Vince Thompson, (author of Ignited) and I met about 7 years ago when he contacted me to develop some elective courses for America Online, where he held the position of VP of Sales.
After several conversations, our business relationship quickly evolved into more of a friendship. Over the years, as both of our careers, and our families, grew and evolved, we’ve supported each other in all of our endeavors.
In September of 2004, Vince called me to discuss a project he was researching and working on. An innovative book he’s working on called Ignited. After talking about it for a while he felt it made sense to interview me for his book; a compelling story of a middle manager and their salesperson which made the pages in Chapter Four of his book.
So now, with great pleasure I share Vince Thompson’s latest achievement with you. His new book, Ignited has just hit the bookstores and is already blazing (excuse the pun) a new trail of possibility for middle managers everywhere. With 5.4-million middle managers at 30,000 U.S. companies vying to hear their voice and challenges heard, he offers specific and practical solutions for good management, to harnessing your personal power, to affecting positive long term change in the realm of what middle managers can control.
While there have been tons of books written for leaders and business owners, the market of middle management has virtually been ignored, which created a unique opportunity that Vince clearly recognized, especially as someone who’s been in the trenches as a middle manager himself.
In Ignited, Vince Thompson starts with the premise that life has never been tougher for managers. According to Accenture 58% of the managers in America are willing to leave their jobs and another 30% are currently looking. Ignited outlines four major trends that middle management has the opportunity to seize and leverage to make profound change and then drives forward with three sections.
The reviews of Vince Thompson’s new book have been outstanding and I welcome you to the opportunity to become an Ignited manager.
Ignited can lead you to a whole new level of power, purpose and success. Rather than a philosophical book on leadership , Ignited is a collection of stories and powerful solutions for those who those who really do the work in business; the managers. Ignited delivers real tools that make a difference.
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