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Managing Your Business

Book Description

You may be a one-person band, the only manager in your company, or the manager of other managers in a larger company.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Chapter I: Leadership Basics
    1. Leadership Styles
    2. Effective Leadership Theories
    3. Leading a Learning Culture
    4. Basic Leadership Skills
  8. Chapter II: Polishing Yourself Up
    1. Professional Etiquette
    2. Common Writing and Speaking Mistakes
    3. Confident or Cocky?
  9. Chapter III: Employee Management
    1. The Bossy Boss: A Play in Three Acts
    2. Establishing Goals for Your Employees
    3. Healthy Internal Debate and Competition
    4. Presenting Problems with Solutions
    5. Fostering a Productive Work Environment
    6. Ensuring Top-Quality Work
    7. Would Someone Please Take My Meeting Out Back and Shoot It?
    8. Ideas for Office Gift-Giving
    9. Office Relationships and Business: The Do’s and Don’ts
    10. Delivering Bad News Quickly
    11. Lame Excuses—A Sign of Trouble?
    12. Severing Ties with Lackluster Employees—the Fair Way
  10. Chapter IV: Strategic Thinking and Acting
    1. Diversification vs. Strategic Focus
    2. Two Heads Are Better than One: A Practical Analysis
    3. How to Evaluate Your Competition
    4. The Power of Effective Time Management
    5. Making Tough Decisions
    6. Fire Up the Right Passion for Your Business
    7. Three Economic Concepts You Must Master
    8. Outsourcing Your Projects: A Moderate View
    9. Eight Ways to Cut Business Travel Costs
    10. Setting Goals for Long-Term Success
    11. SWOT Analysis: It’s Not What You Think
    12. On the Look-Out for Opportunities and Threats
    13. Succession and Disaster Recovery Planning
    14. Exit Strategies and Why They Matter
    15. Hiring a Business Broker
  11. Afterword: Where to Go from Here?
  12. Acknowledgements
  13. Glossary
  14. Resources
  15. Index
  16. About the Authors
  17. Footnotes
    1. Chapter 1
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