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Coaching a professional basketball team is not different from managing a team of corporate employees. You have stars, utility players and bench warmers, all of whom thrive when their coach tailors his approach to their unique talents, weaknesses and contributions to the team. Bare Knuckle People Management speaks directly to managers who have been frustrated by the notion that all employees need to be treated equally and with kids’ gloves.

—Mike D’Antoni, Head Coach of the New York Knicks

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Football is Complicated…So is Managing People

After the Packers’ victory over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, Fox’s Chris Myers interviewed Steelers’ head coach, Mike Tomlin. Those postgame interviews of the losing coach outside the locker room are often brutal, but Tomlin – if you read this blog, you know I’m a fan of his …

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