The Way of the Road Warrior: Lessons in Business and Life from the Road Most Traveled

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The Handbook for Today's Road Warriors

If your work involves time away from loved ones, long trips across country, and endless searches for a laptop power connection, The Way of the Road Warrior will be the best traveling companion you can have for your next business trip.

Praise for The Way of the Road Warrior

"Rob Jolles does it again! The Way of the Road Warrior is an introspective and thoughtful exposé of ...

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Overview

The Handbook for Today's Road Warriors

If your work involves time away from loved ones, long trips across country, and endless searches for a laptop power connection, The Way of the Road Warrior will be the best traveling companion you can have for your next business trip.

Praise for The Way of the Road Warrior

"Rob Jolles does it again! The Way of the Road Warrior is an introspective and thoughtful exposé of life on the road that can benefit anyone in business, particularly those on the front line."
—Eli Jones, coauthor, Selling ASAP, and executive director, Sales Excellence Institute, University of Houston

"This book is both a surprisingly personal commentary and also a broadly applicable manual for business. We can all benefit from Rob Jolles' invaluable advice."
—David M. Rowell, publisher, The Travel Insider (thetravelinsider.info)

"A must-read for anyone considering a career that requires significant business travel. From my position in the front of the plane, I see the faces that are written about in this book. It is an informative, accurate, and empathetic assessment that anyone who travels, including pilots, should read, and learn from."
—Buzz Collins, pilot, Southwest Airlines

"One word best describes Rob Jolles and why he connects with his readers so well: he is genuine. People listen to him, trust him, and learn from him because he is authentic, because he's been there, and because we relate to him. Don't miss this book! As our trusted advisor, Rob shares some very special insights about pounding the pavement with us... his fellow Road Warriors."
—Joseph A. Sullivan, executive vice president, Legg Mason, Inc.

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What People Are Saying

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"Rob Jolles does it again!  The Way of the Road Warrior is an introspective and thoughtful exposé of life on the road that can benefit anyone in business, particularly those on the front line."
—Eli Jones, Coauthor, Selling ASAP, and executive director, Sales Excellence Institute, University of Houston

"This book is a both a surprisingly personal commentary and also a broadly applicable manual for business.  We can all benefit from Rob Jolles' invaluable advice."
—David M. Rowell, publisher, The Travel Insider (thetravelinsider.info)

"A must-read for anyone considering a career that requires significant business travel.  From my position in the front of the plane, I see the faces that are written about in this book.  It is an informative, accurate, and empathetic assessment that anyone who travels, including pilots, should read, and learn from."
—Buzz Collins, pilot, Southwest Airlines

"One word best describes Rob Jolles and why he connects with his readers so well:  he is genuine.   People listen to him, trust him, and learn from him because he is authentic, because he's been there, and because we relate to him.  Don't miss this book!  As our trusted advisor, Rob shares some very special insights about pounding the pavement with us . . . his fellow Road Warriors."
—Joseph A. Sullivan, executive vice president, Legg Mason, Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787980627
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/24/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Jolles is president of Jolles Associates, Inc., an independent training consulting firm in Great Falls, Virginia. With his black roll-on garment bag along with his black laptop bag, he is a participating member of an emerging cultural army of individuals frequently referred to as "Road Warriors."
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Table of Contents

Foreword “The SOBs in the Metal Tube” by F.W. Sanzenbacher, Retired Captain, United Airlines.

Preface.

CHAPTER ONE: Some Days Are Better Than Others.

CHAPTER TWO: When the Other Team Doesn’t Play Fair.

CHAPTER THREE: Deals and Dealers.

CHAPTER FOUR: Workflow: Go? Or No Go?

CHAPTER FIVE: Danger Zones and Detours.

CHAPTER SIX: Battling Slumps and Other Emotional Traps.

CHAPTER SEVEN: “Houston,We’ve Got a Problem”.

CHAPTER EIGHT: Finding the Positives.

CHAPTER NINE: Victory Over Self.

CHAPTER TEN: The Way of Technology.

CHAPTER ELEVEN: 9/11: For George.

CHAPTER TWELVE: Overcoming the Addiction.

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The End of My Confessions.

Acknowledgments.

The Author.

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