A Useful Guide to Managing People

Author: Bob Shiers
ISBN: 978-1-906460-08-2


Managing people well is not easy. The objective of this Useful Guide is to make your life at work easier and more productive. Now that you have people reporting to you, one of your key tasks is to get them to do their best for you and enjoy it.

This Useful Guide provides step by step guidance to the straightforward things you can do to achieve this and is suitable for you if you are about to become a manager or have been in your first management position for less than 2 years.

What the Useful Guide includes:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Induction and Training
  • Maintaining Standards
  • Change Management
  • Getting Organised
  • Motivation
  • 42 work place challenges
  • 23 worksheets in the toolkit that you can download and use on your own computer.

  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • manage your time effectively so that you can manage rather than just react
  • keep focused on your targets
  • build your team so it can deliver what's required
  • develop your team members so they can achieve their objectives
  • align your actions and your words
  • communicate effectively with your team members
  • induct new members into your team
  • set standards and help your team members keep to them
  • manage the changes that your team will inevitably experience
  • be organised and manage all the tasks required of a team leader
  • motivate your team members.

  • About the Author

    Bob Shiers, has been a Head of Section for the Industrial Society as well as the manager of, what was then, the largest food processing plant in Europe with a £50 million annual budget, 850 people, and state of the art equipment.

    He is the also the author of:

  • A Useful Guide to Appraisals
  • A Useful Guide to Budgeting
  • A Useful Guide to Feedback
  • A Useful Guide to Induction
  • A Useful Guide to Managing Money
  • A Useful Guide to Training Needs Analysis
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