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

Suddenly in Charge Managing Up Managing Down Succeeding All Around As companies reorganize and reengineer thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day You may go to bed as a member of the team and wake up to find yourself suddenly in c

  • Title: Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around
  • Author: Roberta Chinsky Matuson Alan Weiss
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • As companies reorganize and reengineer, thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day You may go to bed as a member of the team and wake up to find yourself suddenly in charge, says Matuson 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 twoAs companies reorganize and reengineer, thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day You may go to bed as a member of the team and wake up to find yourself suddenly in charge, says Matuson 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 succeed from day one.

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    1. At first I was going to give it 3.5, but then I realized it was a very quick read, easy to understand, and had a lot of good nuggets in it to apply real life into do's and don'ts. I read the managing down section first and wasn't going to read the managing up, but then as I started into it to glance and determine if I should read it, I realized it had a lot of helpful tips. Some apply and some don't, but even reading about having a bad boss gives some insight about how not to be a bad boss! All [...]

    2. I was just changing jobs (not necessarily to lead a team, but it is a step up), so I thought I'd give this a read as preparation.The good part is that the book is short and easy to read and has the added bonus of giving you information on managing up (ie managing your bosses) and managing down (ie managing any staff under you. The stuff in there is pretty common sense.The biggest negative is that all of the info feels like it's drawn only from the author's personal experience or a couple of othe [...]

    3. This book had some good tips on managing up and down, but some of the dated examples (for a book published in 2011 it mentioned MySpace one time too many time) and confusing change of pronouns (just stick to either all hes or all shes per chapter! Changing in the middle of example or chapter was just annoying) made it not the most enjoyable to read. Also, I really disliked the chapter on managing generations. "Here's a stereotypical description to show you the typical kind of worker for each gen [...]

    4. This book is clear and concise, which I really value. It's a good, simple overview that lays out best practices for managing both your direct reports and your boss to get the most out of your career. I especially appreciated the chapter that explain how to tell when/if something is going terribly wrong. The author puts a strong emphasis on open, honest communication.

    5. I was assigned this book to read in preparation for a management training session at work. I think it's useful. There's a lot of common sense stuff in here, but if you've been dropped into management without training, I can see how it would be really valuable. (i.e. This would have been more useful to me a few years ago.)

    6. The best part of this book is how clear and simple the writing style is. I've read similar stuff before, in much thicker and more complex books. I really liked how compact and to the point this book is, I recommend it for anyone who wants a quick and valuable read on managing up and/or down.

    7. I found the half about managing up to be a lot more helpful than the half about managing down. I'm a low level manager and I think the managing down part would be more helpful to a middle level manager.

    8. I really liked this book. I read it for a leadership class, but it was a very interesting read. If you work for someone or have people who you supervise then this is a good book for you to read. I have already recommended it many times and had several people read it too.

    9. 4.5 stars. This book is great for anyone thrust into leading a situation (corporate or otherwise) to create confidence in managing up or down. The part on managing up will be the part most interesting to a general management reader.

    10. Generally good advice, but somewhat patronizing. I read it with an eye to recommending it to new managers, but seems a bit too basic.

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