How to Grow as a People Manager
There seems to be a shortage of good leaders, which is troubling because they are fundamental to any successful organization. What makes growing as a leader so difficult? And how can we improve leadership? To answer these question, we have to delve into people management.
This book nurtures a positive approach to people management. Based on current challenges such as diversity, increasing performance pressure, wellbeing, burnout, maneuverability and sustainability, this book takes you along a growth path through five phases of people management:
(1) How do I ensure having the right people on board to foster continuity?
(2) How do I inspire people and boost their productivity?
(3) How can I support and follow up with people so that they are engaged and healthy?
(4) How do I get innovative employees with a sustainable career?
(5) How do I achieve balanced leadership?
These five phases can be relevant for (future) leaders in any organizational context.
How to grow as a people manager aims to develop your people management skills. The author builds on new insights from scientific research. She also provides cases, inspiring examples, self-assessments and practical tips.