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Suddenly in Charge

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

by Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey (January 16, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1857885613

Suddenly in Charge

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.

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Praise for Suddenly in Charge

"Whether you read this book from front to back or back to front, whether you are the new boss or the new subordinate, you'll be better at what you do, and you'll feel elevated as a result - no matter what's on your business card."

Alan Weiss, PhD
Author, Million Dollar Consulting and Thrive!
President, Summit Consulting Group, Inc.

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"Not only a practical and effective management training, but a comprehensive corporate survival guide. Don’t face the jungles of corporate management without this book close at hand."

Andrew Ashley, Vice President BA Manager,
Bank of America

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"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..."

Joseph Michelli, PhD, bestselling author of The Starbucks Experience, The New Gold Standard, and When Fish Fly

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"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 in helping me identify the key strategies and approaches..."

Rose Eastman, Senior Director, Technical Program Management, former VP of Operations,
Enterprise Knowledge Systems

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"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

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"Being thrown into a new manager's role can be a lot like an ice water bath—shocking and exhilarating all at the same time! Roberta Matuson takes what can be a daunting experience and creates a step-by-step guide for new managers...

Jay B. Hargis, Director of Learning and Development, Tufts Medical Center and adjunct professor of Human Resources at Suffolk University

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"Our industry requires us to be up to speed—management wise—at all times. With Roberta Matuson, I never have to worry about this. I would highly recommend this book to any business owner."

Peter Rinnig, owner,
QRST's

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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...

Patricia Hunt Sinacole, CEO and Founder,
First Beacon Group LLC

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"I was incredibly fortunate to find Roberta for a mentor right out of college. She completely prepared me to step in and be ‘suddenly in charge®’ in subsequent positions."

Megan Caradonna, Customer Service and Production Manager,
Little Sib, LLC

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"Roberta Matuson’s Suddenly in Charge offers compelling lessons for both employees and their bosses…. Comprehensive in sweep and replete with suggestions, this informative read is relevant for all levels."

David Boyd, professor, Management and Organizational Development Group,
College of Business Administration, Northeastern University

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"Have you just parachuted in for a hard landing in management? Dust yourself off and read Roberta Matuson’s spot-on primer for new managers. Matuson offers nuanced advice on how to succeed on all fronts, from day one."

John Rossheim, Senior Contributing Writer,
Monster

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"When it comes to management of people, Roberta sees through all the noise to the heart of the matter."

Mark Spitzer, Former President,
Photonic Glass Corporation

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"Roberta Chinsky Matuson has leveraged years of experience and her significant insights into generational differences to develop a primer for managers of all ages and levels in an organization. Her direct, no-nonsense writing style results in many useful take-aways...

Jerel Golub, President, COO,
Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corporation

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"The advice I have received from Roberta over the years regarding leadership matters has been invaluable. It will be great to now have a resource like Suddenly in Charge to access whenever I need it."

Russell Whitaker, Senior Vice President,
Broadcast Pix

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"Our industry requires us to be up to speed—management wise—at all times. With Roberta Matuson, I never have to worry about this. I would highly recommend this book to any business owner."

Peter Rinnig, owner,
QRST's

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"Roberta’s knowledge and expertise in HR is amazing! Her advice in dealing with junior- and senior-level managers and executives is truly exceptional! She is a wonderful person who has been an extraordinary mentor."

Pam Hoey, HR Director,
Sentient Jet

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