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Praise for Becoming a Successful Manager
“The authors make an anatomical evaluation of the practical dos and don’ts to becoming an outstanding manager. They create a powerful, easy-to-read text that will beneﬁt managers at all levels. For organizations seeking to create competitive advantage through people development, the tenets and practical suggestions put forward become a living process and mandatory reading.” Dorset Sutton Vice President/Managing Director South East Asia Region Colgate-Palmolive
“This is a great book for new managers! It provides effective tips, especially in delivering constructive criticism, conducting interviews, and running meetings. I recommend it as mandatory reading.” Joan Gundlach Vice President, Afﬁliate Sales Central Region A&E Television Networks
“Invaluable help for every new manager and a practical step-by-step guide to achieving managerial success. A perfect refresher for any seasoned manager and a must for every corporate training department. A remarkable book.” Arthur Coren Former Chairman and CEO Zenith Controls, Inc.
“This book identiﬁes and deals with key issues of transitioning to a business leadership role. Readers will recognize that the authors have been where they are going and will want to learn from their
experience. . . . brings essential advice to the next generation of leaders.” Rodger De Rose Former Partner Arthur Andersen
“This is the best book I’ve ever read on how to be a great manager. It should be required reading for all new managers and would make an outstanding refresher course for seasoned professionals. It’s full of practical insights, helpful examples, and all the right values. I plan on recommending it widely.” Tom Morris Morris Institute for Human Values Author of True Success and If Aristotle Ran General Motors
“This practical and useful guide for new managers will transform mediocre managers into outstanding ones. All managers should have a copy to help launch their careers and to refer back to once they’ve learned the ropes.” Stephen J. Kinner Senior Vice President Director Sales and Marketing Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
“Straightforward advice that encourages development of the fundamental people skills that earned the manager his or her promotion in the ﬁrst place. Provides the new manager with the tools needed to handle all work experiences from harassment issues to conducting efﬁcient and motivational meetings. A great book for all levels of management!” James P. Grusecki Chairman and Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Northern Builders, Inc.
Becoming a Successful Manager
How to Make a Smooth Transition from Managing Yourself to Managing Others
Jack H. Grossman, Ph.D., and J. Robert Parkinson, Ph.D.
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