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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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ADHD Butterfly

When my Co-author Sean O’Neil sent me over the first drafts of the work he had tentatively titled It’s the People, Stupid I immediately was drawn to his almost laboratory like diagnosis for each of his workplace character types.Hey, I knew these guys. I am pretty sure everyone does. In …

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Brand You: Little Ways to Distinguish Yourself from the Herd

Thought the attorneys among you might enjoy this article in LawCrossing: Brand You: Little Ways to Distinguish Themselves from the Herd

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Dwight Schrute Proclaims There’s No Such Thing as a “Sales Team” – Is He Right?

During the latest episode of The Office on NBC, Dwight Schrute expressed a sentiment shared – but, thankfully, rarely spoken – by sales reps everywhere In response to Andy’s whining that salespeople are supposed to help each other out and be a team, Dwight proclaimed, “We’re no more a …

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Mike Tomlin – True to Himself

I saw an interesting interview by Shannon Sharpe of Mike Tomlin that aired on CBS this past Sunday just before the Steelers took down my beloved Jets. (The fact that I could no longer find a working link to the video this morning suggests that maybe I’m the only person …

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The Movement – How Did We Get Here? How Do We Leave?

Been to leadership training recently?  Get the sense your leadership trainers just didn’t get “it” or you?

You know for a fact that they never walked a step in your moccasins, so how is it that they were in the front of the room insisting you do your job the …

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