Weary of pink-slip anxiety and the never-ending money squeeze? Join the millions who are starting side-gig businesses, and taking back their financial futures! Do-it-yourselfers and solopreneurs are everywhere, launching eBay stores, artisanal eats, e-books, life coaching services, apps, tutoring businesses - you name it - on top of their regular jobs. They’re adding to their incomes, building safety nets, learning new skills, and finding a sense of fulfillment they never dreamed possible. One study found that more than a third of under-40 respondents had started supplemental businesses. And the trend extends further, as Baby Boomers eyeing retirement are turning to sideline endeavors to sustain their lifestyles. Get in on the action with The Economy of You, a groundbreaking book that both documents the exploding side-gig phenomenon and supplies how-to information for creating a lucrative venture of your own, including:Tips for figuring out the ideal side-gig Ideas for keeping start-up costs lowAdvice on juggling a fledgling enterprise and a full-time jobStrategies for finding your "tribe" and building a social networkBranding and marketing basics that bring resultsWhen and what to offer for freeAnd much more The Economy of You recounts story after story of people who are liberating themselves from financial strain: A deli employee who makes custom cakes at night. An instrument repairman who sells voice-overs on his website. A videographer who started a profitable publishing house on the side. Even the author’s own entrepreneurial journey, triggered by the job anxieties of a turbulent profession and income demands of a new baby. Her self-created series of financial planners, along with extra freelance work, supplied the additional revenue stream she needed. Your current job may be comfortable, but there’s no guarantee it will grow sufficient 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001177/bk_gdan_001177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Learn the agile philosophy of lean processes, incremental delivery, deep client participation, decentralized authority, and just-in-time planning to bring speed, creativity, empowerment and increased productivity to product development. This book is your guide to becoming the go-to advisor for the enterprise agile transition.Many organizations have brought in agile coaches and achieved great progress in software development productivity, only to find teams slipping back into old methods as they encounter enterprise resistance and dysfunction. The consultative skills required to engage at the enterprise level differ greatly from those needed to coach teams in agile practices. Agile coaches and consultants need to up their game to successfully partner with executives, managers, and PMOs to evolve from traditional methods to a lean, agile mindset. The Agile Consultant , by former Intel Worldwide Project Management Director and agile expert Rick Freedman, author of Amazon best-seller The IT Consultant , shows how to overcome transition challenges and move beyond team-level practice coaching to guide the entire organization to enterprise agility.Agile methods are displacing traditional, process-heavy project management techniques, and are poised to migrate from software development to the rest of IT, and to the entire enterprise. Agile's rapid adoption proves a simple truth: agility works!Agile methods are here to stay, and will continue to expand within the organization. Enterprises are rapidly moving beyond agile development to agile IT, agile marketing, and agile strategic planning. Enterprises need agile coaches and consultants to guide them towards achieving the benefits of agility.What You'll Learn Instill effective agile practices across the enterpriseCoach teams, managers, and executives in learning, adopting, and practicing lean and agile strategiesDiagnose the roadblocks and obstacles most organizations encounter during the transition to agileUse recognized change-management techniques to guide the enterprise to agility while minimizing disruption and resistance Navigate the many challenges that can derail the transition to agilityDemonstrate the critical mix of facilitation, interpersonal, and relationship skills to help organizations succeed with agileGuide the corporate culture toward agility from the top down and the bottom upEvolve from old school project management thinking to a lean, agile mindset Who This Book Is For Besides IT consultants, The Agile Consultant will also appeal to developer teams, internal IT staffers and their managers, and to executives leading the transition to agile development.
Dieses Praxishandbuch vermittelt Führungskräften und Studenten einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Kompetenzbereiche für die erfolgreiche Führung und Organisation eines Unternehmens oder eines Teams. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt auf der sinn- und werte-orientierten Führung.Zur erfolgreichen Führung eines Teams oder eines Unternehmens brauchen Sie mehr als einen Meistertitel oder einen entsprechender Studienabschluss. Zu häufig werden Führungs- und Kommunikationsfehler gemacht, die zu Misstrauen, Dienst nach Vorschrift, Ineffizienz, Krankheit, Mobbing oder vorzeitigem Ausscheiden aus der Organisation führen. Neben Fachwissen und strategischen Fähigkeiten spielen beispielsweise die Art und Weise, wie Sie mit Mitarbeitern kommunizieren, eine entscheidende Rolle.In diesem Buch lernen Sie in 18 Kapiteln alle wichtigen Grundlagen der Unternehmens- und Teamführung. Dazu gibt es zahlreiche Beispiele und Tipps zur Anwendung in der Praxis, die die benötigten Teilkompetenzen veranschaulichen.Zielgruppen:Dieses Buch richtet sich vor allem an angehende und agile Führungskräfte im mittleren und höheren Management, die ihren Führungsstil und ihr Führungsverhalten gerne noch weiter verbessern möchten. Auch Coaches und Hochschuldozenten profitieren von diesem Buch, da es optimal zum Einsatz in Kursen und Seminaren geeignet ist.Zu den Autoren:Dr. Sven Pastoors ist Hochschuldozent für Creative & Marketing Skills an der Fontys International Business School, Venlo (NL) und u.a. Gründer und Kommunikationsberater des IdeenPaten - Netzwerk für Innovation und Kommunikation.Michelle Auge studiert Internationales Marketing an der Fontys International Business School, Venlo (NL). Im Rahmen ihres Studiums ist sie mit dem Modul Social and Communications Skills in Berührung gekommen, das ihr Interesse für werteorientierte Führung weckte.Joachim H. Becker ist seit 15 Jahren Dozent für Kommunikation, Management und Personalwesen an der Fontys International Business School, Venlo (NL).Professor Dr. Helmut Ebert ist Professor für Sprachwissenschaft und Organisationskommunikation an der Universität Bonn. Als Geschäftsführer der "Prof. Ebert - Kommunikationsstrategie und Coaching GmbH" berät und coacht er Führungskräfte und Entscheider in Fragen der Change-, Innovations- und Markenkommunikation.
Dieses Praxishandbuch vermittelt Führungskräften und Studenten einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Kompetenzbereiche für die erfolgreiche Führung und Organisation eines Unternehmens oder eines Teams. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt auf der sinn- und werte-orientierten Führung. Zur erfolgreichen Führung eines Teams oder eines Unternehmens brauchen Sie mehr als einen Meistertitel oder einen entsprechender Studienabschluss. Zu häufig werden Führungs- und Kommunikationsfehler gemacht, die zu Misstrauen, Dienst nach Vorschrift, Ineffizienz, Krankheit, Mobbing oder vorzeitigem Ausscheiden aus der Organisation führen. Neben Fachwissen und strategischen Fähigkeiten spielen beispielsweise die Art und Weise, wie Sie mit Mitarbeitern kommunizieren, eine entscheidende Rolle. In diesem Buch lernen Sie in 18 Kapiteln alle wichtigen Grundlagen der Unternehmens- und Teamführung. Dazu gibt es zahlreiche Beispiele und Tipps zur Anwendung in der Praxis, die die benötigten Teilkompetenzen veranschaulichen. Zielgruppen: Dieses Buch richtet sich vor allem an angehende und agile Führungskräfte im mittleren und höheren Management, die ihren Führungsstil und ihr Führungsverhalten gerne noch weiter verbessern möchten. Auch Coaches und Hochschuldozenten profitieren von diesem Buch, da es optimal zum Einsatz in Kursen und Seminaren geeignet ist. Zu den Autoren: Dr. Sven Pastoors ist Hochschuldozent für Creative & Marketing Skills an der Fontys International Business School, Venlo (NL) und u.a. Gründer und Kommunikationsberater des IdeenPaten &#8211; Netzwerk für Innovation und Kommunikation. Michelle Auge studiert Internationales Marketing an der Fontys International Business School, Venlo (NL). Im Rahmen ihres Studiums ist sie mit dem Modul Social and Communications Skills in Berührung gekommen, das ihr Interesse für werteorientierte Führung weckte. Joachim H. Becker ist seit 15 Jahren Dozent für Kommunikation, Management und Personalwesen an der Fontys International Business School, Venlo (NL). Professor Dr. Helmut Ebert ist Professor für Sprachwissenschaft und Organisationskommunikation an der Universität Bonn. Als Geschäftsführer der 'Prof. Ebert - Kommunikationsstrategie und Coaching GmbH' berät und coacht er Führungskräfte und Entscheider in Fragen der Change-, Innovations- und Markenkommunikation.
<em>Lead Your People to the Results You Want</em> <br> <br>Who is the best boss you have ever worked for? What was it like working for this individual compared to, say, one of your less competent managers? You most likely did some of your best work, exceeded expectations, and felt that your work really mattered. <br> <br>The 132 short articles inside this book contain practical tips, techniques, and approaches for being the best boss ever, the kind who generates consistently high performance and solid results. <br> <br>Praise for Ian's book <br> <br>'Ian has done the hard work for the busy manager. He has assembled pragmatic lessons about becoming a more effective leader that are easy both to absorb and to apply.' <br> <br> - Richard Raines, President, Carfax, Inc. <br> <br>'This book will provoke your thinking about how to draw the best from your people. The topics Ian covers are ones that I have found to be critical in my own growth as a leader.' <br> <br> - Kevin Fiori, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Sunkist Growers Inc. <br> <br>'The beauty of this book is that you can digest valuable leadership lessons in small chunks. Open any page and you will find a useful piece of information, a thought provoking point, or a practical approach that you can apply in your role as a manager. These also serve as great discussion starters when meeting with a management or supervisory team. <br> <br>The tips and ideas that Ian has assembled here transcend borders and cultures; they speak to managers across the globe in developed as well as developing economies.' <br> <br> -Hugh Riley, Secretary General & CEO, Caribbean Tourism Organization <br> <br>'The talents one must develop to be a 'best boss ever,' so ably laid out by Ian Cook, are also what volunteer community leaders need to make a difference where they live. Over and over I have seen these very skills and approaches demonstrated by the most effective individuals who go through our programs and make a difference in the regions and communities they serve.' <br> <br> - Susan Horne, President & CEO, LEAD VIRGINIA <br> <br>'Are you the Best Boss? You can be. Pick up Ian Cook's latest book and open it to any page. You will find a thoughtful insight or an easy to implement technique on every page. Ian has done the legwork for you. His suggestions are based on solid research and best practices. He helps you translate the most recent research into practical tips and techniques to improve your results as the 'boss.' He provides solutions and sound advice in areas such as how to engage and motivate your employees, effective ways to improve performance, and suggestions for leading teams for better results. <br> <br>Throughout the book you will find references to management expertise requirements, interlaced with the guidance for how to make it work for you. And when you close the book you realize that Ian's personalized style stays with you. You'll think about the best practices. You'll implement the technique. And you'll be well on your way to being the Best Boss.' <br> <br> -Elaine Biech, ebb associates inc, author, <em>The Business of Consulting</em>, editor, The ASTD Leadership Handbook <br> <br>'More than searching for what's new in leadership we need to better understand and apply what works. Ian's done a masterful job of providing his practical coaching and leadership development experience in an easily digested format ready for application. This highly readable selection of time</P></BODY> <br></HTML> <br>
An estimated 30,000 coaches have entered the coaching profession during the past five years. Unfortunately, the majority report they are unable to earn a living wage from their coaching services. Competition is high, and the knowledge of how to succeed in the business is often lacking. To survive today, coaches must match their enthusiasm with strong business and marketing expertise. Lynn Grodzki and Wendy Allen are veteran business coaches who understand how to strategically approach the business and the practice of coaching as well as how to mentor new coaches entering the profession. The Business and Practice of Coaching is the first text to combine a coaching approach (step-by-step exercises, direct suggestions, insider's tips, and motivational plans) with solid business information and ideas in order to give new and experienced coaches exactly what they need to prosper in the competitive business of coaching. Grodzki and Allen help coaches succeed by giving them the right information, showing them how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set, and demonstrating how to customize a business plan that can spell the difference between accomplishment and collapse. Grodzki and Allen gives each reader the ability to: * Build a coaching business that has relevance to the larger community around it and be aligned with the new realities of the coaching profession. * Refine your coaching skill set to incorporate the five coaching competencies that signal to the public that you are a masterful coach. * Define your innate coaching specialty and target a profitable niche market so you can make a bigger impact as a coach. * Implement the eight best marketing strategies to attract coaching clients (and know the marketing ideas that coaches do best to avoid). * Set and raise your fees the right way, develop multiple streams of coaching income, and build a six-figure business that you can own and sell. * Institute risk management policies that ensure your practice is legally safe, ethically sound, and trouble free. Covering all of the territory from positioning your coaching business, differentiating it from the competition, acquiring basic entrepreneurial skills, and learning from profiles of master coaches The Business and Practice of Coaching offers a wealth of information and accessible, yet expert guidance. Readers will discover how to take advantage of current trends and avoid distracting hype within the quickly changing coaching profession so that the coaching business they build today will be viable tomorrow.
'The power of positive ACTION! The authors not only share their secrets to building a highly successful practice, but also provide readers with practical, everyday action steps to fill their practice, generate more referrals, and find more clients fast by taking positive actions.' -Stephen Fairley, MA, RCC President & Business Coach, Today's Leadership Coaching, Inc coauthor of Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching 'The Successful Coach is terrific-practical, friendly, and very helpful. Instead of fearfully wondering, 'Can I make it as a coach?' aspiring coaches can shift and confidently ask, 'What kind of difference do I want to make with people?' and 'What wonderful life will I have when I am a wildly successful coach?'' -Marilee Adams, PHD author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life An easy-to-follow blueprint for developing a successful coaching practice If you are a coach, or want to become one, this book will help you resolve self-limiting beliefs and give you the know-how to build a successful practice. Everything you need to know to be a top coach is set forth in this book. The first half helps you overcome obstacles that hold you back so you can soar to the pinnacle of the profession. You will learn valuable concepts and techniques to improve your coaching skills, including conquering excuses that stand in your path, thinking like a top coach, and tapping into the power of self-motivation. The second half of the book gives you marketing strategies to gain clients and build your business. You will learn how to build a unique niche that fully leverages your own unique competencies and skills. Moreover, the authors help you identify and conquer fears and insecurities that may be preventing you from implementing the marketing and sales tactics that will make your business take off. The authors-two highly successful coaches and one bestselling marketing guru-draw on their own experiences to help you uncover and exploit the unique blend of skills and knowledge that you possess to be a top coach.
A comprehensive guide to becoming THE sought-after thought leader and expert At a certain point in your career, you realize that you could put your knowledge to better use by extracting yourself from the shadow of the corporate world and striking out on your own. The Consulting Bible is the comprehensive guide to succeeding in the flexible and rewarding profession of solo and boutique consulting. Bestselling author and celebrated consultant Alan Weiss delivers his field-tested advice so that you can: * Learn the nine components of a winning proposal * Establish value-based fees and protect that value * Create testimonials and references, and establish long-term leverage * Acquire know-how for providing coaching, conflict resolution, negotiation, crises management, and dozens of other interventions * Develop supreme communication skills The value you provide as a consultant can be reciprocal and exponential, leading you toward true wealth, defined here as discretionary time and not only dollars in the bank. 'An amazingly thorough compilation of distilled wisdom regarding the elements for success in consulting. The most experienced consultant will harvest many valuable tips, and the newcomer won't be able put it down.'-JACK ZENGER, CEO, Zenger Folkman, and bestselling coauthor of The Extraordinary Leader, The Inspiring Leader, and The Extraordinary Coach 'Alan Weiss is a genius marketing consultant who understands the business from the inside out. Apply his years of knowledge and experience to achieve the consulting business of your dreams. Follow the advice of this expert, and success is in your immediate future.'-Dr. NIDO QUBEIN, President, High Point University; Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co; and Recipient, Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans 'If you're a solo practioner or boutique firm principal, you can't afford not to have The Consulting Bible on your desk, earmarked, highlighted, and well worn. It's a must-read, and I can see this book in your future.' -DANIEL BURRUS, author of Flash Foresight and Technotrends