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November 25, 2008 Bob's Books, Books No Comments


Following is a precis of Bob Selden’s best-selling book “What To Do When You Become The Boss”.

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What To Do When You Become The Boss

How new managers become successful managers!

Most new managers get very little initial training about how to manage. Generally new managers are promoted or selected for the role because of their excellent technical or professional expertise. It is assumed therefore that they will also be expert at people management.

This book fills the “people management” learning gap for new managers. Here is your complete “How to” for both managing and leading. Learn how to best manage your boss, your people and yourself in the all important first management role. “What To Do When You Become The Boss” covers hiring, motivating, delegating, influencing, managing time, firing – in fact everything you will need to know and learn about leading and managing.

Although written for the new manager, this book has so many tips, tools and techniques that it will be an invaluable resource for managers at all levels.

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Some review comments …

If you only have time to do just one thing, now that you are struggling with all the new challenges which have arrived with that recent promotion, buy this book and keep it in the top drawer of your desk – it will be one of the best investments you have ever made. Jonathan Farrington’s blog

This book is perfect for entrepreneurs everywhere, it will help you grow your management skills that you will use with your employees, with vendors, with associates and with anyone you do business with. I will highly recommend this book to my consulting clients. Michelle Dunn, Neverdunn Publishing Inc.

Honestly, What To Do When You Become The Boss should be assigned reading for anyone in business school or for those who work within a large corporation. Not only will the advice offered in this book be beneficial to you and your career, but you will also help the company grow as a result. And we all know, if you help the company grow you will be rewarded. So if you want to be successful, I strongly recommend this book – you and your career will thank me. Great New Books

Overall, What to Do When You Become the Boss is a highly effective book on the subject of management and it ranks among the better books I have read on this subject. It is well- written with plenty of good advice and great organization to help the young manager reach his/her greatest potential. It’s a handy book that all managers, both new and experienced, can benefit. Bryan Carey, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer


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