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Managing For Dummies, UK Edition



Managing For Dummies, UK Edition

Richard Pettinger, Bob Nelson, Peter Economy

ISBN: 978-1-119-99250-9 December 2010 400 Pages


If you're having trouble motivating your employees, need to resolve a conflict, or want to learn how to better monitor your employees’ performance, this straight-forward guide will take you step by step through every aspect of managing. Packed with expert advice on team-building, communication skills, identifying talented employees, and letting go of staff, Managing for Dummies takes the stress out of what can be an intimidating and high-pressured job.

The book will be adapted from the current US edition of Managing for Dummies. Existing content will be revised to reflect essential UK information including:

  • UK-specific case studies, including references to recognisable UK businesses
  • UK business practice, including ethics, employee and employers rights and responsibilities, hiring and firing - with reference to UK law
  • UK websites
  • UK financial information


Part I: You Want to Be a Manager.

Chapter 1: You’re a Manager — Now What?

Chapter 2: Delegation: Getting Things Done - By Everyone.

Chapter 3:Leadership and Leading.

Part II: Managing People.

Chapter 4: Attracting and Keeping the Best.

Chapter 5: Motivation, Inspiration and Performance.

Chapter 6: Coaching and Development..

Part III: Making Things Happen.

Chapter 7: Setting Goals and Targets.

Chapter 8: Measuring Performance and Progress.

Chapter 9: Performance Evaluations and Appraisals.

Part IV: Working with People.

Chapter 10: Effective Communication.

Chapter 11: It's a Team Thing.

Chapter 12: Managing Flexible Workers.

Chapter 13: Ethics and Organisational Politics.

Part V: The Tough Ones.

Chapter 14: Managing Change.

Chapter 15: Discipline: Speaking Softly.

Chapter 16: Too Little, Too Late: Dismissing Employees.

Chapter 17: Managing Yourself : Taking Care of No.1.

Part VI: Tools and Techniques for Managing.

Chapter 18: Budgeting and Accounting.

Chapter 19: Harnessing the Power of Technology.

Chapter 20:Employee Development.

Chapter 21: Keeping Track of Management Trends.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Management Mistakes.

Chapter 23: The Ten Best Ways to Recognise Employees.

Chapter 24: Ten Classic Business and Management Books.