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The First-Time Manager in Asia by BH Tan

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FIVE FOUNDATION STONES

In the introduction, I promised you a map and a compass as you set out on your leadership journey. In this section, let me unfold a map. At this point in our discussion, we’ll only talk in broad strokes. Details will come in subsequent chapters.

To be effective as a manager, there are five foundation stones that must be in place. These constitute your map as shown below.

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We will work on one foundation stone at a time from Part Two to Part Six of this book. By the time you get to the end of this book, you will have assembled a powerful array of tools suited for different clusters of situations. For greater versatility, it’s ...

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