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

  • 3h 34m
  • Roberta Chinsky Matuson
  • Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • 2011

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-read resource to help the new manager truly shine from day one.

About the Author

Roberta Chinsky Matuson, MBA, CCP, is the CEO and Founder of Human Resource Solutions, a top management consulting firm that has been helping organizations align their people assets with their business goals since 1997. Matuson is a thought leader with extensive expertise and experience in helping leaders achieve dramatic improvements in employee engagement, productivity and profitability. She is also an expert on leveraging intergenerational workforce differences into opportunities. Matuson coaches executives, managers and employees on creating teams that achieve extraordinary results.

Her twenty-plus years of experience as an executive, consultant, coach and mentor include designing and delivering projects throughout the United States. Her clients include Fortune 500 organizations as well as emerging companies. Matuson has worked with some of the most highly regarded organizations in the world including Best Buy, Inc, NY Life Pension Services, and Boston Beer Company.

In this Book

  • Excuse Me, Where Do I Find the Decoder Ring?: Understanding Your Boss’s Style of Management
  • Office Politics: You’re in the Game, So Deal with It!
  • Help! My Boss Is Young Enough to Be My Child: Strategies for Managing a Younger Boss
  • Dealing with a Bad Boss: There’s One in Every Crowd
  • Toot Your Own Horn, So You Can Be Heard in a Sea of Cubicles
  • Please, Sir, Can I Have Some More?: How to Ask for a Raise and Actually Get It
  • Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Staying True to Yourself
  • Seven Signs Your Time is Up: Knowing When It’s Time to Go
  • How to Navigate This Book
  • Introduction to Managing Down
  • Welcome to Management: Now What the Heck Do I Do?
  • From Me to We: It’s Really Not about You!
  • Acquiring Talent
  • You Want Me to Do What?: The Art of Influencing Your Employees to Get What You Need
  • Generation Integration: Leveraging Workplace Differences into Opportunities
  • Dealing with Difficult Employees: Strategies to Keep You Sane during Insane Times
  • Should You Care Whether Your Employees Love You?: Creating a Respectful Workplace
  • Performance Management: Do I Really Have to Do This?
  • You’re Fired!: Timeless Tips for Tactful Terminations