This is one of the only books I’ve read that is specifically geared toward the new or aspiring managers.
The first few chapters of the book cover the fundamentals of managing: selecting, guiding, correcting, motivating, and delegating. Carr then devotes two chapters to communications and the three to developing successful teams.
He wraps with an overview of “phase two management” or what needs to be the focus after the fundamentals are masters.
Each topic is illustrated with case studies and most include mini self-assessment to guide the learning.
This practical, pragmatic guide to the basics will short-circuit many a new manger blunder and ease the learning curve of mastering the art of directing others.