FOREWORD

When I first read the manuscript for The New Manager’s Survival Guide, I asked myself two questions:

  1. Who exactly might benefit from this book?
  2. Who exactly might think that they would benefit from this book?

Although these questions are separated by just a few choice words, the differences in their meanings are vast.

Having spent over 20 years in the corporate world with a variety of different companies and in a number of different leadership positions, I immediately knew the answer to my first question. In a word: Everyone. This may seem like a dramatically overarching response, but in truth, I can’t think of a single person, inside business or outside of it, who couldn’t benefit by knowing the ins and outs of how a company operates. ...

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