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The First-Time Manager in Asia by BH Tan

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WHEN YOU BECOME A MANAGER

Why a book on the first-time manager? Isn’t learning how to manage people something that comes naturally as you progress up the ladder in your career? And, frankly, looking at the managers around you, haven’t these people picked things up on their own through trial and error?

In this introduction, I would like to address all these thoughts, as well as a few others, that may come to your mind as you make that first leap into the ranks of management.

First, let me start with a few words on my corporate journey, and how I became the author of this book. I began my life in corporations more than 30 years ago, embarking on what has turned out to be a two-part career: first as a corporate executive and then as a leadership ...

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