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The Ugly Truth about Managing People: 50 (Must-Get-Right) Management Challenges...And How to Really Handle Them e-book

Author:

Ruth King

Language:

English

Category:

Business

Subcategory:

Management & Leadership

ePub size:

1189 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Sourcebooks (July 1, 2007)

Pages:

320

ISBN:

1402209134

The Ugly Truth about Managing People: 50 (Must-Get-Right) Management Challenges...And How to Really Handle Them e-book

by Ruth King


The Honest Truth about Managing. Make the right choices, and there is no limit to how you and your business can grow. The different challenges noted in the book are incredibly informative.

The Honest Truth about Managing. Managing people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Make the wrong choices, and there is sure to be trouble ahead. The problem is, no one ever tells you this up front and helps you avoid the pitfalls. Learn from the experiences of The Honest Truth about Managing. Of good use to both managers and employees. The solutions and the ways to incorporate the solutions into business plans of all levels.

The Honest Truth about ManagingManaging people is one of the toughest jobs in business

The Honest Truth about ManagingManaging people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover. Profitability Master Ruth King is a seasoned entrepreneur who writes from experience

The Honest Truth about Managing. Profitability Master Ruth King is a seasoned entrepreneur who writes from experience. Since 1981 she has helped thousands of business owners get and stay profitable in addition to running her own profitable companies. Her latest business, Profitability Revolution Paradigm, is the first Internet TV Network that broadcasts ideas, news, strategies, and other information that matters to small businesses 24/7/365 on any Internet device, mobile or desktop.

The Ugly Truth about Managing People: 50 (Must-Get-Right) Management Challenges . Ruth King wants to show us the ugly side of running a business. It's expensive (but it doesn't have to be). And How to Really Handle Them. I find business self-help books that offer examples of persons who have encountered difficulties and resolved them one way or another, instructive. This book does that by taking a mini case study approach to running a small business. It's depressing (but only if you give up each time you hit a roadblock).

Download PDF book format. 65. 22. Personal Name: King, Ruth. Publication, Distribution, etc. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. The ugly truth about managing people : fifty (must-get-right) management challenges and how to really handle them Ruth King. Book's title: The ugly truth about managing people : fifty (must-get-right) management challenges and how to really handle them Ruth King. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007019689. Publication, Distribution, et. Naperville, I. .

fifty (must-get-right) management challenges and how to really handle them. Published 2007 by Sourcebooks in Naperville, Il. Written in English. In library, Management, Business, Handbooks, manuals, OverDrive, Nonfiction, Small business. Through stories and lessons from managers who have been there, you’ll discover how to handle such situations as:-My Direct Reports Were Fighting-I Inherited an Employee Who Hated Me-The President Tried to Bully Me-I Fired a Friend-I Didn’t Know What My Bosses Wanted-Retaining My. Workers Was ToughKnow the solutions to tackle any problem.

The Honest Truth about ManagingManaging people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Through stories and lessons from managers who have been there, you'll discover how to handle such situations as:-My Direct Reports Were Fighting-I Inherited an Employee Who Hated Me-The President Tried to Bully Me-I Fired a Friend-I Didn't Know What My Bosses Wanted-Retaining My. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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The Honest Truth about Managing

Managing people is one of the toughest jobs in business. Make the right choices, and there is no limit to how you and your business can grow. Make the wrong choices, and there is sure to be trouble ahead. The problem is, no one ever tells you this up front and helps you avoid the pitfalls.

Learn from the experiences of real managers just like you, who have faced the same problems and devised smart solutions. Through stories and lessons from managers who have been there, you'll discover how to handle such situations as:

My Direct Reports Were Fighting I Inherited an Employee Who Hated Me The President Tried to Bully Me I Fired a Friend I Didn't Know What My Bosses Wanted Retaining My Workers Was Tough

Know the solutions to tackle any problem.


Doriel
Very helpful tool toward better management of common workplace HR issues. The approach of gathering vignettes of workplace sticky-situations from a variety of industries and telling the straight-up story, then offering a "better solution" to dealing with the issue is educational and informative. Seems like the situations are not sugar-coated and the consequences of each are addressed. With each story told, there is a follow-on segment entitled" What I learned" and then the author's commentary on the same story entitled "applying the lessons learned to your company" (meaning the reader's own workplace). Recommend as a quick tip tool on a common HR problems. You can easily pick and choose which stories/situations are matched to your needs.
Akinonris
Close to 5 star worthy, I'd like to give it 4.5 stars. An excellent primer for those entering into management and helpful for one who has been a long time manager.
 
In Part One, the author solicited help from 50 different people to provide 50 different real life examples of difficult business issues that these people had to overcome.  Issues such as nepotism, lack of clear managerial vision, customer service, being internally  promoted from staff to employee, the importance of mentors, sexual harrassment, managing teenagers, & problems within a family owned business.
 
In Part Two, she provides 17 critical survival strategies, such as the importance of communication, having a clear evaluation criteria, immediately confronting bad issues, encouraging disagreements & debates, & managing different personality styles, steps to successfully groom a manager, seven management myths, & words of wisdom.
 
With over 105 ideas that I wrote down for this review, I will provide a few here.
 
On the Best Working Environments:  "...are ones in which employees know that they are treated fairly, what is expected of them, and what will happen if they do not follow the the rules.  You cannot enforce the rules for some of your employees and choose not to enforce the rules for others.  If you do so, those whare favored will know it and potentially take advantage of it.  Those that are out of favor will know it too, and feel that they are getting unfair treatment.  This could destroy their morale and lead to expensive legal bills."

pp. 127-131 cites an interesting case about a president of a company's inappropriate behavior & her preventing issues from being brought up by a direct report that the board needed to hear.

pp. 206-210 provides 31 requirements for an employee policy manual.

On Communication: "Everyone who reports to you needs to understand what their role is and what your expectations are. Here's why: If one person is standing on each of the four corners of an intersection and there is a car accident in the middle, each person will see it differently and their conclusion about the accident will be different. The same is true for management. If you want a certain result, you have to communicate clearly the result that everyone understands what is expected of them. Otherwise, different team members will have different viewpoints on what you said and their results will be on exactly what you wanted, because the team based their performance on their unique viewpoints rather than yours. Do not expect your employees to read your mind. They need clear direction from you as to what they should be doing and need feedback as projects or tasks progress. Without communication, each of your team members may proceed in a different direction, and as a result, nothing gets done the way you want it...Managers should alwasy communicate.  If you expect someone to follow your lead you need to let that person know where you are going.  It is critical to explain what your goals, behaviors, and expectations are to an employee.  Otherwise you may be going down one path and they will be going down another."

On Management in general:  "Let people do thei jobs.  Why hire people if you are going to do  everything yourself...you put yourself at risk everytime you jump in and take over.  The employee would not learn.  Or worse, would not do the job, because he knows that you are always there to bail him out.  Keep the same standards for yourself as you do for your employees.  You cannot ask your employees  do something that you do not do.  Support your employees.  They are on the front lines dealing with your customers.  Sometimes they will make the wrong decisions, but as long as the lines of communication are open you can fix the problem...(it0 takes the same skil set as raising kids.  You have to be a nurturer, mentor and coach to succeed."

On Employee Performance:  "Poor performers do not leave.  You have to run them off.  Good performers will leave on their own if what is expected of them is not clearly defined and if they are unsatisfied & confused."
Kirizan
What a terrific book. Easy to read, easy to digest, easy to remember, yet packed with powerful lessons and reminders of what we often know to be true, but at times don't practice.

The book begins with 50 mini stories, each written by a different contributor. That person summarizes the lessons learned, and then the author follows up with several summary points of her own. Following the 50 stories are several chapters summarizing the lessons learned and pointing out key lessons the author has learned in her 25 years as an entrepreneur.

The stories are written in the best storyteller fashion - quick, straight to the point, but with enough detail that they are memorable. I cringed as I read several of them, realizing I had handled a similar situation in my past very poorly. Several stories provided a powerful "aha" moment for me as I mentally tucked away the lesson learned with a promise to myself to handle things that way in the future.

The book is very enjoyable to read, both well written and well edited. It's an easy book to put down and pick up later since the 50 stories are each a separate chapter. The advice at the end is succinct and not overbearing or ponderous.

The most recurrent theme throughout the many stories is the crucial need to communicate well with employees. At the end, the point was emphasized to jump on problems quickly, particularly firing people who need to be fired and communicating to employees who are not meeting expectations.

An excellent book! I'd highly recommend to all business owners and managers.

Jan Dahlin Geiger, Author of "Get Your Assets in Gear! Smart Money Strategies" Get Your Assets in Gear! Smart Money Strategies
Wel
All of Ruth King's work is geared to drag the reader down and make things more difficult than they have to be. This book is no different. There are so many inspired and inspiring books on management and people skills out there . . . why would you want to read a depressing book based on other people's depressing experiences?

Also, please understand that Ruth King started several different companies before succeeding, and she seems to resent that. This may be why she puts a negative spin on everything she writes.

Try reading the classics, such as Stephen Covey's work. You'll get real life information from a man who succeeded brilliantly on his own before retiring and passing his legacy on to his son. Ruth King will only cause you to second guess yourself, and nobody needs that kind of negative reinforcement.

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