How to Be a Fierce Competitor: What Winning Companies and Great Managers Do in Tough Times
Economic downturns separate the winning companies from the struggling. And as best-selling author Jeffrey J. Fox shows, tough times also give solid companies, strong managers, and potential rainmakers the opportunity to seize market share. In this eminently readable, practical resource for business leaders and managers, Fox explains exactly "how" the savvy few who rise to the top stay focused and alert, get new market share, hire good recently fired talent, increase investments into customer service, speed innovation, train all customer facing people, make acquisitions, get rid of underperformers, build brand names, pay for measurable performance, and lots more.
Potential rainmakers, CEOS, marketing superstars, and great bosses have long turned to Jeffrey J. Fox for advice. Now he shows exactly what to do to weather any climate.
Robert Reiss is founder and host of "The CEO Show" syndicated to more than 600,000 listeners. His company publishes "The CEO""Forum", a quarterly magazine with a subscription base of exclusively 10,000 top CEOs. Reiss is a frequent keynote speaker on lessons from CEOs. Susan Fox, a licensed pediatric neurodevelopmental therapist, is director of the Pediatric Therapy Clinic in Seattle. Her guide for fathers of babies in their first year, Rookie Dad, is available from Pocket Books. Fox teaches workshops on child development at Microsoft, and trains early childhood educators, therapists, nurses, and physicians.
Fox ("How to Become a Rainmaker") explores the best practicesof fierce competitors and how they gain market share, seizeopportunity, and win when the stakes are the highest. With multiplebulleted lists of key action items, he swiftly covers a wide arrayof timely topics, including why bad times are actually good times, the benefits of piling up cash in tough times, and being cautiouswhile showing fearlessness. He also encourages executives to playrelevant "what if" games, always have a plan, stay offmagazine covers, and be obsessive about execution. Of particularvalue are the sections on employee relations, which offercounterintuitive actions that reap big rewards on reservedexecutive parking spots, unionization, nurturing those hired andacquired, pruning dead wood, and cutting out all bureaucracy. Thisconcise book will give motivated managers and executives theguidance they need to successfully bring their organizations to thenext level. "(Mar.)" ("Publishers Weekly," January 25,2010) "The new book is comprised of 60 Chapters. You could read it ina sitting, or more likely, a flight from New York to Chicago. Andas with every Jeff Fox book and every Jeff Fox page, you might wishit was printed on only one side of each page, so you could take theentire book apart and paste the pages all over your office and evenyour bathroom. This is stuff you want to remember and use and sharewith your colleagues every day, because there is no way you canfollow Fox's advice and not succeed in business and in life."--Huffington Post, March 12, 2010-03-24"This concise book will give motivated managers and executivesthe guidance they need to successfully bring their organizations tothe next level."--Publishers Weekly, January 1, 2010
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