"...offers practical, actionable advice culled from real world experience, grounded in management theory and presented in a concise ready to use format."
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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 3, 2011
The "People Manager’s Survival Guide" provides the most concise advice for managers to hit the business book shelves in many years. But you won’t find it on any bookshelves. Jim Taft has packaged key lessons from his 25 years managing for-profit and non-profit organizations plus his 12 years as executive coach into a straight to the point handbook for managers. Jim has crafted his book as a PDF document which includes links to take the reader to additional reading sources if they choose to pursue a topic in greater depth. The book can be acquired for download at http://peoplemanagerssurvivalguide.com. For a limited time, purchasers of "The People Manager’s Survival Guide" will receive 30 minutes of free executive coaching from the author.
“Too many managers have the impression that their excellent technical skills will continue to make them successful after they are promoted to management. This is a far cry from the truth. Management is a set of skills – a discipline – all its own. And for managers to be successful they should make a commitment to study management as soon as they take their position as manager.
“In my work with managers, from middle managers to company owners, I keep running into the same issues so I wrote the book to give my clients something to refer to. Now the book is available on the web.”
The People Manager’s Survival Guide is a summary of advice for managers and focuses on key essentials to make a manager successful. But is the book worthwhile for experienced managers?
“There is nothing in the book that I haven’t seen experienced managers stumble over. Many experienced managers “grew up” in their particular business and have not taken the time to form their management skills. Therefore they often make the same mistakes in management or leadership that new managers make.” Jim said.
Joe Weinbrecht, HR training and organization development consultant has more than 30 years in the financial services industry. “What I admire most about Jim's work is that he always offers practical, actionable advice culled from real world experience, grounded in management theory and presented in a concise, ready to use format. An indispensable primer for new supervisors and an excellent quick-reference tool for existing managers facing new challenges,” Joe said.
Amy Spedale, COO of The Dini Group designers of high performance FPGA Boards based in La Jolla, CA had this to say, “The book proved to be a great summary resource and guide. The references allow the reader to get more into a particular area if they are interested, but I appreciate the summary nature of the book. I found the reading to be easy and have plans to recommend this book to my executive group. I really enjoyed the summaries at the end of each chapter. The chapter on meetings was very useful and comprehensive.”
The book has a practical structure. As a PDF file it is more portable and can be quickly downloaded to allow the reader to start gathering information immediately. In addition, most chapters end with a summary outline that includes references and a live link to a web site where the reader can explore further reading sources if they decide to delve deeper.
Jim Taft is Owner/Facilitator/Coach of Executive Roundtables which offers peer group problem solving forums and Executive Coaching. You can reach Jim at jim (at) executiveroundtables (dot) com or 619-593-6583. Jim coaches clients in San Diego, California or worldwide by phone or Skype™
Get The People Manager’s Survival Guide at http://peoplemanagerssurvivalguide.com . For a limited time, get 30 minutes of free executive coaching with book purchase.