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The First-Time Manager in Asia by BH Tan

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Managerial Anecdote

Janet worked for three years as a product specialist in a major healthcare company in Singapore. She learned quickly, and very soon was able to handle very independently the promotional and marketing responsibilities for two hair care products assigned to her. When the marketing manager who was her boss was promoted to lead a larger brand, Janet was the natural successor.

Janet was very pleased to be recognized for her achievements. This promotion would give her a pay raise which would come in handy as she was planning to get married. It was also a first step into management which meant more authority and influence.

As a marketing manager with three product specialists, Janet found her responsibilities expanding significantly. ...

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