The Uncommon Commodity : Common Sense Guide for New Managers (Charleston, SC: Palmetto Publishing, 2016)

I know Doug. He speaks with a servant’s heart and from an authentic manager’s real-world point of view.  A superb combination!
The Uncommon Commodity: A Common Sense Guide for New Managers” is your foot up against the competition. Step up. Now.

Rick Gillis
Careers Expert, Speaker, Author “PROMOTE!” & “JOB!


Cover-2I wrote The Uncommon Commoditybecause I believe new managers need to know that they are not alone. The challenge of taking on a management and leadership role for the first time is possibly the biggest career move anyone can make. Whether you were groomed for it or just thrust into the seat, nothing can be a bigger test than taking on this responsibility. After over 30 years in business management and entrepreneurship, I can promise you many of the answers come from pure common sense. Yet so many get tangled up in fancy program language that they fail to realize how easy some solutions can be found. In this book I use a story telling approach to guide you through common issues.

 

Doug has developed mastery in the field of management and leadership through years of hands-on experience supplemented by a desire to understand the best practices in these fields. With this book he is opening the vault of his own experience and insight so that others can benefit for what he has learned.  Take this guide and put it to work at once!

Cathy Nunnally
Nunnally & Company

 

I am so impressed by Doug Thorpe and the valuable service he provides. Watching him work, it is immediately clear that his broad array of business and interpersonal skills have come together beautifully to create an excellent product for those he serves. If you are looking for a coach to help you navigate the difficult waters of searching for new employment, Doug is definitely the person you should call!

Wes Avants
Executive Director, Physician Leadership Institute

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