The diverse responsibilities of a new managerial position in the modern workplace can appear daunting. This practical guide aims to dispel any such fears, with direct and comprehensive advice on the immediate difficulties faced by a new manager. Fully revised, The First-Time Manager is an introduction to fundamental management topics and necessary skills such as, effective communication, motivation, delegation, leadership, financial principles, human resource concerns, marketing, public relations, organisational structure and self-development within the role. It now includes a new chapter on key skills such as problem solving, managing time, and giving presentations, and there are useful end-of-chapter summaries. Both a practical manual and desktop reference, this is a book to be read and then referred back to for constant support.