Each week I'll provide a "Book of the Week." These are books I've read and recommend. I'll give you a few of my thoughts then you can decide if it will help you as well. 

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

Author - Roberta Chinsky Matuson

As a new manager, I constantly experimented to improve my leadership and management skills. This book gave me several insights to help me along my leadership journey. I'll list out 3 insights below:

  1. One of the most important skills you need to learn, managing your boss
  2. You must adjust to those that report to you, not the other way around
  3. Your team is a huge asset, interview as many applicants as it takes to find the right one

Suddenly in charge will teach you the following: Managing you boss, how to manage your direct reports, how to navigate corporate politics, how to deal with bad bosses, and how to recognize if you're about to be fired. 

I recommend this book for anyone that wants to become a manager or people that are adapting / learning to manage. It's not too long @ approximately 250 pages. Give it a read and let me know what you think?  

You can purchase it on amazon here: Suddenly in Charge

A Disclaimer Because I’m A Very Upfront And Honest Man. I Am An Amazon Associate. I Receive Commission If You Decide To Purchase Any Products I Recommend.