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Great management is difficult to see as it occurs. It's possible to see the results of great management, but it's not easy to see how managers achieve those results. Great management happens in one-on-one meetings and with other managers - all in private. It's hard to learn management by example when you can't see it. You can learn to be a better manager - even a great manager - with this guide. You'll follow along as Sam; a manager just brought on board, learns the ropes and deals with his new team over the course of his first eight weeks on the job. From scheduling and managing resources to helping team members grow and prosper, you'll be there as Sam makes it happen. You'll find powerful tips covering: delegating effectively; using feedback and goal-setting; developing influence; handling one-on-one meetings; coaching and mentoring; deciding what work to do - and what not to do; and more. Full of tips and practical advice on the most important aspects of management, this is one of those books that can make a lasting and immediate impact on your career.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780976694021
ISBN-10: 0976694026
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 178mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: The Pragmatic Programmers
Publisher: The Pragmatic Programmers
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman is a well-known consultant, speaker, and author on managing high-technology product development. Johanna has written over 100 articles and papers and is now a frequent contributor for Fast Company's online career center, Software Development, Computerworld.com, and StickyMinds.com. Johanna is the author of the highly acclaimed Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds, and is the coauthor of Corrective Action for the Software Industry. Johanna is also a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference. Esther Derby is one of the rare breed of consultants who blends the technical and managerial issues with the people-side issues. She is well known for her work helping teams grow to new levels of productivity and is recognized as one of the world's leaders in retrospective facilitation. Esther's articles have appeared in Better Software (formerly STQE), Software Development, Cutter IT Journal, and CrossTalk. She writes regular columns for stickyminds.com and Computerworld.com, and publishes the quarterly newsletter, insights. Esther is also a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.

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