Companies Do What the Boss Does Groom 'Em, or Broom 'Em Hire Slow, Fire Fast Don't Be Tired The Rule of the Ds Delegate Down, Down, Down Don't Hire a Dog and Bark Yourself Don't Shoot from the Lip Never Be Little, Never Belittle Listen to Phonies, Fools, and Frauds Don't Check Expense Accounts
"Quit" Is for Scrabble It's Okay to Be Quirky
Did you ever have a great boss? Everyone should have one, but not enough people do. If you're a boss, or hope to become one, or have a less-than-great boss, then this is the book that could change your career-and your life.
In times like these, being a great boss can be harder than ever. If you want surprising and useful advice on how to handle the tough stuff -- from having to fire a long-time employee to being a new boss with a demoralized team -- the stories, observations, and advice contained in this gem of a book will set your feet in the right direction. And if you just want advice on living up to the legend who preceded you in the job, or even ways to emulate someone who was a great boss to you, Jeffrey Fox has gathered anecdotes from some of the mightiest and most respected bosses in America. The bestselling author who brought you How to Become CEO and How to Become a Rainmaker knows the territory about which he speaks.
Fox is the master of the counterintuitive angle. For every boss who has implied "I know what's best, that's why I'm the boss," Fox counsels, "Listen to Phonies, Fools, and Frauds" and "Don't Check Expense Accounts." His stories from bosses who have cared equally for employees' lives and the bottom line will inspire you to see that profit counts, but so do camaraderie, motivation, and a great place to work.
In a time of considerable corporate downsizing, it's more important than ever for bosses to surround themselves with motivated employees. Jeffrey Fox's newest volume will have a place on the shelves of top brass everywhere who want to remain leaders of their pack.
"GE people realize that our job is to help our customers make money. Dollarization thinking helps us do that."
?Damian A. Thomas, General Manager and Corporate Sales Leader General Electric Company
"THE DOLLARIZATION DISCIPLINE demystifies the often misused term ‘value,’ and shows how to become a thought partner and sell the true worth of your offering. This book will pay for itself many times over."
?Anthony Parinello, Author, Selling to Vito and Getting the Second Appointment
"Strategic marketing begins with an understanding of how a business creates economic value for its customers. This is a core focus for PPG businesses, and THE DOLLARIZATION DISCIPLINE creatively demonstrates how this thinking can be applied to all aspects of sales and marketing."
?Dennis A. Kovalsky, Vice President, Automotive Coatings PPG Industries
"Read this book and do what it says. Your customers, and your employer, will thank you for it."
?John Chickosky, Vice President, FTS Systems
"A must-read for any business looking to improve sales growth, profitability, and customer retention."
?Dean Graham, Managing Director, CapitalSource Inc.
"THE DOLLARIZATION DISCIPLINE presents powerful concepts with practical implementation ideas. Businesses large and small will benefit from putting Dollarization to work."
?John Vander Vort, Director, Private Markets Group DuPont Capital Management
Leadership Lessons from the World’s Greatest CEOs
“Fox and Reiss have created a new leadership category—The Transformative CEO.”
—Rafael Pastor, CEO, Vistage International
Bestselling author Jeffrey Fox literally wrote the book on How to Become CEO, and radio talk show host Robert Reiss has explored strategy with some of the world’s biggest business legends.
Now, in The Transformative CEO, they have identified the key traits and characteristics that describe this remarkable type of leader.
Filled with fascinating insights from superstar CEOs, this one-of-a-kind guide puts you right on the front lines with the men and women who have transformed businesses with spectacular success. You’ll learn how to:
You’ll learn how CEOs think and act in good times and bad—and you’ll get a front-row seat to some of the most profitable industry game changers of our time, including AT&T Mobility, Danaher Corp. and many others.
The Transformative CEO provides a new definition of leadership. Jeffrey J. Fox and Robert Reiss show how anyone can become a transformative leader.
Find out how:
HOME DEPOT cofounder and CEO Bernie Marcus built a new model of retail culture for customers—from the ground up.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM founder and CEO Jim McCann turned the 800 number into a brand—and delivered record profits and growth.
PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS founder John Paul DeJoria higher purposes first—success unshared is failure.
BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) CEO Robert L. Johnson founded a television network–and tranformed television.
CAMPBELL SOUP CEO Douglas Conant warmed up employee morale—and made its business hot again.
Do you want to get to the top? Do you want to know how to rise above the crowd and become a leader in your field? Then this is the book for you. In How to Get to the Top, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox combines his own experience as an extremely successful entrepreneur with lessons learned at the family dinner table by business leaders such as Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks; Tom Chappell, founder of Tom's of Maine; Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals; and George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees. The essential guide on how to get to the top -- and stay there -- this compelling book contains hard-hitting advice on independence and self-reliance, management dynamics, and problem solving, including:
--You cant unsour the milk.
--Speak sweetly: You may have to eat your words.
--Tip as if you were the tippee.
--Act like you own the place.
--You have to know the rules to break them.
--Never be late.
--Always compliment the chef . . . especially at home.
--Teach your girls to whistle.
--Spend the company's money as you would your own.
--Dont teach the quarterback to catch.