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Consulting For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes a reorganization and narrower focus of the topic, with new or updated information that delves into the specifics of running your own consulting business. There is greater emphasis on the business of consulting, along with financial and legal issues involved in setting up a consulting business, deepening coverage of consulting proposals, and entirely new chapters on higher-level consulting issues that more-established consultants are demanding.
Fully adapted for a UK audience by consultancy specialist, Philip Albon, this book is an essential guide for anyone considering making a career out of consulting. Offering practical advice on all aspects of setting-up and running a successful consulting business including; setting your fees, keeping track of time and money, building business with new clients, winning proposals and business networking, Consulting For Dummies is the easiest way to make a name for yourself and profit from your expertise. Sections will include:What's a Consultant?- Deciding to set up and finding a business directionThe Consulting Process- How to create a business proposal, analyse the data, develop recommendations, present the findings, and make sure they're implementedKey Consulting Skills- Presenting a professional image, time-management and organisation, communication skills, writing reports and presentations, using technologySetting up your Business- setting fees, drawing up contracts, setting up a home office, keeping track of time and money, multiplying effectiveness with support servicesMarketing- Promotion, getting new clients, using referralsPlus, new information on Business reality- preparing for tax audits and general small business financeThis UK edition of Consulting For Dummies will fully update readers on current e-marketing techniques and the current opportunities offered to those using the Internet to promote their business and build a client list. It will also be adapted to include core UK business and finance information, crucial for those setting up alone. Topics such as bookkeeping and basic accountancy have been added, plus content on UK tax and how government policies affect small businesses. This new edition incorporates updated currency systems in order to cater for the UK market.
Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition has been updated to include the latest trends in management thinking, updates on management software and technology and includes brand new sections covering globalisation, internationalisation, leadership and managing in difficult times. Written by a team of business professionals with decades of experience, this book is perfect for all levels of managers; new managers and managers-to-be can find everything they need to know to be successful; experienced managers can find tips on shifting their perspectives to take a fresh look at their management philosophies and techniques to make their jobs easier and their employees a lot more effective.
If you're having trouble motivating your employees, need to resolve a conflict, or want to learn how to better monitor your employees' performance, this straight-forward guide will take you step by step through every aspect of managing. Packed with expert advice on team-building, communication skills, identifying talented employees, and letting go of staff, Managing for Dummies takes the stress out of what can be an intimidating and high-pressured job.The book will be adapted from the current US edition of Managing for Dummies. Existing content will be revised to reflect essential UK information including:UK-specific case studies, including references to recognisable UK businessesUK business practice, including ethics, employee and employers rights and responsibilities, hiring and firing - with reference to UK lawUK websitesUK financial information
The fast and easy way to learn how to manage people, projects, and teams Being a manager can be an intimidating and challenging task. Managing involves teaching new skills to employees, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, increasing performance, and much more. The process of management can be very challenging at times, but it can also bring you a sense of fulfillment that you never imagined possible. Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition is perfect for all levels of managers. This clearly written, easy-to-understand guide gives you practical advice on the most important aspects of managing, such as delegating as opposed to ordering, improving employees' performances, getting your message across, understanding ethics and office policies, team building and collaboration, and much more. Tips and advice for new and experienced managers All-new chapters on employee encouragement and corporate social responsibility Guidance on managing employees by leveraging the power of the Internet Managing in today's lightning-speed business world requires that you have the latest information and techniques for getting the job done. Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition provides you with straightforward advice and up-to-the-minute strategies for dealing with anything that comes your way.
The author of the million-copy-selling 1001 Ways series shows how to get ahead by fulfilling every employers ultimate expectation. This book contains a clear message: Every boss wants an effective worker to do what most needs to be done without having to be asked. Simple? Perhaps. Easy? Not on your life. But thanks to Bob Nelson, employers and employees everywhere will be empowered by this vital message, and in the process achieve their goals and create a mutually rewarding experience. As brief, to the point, and inspiring as his previous best-selling titles, Nelsons commonsense advice can be applied to any situation, from the mailroom to the boardroom, and is illustrated with a wide array of examples and anecdotes from real life. Helping readers tap into their own intelligence, resourcefulness, and pride, Nelson demonstrates how acts of initiative both big and small can make an enormous difference in the way an employee is viewed--and rewarded--by his or her boss; he also shows how the effects of those actions benefit the entire organization. It's a perfect first day on the job book; a useful resource for any HR department; and a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to learn more and go farther in a job, in a career, and in life.
ing factor. When your employees feel appreciated, they stick around, work harder, achieve more, and drive your business onward and upward. This book shows you how to bring that dynamic to your workplace, with step-by-step guidance and helpful advice.Design successful recognition programsCreate powerful incentives for employeesReduce turnover, improve engagement, and drive excellenceFoster a happier and more productive workplaceHappy employees are productive employees. They get results. They innovate. They are the force behind the advancement of industries. Effective employee recognition programs are self-sustaining motivational tools that keep the fire lit. If you're ready to spark the flame, Recognizing and Engaging Employees for Dummies is the ideal guide for designing, implementing, and maintaining the program your employees have been waiting for.
Written by a team of business and fi nance experts, Starting & Running a Business All-In-One For Dummies is a complete guide to every aspect of setting up and growing a successful business. Featuring straight-talking advice on everything from business planning and marketing, managing staff and dealing with legal issues, to bookkeeping and taking care of tax obligations, this book is your one-stop guide to turning your business plans into profit.
Practical guidance on thriving-and surviving-in the workplace Are you worried about losing your job? Are you retired but forced to re-enter the workforce to keep up with the rising cost of living? Do you find yourself lucky to have a job at all, no matter how difficult or unpleasant the environment may be? Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and advice needed to boost professional value, increase job security, and manage stress. Inside this comprehensive book, you'll get friendly and practical guidance on dealing with a your boss; becoming self-motivated by setting effective goals; dealing with coworkers' attitudes; earning a better performance review, raise, or promotion; handling challenging customers; thriving amidst change; increasing morale and productivity; and much more! Proven tips, tools, and techniques to help employees at all levels Information on business ethics, negotiating, effective communication, success, and managing The most comprehensive guide of its kind Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies is the ultimate career bible that will help you survive and thrive at work!
The dual authors of this corporate culture commentary gradually introduce the principles of an African philosophy that views everyone as one human family and considers the success of the group above that of the individual, and narrate a fictional story of workplace transformation based on the principles. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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