The New Art of Managing People

Person-to-Person Skills, Guidelines, and Techniques every Manager Needs to Guide, Direct, and Motivate the Team.

By Phil Hunsaker & Tony Alessandra

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 4.53.24 PMPerson to person skills is the key to developing an effective team that has satisfied, energetic workers. Letting your workers expressed their own personalities and maximize their potentials will reduce stress within the workforce and create a positive spirit throughout the company. The art of managing people is perhaps the most challenging task facing any manager. Many books have been written presenting theories, concepts, strategies, and techniques with the express purpose of helping managers quote managed” others better. Why then should you spend your time reading this book on the art of managing people? How is it different, what makes it important for you, and what can you expect to get out of this book once you’ve finished it?

The art of managing others is a dynamic process that is always evolving to accommodate changes in the increasingly diverse and complex workplace. Some of the managerial concepts proposed in the past are no longer appropriate in today’s environment. People have changed. The business environment has changed. Government has changed. The world economy has changed. Resources are scarcer and more expensive. Attracting, training, motivating, and keeping employees have become much more difficult and much more expensive. Diversity issues in the new workforce regarding differences in gender, race, religion, regional differences, ethnic origin, personality traits, and generational values make the art of effectively managing people more critical today than ever before.

The art of managing people explains how managers develop effective teams of satisfied and productive individuals by creating trusting interpersonal relationships with employees this book is based on the philosophy that people perform effectively and productively when managers encourage optimum personality expression at work. When employees are empowered to independently decide how to perform their own jobs and to express their opinions about how to improve them, personal, professional, and organizational productivity are all optimized.

By reading, assimilating, and applying the skills, guidelines, and techniques that are presented in this book, you will be better able to interact with your employees and solve problems in an open, honest atmosphere of trust and helpfulness. Employee problems will generally get solved, and the increased support you will gain will lead to greater fulfillment of personal, professional, and organizational goals for both you and your employees. The bottom line benefit will be increased productivity for everyone involved in this approach to the art of managing people.

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