4 out of 4 stars
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Effective management is an essential part of any organization. Managers are faced with a lot of tasks, problems, and confusion, hence the need for a manual to define management and explain how best it should be done. The Road to Management by Rene Medina is a book that teaches the basics of management and the process of becoming a manager. Through his wealth of information and experience, Rene gives a compilation of what is expected of a manager and how to make a good manager. The author also provides detailed information for aspiring managers to learn from and apply. The latter part of the book is about self-development to enable one to lead and manage effectively.
The book had a good concept, and some parts stood out for me. It has a lot of factual information that leaves the reader with excitement to try out the recommendations made in it fully. I loved that it didn't only point out the problems that people face as managers; it also gave solutions to prevent such issues and recommendations on how to use them to obtain an ideal result. Each of the chapters was topical and written to address a particular problem of management. I equally loved that the book had references that the reader could always look to in times of confusion. The author also went further to give tips on self-development as a good manager is supposed to be a complete being. Morals like teamwork, integrity, pro-activity, and credibility were highlighted in the book. Personality types were also discussed to help the manager understand the different people in the team. Generally, the book seeks the total development of man.
However, I came across some cases of repetition in the book. Some of the same points were highlighted in different parts of the book. Aside from that, I did not find other negative aspects to this book. The book was exceptionally well edited; I found no errors in it.
I'll give the book a four out of four stars rating. This is because the book is concise, apt, and interesting. It was an all-round enlightening read as anyone can be a manager after reading it. The book was really informative and contained leadership tips for everyone to learn from.
The Road to Management is recommended to all aspiring managers and everyone who wants to take up a leadership position. Lovers of self-help books will find the book helpful as it includes invaluable tips for a better life.
The Road to Management
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