Author Provides 30 Years of Management Experience in New Book

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‘Management Basics A to Z’ provides a tutorial for first-time managers, offers mid-level advice

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You need to have a blueprint in place before you can build a house. The same is true for managing a business unit or companies of any size.

Douglas J. West’s new guide “Management Basics A to Z: How to Achieve Success in Your First Management Position” (published by iUniverse) is a how-to book for first-time, newly-promoted managers who have had little or no formal training in the art of management.

“Management Basics A To Z” covers a variety of practical subject matters whose target audiences are frontline managers and supervisors who were yesterday’s customer service personnel for such industries as the food service and retail trades – as examples. However, West is quick to point out that the book also contains ample information to support mid-level and senior managers in their efforts to managing companies of all sizes.        

An excerpt from “Management Basics A to Z”:

“Management is a very broad term, but basically it is the process of achieving company objectives through the cooperative efforts of your team. In other words, you’ve got to be good at getting people to do their jobs, which isn’t always easy. But management means much more than that. You are managing a part of a business or an entire business; that’s going to entail more than an ability to work with and motivate your subordinates. Let ‘Management Basics A to Z’ be your guide to success.”

“You need to have a blueprint in place before you can build a house,” West reminds readers. “The same is true for managing a business unit or companies of any size.”

About the Author
Douglas J. West spent 25 years at the Pepsi-Cola Albany Bottling Co., where he held senior operations and sales management positions. He’s also held managerial positions at Canteen Vending, a division of Compass Group PLC, which provided food and vending services for the White House and other prestigious clients in Washington, D.C. He now works at Leary Management Group, a property management company, and lives with his wife in Florida.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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