Breaking the Rules
For my first post this week, I will be breaking the rules. I’m posting a review of my first non-fiction book and truthfully, I hope it is the first of many non-fiction books that will inspire me to do so. When I first approached the subject of reviewing non-fiction, I thought “only if it is entertaining.” There are many great people out there that proof and beta read text books and that just isn’t my style, so I wanted to keep it light. After reading the description for The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men, I thought “what harm could it do to know how to manage men? After all I am married to one.”
While reading the first few pages, I began to see this book was more than just a guide to managing men, it was a guide to good management from a woman’s perspective. Anna Runyan demonstrates how to encourage and develop the different work styles of men and women while utilizing your individual strengths and addressing your weaknesses. The author provides realistic and specific ways to implement management techniques while improving your confidence and relationships with employees and staff. My finale thought – this book gives women the tools to take an active role in their success and eliminating the “boys’ club” as an excuse.
Presenting with Packt Publishing…
The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men
By: Anna Runyan
If you’ve ever thought that men can seem difficult to figure out, let alone manage, then this guide is for you. Through step-by-step exercises and practical techniques, Anna will demonstrate the most effective ways to communicate with and manage your male employees. This straight-talking guide will take you through exercises to help conquer the perfectionism that undermines so many of our careers. You’ll learn to assert and promote yourself, and to coach your team to be successful in their own careers, establishing their trust along the way. Finally, you’ll learn what not to do when managing men and how to expertly handle management situations where you may have floundered in the past.
About the Author:
Anna Runyan has successfully worked in a male-dominated field for seven years as a Government Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. She is a leadership coach and founder of one of the top career development blogs, ClassyCareerGirl.com, which recently made the Forbes “Top 100 Websites For Your Career” list. She is a Professor of Management at DeVry University and her career advice has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance and People Stylewatch magazine.