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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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ABOUT THE AUTHORS,
JAMES AND MIKE
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.
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James Potter is a Managing Director and Practice Leader at Blue Ridge Partners, a global management consulting firm that focuses exclusively on accelerating profitable revenue growth. Mr. Potter has helped over 90 organizations unlock potential by crafting new growth strategies, developing offer and go-to-market innovation capabilities, designing new commercial effectiveness systems, and coaching management teams to think through their most complex problems. The measure of Mr. Potter's success is not pretty PowerPoint presentations or 2x2 frameworks, but the results he drives on his clients’ income statements and the critical thinking he helps organizational leaders embed across their teams to support sustainable growth.
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Mike Kavanagh is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, consultant and educator in the areas of leadership, performance, and personal development. He is the CEO and Founder of Self-Mastery for Leaders, a business that arms individuals with the tools to maximize well-being, reclaim their time and freedom, and become world-class leaders. Kavanagh also works with progressive organizations to define winning strategies, build extraordinary cultures, and win the talent war. He is on a personal mission to help end corporate malaise, ignite people’s passion and fulfillment in their work, and to build the next generation of truly incredible leaders.
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