After reading Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself by Devora Zack, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author had found a way to convince me to look differently at my “management” role. In this relatively short book (133 e-book pages on my Nook) Zack guides the reader through several strategies to realize how you can take the “you” that earned that last promotion into the manager that you truly want to be – all without changing who you are.
In a writing style that is both informal and lighthearted, Zack works through many of the topics that we have all heard in management training sessions and management tombs – but never really connected with. The conversation with the reader is in a style that makes complicated management strategies into manageable (pardon the pun) examples, stories, and thought provoking quotes. After reading Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself, I find myself refreshed and ready to work with the thinkers and feelers that are always all around us – while still remaining true to myself.
I highly recommend this book to new and experienced managers alike – and even a few employees wondering why their managers act the way that they do. Sometimes, all a manager needs is a reminder of how we got here in the first place and Zack brings that to us in her book.