No idea what you re doing No problem Good managers are made, not borne Facebook VP Julie Zhuo remembers the moment when she was asked to lead a team She felt like she d won the golden ticket, until reality came crashing in She was justand had barely any experience being managed, let alone managing othersHer co workers became her employees overnight, and she faced a series of anxiety inducing firsts, including agonising over whether to hire an interviewee seeking the respect of reports who were cleverer than her and having to fire someone she liked Like most first time managers, she wasn t given any formal training, and had no resources to turn to for help It took her years to find her way, but now she s offering you the short cut to successThis is the book she wishes she had on day one Here, she offers practical, accessible advice like Don t hide thorny problems from your own manager you re better off seeking help quickly and honestly Before you fire someone for failure to collaborate, figure out if the problem is temperamental or just a lack of training or coaching Don t offer critical feedback in a compliment sandwich there s a better way If you re looking to be promoted or in your first decade of management, this is your go to guide


10 thoughts on “The Making of a Manager: How to Crush Your Job as the New Boss

  1. Carol Carol says:

    The management book I ve been looking for Whereas most management books are written by CEOs and sometimes stuffy authoritarian types, Julie Zhou writes this for the newbie manager with an accessible, conversational tone Practical advice you can immediately put to use is peppered with anecdotes from Julie s baby steps in management.I d recommend this for new managers and anyone looking to see if management is for them or not.I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review The management book I ve been looking for Whereas most management books are written by CEOs and sometimes stuffy authoritarian types, Julie Zhou writes this for the newbie manager with an accessible, conversational tone Practical advice you can immediately put to use is peppered with anecdotes from Julie s baby steps in management.I d recommend this for new managers and anyone looking to see if management is for them or not.I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration


  2. Elvina Zafril Elvina Zafril says:

    Really love this book The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo is my first book about business management.I ve read one article by Julie Zhuo but I didn t realize it was really her until my colleague told me that this is the same person.I really am glad that I got the chance to read this book The author has become a manager when she was 25 and had no idea what to do and where she should start with Just imagine a lot of experiences she gained from the start, especially her mistakes.This book reall Really love this book The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo is my first book about business management.I ve read one article by Julie Zhuo but I didn t realize it was really her until my colleague told me that this is the same person.I really am glad that I got the chance to read this book The author has become a manager when she was 25 and had no idea what to do and where she should start with Just imagine a lot of experiences she gained from the start, especially her mistakes.This book really an easy read It s like listening to someone sharing their experiences But you can learn a lot from this book if you re leading a team, big or small Some topics discussed in this book are 1 Leadership2 Skills on how to be people manager3 Building trust4 Having one on one session and many .I hope you will pick up this book if you are looking for something about business management and people around you in your organization Thank you, Pansing for sending me a copy of The Making of a Manager in return for an honest review This book is available in all good bookstores


  3. Anton Anton says:

    Excellent new release Clear and succinct delivery, undoubtedly useful for the target audience I would look at it as a remastered High Output Management by Andy Grove aimed a the modern age new managers.The downside is that is premised on a setting that is hardly universal Most examples would resonate if you are working in a for the lack of better term white collar job, possibly in tech sector But if you are exposed to managing teams in a blue collar environment some of the advice may r Excellent new release Clear and succinct delivery, undoubtedly useful for the target audience I would look at it as a remastered High Output Management by Andy Grove aimed a the modern age new managers.The downside is that is premised on a setting that is hardly universal Most examples would resonate if you are working in a for the lack of better term white collar job, possibly in tech sector But if you are exposed to managing teams in a blue collar environment some of the advice may ring less true.Still there are pearls of practical wisdom in here So, I would strongly recommend giving this read a go


  4. Carol (Bookaria) Carol (Bookaria) says:

    This is a great book for anyone in a managerial position or aspiring to fulfill one It is also great for anyone working in a team or collaborative environment, which is almost anyone I found the advice practical and down to earth The author did not use structured terms but rather kept the tone conversational and approachable.Highly recommend it for anyone working in fast paced, dynamic environment who wishes to be a good leader and team member.


  5. Abbey Abbey says:

    4.5 stars While I m new to the world of management books, I really enjoyed this and tabbed it like crazy I know I ll be returning to this over the next several months, if not years It s inspiring and honest, motivational and exciting Let s do something great after all, as Zhuo ends with, the journey is only 1% done.


  6. Michał Węgrzyn Michał Węgrzyn says:

    Julie does not go deep into topics, but rather provides a solid checklist build on her long experience as a manager in Facebook.70% oris about people skills and process of building a team.There are some interesting ideas that could be implemented Overall a solid book targeted to junior to mid level managers.


  7. Steven Ritchie Steven Ritchie says:

    This was a 3.5 book There were a couple chapters I felt were quite valuable, and many that I had 0 notes for.


  8. Samantha Samantha says:

    I admit I wasn t aware of Julie Zhuo before hearing about this book but now I am her biggest fan Zhuo is the VP, Product Design at Facebook, having successfully worked her way up the ranks She first became a manager at 25 and wasn t sure where to start, what she should be doing and what she should NOT be doing As you can imagine, she has learned a huge amount from this experience, especially her own mistakes This book is a really approachable guide for managers, whether you are new or experi I admit I wasn t aware of Julie Zhuo before hearing about this book but now I am her biggest fan Zhuo is the VP, Product Design at Facebook, having successfully worked her way up the ranks She first became a manager at 25 and wasn t sure where to start, what she should be doing and what she should NOT be doing As you can imagine, she has learned a huge amount from this experience, especially her own mistakes This book is a really approachable guide for managers, whether you are new or experienced I first became a manager of a team when I was 26 and recently moved into a new company where I inherited a team My first experience was a team that I set up myself, hired and grew Zhuo labels this a Pioneer route My current experience is the New Boss route as I am moving into an already established team Both have their own challenges but I certainly felt itin my new role, I m moving into a new environment, in an industry I haven t worked in before, and need to quickly build up relationships with my team members, proving I can be a good manager and am capable of doing the job Luckily I got a copy of this book at just the right time and was able to devour it before starting my new role In it, aside from breaking down the different routes to management and techniques to deal with each, the book covers areas such as what really is management How do you tell a great manager from an average one the skills you need to be a people manager it s not suited to everyone and people should not be forced into this role to advance how to build trust giving and receiving good feedback having useful 1 1s and not wasting them dealing with issues such as people not pulling their weight or causing conflict in the team nurturing your team s culture your own personal development as a managerThis really is a brilliant book and one that I will be rushing out to get my own copy of as soon as it is out I read it all the way through, making notes as I go, but I ll now use it as a guide I can dip in and out of when needed Thank you Julie for a wonderful book Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  9. Elina Elina says:

    Could find lot of advices in this book for myself Enjoyed book simpliest way how to talk about important things.


  10. Manuela Barcenas Manuela Barcenas says:

    I d highly recommend reading Julie Zhuo s The Making of a Manager It s the perfect resource for new managers and experienced managers looking to improve their leadership skills.Julie s style is clear, fun, and extremely relatable I loved the examples she provides and the illustrations that go with them.The book covers topics such as The true definition of management What to do during your first few months in the job How to develop trust with your direct reports How to prepare for meetings an I d highly recommend reading Julie Zhuo s The Making of a Manager It s the perfect resource for new managers and experienced managers looking to improve their leadership skills.Julie s style is clear, fun, and extremely relatable I loved the examples she provides and the illustrations that go with them.The book covers topics such as The true definition of management What to do during your first few months in the job How to develop trust with your direct reports How to prepare for meetings and what type of questions to ask Best practices to exchange feedback with your direct reports The importance of self awareness and getting over the imposter syndrome Designing your team intentionally and hiring the right people Mastering the art of delegation and processes Investing in a positive team culture The importance of developing a growth mindset and constantly working to improve your management skillsI m grateful I got to read the book before the release date and should say I ve become a huge fan of Julie after learning about her experience as a female leader in one of the most renowned companies in the world