Beginner's Guide to Managing, The
A how-to guide for first-time managers adjusting to their new leadership roles.
Mikil Taylor presents first-time managers with a how-to guide for adjusting to their new leadership roles so they can become successful managers without learning exclusively from mistakes. Few managers are adequately prepared and trained, which has a severely negative effect on the newly-promoted manager, their team, and the quality of the team's work. After reading this book, new managers will be able to successfully run their new teams without falling flat on their faces.
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Synopsis: With the publication of "The Beginner's Guide to Managing: A Guide to the Toughest Journey You'll Ever Take", author, entrepreneur and corporate executive Mikil Taylor presents first-time managers with a how-to guide for adjusting to their new leadership roles so they can become successful managers without learning exclusively from mistakes. Few managers are adequately prepared and trained, which has a severely negative effect on the newly-promoted manager, their team, and the quality of the team's work. After reading "The Beginner's Guide to Managing", even the most novice and inexperienced of new managers will be able to successfully run their new teams successfully. Critique: Exceptionally well written and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "The Beginner's Guide to Managing: A Guide to the Toughest Journey You'll Ever Take" is an ideal DIY instructional guide and manual that is especially recommended for community, corporate, college and university library Business Management instructional reference collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of MBA students, entrepreneurs, business managers, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "The Beginner's Guide to Managing: A Guide to the Toughest Journey You'll Ever Take" is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $11.99). Editorial Note: Mikil Taylor is the VP of Analytics at Healthcare Bluebook. Like most new managers, he was thrown into the flames to learn how to manage a team. After years of struggle, and by combining his own positive and negative experiences with the advice that actually works in the real world, he has built a thriving team that recently won the Nashville Technology Council's "Team of the Year" award. Mikil has a passion for helping other new managers avoid the most common pitfalls in their new role, giving them the tools they need to also build a successful team. Midwest book reviews ~ Midwest book reviews, Review
The Beginner's Guide to Managing is a thoughtful analysis for first-time managers. My first time managing a technical group in healthcare was at a Fortune 50 corporation. People often referred to the "Peter Principle" in our company. I was bound and determined not to show my incompetence. Fortunately for me, I had an excellent mentor who guided my path through a structured process while I learned on the job. The Beginner's Guide to Managing will help new managers avoid many pitfalls new managers experience. ~ J. Tod Fetherling, Author and Speaker, CEO, Perception Health
Mikil has done a remarkable job of creating a simple and actionable blueprint to guide new managers. It is very well written with easily relatable examples and common sense advice.” I would recommend The Beginners Guide to Managing to everyone moving into their first management role. ~ Brian Moyer, President & CEO, Nashville Technology Council
Mikil’s innate generosity shines through in this guide for managers. He begins with the need to treat your team with love and that foundation continues throughout each chapter. Even if you’ve been a manager for many years, this book will raise your game. ~ Jeffrey Rice, MD, JD, Founder and Executive Chairman, Healthcare Bluebook
Mikil’s book is impressive and refreshing, packing a lot of timely Information into a succinct and quick read. While the title accurately suggests this is a book for beginning managers it also has key principles that are relevant at any stage. While its targets the Manager, this book has timeless lessons for aspirational and seasoned Leaders. As I near four decades of my professional journey, I found key words of wisdom that help me continue to grow in my leadership journey. ~ Andy Flatt, SVP/CIO National Healthcare Corp, 36 Year Healthcare and Technology Executive
Novice technical managers should definitely read this! ~ Fred Trotter, CareSet Labs
New managers are often times overwhelmed by the challenges of their new role. In writing this book, Mikil gives everyone in this stressful situation a foundation to build their own management style. Mikil shares his experience and insight so other new managers can start to tackle difficult situations. Every good book needs to be impactful. Mikil’s book brings managing people into focus by allowing new managers to use his experience and insight to learn fewer lessons the hard way. It also allows them to focus on some of the big questions every manager has to decide about their management style. This book is required reading for all new managers in my company. ~ Charlie Yielding, Chief Executive Officer, G Squared Wireless
The Beginners Guide to Management is a book for new leaders, written from the heart of one recently led. Mikil writes from a unique point of view, with an impressive level of emotional intelligence. The lessons contained are instantly accessible and easy to implement; even for the newest managers. This is a must read for any new manager grappling with how to lead, or any current manager looking to refine their leadership skills. Mikil is a fresh, new voice in Business Management theory. The Beginners Guide to Management is a must read for any emerging leader grappling with their new role, or any current leader looking to refine the fundamentals they use every day. The Beginners Guide to Management is a must read for anyone looking for a refreshing, simple, and actionable guide to the fundamentals of leadership. Mikil is a unique new voice in the world of Business Management theory; a voice that will benefit those new to leadership grappling with their role, or those with years of experience looking to refresh their approach. ~ John M Anderson, Partner, Resource Communications Group & Co-creator of the Nashville Technology Council - Emerging Leader in Technology and Engineeri
Honest, vulnerable, direct and hugely valuable – all describe the author, as well as his latest gift for first-time managers. If you find yourself dropped on the Island of New Managers, this is your survival kit – portable, water-proof, capable of starting a fire and securing food of you and your team. In short, everything you need (and nothing you don’t) to survive your first 90 days on The Island of New Managers – and ultimately, thrive. ~ Michael O’Neil, Sheepdog, Healthcare Bluebook
The Beginner's Guide to Managing provides an in depth guide to get new team leaders up to speed in all aspects of their new role. This handy primer will save years of pain and suffering of learning how to manage a team via trial and error. This indispensable book, covers the gamut of leadership topics; from managing your team, managing your bosses, and managing yourself. While most leadership books focus myopically on managing your team, Mikil touches all bases of a leader’s job, including figuring out what work should be prioritized to begin with. ~ Brian Johnson, Co-Founder, DonorBureau, LLC
Nothing replaces experience as a teacher. But Mikil Taylor’s new book comes very close. In these pages you’ll find the answers derived from his own personal experience as a new manager as he learned from others and from his own mistakes along the way. Leading others is a challenging and even scary undertaking but with Mikil’s wisdom from these pages you can shortcut your own path and save yourself plenty of struggle along the way. Dive in and get better faster! ~ Andy Bailey, Founder Petra Coach, Author, No Try Only Do (Building a business on Purpose, Alignment and Accountability) and Vitamin B (Your one-a-day