Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO: 50 Indispensable Tips to Help You Stay Afloat, Bounce Back, and Get Ahead at Work

Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO: 50 Indispensable Tips to Help You Stay Afloat, Bounce Back, and Get Ahead at Work

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ISBN-13: 9781632650177
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,244,177
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Beverly Jones, MBA, JD, PCC, is a master of reinvention. She led university programs for women before trailblazing her career as a Washington lawyer and Fortune 500 energy executive. For 40 years she has helped other professionals and leaders survive and thrive.

Since 2002, Jones has built a respected executive coaching and consulting practice, leading retreats and mentoring professionals of all ages to advance their careers, shift directions, or boost their productivity. Based in the nation's capital, she works with accomplished leaders in Congress, at major federal agencies, NGOs, universities, and large corporations. She is a popular blogger, and her podcasts are distributed through public media.

Table of Contents

Foreword By Kerry Hannon,
Introduction,
Chapter 1. To Launch Something New, You Need a Good Plan,
Chapter 2. Think Like an Entrepreneur, Wherever You Are,
Chapter 3. Listening Is Your Sure Fire, Go-to Career Strategy,
Chapter 4. Tweak Your Brand to Send Clear Messages,
Chapter 5. Start Now to Build Leadership into Your Brand,
Chapter 6. Power up by Tweaking Your Personal Style,
Chapter 7. Talk Back to the Voice in Your Head,
Chapter 8. How Do Other People Get Self-Discipline?,
Chapter 9. How and Why to Keep Smiling,
Chapter 10. The Real Meaning of "Networking" May Surprise You,
Chapter 11. What to Say When Your Work Is Praised,
Chapter 12. Give Positive Feedback in Smart Ways,
Chapter 13. Get Over Your Fear of Looking Like a Suck-Up,
Chapter 14. Use Games to Create Power and Direction,
Chapter 15. Be Prepared with Clever Ways to Brag,
Chapter 16. Get the "It" Factor: Create Presence,
Chapter 17. To Make a Career Shift, Start with One Grain of Sugar,
Chapter 18. How to Take a Career Side Step, One Sugar Grain at a Time,
Chapter 19. Those Annoying Speech Habits May Cost You,
Chapter 20. Does Your Calendar Support Your Success?,
Chapter 21. Prioritize Your Priorities,
Chapter 22. Getting Your Boss to Listen,
Chapter 23. Leading Upward: Manage the Boss, in a Good Way,
Chapter 24. The Jimmy Fallon Touch: Good Manners Help You Shine,
Chapter 25. Do's and Don'ts of Saying "Sorry",
Chapter 26. Find the Magic 20 Percent,
Chapter 27. How to Create Mentoring that Works Both Ways,
Chapter 28. Don't Be Sabotaged by Your Own Frustration,
Chapter 29. Yes, You Can Do Something about Difficult Colleagues,
Chapter 30. Find or Build Communities,
Chapter 31. Make Your Meeting Time More Productive,
Chapter 32. How to Love Your Work Again,
Chapter 33. Make Social Media Work for You,
Chapter 34. Stress Is Contagious and Debilitating—but Manageable,
Chapter 35. Snap Out of It: Coping with Career Rejection,
Chapter 36. How to Foster Great Teams, Even If You're Not the Leader,
Chapter 37. Celebrate Your Wins and Theirs,
Chapter 38. It's (Usually) Not Okay to Be Late,
Chapter 39. Measuring Progress Makes Your Goals Powerful,
Chapter 40. Use Those Amazing Checklists,
Chapter 41. Overcome Big Project Letdown,
Chapter 42. Know When to Forget about Status,
Chapter 43. To Lead without Authority, Know How to Herd Cats,
Chapter 44. How Bigger Goals Can Take You Further,
Chapter 45. You Might Hesitate, but Keep Going,
Chapter 46. Ageism Is Real: Deal With It Sooner than Later,
Chapter 47. How to Stay Steady When Change Is Constant,
Chapter 48. Art Can Boost Your Creativity at Work,
Chapter 49. The Right Way to Move On,
Chapter 50. Choose to Be an Optimist,
Bibliography,
Index,
About the Author,

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Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO: 50 Indispensable Tips to Help You Stay Afloat, Bounce Back, and Get Ahead at Work 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for professionals of all ages. It's full of interesting stories and tips that are actually helpful, like how to give and receive feedback, and easy ways to manage the voice in your head. Here's the bonus: it's an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a surprisingly fun read & also very helpful. We read it in our book club and found that it created lots of good conversation for young professionals