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The First-Time Manager in Asia by BH Tan

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Managerial Anecdotes

Michael is a long-serving manager who has risen from the ranks. He has never been coached in all his career. Two years ago, he became the manager of a team of service engineers. To him, the best way of getting things done is to issue clear directions to his people and have them come back to him regularly for more clarification if they are unclear. He applies this same approach to all five engineers.

It seems to work well. Things get done and he is always on top of the situation. Though he is involved knee-deep in all the nitty-gritty, he doesn’t mind. Most days he comes to work very early in the morning and is never home until very late at night when all his children are already in bed.

If you talk to him, he frequently laments ...

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