The authors of Bare Knuckle People Management know successful people management is easier than a lot of managers make it. Kulisek and O’Neil’s no-nonsense insights are not only amusing but on the mark. If you are a manager looking to improve the performance of your team, someone who just became a manager or think you would like to become a manager, you will be glad you read this book.

—Paul Mott, Head of Club Services, Major League Soccer

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Sean O’Neil is principal owner and CEO of One to One Leadership, a sales and management training and recruitment company. O’Neil has published or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Selling Power Magazine, Executive Decision Magazine, Incentive Magazine, and many others.

O’Neil received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, a MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

O’Neil, his wife, Erin, and four children, Matt, Ryan, Julia, and Olivia, live in Pelham Manor, N.Y.



John Kulisek is president and CEO of Larksilk Trading, a sales and marketing firm specializing in the production, import, and distribution of fine permanent botanicals that operates in the United States, China, and Hong Kong.

John attended New York University, is a member of The NYU Stern Business School Alumni’s Executive Forum and is the youngest member ever elected to the American Floral Industry Association’s Board of Directors. Some of the many places his quotes and managerial philosophies have appeared in and on include The Wall Street Journal,, and ABC News.

John and his wife, Pamela, have two children, Zachary and Ariana. They live in Tenafly, N.J.

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