Business Basics: Key Points from the Business Leader's Handbook Seriesby Thomas Cowan
You need to develop your own skills and capabilities, so you know how
Whether you are an entrepreneur with an idea or a leader of an established company, you need to understand businesses thoroughly--how they work, what they do, how they are managed. You need to apply this understanding to your own business, so you know what you have to do to build and manage it.
You need to develop your own skills and capabilities, so you know how to Think like a leader and manager, Act to lead and manage effectively, and Do to deliver the results you expect.
How do you learn to do all this?
You need a handbook with a set of tools to provide the what and how of building, managing, and leading your business.
This is what The Business Leader's Handbook Series is about. We have developed an approach with a set of tools and defined skills, information, resources, training, and mentoring that we use to build, manage, and lead our own successful businesses. We are now making our approach and tools public and available to you in our Handbook Series.
The contents of Business Basics comes from the four volumes of The Business Leader's Handbook Series. This concise book is meant to refresh your memory on the fundamentals of business:
Operating: Doing the day-to-day work; running your business every day to meet short-term expectations; meeting the budget, plan, or projection and doing so consistently over time.
Managing: Getting the work done through others; giving structure to your organization and creating leverage for consistent execution, scalability, and delivering results to expectations.
Leading: Setting long-term direction and expectations; putting a master plan in place to get there; and guiding the organization to deliver results to expectations.
The Business Leader's Handbook Series was developed by Vecker Labs. We are interested in hearing how you are using our materials to build your business. We also want input from you on what additional tools, information, training, and resources you need. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the conversation.
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