The Manager's Answer Book

Powerful Tools to Maximize Your Impact and Influence, Build Trust and Teams, and Respond to Challenges


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224 Pages


6 x 9


Trade Paperback

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Red Wheel Weiser


A writing partnership was born when the first edition of The Big Book of HR hit the market in 2012. Since that time, Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem have gone on to write four more books, see them translated into other languages, and receive prestigious awards.
Barbara Mitchell is enthusiastic about helping organizations find, hire, engage and retain the best available talent. That’s why she began consulting after working as an HR Executive in corporations. She’s the founder and Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group, a management consulting practice that helps a wide variety of clients with people and talent management issues. 
Cornelia Gamlem is passionate about helping organizations develop and maintain respectful workplaces. For that reason, she took her HR expertise, gained working for a Fortune 500 IT services company, and founded the Gems Group, a management consulting firm offering clients solutions to employee relations, workplace diversity and related HR and business issues. 

Winner of the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book in the Career category!
Congratulations, you're a manager! Of course you have expertise in the field you're managing, but what about everything else? There's so much more to know!

Whether you're a new or seasoned manager, your responsibilities can become overwhelming at times. There are days and new situations that will leave you feeling vulnerable. You don't know where to start or even what to ask!

The Manager's Answer Book can help. In question-and-answer format, this easy-to-use guide provides information on many aspects of managing. You will learn about:

  • Getting started: moving from peer to manager, setting goals, managing projects, resources, and much more.
  • Developing your management skills: communicating, delegating, motivating, and facilitating.
  • Building and managing your team: hiring, firing, and everything in between.
  • Creating your personal brand: building credibility for yourself, your team, and your department.
  • Managing up, down, and around: working with people and functions in your organization.
  • Potential land mines: conflict, change, and risk.
  • Legal pitfalls: navigating the miasma of laws and regulations.

The Manager's Answer Book will help any manager stay informed and avoid unknowingly tripping over a new situation. It's a natural complement to The Big Book of HR.

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