• Building Trust for First-Time Managers

  • New Manager’s Guide to Leading a Highly Effective Team, Building Lasting Relationships Through Tough Conversations, and Fostering an Extraordinary Workplace
  • By: Preston Huang
  • Narrated by: Mark Williams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Congratulations, and welcome to the exciting and challenging role of a manager!

I hate to break the bad news, but here are two inevitable issues you are about to face in your new role:

  1. Your team don’t trust you.
  2. You are dealing with a low-trust organization

The first issue is given. Even if you’ve worked as a team member with your colleagues from Day One; once you got promoted, the situation resets itself. You are now “the boss”, and, as you are well aware, there’s something universal about employees’ animosity toward an authority figure. Former friends that used to “break bread with you” turn into foes overnight. Consequently, such a level of distrust, personal resentment, and defiance immediately affects the team’s performance. It’s a behavioral pattern of a group you simply cannot avoid. 

The severity of the second issue, however, is something you need to analyze in the shortest time possible, especially if you are a newcomer and still not familiar with the routines and habits of your organization, your team, and the individuals within. The problem exists; make no mistake. And it is expected of you to fix it - yesterday.

As a first-time manager, you will never get a second chance to make a good first impression on your team.

Therefore, once you step into your new role, you want to be sure that you are well prepared and utterly confident that you can earn the trust of your employees as a prerequisite for your success as the manager.

In years preceding authoring this book, I had a rare privilege to coach and consult an extensive line of managers and executives in different industries on their journeys toward building high-trust organizations. They were all facing the same challenge you are facing now - reversing inherited zero growth and low profitability with limited experience.

This book will help you crack the trust code using strategies that have been proven to yield exceptional results for managers of all levels and age groups. Based on case studies and extensive research, the book provides actionable steps to facilitate trust-building within your team, navigate tough conversations, improve diversity and inclusion, and much more!

Buckle in.

Your management career begins now!

©2021 Preston Huang (P)2021 Preston Huang

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Helped me Improve my Revenue

My team and I were off to a rocky after their old manager was fired and they brought me in. After reading this book and applying some of the tactics I was able to improve my relationship with my employees who were not excited for me to be there in the beginning. Highley recommend.

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Powerful Listen

This audiobook is a must listen for anybody trying to build long lasting relationships in the workplace, especially for managers. One of the key things that i enjoyed was the concept of communication and building trust with the people you work with. The narrator also presence these strategies in a way that's easy to listen to while being specific and direct as well. This is a great audiobook to listen.

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A good work environment is important

The author did a great job going through how to build trust for first time managers. There is a lot to consider when dealing with employees as a manager and a lot to consider about yourself too. The book sheds light on the importance of building trust and not micromanaging in the workplace. How you should act as a manager will get you far in the position and how successful you become.

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I needed this book

As someone who is climbing the corporate ladder and getting into leader ship, this book was insightful and gave me really clever ways on how to gain Employees trust, but also listening and problem-solving in a professional manner. It’s definitely recommend it for anyone considering a leadership position.

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Just what I needed!

I have been assigned manager at my current job and there is a ton of things I am worried about and wanted to find information to help with the daily battles and conversations I have now at work. I stumbled upon this book and I am grateful that I found it. This has helped set me on the right track and I am confident in my new manager position.

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high recommended

This is a great book for anyone managing a big organization or something small. The trick is building trust with your employees. People skills are so important and this book does a wonderful job at pointing that out.
Great book for anyone starting out in a managerial position
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A Helpful Resource for New Managers!

This is ideal and recommended for new small or corporate business managers as they manage new people in the team who do not know or trust. Insight from this book will help prepare for the two issues, help prepare for the task ahead, earn the trust of employees, manage the team efficiently, and do well as a manager. In addition, it provides helpful strategies that are practical and relatable.

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Great for current or upcoming managers

Whether you manage a large corporate business, or a little league baseball team, learning people skills and how to communicate with people is key. A major component is developing trust from your staff and team.

This is a great book to induce confidence and teach people the psychology of managing people.

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Intuitive, Functional, Applicable

Bought this for my wife as she has recently been promoted to a management role, and was having some worry about how exactly to execute in her new position. Building trust for First-Time Managers was the perfect audiobook for her as it addressed each of her insecurities, and helped her get out ahead of her worries with proactive strategies to make sure she performs well with new employees, especially in the area of gaining their trust.

The author is well versed on the subject, and the narrator is engaging and easy to follow without droning on. Would recommend to anyone who is a first time manager.

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Exellent listen!!

I loved this book. It helped me manage my team the right way.

I'd recommend it to all those out there who are managing a team and want to lead their team.

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  • 09-08-21

Really informative

As a new manager i thought i would read up on the topic so i can be the best i can be, sometimes i think managers can fall into very outdated ways to manage which can cause hostility and low productivity within a team, Having worked underneath bad managers before i set my self the goal to be the best version of me, and this book has helped tremendously with that, The book was broken down in to easy to digest chapters which is also great to be referred back too. I enjoyed the chapter about admitting your own mistakes and sharing credit, I think this important when working with a team

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  • Martina D.
  • 09-05-21

Must have for managers

New managers face many challenges even (and especially) if they've worked within the same team for years. As a new boss you'll get all kinds of grief from people, from jealousy, lack of trust, doubting your abilities to make decisions for the whole team, etc. This audiobook is an excellent guide to the first steps you need to take to maintain a friendly atmosphere in the team, avoid as many of these issues as possible, and most importantly gain respect. A must have if you're a new boss!

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  • Caroline
  • 09-05-21

Worth it!

There is a saying that ‘the fool is the pre-cursor to the hero.’ Every time I start something new, I find out exactly why that is true. There is so much to do and so much to learn – so much trust to win! This book cuts through the rubble and deals with everything you need to know when you become a manager. It will help you to overcome the animosity your team has toward you when you as the boss. I found the book quite lengthy, but worth it!

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  • Ryan Doherty
  • 08-31-21

A good guide

Making the leap to a managerial position can seem like a chasm at first, especially if you've shifted from a more systems or product focussed role and you're now suddenly faced with dealing with people problems. This book breaks down different aspects of management such as building rapport, negotiating, active listening, handling problematic conversations, mirroring and more. A good guide for new managers.

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  • lori
  • 08-31-21

Excellent advice

This book helped me so much in my new management role. I especially liked the information on the elements of an apology. The author does a great job covering how to handle tough conversations, negotiating, active listening, mirroring and building rapport. I will listen to this audiobook again and again throughout my career.

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  • Nicole Boots
  • 08-30-21

Great for leaders

Though I wouldn't say I am new to my position I always feel people can learn and improve so I purchased this book. It really is a great listen for anyone in a leadership position or those trying to break into the leadership position. I really enjoyed the chapter on diversity in particular because that is so important in the work place today. I feel that communication can always be improved no matter what relationship and this also aided in that!

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  • Hotel And Co
  • 08-19-21

Great way to build trust as first time manager

This is a great book that allows you to manage teams, lead a company and foster positive working relationships with staff. The book gives confidence to managers in how to lead teams.

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  • Esmeralda S.
  • 08-19-21

Ready for building trust!

I loved this book! All the advice and information are great for new managers. As a new manager, I have to face difficult situations, which has helped me deal with them. My favorite chapter is "Admit your own mistakes and share credit." it is gold pure.

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  • Asia J
  • 08-19-21

Brilliant tips!

I’ve been a manager now in a corporation for a number of years and this refreshing look at people management has definitely taught me many new strategies. This book will definitely be extremely useful for anyone entering the role of a manager in an organisation. It will help you understand how people operate as employees and how to effectively build mutual trust and understanding in order to reach targets and goals. So much of this is dependant on individuals’ personalities that skilfully manoeuvring working relationships is crucial to your success. Manager runs the processes, and often has the difficult task of negotiating the company’s way, which can be a very challenging task. Huang will give you the tools and strategies to implement immediately to set off on the right foot, create and maintain a great balance in your teams and resolve any arising issues.

Solid five stars, great execution and narration.

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  • Nathan
  • 08-16-21

Very helpful audiobook

Very helpful audiobook if you are new manager and need some support. I found a lot of great information about confidence, groups behavioral patterns, importance of a good first impression on your team and how to navigate tough conversations.