Suddenly In Charge
Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around
by Roberta Matuson
Roberta Chinsky Matuson found herself tossed into management at age 24. By her own wits-and through trial and error-she succeeded and became an internationally recognized career expert and consultant, often quoted in the national media.
"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, 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