As a new manager, you’ve been given a huge opportunity--one you can’t afford to waste through trial and error. This go-to resource teaches first-time managers everything they need to know to tackle challenges and take on new and unique responsibilities. Written in an inviting and accessible style, The First-Time Manager spans essential and immediately applicable topics like hiring and firing, motivating your team, conducting performance reviews, and overcoming resistance. Detailed examples and clear action steps round out these lessons, equipping you with the wisdom to succeed and bolster your team’s bottom line results. The revised sixth edition expands on decades of trusted, classic business advice for newcomers, including new material on increasing employee engagement, encouraging innovation and initiative, helping team members optimize their talents, improving outcomes, and distinguishing yourself as a leader. Packed with honest explanations and nitty-gritty details on the realities of managing people, The First-Time Manager will help you navigate any kind of people problem like a pro and hit the ground running in your new management role.