The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo.
No idea what you're doing? No problem. Good managers are made, not born.
Facebook VP Julie Zhuo remembers the moment when she was asked to lead a team. She felt like she’d won the golden ticket - until reality came crashing in. She was just 25 and had barely any experience being managed, let alone managing others.
Her coworkers became her employees overnight, and she faced a series of anxiety-inducing firsts, including agonising over whether to hire an interviewee, seeking the respect of reports who were cleverer than her and having to fire someone she liked. Like most first-time managers, she wasn’t given any formal training and had no resources to turn to for help. It took her years to find her way, but now she’s offering you the shortcut to success.
This is the audiobook she wishes she'd had on day one. Here, she offers practical, accessible advice like:
- Don’t hide thorny problems from your own manager; you’re better off seeking help quickly and honestly.
- Before you fire someone for failure to collaborate, figure out if the problem is temperamental or just a lack of training or coaching.
- Don’t offer critical feedback in a ‘compliment sandwich’ - there’s a better way!
If you’re looking to be promoted or in your first decade of management, this is your go-to guide.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 32 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||21 March 2019|
|Publisher||Random House Audiobooks|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 2,804 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
50 in Business Motivation & Self-Improvement (Audible Books & Originals)
57 in Leadership (Audible Books & Originals)
71 in Business Motivation & Self-Improvement (Books)
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If you are a first-time manager, have only been managing a couple of years, are considering taking the step into management, or have never quite grasped how to manage others - then this is a very good book for you. (A wonderful gift for a young woman looking to level up!)
If you are an experienced manager and have good structures in place, this may be a little simple for you.
Top reviews from other countries
Despite this it actually took me a long time to finish, because I kept pausing to think and reflect on what I'd just read, how it applied to my role, past experiences, and how to apply the learning in the future.
I now have two copies of this book; one in the office that I encourage colleagues to borrow and read, and my own so I can always refer back to it.
A must read if you are already, or will be a leader or manager of people.