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.