Amazon’s Best Book of the Year? Julie Zhuo’s The Making of a Manager

Amazon just announced their top picks for Best Books of the Year So Far. Guess who made the top of the list? BigSpeak’s managing expert Julie Zhuo. Her first book The Making of a Manager came in #1 for Business and Leadership books.

Julie Zhou, VP of Product Design for Facebook, wrote the manual for transitioning between team member and team leader. As she climbed the ladder at Facebook, she was thrown into a managerial role with no prior experience.

In her book, she explains the subtleties of being a new manager. While she thought her role would be more project managing, it turned out she needed the tools and training to be an effective leader. Bringing her team together to work as a cohesive unit was a much bigger focus and more difficult task than the administrative portion of managing.

Across ten chapters, Zhuo guides the reader through the transition from newbie to strong, supportive leader. For anybody who is a new manager, or looking to lead, this book is your handbook.

Jessica Welch is the Content Marketing Associate at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Anthropology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her business thought articles often appear on Business 2 Community, Born 2 Invest, and YF Entrepreneurs.