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Business FAQs: Answers to the 100 Most Difficult Business Questions of All Time

Business FAQs: Answers to the 100 Most Difficult Business Questions of All Time

Ken Langdon, Andrew Bruce

ISBN: 978-1-841-12012-6

Jan 2003

176 pages

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It is a fact of business life that most managers are promoted into their first management job with hardly any training. And if they get promoted again, guess what? The same thing happens again. Managers are basically expected to work out how to do a new job by reacting to the pressures the role puts on them. They can ask questions to begin with, of course, but by the time they have been in post for a while they find it difficult to reveal their ignorance or lack of skills to other people.So, they look for a book that:?
* Is a one-stop shop, they don't want to buy a book covering each individual aspect of their work, they want it in one place
* Is not too academic or clever, you don't need Drucker on Globalisation when you are trying to make a decision whether or not to hire someone in the Paris office
* Gives hard practical advice built on experience rather than management theory
* Works
* Is accessible and easy to use
* Is simple and practical to implement tomorrow!
100 Business FAQ's is just that book. It gives step-by-step solutions to sensible questions such as, 'What exactly is in a strategic plan?' and 'How do you do risk assessment?'This book is not a once-only read, it will become your business bible - to be used in anger from day one and referred to throughout the rest of your careerThe book also gives practical answers to important questions such as 'How do I gain influence with my boss's boss without annoying my boss?' Answer:First make sure that your boss thinks that other people believe that your good ideas are his. Then make sure that your boss's boss knows that both your good ideas and your boss's good ideas are really yours. Remember that success has many parents while failure is an orphan.

Section 1 Concerning the Basics.

Section 2 Definition of Terms.

Section 3 Dealing with Customers.

Section 4 Making a Plan, and Getting a Team to Implement it.

Section 5 Keeping Count.

Section 6 Dealing with People.

Section 7 Managing your Career.

Section 8 Managing Projects.

Section 9 Managing Change.

Section 10 Starting your own Business.

Section 11 Three Useful Processes.

Section 12 Sales Management, and Getting the Most out of Salespeople.

Section 13 Some Thoughts about the Real World of Business.

Section 14 Glossary of Frequently Used Business Terms.