By Dave Ramsey / Howard Books
Take your business to the next level! Whether you’re sitting at the CEO’s desk, the middle manager’s cubicle, or a card table in your living-room-based start-up, this practical step-by-step guide shows you how to unify and inspire your team; handle money and debt; deal with contracts and vendors; reach every goal you set; and more! 320 pages, hardcover from Howard.
Is it OK to fail? I was recently asked this question. My first thought was ‘failure is not an option”. Then I was reminded of Thomas Edison who, when asked about how many failed attempts he had while inventing the light bulb, said that he didn’t fail- he learned how not to make a light bulb (paraphrased- the actual number changes). The point is Thomas Edison saw the failures as something positive. Failure is an opportunity to learn. Failure can be costly, but not learning from failure is even more costly. Don’t hope for or expect failure, but when it happens use it to your advantage. Learn from it and you’ll have an advantage over those that don’t.
Time Management involves prioritizing your tasks according to a set schedule. The first step is to pay attention to where your time is going. I recommend writing down in a journal all of the tasks you have to accomplish, and then place them on your schedule according to priority. Keep a check your schedule to ensure you are managing your time appropriately. It is a good idea to keep a check on how long tasks take. This way, you can determine which tasks are taking the most time and you can study those tasks to discover ways to make them more efficient. I was surprised to find how much of my time is non-productive, but I would not have known that without analyzing my schedule. We all have 24 hours a day. Use it wisely.
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- How to be a Great Manager through Strong Leadership
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- How to Deal with Conflict, Problems, Difficult Employees & Firing
- How to Delegate, Manage your Time, Solve Problems & Make the Right Decisions
- How to Get your Point Across through the Art of Business Communications
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There’s a lot to like in this course. You can take the complete course or just the sections you choose. Highly recommended. You can find the course here: