By Byron Scott, Charles Norris, Jon Warech
Charles Norris and Byron Scott have seen it all during their years in the boardroom and on the court. Scott has played alongside the likes of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and coached stars such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving. Norris traveled the world through his years in the bottled water and consumer food product industries, led an employee base of 2,500+ people, restructured companies from the ground up, and battled executives on behalf of the blue-collar worker. In each of their respective fields, Scott and Norris have corralled egos, led from every position, created chemistry, and survived the many highs and lows to get to where they are today.In SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, Scott and Norris share their epiphany that there is only one set of rules to success in life. If you want to be an NBA champion or an all-star in the boardroom, you will likely live by the same core values. The authors divulge their secrets to success in SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, from leadership tactics to handling tough decisions to confidence building and motivation - they provide a game plan for life based on their individual, yet similar experiences.SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS brings together two very different worlds and shows that the concepts behind solid leadership are the same in any arena. Life isn't about small victories, it's about figuring out what's blocking you from greatness and finding a way to be a champion. This book is Byron Scott and Charles Norris' way of asking, "How can we help?"
Successful Property Letting, Revised and Updated
By David Lawrenson
FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED 2017 EDITIONThis comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson`s bestselling book shows you how to buy the right property in the right location (including abroad), and how to maximise yield and capital gain - whatever the state of the market. It includes advice on:Getting the best possible deals from developers and private sellers, and at auctionsManaging issues such as tax, mortgages, credit rating, insurances, damp, flood risk, and letting agentsComplying and keeping up to date with all laws and regulationsAvoiding tenants from hellThis new edition reflects the current market as well as up-to-date information on mortgage availability, licensing and HHSRS regulations; the Green Deal re-launch; squatting laws; tenancy deposit schemes and immigration check requirements.'Stands out as a practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords . . . crammed full of tips.' National Landlords Association'Excellent guidance . . . a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf.' Landlordzone.co.ukDavid Lawrenson has more than thirty years' experience as a landlord, buy-to-let expert and property consultant. His consultancy service at www.LettingFocus.com provides independent advice for landlords and organisations that provide services to the private rented sector.
By Art Markman
Every day millions of people log onto Facebook to connect with friends. Each time we do this we are creating and reinforcing habits. We have routines for checking news from friends, looking up birthdays and family updates. When the interface of Facebook was changed in 2011 there was widespread condemnation. We are, in short, creatures of habit. Habits may help us to carry out our daily routine but they often cause us trouble, from unhealthy eating and smoking, to poor study skills and work routines. We've all experienced that endless frustration when we try to kick a bad habit. The frustration you have now will soon be over. Premier cognitive scientist Art Markman draws on all the latest scientific research to help you succeed in beating those bad habits. With the help of Smart Change, not only will you be able to understand just how habits are formed and maintained but you will be equipped with 5 essential tools to help you change your behaviour for the better and, what's more, influence the behaviour of others at work and at home.
By Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood
Networks rule the world. Take any organization: a corner shop, a new venture, a gang of drug traffickers, the United Nations, Google, the place you work. They are all networks, with their own rules and values and ways of communicating. Everybody belongs to networks and they make a huge difference to our lives - to our happiness and to our opportunities. SUPERCONNECT looks at how the successful and fortunate few behave - and shows that if you want to be one of them, you have to play by the network rules.Acquaintances, friends of friends, distant neighbours, random encounters - all can put us in touch with new, different worlds that bring big breaks or surprising sources of happiness. We are becoming more and more connected - via the web, mobile phone technology and global media. How does this affect us? And how can we make the most of these connections?
Setting Up and Running Effective Staff Appraisals, 7th Edition
By Nigel Hunt
Regular staff reviews will help an organisation to be effective and efficient (and hence more profitable), and will help the individual employee gain more job satisfaction. A satisfied employee is going to work better; a more profitable company means a happier boss. It's that simple. This book is a thorough, comprehensive guide for anyone involved in staff reviews. It covers: *Conducting appraisals in an open organisation with a narrative focus *Appraisal skills - interview techniques and listening and counselling skills *Eight rules for successful negotiation *The role of job analysis, job description and person specification *Different types of appraisal *Preparing for the appraisal * Conducting the interview and evaluating the appraisal *What can go wrong and what to watch out for *Resolving conflict. Thoroughly revised and updated edition.
Start and Run a Business From Home 2nd Edition
By Paul Power
This book will show you how to turn your passion and enthusiasm into a viable commercial opportunity. It is packed full of practical, down-to-earth advice based on the author's own, and other successful entrepreneurs', experience. You'll discover how other people have started successful businesses with nothing else than a great idea, self-belief, and determination. Discover how you can easily: - Research your ideas. - Start your own business at home, from little or nothing. - Get funding for your new business. - Overcome your fears and sell anything to anyone. - Market your business on a shoestring. - Create your own successful niche business in a world dominated by multi-retailers. Paul Power's own successful philosophy is that if your ultimate dream is to run a global franchised network from home but all you can afford is a second hand laptop, then start with the laptop and work your way up. As the entrepreneurs featured in this book will testify, that's how many of today's successful businesses started.Contents: Preface; 1. So You Want to Start Your Own Business?; 2. Great Business Ideas Start at Home; 3. What's involved in Starting Your Business; 4. Research: The Doorway to Success; 5. Sales: The Beating Heart of Your Business; 6. The Essentials of Shoestring Marketing; 7. Deciding Where to Sell From; 8. Your Business on the World Wide Web; 9. Traditional Retailing; 10. The Mechanics of Starting Your Business; 11. Ten Great Businesses You Can Run from Home; Index
Start and Run a Successful Cleaning Business
By Robert Gordon
The cleaning industry is worth billions each year. There isplenty of money to be made, and you don't require anyspecific qualifications to get started. What you do need is arange of key skills, and a personal determination to succeed.This book will give you insider knowledge of the world of office and domestic cleaning. It will provide you with all the practical tools you need to succeed in a competitive but rewarding industry.- The basics required to set up your business and the services you can offer.- How to develop sales, and how to find - and keep - satisfied clients.- How to find good staff, train them, and deal with problems.- How to maintain the quality of your service provision as you grow.- Managing the legal, health & safety, and insurance requirements.- How to develop your brand and grow your company.- Book keeping, debt control and finance- How to develop further lucrative services to offer your client base.Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Chapter 1. Working in the cleaning industry 2. Deciding between the various cleaning services; 3. Start up; 4. Keeping your clients happy; 5. Managing your staff; 6. Organizing your first cleaning account; 7. Ensuring quality of service; 8. Health and safety, laws and regulations; 9. Sales, marketing and advertising; 10. Managing finances; 11. Tax and national insurance; 12. Controlling debt; 13. Managing your expansion; 14. Property services; 15. Engaging subcontractors; Appendix 1 Useful Contacts; Appendix 2 The Cleaning Operators' Proficiency Certificate; Appendix 3 Equal opportunties policy; Index
Starting and Running a Successful Gastro Pub or Brasserie
By Carol Godsmark
Gastropubs - Britain's very own version of the French bistro, brasserie or Spanish tapas bar - have grown into a vibrant and essential part of all that is good about British food, cooking, style and hospitality in the 21st century. The brasserie is also coming of age in Britain and differs from gastropub in style and type of food, the emphasis on more refined yet simple food and decor. Bridging the divide between the formality of the restaurant and a cafe, brasseries offer a more relaxed approach to eating out alongside the gastropub. But not a the expense of the food. This book is aimed at those who would like to get into the gastropub business for the first time, and at those already in the pub or restaurant business wishing to trade up.Contents: Preface; 1. What is a gastropub? What is a brasserie; 2. Gastropub or brasserie? 3. How do i get into the business?; 4. Your property; 5. Licensing laws and regulations; 6. Business finances; 7. Design and equipment for the kitchen and restaurant; 8. Running a safe business; 9. Marketing; 10. Staffing your business; 11. Menus and suppliers; 12. Stocking your bar: wines, beers and other drinks; 13. The day-to-day running of your restaurant; 14. Customer relations and being a customer; Index.
Setting Up & Running A Complementary Health Practice
By Patricia Bishop
Using this step-by-step guide on exactly what to do and think about, Bishop shows readers that setting up a complementary health practice is easier than they might think.Contents: Locating your practice; financing the practice; equipping the practice; insurance and legal requirements; money matters; keeping records; training and CPD; best of business practice; marketing your practice; future plans; looking after yourself; further help and advice.