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The management book

The management book

Newton, Richard, 1964-

Focusing on the manager's key role - managing teams to get things done, this book looks at the essential parts of management from unusual perspectives and different angles

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2011
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Available at Stroud.

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    9933883666 Business & Management 658 Adult Non-Fiction Available
  • Cheltenham – Earliest copy due back 2nd February

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    9933884328 General Non-Fiction 658 Adult Non-Fiction Due back 2nd February

Details

Statement of responsibility: by Richard Newton
ISBN: 027375033X, 9780273750338
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 264 p. ; 22 cm.
Series: Financial Times series
Subject: Management.; Business and Management.
Series Title: Financial Times series.

Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. PART 1 YOU – A MANAGER?
  4. The accidental manager
  5. The things managers do
  6. Success, happiness and the management career
  7. Picturing your role
  8. PART 2 THE TEAM
  9. The team starts with you
  10. Assembling the team
  11. What does your team want from you?
  12. The ever-changing shape of the team
  13. PART 3 CREATING YOUR ROLE
  14. Deciphering your boss
  15. The imperfect boss
  16. Think networks, not hierarchies
  17. Creating your role
  18. PART 4 THE WORKING TEAM
  19. Marching to the same tune
  20. Cutting up the cake
  21. Coach or controller?
  22. No team is an island
  23. PART 5 THE PRODUCTIVE TEAM
  24. Engaging and motivating the team
  25. Keeping on track
  26. Entitlement and fairness: reasonableness and imbalances
  27. The curse and delight of meetings
  28. PART 6 THE WORKING MANAGER
  29. The crunch: making decisions
  30. Are you really prioritising?
  31. Problems, barriers and conflicts
  32. Dealing with change
  33. PART 7 THE SOPHISTICATED MANAGER
  34. The myths of management science and predictable futures
  35. Taking risks as a manager
  36. Learning from the stoics
  37. Language as a tool
  38. PART 8 THE COMPLETE MANAGER
  39. What is a good job as a manager?
  40. What else do you need to do?
  41. Rights, wrongs, ethics and behaviour
  42. Excelling in your career
  43. PART 9 THE DEVELOPING MANAGER
  44. Help is at hand
  45. Reaching externally
  46. The tools for the job
  47. Using your annual appraisal
  48. Conclusion
  49. Index

Author note

Richard Newton is a skilled executive with 25 years experience in both line management and consultancy roles, across a range of sectors. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and economics and diplomas in software engineering and philosophy. Richard founded the company Enixus in 2005 to provide consultancy and interim management services. He has worked around the world and has written 7 books to date, including the FT Briefing on Change Management; The Management Consultant and The Project Manager’s Book of Checklists.

Description

Clearly structured in 36 short sections, this practical book provides rapid, accessible advice on all the essential management challenges.

 

Focusing on the manager’s key role - managing teams to get things done, this book looks at the essential parts of management from unusual perspectives and different angles.

 

Structured with the busy manager in mind, you can dip into any section of the book and read it as an individual piece of advice or read it end-to-end to gain an overall picture of management.

Reviews

“It is the kind of book that I wish I had had access to when I was starting my career – it would certainly have saved me a lot of time and trouble!”

Sir Anthony Cleaver, MA FBCS CCMI

 

“Extremely important knowledge presented in a way that it highly readable, instantly digestible and can be put straight into action in the workplace – this is the stuff you wish you’d known when you were starting out."

Marian Lauder MBE FCMI, Director Alto42 Ltd

 

“This is one of the most accessible and useful management books that I have come across in twenty years on management book reviewing. It is relevant to all levels of managers from those starting out to exceptional practitioners and is highly recommended.”

Andrew May, FIC CMC FCMI  

 

Back cover copy

WINNER OF CMI MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

FAST, THOUGHTFUL SOLUTIONS TO EVERY MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE YOU FACE

 

The Management Book picks out the top issues you are likely to face on a daily basis as a manager. It shows you how to maximise your own performance and that of your team in each of these areas, so that you deliver the outstanding results you want. For every challenge, the book gives you:

Key objectives for managers

Common issues faced in achieving these objectives

A streamlined overview of the issue and what it means

Pointers on when to focus on this issue

A results-focused checklist of action points

 

Clearly structured, easy to use, with an honest view of what management really involves and what it takes to get it right, you’ll find yourself referring back to The Management Book again and again.

'An excellent and comprehensive roadmap for succeeding as a manager, refreshingly grounded in real-life approaches that work. Some people are lucky enough to have a talented manager and mentor that demonstrates how to lead; for those who don't, and even those who do, the effective manager described in this book is worthy of emulation.'

Chad Raube, Company Director and Venture Capitalist