Thursday, January 12, 2012

Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around By Roberta Matuson

Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around

Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around By Roberta Matuson

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As companies reorganize and reengineer, thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day. The key to success is managing effectively both up and down the line of the organization. And Suddenly in Charge provides this unique approach with two books in one: read it one direction and you'll find all the tips and tools you need to manage down and establish credibility with your team; flip the book over and you'll find success strategies for managing up, the key to managing your reputation and your career. With a foreword by Alan Weiss, bestselling author of Million-Dollar Consulting, this handy little book is a must-have resource to help the new manager truly shine from day one.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #331511 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-02-16
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .67" h x 5.56" w x 8.52" l, .63 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 240 pages
Editorial Reviews

When I made the leap into a senior leadership position at a small software company and was suddenly in charge, Roberta's guidance and insight was instrumental. (Rose Eastman, Senior Director, Technical Program Management, Former VP of Operations, Enterprise Knowledge Systems )

Where was this book when I started managing people? Whether it is talent selection, leadership communication, performance problems or helping your boss prosper, Suddenly in Charge is the quintessential guidebook for succeeding in the maddening-albeit fulfilling-world of management. (Joseph Michelli, PhD, bestselling author of The Starbucks Experience, The New Gold Standard, and When Fish Fly )

When both time and money are scarce, Suddenly in Charge is a must-have for all new supervisors or managers. Matuson's experience working in the trenches is evident and the book is written in a straightforward, understandable, and authentic manner. Oh, how wish I had this book many years ago when I moved from an individual contributor role into a management position! (Patricia Hunt Sinacole, Job Doc, Boston Globe and CEO and Founder, First Beacon Group LLC )

Being thrown into a new manager's role can be a lot like an ice water bath—shocking and exhilaration all at the same time! Roberta Matuson takes what can be a daunting experience and creates a step-by-step guide for new managers. Her insight, practical tips, and real-life scenarios make this book a critical read for any new manager. Suddenly in Charge proves that you don't have to learn everything the hard way! (Jay B. Hargis, Director of Learning and Development, Tufts Medical Center and adjunct professor of Human Resources at Suffolk University )

Suddenly in Charge is a must-read playbook for the new manager. Delivered in a unique and creative way, Roberta Matuson equips the new manager with practical tools and examples that set their course for success in all directions. (Barbara Callan-Bogia, Vice President, Organization Development & North American Retail Human Resources, Office DEPOT )

About the Author
Roberta Chinsky Matuson found herself thrown into management at age 24. By her own wits-and through trial and error-she succeeded and became an internationally recognized thought-leader, consultant and career expert, often quoted in the media.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Suddenly in Charge--- A MUST READ!!!!!
I was truly impressed with "Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around". Roberta Chinsky Matuson's book delivers an overview of the varied employee and employer relationships. She gives advice on how to handle touchy situations with grace. I was happy to see the inclusion of real life experiences which showed how the concepts addressed in the book could be applied in multiple business settings. Matuson is insightful and clear in presenting the important qualities that make a manager unforgettable as well as a solid leader. Every manager who wishes to be influential should have this book within reach. I recommend this book highly to those who are interested in understanding the dynamics of their work environment. "Suddenly in Charge" distills the truths in the fields of leadership and management and presents them in an easy-to-read style that is pleasing and concise.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4A High Touch Tool in a High Tech World
By Lisa Nirell
In today's high tech, over stimulated world, it is easy to forget the importance of human understanding, clear communication, and team harmony.

Roberta skillfully and pragmatically outlines an endless supply of practical tips to help you seek deeper understanding and alignment.I especially liked her homage to various management types, and how to skillfully deal with them.You won't learn that by lingering on Facebook for hours a day.

As we have seen with market pacesetters such as Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Virgin Atlantic, and Zappos, profitable growth begins with self-awareness and a passionate culture. Suddenly in Charge establishes the foundation for building strong leaders and an energized, sustainable culture.

Don't delay. Make this how to guide a must read for your organization!

Lisa Nirell
author, EnergizeGrowth NOW: The Marketing Guide to a Wealthy Company

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5A mindstorm of ideas.
By Javoa
Roberta Matuson is a whirling dervish of ideas and insights. Her peerless, breezy style embodies a skillful use of the latest insights in cognitive psychology and neuroscience that will surely hammer home her positive dictums about relating to your superiors, peers and subordinates up and down the corporate feeding chain. Matuson writes in a easy, iterative style that makes you feel as if she were in the room with you - your own intensive executive coach. If you miss the point in the first sentence (unlikely), don't worry, the book will ensure that you're a ready convert by the end of the chapter. Recommended for anyone with ambitions to rise in the corporate world but feels less than certain about how the needs, desires and motivations of their coworkers can be worked to maximum personal success

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