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Mastering Management Styles: Expert Guidance for Managers by Harris Silverman

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Preface

One of the most important decisions you'll make as a manager—and you'll be making it again and again, on a daily basis—is how best to approach and deal with your employees.

Too often, this is a decision that is made by default: managers, especially new ones, don't so much decide on a management style as fall into one, without giving the question much thought: they simply act toward their employees in a way that's comfortable and convenient for them, in keeping with their personalities, or perhaps by modeling themselves on a manager they've worked under in the past. (Some even mimic their parents!)

But this is a big mistake. How you interact with your staff, and indeed with other employees in your organization, will be a major determinant ...

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