We would like to offer particular thanks to the following people and organizations for their contributions to our book.
Frank would like to thank:
• Johnson & Wales University for giving me the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a player-manager during my two-year stint as a professor in and director of their MBA program. And for giving me the encouragement to develop MBA courses based on the think TPL and VITALS checkup leadership models, which have evolved with Jamie’s help into key strategies for converting player-managers into can-do leaders.
• I also want to thank my MBA students who have jobs as player-managers for providing me with feedback on how they have used the think TPL and VITALS checkup strategies ...