Research and experience demonstrate two areas with which many new managers are completely unfamiliar: delegating tasks and work, and making decisions. Some struggle with this for years. But it doesn’t have to be hard. 151 Quick Ideas for Delegating and Decision Making combines 50 years’ experience of two managers, and the experiences of other managers who have been interviewed and observed. Each real world idea has been tried and tested. The best ones are here, in an easy to understand form for you to use. Select those that fit your particular circumstance, for example:
• — Start with the End in Mind
• — Know which decisions to make when
• — Avoid group think
• — Show them, don’t tell them
• — Put confidence in competence
• — Give credit and reward success
And even if you are already in a supervisory position, this book can help you do a more effective and efficient job at managing people and tasks.
Robert E. Dittmer, APR, has spent 30 years in business and government service where he has seen almost every kind of time waster you can imagine. He has served as a Director of Media Relations for NATO and the U.S. Army and has owned and operated public relations agencies for more than 15 years, and has special expertise in emergency and crisis communication planning and execution. He currently is an accredited public relations consultant and faculty member with the Indiana University School of Journalism. He and his wife Sue live in Indianapolis, Indiana.