This book is a complete A-Z of proven techniques and essential skills, this book describes itself as suitable for new or existing managers as well as people seeking qualifications in management. It claims to cover a "wide range of the skills and approaches used by effective managers".
The book is quite clunky to read. It doesn't lend itself well being read from cover to cover but more to be "dipped" into, as each chapter is in the author words - " self - contained". There are 50 chapters each purporting to cover seperate subjects but some have obvious overlap. The chapter sequence is not logical, making it quite a task to wade through to find the key lessons. Some chapters ( such as "how to manage projects", "how to manage risk" and "how to prepare a business plan") are significant for their lack of detail given they are such important topics for managers in business today. In my opinion, other less relevant chapters are given considerable airtime, for example " how to get on" and " how to run effective meetings".
Each chapter bombards the reader with list or bullet points. Although this particularly useful for those using the book as a study guide; it skims over many details that would take an exam question response from an average to a good.
For existing managers, i struggle to find this book's relevance. But for those with an exam question to pass or those who have never held aa management role before, it might be worth having as a backup