AMACOM's (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business.
The book covers eight core responsibilities of a new manager, including:
Expert advice is additionally provided regarding:
- Using Your New Authority
- Managing Your Mood
- Building Trust
- Class is treating people with dignity.
- Class does not have to be the center of attention.
- Class does not lose its cool.
- Class does not rationalize mistakes.
- Class is good manners.
- Class means loyalty to one's staff.
- Class recognizes the best way to build oneself is to first build others.
- Class leads by example.
- Class does not taken action when angry.
- Class is authentic and works hard at making actions consistent with words.
Other books for new managers include any from the Top 20 list of Leadership Books, as voted on by LinkedIn Linked 2 Leadership group members, who were asked the question:
- What's the first leadership book you would give to a new manager?