First Among Equals by Patrick J. McKenna
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First Among Equals
By Patrick J. McKenna

First Among Equals

How to Manage a Group of Professionals

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Format: Paperback

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First Among Equals by Patrick J. McKenna

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Managing people when you're not their boss is a challenge, particularly in professional service firms where, increasingly, top professionals are being tapped to lead their peers. Now Patrick McKenna and David Maister provide a 'play book' for professionals trying to be both a team member and coach. In industies ranging from banking and insurance to law and engineering, as well as in research labs and software companies, management responsibility is increasingly delegated - usually without guidance - to those who head up smaller teams of professionals. FIRST AMONG EQUALS speaks directly to those who have gone from focusing on their own performance to being a group manager in charge of leading others. From understanding the group leader role to setting terms of reference and effectively dealing with talented prima donnas, McKenna and Maister present a thorough introduction to managing and orchestrating talent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743268325
ISBN-10: 0743268326
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 16-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Patrick J. McKenna

DAVID MAISTER is widely recognised as the premier expert on professional service firm management. Maister is British by birth but has made his success in the US where he founded the highly successful Maister Associates Inc. He is also the author of several books including THE TRUSTED ADVISOR (074320963X), TRUE PROFESSIONALISM (0684866250) and MANAGING THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FIRM (0684834316). PATRICK J. MCKENNA is a partner in Edge International, a management consulting firm serving professional service firms around the world. David Maister is widely recognised as the premier expert on professional service firm management. Maister is British by birth but has made his success in the US where he founded the highly successful Maister Associates Inc. He is also the author of several highly acclaimed business books.

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