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Wait, I'm the Boss?!?

The Essential Guide for New Managers to Succeed from Day One

Wait, I'm the Boss?!?
Peter Economy By (author)

Red Wheel Weiser

Limited ***

5.3 X 8.5 in
208 pg

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Conflict Resolution & Mediation


Your management mentor in book! This is the go-to guide on making good decisions, helping teams work together, dealing with people problems, and achieving goals when you're newly in charge or looking to brush up on your leadership skills.

Wait, I'm the Boss?!? is chock-full of useful information, tips, and checklists that can be used by anyone who aspires to become a skilled manager. While it’s written with the new manager in mind, it can also serve as a useful refresher for any manager, no matter how experienced he or she may be. With this book in their hands, new managers will always know where they are going—no matter where they are. This much-needed, helpful guide explores the fundamental skills that every new manager needs to understand, practice, and master. These fundamental skills include:

    Building teams and teamwork
  • Creating a fun and effective organizational culture
  • Rewarding and motivating employees
  • Leading organizational change
  • Learning how to hire great employees
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Delegation
  • Communicating effectively
  • Dealing with layoffs and terminations

Whether you’re in your first management position, are an experienced leader, or are hoping for a promotion, Wait, I'm the Boss?!? will be the mentor you need.


“A complete guide for training new managers or a refresher for established ones. Every person promoted to a management position should be given a copy of this informative guide.” – Library JournalReview

“This book is for those who aspire to be managers, who are new managers, or who want a refresher. The conversational tone makes the book easy to read, and it is great as a reference guide to keep on the shelf.” — Booklist


Author Bio

Peter Economy is the bestselling author of Managing for Dummies (more than 600,000 copies sold globally) and a top columnist (The Leadership Guy) at INC.COM who averages more than 500,000 page views a month for his more than 1,200 columns published to date. He routinely works with C-level executives, executive coaches, and business consultants worldwide. Visit him online at petereconomy.com.