Now You're a Manager
In This Chapter
Figuring out what management is
Making the move from doer to manager of doers
Understanding the changing workforce
Defining the key functions of management
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 ...