KEVIN G. ARMSTRONG – THE MIRACLE MANAGER
“My MBA degree did not teach me what Kevin Armstrong has to say in this book.”
―BRUCE DER, P. ENG., MBA, president and CEO, A.H. Lundberg Systems
Manage A Team That Will Follow You Anywhere!
In The Miracle Manager, Kevin G. Armstrong argues that placing true leaders in management positions has become an epidemic that is destroying businesses.
Armstronga successful speaker, business owner, advisor and best-selling authorknows first-hand the consequences of mistaking great leadership for effective management. With knowledge gained from 20-plus years of exclusively advising CEOs, business owners and their management teams, the author presents a revolutionary approach to organizational management.
Utilizing professional researchers and actual case studies of great leaders and coaches of the past, Armstrong illustrates why being a stellar player rarely equates to being a great coach – why businesses have to start rewarding and recognizing their leaders, and valuing the special talents of their managers.
“Throughout history, many influential people have earned the title of leader,” says Armstrong. “Leaders look to the future, oblivious to who or how many are following. Being an effective manager requires you to efficiently and effectively work through others to be what I call a ‘manacoach.’”
Armstrong shares his proven strategies for implementing management techniques based on revolutionary concepts to create scalable and sustainable cultures of accountability.
For business owners and their management teams, The Miracle Manager is your guide to aligning people with your company culture and creating a healthy environment through accountability where politics cannot survive.
|Publisher:||Advantage Media Group|
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About the Author
Kevin G. Armstrong is an author, speaker, business advisor, disruptor and authority in implementing simple, proven management solutions – but simple doesn’t mean easy.
In his diverse and accomplished career, he has taught at the high school and college levels, owned and sold small businesses, been an investment firm top seller, and worked in management as a VP at the corporate level, overseeing agencies throughout North America. Kevin has decades of experience helping business ownersfrom “mom and pops” to Fortune 500sget more out of their business. Kevin currently leads a group of advisors at the Interdependent Training Group (ITG) which advises business leaders on creating clear vision and implementing strategies to hold their management teams accountable for delivering on their vision.
For the past 20+ years of his career, Kevin has studied the important differences between the roles of ‘leader’ and ‘manager’ in business. His speaking engagements expand on this concept in an interactive, thought-provoking manner which disrupts current thinking and leaves audiences with a new understanding of how leaders can be leveraged through exceptional management to achieve business and personal success.
Find out more about Kevin at kevingarmstrong.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 My Promise to You 1
We Can All Relate
A Long History of Confusing Two Roles
Chapter 2 A Leader Stands Alone 9
Is a True Leader Concerned with Who Is Following?
Failure Is a Prerequisite
Leading, Not Managing
Chapter 3 The Manacoach 11
The Manacoach Defined
The Manacoach Test
Understanding Your Results
An Example of a Leader versus a Manacoach
Chapter 4 Does A Star Make a Good Manager? 39
Who Is a Better Coach?
Running the Numbers on Players and Coaches
Why Doesn't Business Reward the Players?
Chapter 5 Culture and the Manacoach 51
What Is Culture?
Status over Achievement
Are You Trapped as a Manacoach?
What Do I Look for When I'm Hiring?
Chapter 6 There Is No Power Without Vulnerability 63
Why Vulnerability Is Hard Work
Finding Our Vulnerabilities
If You Can't Be Vulnerable, Don't Manage People
Chapter 7 The Manacoach on Hiring 77
The Ideal Candidate
Measuring the Alignment of Core Values
Linking the Right Person to the Right Job
Giving the Green Light to Proceed
Chapter 8 The Manacoach on Firing 91
Ability to Complete
Chapter 9 Delegating and Dependence 111
Dependence: You Get What You Put Up With!
Insecurities with Delegating
Not Knowing How to Delegate
Not Wanting to Go Home
Rejecting the Dependence
Chapter 10 Communication 127
Quit Hiding behind Your Keyboard!
Dare to Enter the Danger
Politics versus Accountability
Chapter 11 Rewards and Punishments 139
Why Bonuses and Profit Sharing Don't Work in Most Cases
The Carrot and Stick Method Doesn't Work
Chapter 12 Be Bold and Be S.M.A.R.T 147
What Are the Conditions?
Concluding Remarks 153
My Type of Leader
Final Thoughts on the Manacoach
Appendix The Manacoach's Checklist 159