"What To Do When You Become The Boss" is a very practical "how to" for new managers. In fact it's probably a must read for all managers, not just new ones, as the topics include most, if not all aspects of management (including an interesting chapter on "How to select your new boss").
Whilst it's written specifically for new managers, the "How to implement the ideas in this chapter" sections at the end of each chapter, can be:
* adapted for use by trainers and consultants to use with a wide variety of people development activities.
* used by managers of managers as an ideal way of training and coaching their new manager
Chapters 1 & 2 would make excellent pre-reading for any management development program. For example, the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney will be using the book as pre-reading for some of their external development programs.
Strongly recommended for all new managers, managers of managers and training consultants involved in the development of people skills.
This is a good basic book to help a person understand some of the problems of being the boss. A lot of people want to be a boss without having any idea what the position really... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marty Engebretsen Oasis Assembly
I run a very small architectural practice in regional NSW Australia. This book has been a fantastic tool assisting me in improving my business and the systems I use. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a relatively new manager for a small (under 20 person) financial services company, and I have been experiencing some challenges with managing others. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by M. Liu
Selden's book provides a practical how-to guide for new managers learning to manage their both up (their boss) and down (their employees). Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by Kaley Klemp
I have found to be the best way to improve is to go back to basics.
Starting at the beginning and learning the basic techniques helps you plug holes in your knowledge and... Read more
Many management books on the market seem to be comprised of techniques and theories which should work, but often don't. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by Karl B
I'm a new manager. While this book does provide clear and simple advice on important aspects of being a manager, I really don't like the presentation or the writing. Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by Daniel Wanner
Oh, I wish Bob had written this book 30 years ago when I first became a manager. I think I eventually became a good manager, but it was trial and error, and every error meant... Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by Tony C-:
I gathered some useful information from this book, so I feel like it shouldn't get less than three stars. Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by Brian Williammee