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Bare Knuckle People Management is a clever, straight-forward, practical guide to understanding and managing each of your people to get the most out of them. A refreshing break from ‘leadership books’ that insist the key to management success is a one-size-fits-all formula. Finally, a book that speaks directly to the manager for the real world.

—Christopher Heck, Senior Vice President of the National Basketball Association

Posts Tagged ‘kids’

The Value of a Great #2

Caught a glimpse of a recent Lakers’ playoff game against the New Orleans Hornets.  It was late in the game, and Phil Jackson had just called a timeout for the Lakers, who were letting a lead slip away. 

While the coaches circled near the foul line trying to hammer out …

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Work Hard Reasons

Clients often ask how I motivate people. My response invariably disappoints:

“I can’t motivate anyone. I give them tools that can help them get excited about managing more effectively. I tell   emotional and thought-provoking stories that put a momentary charge in them. I ‘move’ people. But motivation? That has to …

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Herding Tigers for Life

When my wife Erin told me that she signed me up to coach our daughter Olivia’s t-ball team last spring, an audible “oh no, please no” escaped from my lips. Olivia and her would-be teammates—the Tigers—were 5 years old. Ever coach a team of 5 year olds at anything? No? …

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Dynamics of Conflict and Resolution

I coach my 13-year-old sons’ basketball team. At practice recently, in preparation for a big game, I got into a battle with my point guard son, Ryan. You know Ryan. You love him. He might even work for you. He’s your hard-nosed, never-say-die “coach on the floor” whose grit, stubbornness, …

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