • Making the tough decisions when the going gets tough.
  • The importance of confidence, and how to boost it.
  • Which rules should be followed, and which should be broken.
  • Communication is key, and how to use it.
  • Leading a team of individuals.

This audiobook provides you with a wealth of easily understood information and actionable steps you can take to make a difference in your professional life truly. Not only will you become a better manager, but you will also become a better employee, mentor, leader, and friend. Many other books on the market that claim to help you be a better manager are lacking in one big area: They aren’t books for managers. Why is that? These books, while claiming to be for managers, are only standard leadership books. And, while a manager must be able to lead, that is only one part of the job. There are many other aspects that these books ignore. However, with this audiobook, you can truly get a comprehensive understanding of what is required as a manager, where you should focus on developing, and how you can actively grow into the manager your team needs.

Don’t allow this chance to pass you by. One year from now, where do you want to see yourself: Continuing to buckle under the stress of a job you are unable to excel in? Or becoming a top-class manager that benefits your entire team and company? A person and manager that you can be proud of?

The choice is yours. 

©2020 Garrett Redfield (P)2020 Garrett Redfield

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  • Cecilia Arcuri
  • 25-05-2020

Incredible Book

For anyone who is in management or looking to get there I would highly recommend this book! It's an easy read and very insightful. It provides a lens through the eyes of a common worker and how to manage them. As a common worker (non-manager) I can say that this is an accurate and effective way to lead.

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  • Ryan Major
  • 25-05-2020

Practical, not Theory

I love this book. It isn't management theories like most other management books are. This one is practical and gives you literal guidance on what to do in certain management situations.

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  • Adrian Jones
  • 25-05-2020

Great, practical advice for all levels

Lessons in here that any manager can take and use immediately. Also read up on the author's reading list, great stuff there too

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  • Robert Allen
  • 25-05-2020

So much wisdom...

This is a must listen for anyone in management or who works with people. I wish this book at been available when I first became a manager. The insights and tips are so useful that we’ve required all new managers in the company to listen her book.

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  • Andrew Ramos
  • 25-05-2020

Great Pointers

I really enjoyed seeing many of the principles learned in school come alive in Zhuo's writing. There is so much here to apply right away and refer back to later. Also, the book is very recent, and that improved it's usefulness to five stars.

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  • Marcia Perine
  • 25-05-2020

Very good introduction

Liked the straightforward setup and the style of writing. Clear and down to earth. Now to pick out the first couple actions to try.

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  • Ernest Beebe
  • 25-05-2020

A guide book to become an effective manager

When I was reading the books I often felt the same way as Julie experienced. Her story is not a theoretical, but practical guide to become an effective manager.

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  • Steven Hughes
  • 25-05-2020

Actionable advice

Great framework and advice you can start using the very next day! Helped me do great when I was only 70% ready going into new role

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  • John Fox
  • 25-05-2020

Actionable advice

Great framework and advice you can start using the very next day! Helped me do great when I was only 70% ready going into new role

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  • Charles Mosley
  • 25-05-2020

This book provides valuable information

Well worth the time and money. Very easy to read. You can certainly put yourself in the various scenarios presented in the book. I would certainly recommend and read other books from this author.

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  • Linda Sanders
  • 25-05-2020

The narration of the book is fully like its name

I found this guide and purchased it instantly. A useful guide forever. I'm inspired! If you want to learn more so this guide perfect for you.

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  • Pamela Mayo
  • 25-05-2020

There is a great deal with this book

I found this valuable guide from Amazon. I hope this guide will help you a lot. You will also get how to have a positive mindset.

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  • Debra Franz
  • 25-05-2020

This book provides a great way of instruction

Tips are used in this audio book is great. The author gave me techniques that helped me little by little to regain control of my life. Thank you for this gift.

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  • Jeffrey Weitzman
  • 25-05-2020

Fair examples provided

Very interesting book, it gives a lot of examples and rely push the reader to think as a manager. Deserves to be listen.

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  • Donna Beaudoin
  • 25-05-2020

This book is engaging in-depth on this theme

I used this book when I 1st became a supervisor and now, 7 years later I'm referring it to new managers or seasoned ones who may need a refresher.

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  • Laura Lawrence
  • 25-05-2020

This book listened to with Satisfactory

A must listen before entering managment. An an employer I would require all newly hired managers to listen this book

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  • Charlie Morris
  • 25-05-2020

Immensely tempting audio guide

Excellent book for new managers. I lead management development classes at my place of work and use this book extensively. It provides a solid overview of management issues and provides a lot of practical tips. Great book.

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  • Mary Martinez
  • 25-05-2020

A massive book about this topic

This is a good book rich with new ideas and skills. The person I presented to endorse that assessment.. Like most situations its value would be better appreciated when its material is applied to real life cases. A useful addition to one's library.

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  • Jackie Reeder
  • 25-05-2020

This book assistance me to Improve my skill

This was a required Audiobook for one of my college courses. I found it offered helpful suggestions and guidelines for new managers; a good listen and reference material for any manager

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  • Sam Kelley
  • 25-05-2020

An excellent way to assure this topic

This is a great book with some pearls of wisdom from a seasoned expert turned consultant. If you want to avoid the pitfalls of experiential learning in middle management, listen this book!

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