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Title: Bare Knuckle People Management
Author: Sean O’Neil and John Kulisek
Stars: ***

The authors start off with seven sound and overarching leadership
principles. One of the principles explains that people are different, and
thus, we should not have a lot of universal rules to manage them (aka
Team-Wide Rules Suck). Most of the remainder of the book expands on
this principle. The authors describe 16 common employee types/profiles.
They then explain how to coach each and how to avoid common pitfalls.
They then do the same with five common team profiles.  Finally, the book
closes with instructions for the first thirty days of a new management
assignment. Not surprisingly, this involves getting to know the team and
catering policies and procedures accordingly.

There is plenty of valuable, no-nonsense advice on how to get the most
out of various types of people and teams. The authors mix in a large dose
of humor which makes this material very easy to digest.
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