I just read this week's edition of 'Things I Think I Think', and I can't tell you how excited I am for the release of The Effective Manager! I know this was hinted at in last week's Career Tools cast as well. I can't wait!
I've been pointing people to Manager-Tools for years. My current and past directs all know the 'Manager Tools Feedback Model', and the helpful recommendations on a variety of other topics. I found this through a Google search all the way back in 2007 in my first months as an IT Manager, and have been a huge fan ever since. Without a doubt, this advice helped me navigate a mass outsourcing during the awful years of 2008-2009. I quite simply would not be where I am today without Manager-Tools guidance.
The book is one I am so excited to to get. I plan on buying a few copies and giving them out to the great folks I know who could really benefit from your work.