This is a fully updated version of a highly successful title by the author of the best-selling Everything You Need for an NVQ in Management.
Absolutely everybody in all types of organisation – business, professional, governmental, academic – has to make the critical leap to managing people for the first time. There are countless books on managing people but very little written from the perspective of the novice, someone faced with the daunting task of changing from following instructions to giving them.
This book has been widely adopted in businesses and in particular the public sector. It has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent changes in theory and practice. It is full of assessment exercises and checklists so you can track your progress.
1: Setting the scene
2: Learning to learn
4: Negotiation and working with conflict
6: Stress management
7: Time management
8: Recruitment and selection
9: Developing people
10: Performance appraisal
13: Team building
‘The value of this book is that it makes a worthwhile attempt to help the first-time manager. Combining training material with a storyline involving real people makes it a lot more digestible than a textbook.’
‘I was 39 before I became a director of a new business, with almost no experience of managing other people or relationships… Lewthwaite’s book would have been extremely useful.’
People Management, June 2006
‘There are books on managing people by the truckload, but little specifically for the first time manager. The whole range of management knowledge, theory and practice is contained in this easily absorbed text.’
Business Executive, Autumn 2006
‘For a first time employer, I believe her new book would be an invaluable tool for learning the skills and techniques needed to put together and develop a successful team. I wish I had read this a year ago when I started my business! It is a privilege to learn from someone so experienced and skillful in managing people.’
James Murray Wells, Managing Director, Glasses Direct
‘Leaves no stone unturned. All aspects of the art of management are explores, full of self-assessment checklists and bullet points.’
Julie Lewthwaite has worked as a manager, writer and trainer in the retail, regional newspaper, and telecommunications industries, and for a local enterprise and economic development agency. She is currently working as a freelance writer.