The Emergent Manager examines the process of becoming a manager within organizations and considers how people relate the ways in which they 'manage' their lives to their development as managers in the workplace. At the heart of the book is the idea of the individual engaged in a continual process of 'becoming'. Focusing on the reported experiences of managers, the book is richly illustrated throughout with examples drawn from a variety of workplaces, including the civil service, academia, the retail industry, construction and engineering, banking and the prison service. Tony Watson and Pauline Harris together provide a new understanding of the nature of the management role and the ways in which

Approaching and Entering Managerial Work

Approaching and Entering Managerial Work

Approaching and entering managerial work

Children Don't Dream of Being Managers

Can you imagine your kid saying ‘I want to be a manager when I grow up?’ No! (Ellen Fitzgerald)

So, if you think back to being a child, and being asked what you want to do when you grow up – what did you say then?

Well, I certainly didn't say a personnel manager! (Liz Carter)

Would the idea of a manager have meant anything to you as a child?

No, I don't think it was even a word then, was it? It wasn't a concept in our house. You did jobs and that was it. (Lucy Armstrong)

I don't think kids say ‘I want to be a manager’. I think they say, I want to ...

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