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Management is dead. 

People development is the new way forward. It’s not a fad; it’s a foundation. Ignore it, and you’ll be left behind. Embrace it, and you’ll be a part of the revolution. Implement it, and you’ll reap incredible benefits.

Let’s move forward. Together.

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Management is dead. There's a better way.

Matt Tresidder & Chris Heaslip

Hi, we're Chris Heaslip and Matt Tresidder, the authors of Management is Dead. After building a billion-dollar company together, we've learned a thing or two about the current pain points leaders today are facing.

And we want to share a secret with you: it all ties back to the employee/manager relationship.

But the point of this book isn’t just to tell you the problems with people management. The point is to show you the better way, the future. 

That future is people development.

And this book walks you through the 5 foundations of people development and how to implement them within your organization for a more engaged and effective workforce. 

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Meet the Authors

Meet Matt Tresidder

Matt Tresidder is Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder at Leadr, a people development software company. He joined Leadr after six years at the unicorn startup Pushpay where he led all facets of the sales team.

Matt joined Pushpay as the first US-based salesperson. After succeeding as a high performer in sales, Matt was promoted to SDR Director and then Vice President of Sales where he led a team of 130+ sales reps.

Matt is passionate about hiring, training, and developing leaders at every level of the organization. This passion is what led to the creation of Management is Dead.

Visit Matt's website.

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Meet Chris Heaslip

Chris Heaslip is an entrepreneur and the Executive Chairman of Leadr, a new kind of people development software that enables one-to-one leadership development at scale within an organization.  

Prior to joining Leadr, Chris co-founded the highly successful Pushpay, the online giving platform which grew rapidly from $1 million to over $100 million in revenue in just four years. Chris came to the realization that business isn’t about what you can get, it’s about what you can give and how you can make a difference in other people’s lives.

Management is Dead walks through Chris' experiences and learnings to help other leaders stop managing and start developing their teams.

Visit Chris' website here.

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Want to book Matt and Chris to speak at your next event and share:

  • The 5 foundations of People Development outlined in Management is Dead
  • How to make the transition from people management to people development
  • Lessons learned after building a billion-dollar company

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Praise for Management is Dead

“As an athlete, coach, and now business leader, I know firsthand the importance of a healthy team. In Management Is Dead, Matt and Chris share engaging stories with actionable insight to help us become healthier leaders and build healthier teams.”
Darren Woodson
Darren Woodson,
3x Super Bowl Champ, 5x Pro Bowl Selection, Partner at Cresa Dallas and Founder of CounterFind
"I am so excited about this book! Chris has always been an awesome business man and he simply loves people. Not only has Chris figured out a way to do both and thrive at it but he's also put it in a book! ”
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Michael Jr.,
Comedic thought leader, Actor, and Best-selling author
“Matt and Chris are on the forefront of helping us navigate the new generation of the workplace. In this book, you’ll get practical advice on how to engage and grow every person on your team.”
Jenni Catron-1
Jenni Catron,
Founder of The 4Sight Group and author of 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership
“I wish I had this book when I was first leading a team many years ago. Whether you’re a new leader or a seasoned leader, Management Is Dead is your playbook to developing a high-performing team and growing your business.”
Peter Wooster
Peter Wooster,
Founder, Wooster Advisors, Sales & Customer Success Expert
“Culture is the bedrock of growing companies. Management Is Dead helps all leaders make the culture shift from management to coaching as we all work to get better at developing our people, our greatest asset.”
Dan Steinman
Dan Steinman,
Customer Success expert and Chief Evangelist at Gainsight
"Chris Heaslip and Matt Tresidder have written a practical, helpful, and transformative guide to leading people that is anchored in the real world. If you're committed to seeing your team flourish, read this book."
Carey Nieuwhof
Carey Nieuwhof,
Podcaster and Bestselling author of At Your Best