Knowledge@Emory reviews Player Manager: The Rise of Professionals Who Manage While They Work by Philip Augar and Joy Palmer. We enjoyed reading about the six types of "players":
The Rookie—keen to succeed but struggling and charged with stepping up without doing it all
The Players' Player—whose challenge is to replicate their own success in others
The Player Mentors—who are personal and empathetic and who must develop talent without losing sight of the bigger picture
The Veterans—old hands whose challenge is to manage the institution and the team while keeping both fresh
The Play Makers—change agents who must lead the team in new directions while staying in sight
The Player Again—who returns to pure playing, unable to continue juggling the dual roles of managing and producing
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