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The New Art of Managing People, Updated and Revised

The New Art of Managing People, Updated and Revised

Person-to-Person Skills, Guidelines, and Techniques Every Manager Needs to Guide, Direct, and Motivate the Team

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When a manager establishes a friendly yet productive working atmosphere, the benefits to the whole organization are substantial. The Art of Managing People provides practical strategies, guidelines and techniques for
* Developing the interpersonal skills necessary to improve relations with employees
* Understanding the differences between people, and behaving accordingly
* Assessing, and then improving, current working situations
* Creating trust between managers and employees.
Person-to-person skills are the key to developing an effective team of satisfied, energetic workers. Letting your workers express their own personalities and maximize their potentials will
* Reduce stress within the work force,
* Create a positive spirit throughout the company, and
* Increase the organization's productivity and profitability.
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  • Free Press | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416550624 | 
  • December 2008
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Chapter 1

"Oh, wad some power the girlie gie us to see oursels as others see us."

Robert Bums, 1786


Building Productive Managerial Relationships

Have you ever wished that you could magically know what other people are really thinking about you when you are interacting with them? There are plenty of reasons why this information could be very valuable to you as a manager. There may also be plenty of reasons why you would rather not know.

"That incompetent SOB. He's trying to get me to do his job again."

"Another phony smile. She doesn't really care about me."

"He makes me feel so stupid... see more

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