The school of hard knocks approach to the challenges of managing the team you are given. Bare Knuckle People Management helps you to develop strategies to optimize the performance of the team by applying assessing the strengths and weakness of each member of the group. The good news is that all of this advice is actionable now for managers—not just at annual reviews or after expensive assessment surveys!

―Kevin A. Schulman, MD, MBA, Director of Health Sector Management Program, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

June 2011 Archives

Podcast Interview with O’Neil and “Lead Well and Prosper” Author, Nick McCormick

Link to Interview

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Folding Little White Socks

Walked into my bedroom late last night just wanting to crash.  I was physically exhausted and emotionally drained.  Long day behind me. Thank God!

But there was something standing between me and my slumber.  Sitting there piled on my side of the bed was a massive load of laundry –

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Inspired by a Soccer Pitch Peanut

Look, I love and think the world of all of my kids. Anyone who knows me hears me go on about them all the time.  If you’ve read here, you’ve undoubtedly suffered from O’Neil kid fatigue.  But Julia’s commitment to excellence is different.  It’s not just cute to me –

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Acorn and the Oaks – a True Story

Spoke with my Dad on the phone this morning.  You know, the guy I accompanied to the hospital a couple of months ago when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  I previously wrote about him here.

Let’s just say he’s doing ok.  It’s amazing what some time in the

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3 Ways to Reclaim Momentum

Watching the NBA and Stanley Cup Finals has me thinking about momentum shifts and what the coaches and players can do to cause them.  The Boston Bruins desperately needed a win last night to reclaim momentum from the Vancouver Canucks, and they got it.  The Dallas Mavericks thought they had

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