Practical Ways to Manage Yourself: Modern Management Made Easy, Book 1

Too few managers forget about the first rule of management: If you can’t manage yourself, you can’t manage other people.

Modern work practices demand management excellence. Too few schools teach about management as managing humans. If you’re lucky, you had a great boss and you learned about excellent management from him or her. But, if you didn’t, you’re not alone.

In this book, you’ll learn to see how common—but ill-advised—management practices repel people, instead of attracting them. And, you’ll learn what you can do instead.

Learn to build trust and respect with congruence, and practice management with integrity.

Table of contents:


  1. Management Starts with Managing Yourself
  2. How Valuable Are Managers?
  3. Are You the One to Solve This Problem?
  4. Does Your Team Need You So They Can Work?
  5. Can You Be Effective as a Player-Coach?
  6. Can You Trust Your Estimation Gut?
  7. When Do You Ask, “Are You Done Yet?”
  8. Does the Team Need Motivation?
  9. Are You Allowed to Make Mistakes?
  10. When Do You Take Time to Think?
  11. Are Problems Bad?
  12. How Much Do You Trust the People You Serve?
  13. What Does “Indispensable” Mean?
  14. How Can I Do All of This Alone?
  15. Where Will You Start Managing Yourself?
  16. Annotated Bibliography

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