ignited
 

An insightful guide for managers on how to make their jobs less stressful, more efficient and ultimately more successful and rewarding. There are more than five-million managers in the U.S., and almost all of them are pressed for time. Today's middle managers find themselves in a chaotic situation, scrambling to stay afloat in the face of new technology, intense competition and a quickly-changing marketplace. This book will teach you how to transform your organization, create better relationships with your team and bosses and make the best use of your networks and resources....

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ignited
 

A former middle manager turned consultant, Thompson depicts the realm between upper management and the workforce as rife with turf battles, firestorms and ongoing struggles to keep the troops from revolting. Fighting the notion that the 5.4-million middle managers at 30,000 U.S. companies are in a vast career wasteland, he offers specific and practical solutions for good management....

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In a remarkably thorough and informative Introduction, Vince Thompson observes that managers in what he characterizes as “The Middle” are “the connective tissue in their organizations. Only they have the ground-level expertise required for success, the links to people above and below them in the corporate structure, the insights into customer needs, competitive realities, and the organization’s strengths and weaknesses.” Thompson wrote this book for them but also for those to whom they report because, as he correctly insists, the potential contributions that managers in The Middle can make are too often ignored or under-valued. Thompson’s book offers a better solution: “a way for [managers in The Middle] to stay within the corporation and begin making the kind of difference [they] want to make, taking back [their] businesses, careers, and lives in the process.”

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Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power More Purpose and More Success by Vince Thompson has great relevance for those of us who are dealing with constant reinvention and the issues that arise when working to create alignment and tackle complex problems. This is due in part to the fact that Thompson is one of us. His career includes seven years as regional VP of sales for American Online and with his consultancy, Middleshift, he's been involved in crafting marketing solutions and ad sales strategies for Napster, Break.com, StarStyle and several other distinguished internet brands.

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