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New Book Offers Ten Pieces of Proven Advice for American Society's Biggest Threat - Bad Bosses

‘The Ten Things New Managers Must Get Right From The Start’ aims to tackle the stupidity that graces the nation’s offices and results in pink slips from coast to coast. Succinct and constructed to be read in a single weekend, Greg Alston’s powerful new guide will liberate any new or inexperienced boss from their egos and assumptions; a move that will see them engage their employees and drive bottom-line profits to a place reserved for the tenacious few.


Charlotte, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/05/2014 -- Greg Alston has some unexpected yet bold advice for America, “Our biggest problem and threat is not stupid tax policy or greedy rich people. It is plainly and simply bad bosses.” Having spent four decades managing groups of all sizes and sometimes learning the hard way, Alston is acutely aware that it takes years for an individual to be ‘good’ at managing. With companies closing at an alarming place and bad management almost always being the cause, Alston has compiled his wisdom into an empowering new book that will help any new or inexperienced manager leapfrog their competition.

‘The Ten Things New Managers Must Get Right From The Start’ is something of a battle-plan against the nation’s inept bosses; exposing their biggest mistakes, sharing seven neurotic blocks to avoid and finally ten sound pieces of advice for garnering the respect of one’s team and taking any company (and that bosses livelihood!) to new levels of prosperity.


"Get a Jumpstart on being a good manager this weekend!

Don't ruin your chances of being a great boss by making the same stupid mistakes that most new managers make.

No matter how confident you are in your abilities there is always that defining moment that occurs as you transition from the excitement of getting promoted in to the stomach churning fear that you might blow the opportunity. Until you have been a boss for a long time there is no way you can be really good at it. The problem is the world won't wait for you to learn on the job you need to be ready to earn the respect of your team from day one.

This book is designed to give you the wisdom of 40 years of real world management experience packed in to a short powerful book you can read in one weekend. It explains the common mistakes that most new managers make so you won't fall in to the same traps they have. It explains the underlying motivations that prevent managers from being successful because they are trying to hard to be nice or too hard to be tough. It explains how "the New sheriff" strategy can destroy your ability to create a high functioning team. And it helps you learn the correct mindset you need to be the kind of boss that everyone will want to work for.

Learn to avoid the stupid mistakes that most new managers make. Trying to be too nice, Trying to be tough, Trying to be the one with all the answers, Trying to treat everyone the same, Trying to impress, Trying to act like somebody you are not, failing to reward good behavior and acting like a BossHole are some of the critical mistakes you can learn to avoid by reading this book.

Learn to avoid the neurotic blocks to your effectiveness as a leader. The need to be liked, the need to be needed, the need to be right, the need to be treated fairly, the need to procrastinate, the need to value judge, and the need to resist reality are natural drives that keep people with a good heart from being a good boss.

Learn how to create the right leader mindset that will allow you to become successful from day of your management career."

“The harsh truth is that the average boss sucks the life and enthusiasm out of their team, makes life miserable for all and deprives people of the opportunity to enjoy being a vital component in a thriving enterprise,” explains Alston. “I’ve spent a lot of my career recognizing and avoiding this stupidity, but it is still something of an epidemic. Businesses fail because they are badly managed, and I am on a mission to create a new generation of effective leaders.

Continuing, “Excellent managers engage their team, keep clients returning with gusto and ultimately foster more success for everyone. Learning to be a better manager is something of a magic bullet to success – but I seem to be the only person willing to teach it! After reading my book, managers will be in a position to garner the utmost respect from their team and smash through goals in any setting. It’s time to stop being a “boss hole” and do your job properly.”

Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews. Sam G comments, “I'm going to be recommending that all the new additions to the management staff at my job read The Ten Things A New Manager Must Get Right From The Start. It's really easy to get off on the wrong foot as a new manager, and even if you course-correct quickly, in many cases the damage has already been done. Skip the discomfort of initial missteps by getting your gameplan together with a book like this. I wish I'd had it years ago.”

Jerry M adds, “If you have recently became a manger/boss, or are looking forward to becoming one in the future this book is perfect for you!”

‘The Ten Things New Managers Must Get Right From The Start’, from Alchemy Publishing Group, LLC, is available now: http://amzn.to/1lwaPrm

For more information, visit the author’s official website: http://greglalston.com

About Greg L. Alston
Greg L. Alston is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Management and Assistant Dean at Wingate University School of Pharmacy in North Carolina. He has a unique resume of management success.

He graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific while simultaneously becoming a credentialed K-12 teacher through the School of Education. During his years in the chain drug industry he was the first in his graduating class promoted to pharmacy manager, and was the first pharmacist to become corporate training manager, marketing manager and general category manager on the buying staff for Sav-on Drugs. He went on to become a Regional Pharmacy Manager for Thrifty Drugs and the California Regional Pharmacy Manager for Smith's Food and Drug.

After 15 years in the chain drug industry he founded and operated Draculas Castle Halloween shops and Best Pharmacy and Medical Supply in Southern California.

After selling the healthcare businesses in 2007 he "retired" to become an Assistant Dean at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and within 18 months earned the National Award for Excellence in Assessment from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2009. He currently teaches Pharmacy Management, Community Health Outreach and Pharmacy Communications Skills courses and frequently consults with corporate clients and individual pharmacists looking to solve their most perplexing problems.