You Can't Fire Everyone by Hank Gilman
And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager

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When Hank Gilman started his career, he aspired to be a great journalist. But just a few years later, he became an editor and suddenly found himself in charge of a slew of difficult reporters—without a clue how to manage them.



Plenty of managers start out this way, never asking, expecting, or training to be responsible for others. These accidental bosses often find that learning to manage is like learning to swim by being dropped into the deep end of the pool.



Now the deputy managing editor at Fortune, Gilman learned the hard way about what makes a good boss. He shares his insights from the good, bad, ugly, entertaining, and sometimes just plain bizarre stories from more than two decades in the management trenches.

 

About Hank Gilman

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HANK GILMAN is the deputy managing editor of Fortune. Over his career, he has worked at The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and The Beaufort Gazette (South Carolina). (His favorite job.) He has also been a regular commentator on The Nightly Business Report on PBS. He lives in Cortlandt Manor, New York.
 
Published March 17, 2011 by Portfolio. 227 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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The author is a good storyteller, and his guide to successful management is punctuated with enough personal anecdotes so that the book reads as part memoir, part instruction manual.

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One future CEO helped her ascent by taking a job that no one else wanted.

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If your main goal in life is to be a supervisor, the boss, or the Big Kahuna, you might want to rethink that career goal by reading You Can’t Fire Everyone: And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager by veteran journalist Hank Gilman.

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His responses: Supervising friends: If you're promoted into a management job, you're going to have to boss around your pals.

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