The Complete Idiot's Guide to Five-Minute Managing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Five-Minute Managing

by Richard Haasnoot

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$16.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028636344
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication date: 09/24/1999
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Five-Minute Foundation 1(56)
Unveiling of the Five-Minute Manager
3(8)
Introducing the Five-Minute Manager
The Guiding Lights: Vision and Mission
11(10)
The power of everyone head in the same direction
Shared Values
21(10)
Agreeing on what is mutually important
Trust: Without It You Are a Five-Hour Manager
31(10)
Trust is the glue that holds a company together
Just Listen
41(8)
Effective listening makes Five-Minute Managing possible
Cooperate, Don't Compete
49(8)
Cooperation is much more effective than competition
Part 2: Five-Minute Goals 57(44)
Key Data First, and Maybe Only
59(12)
Collecting data and understanding benchmarks
Whatever You Do, Be Sure You Have the Right Strategy
71(10)
Building a strong strategy
Goal of a Goal
81(12)
Building blocks of great goals
Score with Your Goals
93(8)
Setting great goals and moving into action
Part 3: Feedback 101(36)
The Answer to "When?" and "Where?" Are Easy
103(8)
Knowing when and where to praise people
Positive Feedback: Having Fun Doing It
111(10)
Delivering praise to the right people in the right way
The When and Where of Criticism
121(8)
Being timely and respecting others
The Who and How of Criticism for the Five-Minute Manager
129(8)
Discreation and clear intent make it constructive
Part 4: The Five-Minute Team 137(18)
Why Is This Collection of People in This Room?
139(8)
Developing a team mission and defining roles
The Team Stages for Success
147(8)
Knowing the stages helps address the predictable challenges of each one
Part 5: The Five-Minute Small Business Manager 155(128)
Rev Up That Sales Engine
157(10)
Selling the super successful way
Low-Cost, Highly Successful Sales: You Can Have Both!
167(10)
The keys to professional sales and low-budget, yet powerful, marketing
Powerful Ideas to Develop Your Business
177(10)
Unleash your creativity and solve the most perplexing problems
The Power of Working Together
187(12)
Networking and partnerships are the power boosters many business need
Supercharge Your Business
199(12)
Make yourself attractive and then let others see the new, improved you.
Leap Forward
211(14)
Use hidden leverage to leap forward to your best year ever
The Effective Home Business
225(16)
How your home business can become the powerhouse you want it to be
Avoid Potholes and Mistakes
241(10)
Proven methods of preventing and handling disasters
Why Be Number Two When You Can Be Number One?
251(12)
What made you Number Two may not be what you need to be Number One
Profitable Success for the Five-Minute Manager
263(20)
Plan for immediate and long-term profitability
Part 6: The Five-Minute Life 283(32)
The Five-Minute Parent, Friend, and Helper
285(10)
Making Five-Minute managing techniques work with friends and family
Getting Personal
295(20)
A personal plan for enduring happiness
Appendices
A Finding a Life or Business Coach
309(2)
B Suggested Reading
311(4)
Index 315

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