Introduction

Congratulations! As a result of your astute choice of material, you're about to read a completely fresh approach to the topic of management. If you've already read other books about management, you've surely noticed that most of them fall into one of two categories: (1) deadly boring snooze-o-ramas that make great paperweights; or (2) recycled platitudes glazed with a thin sugar coating of pop psychobabble, which sound great on paper but fail abysmally in the real world.

Managing All-in-One For Dummies is different. This book is fun. Its approach reflects a strong belief and experience that management can be fun, too. You can get the job done and have fun in the process.

On some days, you'll face challenges — perhaps pushing you to your limit or beyond. However, on many more days, the joys of managing — teaching a new skill to an employee, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, and so on — can bring you a sense of fulfillment that you never imagined possible.

Managing All-in-One For Dummies provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of effective management, presented in a fun and interesting format. It's six books in one, drawing from a wealth of information across ten management-focused titles, compiled to support your efforts without giving you more than you want or need.

Managing can be an intimidating job. New managers — especially ones promoted into the position for their technical expertise — often have trouble knowing ...

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