Chapter 1

Now You're a Manager

In This Chapter

arrow Figuring out what management is

arrow Making the move from doer to manager of doers

arrow Understanding the changing workforce

arrow Defining the key functions of management

arrow Taking the first steps toward becoming a manager

Managing is truly a calling. In the world of business, no other position allows you to have such a direct, dramatic, and positive impact on the lives of others and on the ultimate success of your enterprise.

This chapter provides an overview of the challenging and ever-changing world of management. Whether you're a manager or a manager-to-be, you can benefit from this inside look into the kinds of management techniques that can help you get the best from your employees every day of the week.

Identifying the Different Styles of Management

One definition describes management as “getting things done through others.” Another definition more specifically defines management as “making something planned happen within a specific area through ...

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