FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Managing is hard. Managing for the first time is even harder.
First-timers want to quickly learn what it takes to be a successful manager--like they learned how to code, how to design, how to sell--and put those learnings into practice. But what does it mean to manage, and how do you teach someone to be a good manager?
Enter Rachel Pacheco, an expert at helping start-ups solve their management and culture challenges. Pacheco, a former chief people officer and founding team executive at multiple start-ups, conducts research on management and works with CEOs and their managers to build the skills necessary to navigate a rapidly scaling organization.
In Bringing Up the Boss: Practical Lessons for New Managers, you'll learn how to give effective feedback, how to motivate your team members, and how to hire and fire well, among many other critical management skills. You'll also learn what it means to manage yourself in this new role, and how to navigate the often awkward and sometimes challenging situations that arise in this new position.
Pacheco shares what makes a manager great, along with anecdotes, research, tools, and how-to's that help overwhelmed employees become expert managers fast.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rachel Pacheco, PhD, is a management author, lecturer, and researcher at The Wharton School. She is passionate about teaching people what it takes to be great managers and coaching executives and leaders on how to build thriving teams and organizations. At Wharton, Rachel conducts research on management--specifically on power and conflict--and is a member of the teaching faculty. She is also a founding faculty member of the Entrepreneurship in Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches multiple courses for budding entrepreneurs that focus on the practical side of working in a small organization.
Additionally, Rachel serves on the board of advisors for numerous start-ups, primarily in the digital health and wellness space. A former chief people officer, she was on the executive teams of start-ups in the healthcare and big data space. She holds a PhD and MBA from The Wharton School and a BS from Georgetown University.