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The Effective Manager

Mark Horstman
The how-to guide for exceptional management from the bottom up

Most management books are written for CEOs, but The Effective Manager is expressly aimed at managers of any level.

An effective manager is one who achieves results and retention. Can you get the job done – and can you do so in a way that not just attracts, but also retains your team of professionals?


Management isn’t about being, it’s about doing. Managing people comes down to your behavior, and effective behavior can be taught.


Effective managers are “good at the job” AND “good at people.” The key is combining those skills to foster your team’s development, and get better results, while maintaining a culture of positive productivity.

We love this selection for the Navigate Book Club, because it’s a hands-on practical guide, with clear and actionable, expert advice.

To fulfill the key manager responsibilities of achieving results and retaining your people there are four 4 critical behaviors you need to engage in:

  • Getting to know your people,
  • Communicating about performance,
  • Asking for more, and
  • Pushing work down.


Plus, you’ll learn how to adjust your own behavior to be the leader your team needs.


The Effective Manager is Recommended Reading for Navigate Academy Module 37: The Mature Project Management Mindset

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