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"I've trained, coached and mentored hundreds of first-time managers who've gone on to become great managers and leaders. I know what it takes to develop a great manager. James and Mike have done a superb job capturing what you need to know and do on the path to being great at managing and leading others. This is the book I always wish I had to give to the first-time managers I've had the honor to develop."


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James and Mike met while working at a boutique management consulting firm in Massachusetts. While their careers diverged into different industries, one thing remained the same - the need for concrete and practical approaches to navigating the job of being a manager. 

About the Authors
James Potter

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 James Potter is the Chief Commercial Officer at Dunes Point Capital. In his prior role, Mr. Potter was the Senior Managing Director and Global Practice Leader at Blue Ridge Partners, a global management consulting firm that focuses exclusively on accelerating profitable revenue growth. Mr. Potter has helped over 100 organizations and their leadership teams. The measure of Mr. Potter's success is not pretty PowerPoint presentations or 2x2 frameworks, but the results he drives on his clients' and their organizations and working with their people. Mr. Potter also founded 2 software companies that were acquired and has worked in public organizations such as General Electric and NBCUniversal.

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Mike kavanagh

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Mike Kavanagh is an author, speaker, and human and organizational performance consultant. His work includes training individuals and teams on a set of meta skills foundational to elite performance and well-being. Kavanagh is also the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book Coach's Plan: The Personal Productivity System That Changed My Life. His work and other books can be found through,

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