Asserting Yourself
Handling Stress
Making Time
Managing Yourself
Running Meetings
Selecting People
Understanding Behaviour
The Management Guide to Managing
By Kate Keenan
Extracts from the book

Remain focussed
Managing is a bit like wading through a swamp. Sometimes you make quite good progress, but at other times, you find yourself surrounded by alligators or bogged down by mangroves. When this happens, it is easy to panic and react spontaneously. It is also exceedingly easy to forget that the reason you were in the swamp in the first place was to drain it.
Communicating is the life-blood of managing. Unless you possess the gift of thought transference, you need to communicate simply and clearly what it is you want.
Just do it
Managing can be broadly defined as deciding what should be done and then getting it done. To ensure that things work, you need to plan what you want to do, organise who should do what direct the action and control the outcome.
Know your goals
In order to manage well, you need to plan. This requires you to know your ultimate aim, for without a strategic overview you will find it difficult to plot precisely what has to be done.

Compact, concise and refreshingly free of jargon, the Pocket Manager Management Guides have the potential to reviatalise any business, even if it's a successful one.
Books Magazine
Written by a chartered psychologist, the series is designed mainly for those running small businesses and professional firms, but also relevant to those running homes and families.
Business Informer
Especially for people who have neither the time nor the inclination for ploughing through the normal tomes...
The Daily Telegraph
Table of Contents
1. The Need for Managing
2. Managing Functions
3. Managing Skills
4. Managing Contingencies
5. Managing People
6. Managing Attitudes

Check List for Managing

The Benefits of Managing


Author: Kate Keenan
Format: 64 pages, pb
Published: Sept 1999
Price: £2.99
ISBN-10 & ISBN-13: 1-902825-75-6
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