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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 ...
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.
"The new book is comprised of 60 Chapters. You could read it in a sitting, or more likely, a flight from New York to Chicago. And as with every Jeff Fox book and every Jeff Fox page, you might wish it was printed on only one side of each page, so you could take the entire book apart and paste the pages all over your office and even your bathroom. This is stuff you want to remember and use and share with your colleagues every day, because there is no way you can follow 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 executives the guidance they need to successfully bring their organizations to the next level."
—Publishers Weekly, January 1, 2010
1 The Fierce Competitor Company.
2 Bad Times Are Good Times.
3 Hustle. Hustle. Hustle.
4 Leadership Is Not “Pushership”.
5 The Difference Between Leaders and Managers.
6 Know Your Company's Raison d'Etre.
7 Manage As You Would Invest.
8 “I Visit Customers in Stores”.
9 Always Answer the Phone.
10 Pile Up Cash.
11 Be Ever Fearful.
12 Show Fearlessness.
13 Play “What If?” Games.
14 Leadership Is Full Disclosure.
15 Get a Kitchen Cabinet.
16 Always Have a Plan.
17 Stay Off Magazine Covers.
18 “I Never Made a Dime Talking”.
19 Never Take Your Hand off the Tiller.
20 Control or Roll.
21 Get Out of the Office.
22 Walk Around the Company.
23 Never Forget the Third Shift.
24 Be Obsessive About Execution.
25 Get Rid of Executive Parking Spaces.
26 Fight Unionization.
27 People Are Not the Most Important Asset.
28 Nurture Those You Hire and Acquire.
29 Prune All Deadwood.
30 Bulldoze All Silos.
31 Broom Out All Bureaucracy.
32 Scoop Up Newly Available Talent.
33 Forget About Pedigrees.
34 Pay for Performance, Not for Activities.
35 Continuously Rip Out, Tear Out Bad Costs.
36 The Do and Don’t Cut List.
37 Forget Monthly Reports.
38 No Money, No Meeting.
39 Be Fanatical About Selling.
40 Don't Fire Sales People.
41 Hire Fiercely Competitive Sales People.
42 Banish All Selling Thieves.
43 Always Conduct Daily Sales Meetings.
44 The Big Opportunity.
45 Never Cancel Batting Practice.
46 Double the Training Budget.
47 Love that Cranky, Fickle, Demanding Customer.
48 Fire the “Strategic Customer”.
49 Customer Service Is a Survival Strategy.
50 Worship at the Altar of Quality.
51 Get Rid of “Mr. Ought-To-Be”.
52 Always Leave Flowers, Floor Mats, and Footprints.
53 Don't Cut Prices.
54 You Are Never on Vacation.
55 Lock, Load, and Launch.
56 Sue the Blankety-Blanks.
57 Welcome Serendipity.
58 Go Green!
59 Be a Master Gardener.
60 Summary: Characteristics of the Fierce Competitor Companies.
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Posted January 11, 2013
This was a short, easy business read with lots of good tips. I had to write a business plan for my business law class last semester and I had post its stuck all over this book! So very thankful I found it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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