I have a seemingly simple question.
I have a direct who, in a previous job has managed Jr. staff. However the direct has had very little in the way of management training or mentoring.
I would like to have staff report to him in the long term. To do that I would like to spend some time establishing some of the management basics. I plan on using Manager-Tools podcasts as one resource.
In addition I would like a recommendation for a book we could read "together" (e.g. one chapter a week and discuss each week). I feel this would help establish at least some the basics of management.
Ideally the book would cover just the basics and not be too thick - given I'd like to get though it with my direct in a month or two.
Any help, insights or book reccos appreciated.