For those of you who start a fantastic journey in the Team Management world I have a good news – There is a Bible or maybe let’s call it a leadership guide. In my humble opinion this book is a great collection of knowledge and advice helpful for a fresh Leader during the first months in new role.
“Managing People. A Practical Guide for Line Managers” written by Michael Armstrong was the first book that one of my Professors recommended to me during my postgraduate studies. After a couple years since I bought it I must admit that I like to come back to this on regular basis, especially when some unusual situation happens in my job.
What are the information that you may find helpful?
- First of all the process of motivating employees. I think that we need to be aware of how important this part of of our job is. How strong positive motivation can help us in building strong and stable team and mostly how this affects people engagement and morale.
- Second thing worth reading is recruitment process and how interview should look like. Another good example of how short conversation can influence on your future results. This part will explain how important it is to be well prepared recruiter and how the meeting should be lead. Believe me that for most of the Leaders this part should be regularly refreshed. Even from my friends I hear lots of stories about how not prepared recruiter discouraged them from choosing the company.
- Last part that I really enjoyed was a chapter about manager’s responsibility for people development. I’ve already mentioned this in my previous post but this is the top priority on the list of things that you need to take care of. People will expect that you’ll support them in their growth and make everything that’s possible to open right doors for them. In this part author is also showing us how to manage training programs and how to analyse the results.
- Other than that we can find information about delegating tasks, results management and one of the most difficult part – salaries management.
There are many books on the market that can help you on the first stage of you leadership career, this one was a huge help for me, therefore I thought that it would be good to share this. If you know any other titles that can be recommended feel free to use comment section.