From the Publisher
Internationally known Australian organisational consultant Bob Selden
, who is now based in Switzerland, has finally put all his great management tips and techniques into print. Bob's been a first level supervisor, line manager and senior manager in three financial organisations. So when it comes to knowing something about management, there probably aren't too many more experienced. He's also consulted to organisations from most industries on five different continents.
"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.
From the Author
I survived my first new manager's role in banking to eventually develop into a senior manager responsible for the career development of hundreds of other managers. During this growing process, and later as an organisational development consultant, trainer and coach, I learnt what works and what doesn't work when managing others. "What To Do When You Become The Boss"
is the result of this learning which I'm very pleased to pass on to help other new managers during their initial growth spurt.