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Letters to a Young Manager

Cast of Characters, #0.1
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Dear Reader,
The following are the characters of the letter dialogs:

Adam is 26 and lives in a Latin American country. He works for the regional office of a large International nonprofit organization. He graduated the top school in his country with the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He is a Microsoft and Cisco certified engineer. He has been a programmer for four years and has been a team lead on some recent projects. He is faster and more accurate than all his developer colleagues. He's a bit of an engineering purist. He recently received a promotion to supervisor in the IT department for a group of three developers. This is his first management assignment.

Sophie is 26 and lives in the US. She works at the west coast office of a large financial services company. She has a Bachelor of Arts in history from a top state school, and holds a Project Management Institute (PMI) certificate. She has been a project manager for four years and has led project teams for the past year. She is thorough and process oriented, believing her success is due to relentless follow-up on process. She's a perfectionist. She was recently promoted to supervisor of three project team leaders in IT. This is her first management assignment.

Ed is a CIO for a large international organization. He started work as a programmer in an investment bank and led consulting teams and IT departments in the US in the financial services and nonprofit sectors. He has 37 years of IT-related management experience and has been in the CIO role for 16 of those years.
Sincerely yours,


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