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At work I've recently started to be in charge of others, that is, setting work, giving advice on any problems people encounter, liaising with the client with regards to change/issues etc, keeping track of tasks, checking work, keeping upper level management informed; that sort of thing.

And to me this is quite stressful.

I mean, I'm quite happy to be given a project work on it all on my own, plan out tasks/timescales, stick to milestones, liaise with the client, management etc - essentially run my own shop - and I find that easy, enjoyable even.

Throw in the 'management' of people, listening to all the problems and being a focal point for all the habitual moaning that we, as British, are all accustomed to do, speaking in a 'managementy' way that doesn't offend anyone - and it does stress me out.

I've been doing this for a number of months now, and although it has got easier, I think I still need to work at it.


Now, I was wondering if anyone could recommend books, techniques, websites - anything that I could look into to help with how to be a better 'manger' of people and to speak in a more 'managementy' way - that is to speak from the head not the heart (if you know what I mean, normally I say what I think - this is not what a good manager does however!)

I know Google is a wealth of information, but I have literally no idea what I actually should be reading to start with, and have no idea how to separate out the wheat from the chaff.


Thanks in advance

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