A New Book by Beverly E. Jones!

"Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO"
50 Indispensable Tips to Help You Stay Afloat, Bounce Back,
and Get Ahead at Work"

Foreword by Kerry Hannon, author of "Love Your Job"

Pub Date: December 2015, U.S. $15.99 (Can. $18.95), 6 x 9, 224 pp., ISBN-10: 1632650177, ISBN-13: 978-1632650177, Category: Career, Rights: World

More about the book

For a thriving, durable career in today's rapidly shifting world, you need to be adaptable and resilient. Being "adaptable" means you know how and when to tweak your performance, try new approaches or create stronger relationships with colleagues. Having career resilience means you can spot risks and become comfortable with change. It involves absorbing hard knocks, repeatedly rebuilding your confidence, and bouncing back when the worst happens.

A key characteristic of resilient professionals is that they think like entrepreneurs, even if they work in large organizations. And they tend to behave like CEOs, wherever they are on the career path.

But this is important: resilient, entrepreneurial professionals aren't necessarily born that way. You can learn behaviors, attitudes and work patterns that will help you to flourish.

Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO is a practical guide to help you become more nimble and successful in the workplace. Its 50 chapters offer true stories and practical strategies to help you overcome workplace predicaments and capture opportunities, one by one. Every chapter offers you simple tips for tackling a career question that may be keeping you awake at night.

What people are saying about
"Think like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO"

Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune
"Looking to reinvent and energize your career? Check out Bev Jones' new book. Her stories and strategies have helped many professionals to refresh their goals, recover from setbacks and relaunch themselves with new confidence, energy and, ultimately, success!"

Arlean Leland, Associate General Counsel, Civil Rights, Labor and Employment Law, U.S. Department of Agriculture
"This phenomenal woman has blessed me with her knowledge and expertise to become a better manager and a better person. With this book she can do the same for you."

Ira Chaleff, Author of "The Courageous Follower" and of "Intelligent Disobedience":
"Reading a career tip chapter by Bev Jones is like having a wise counselor with a gently authoritative voice sitting next to you offering the best advice that money can buy and that you can realistically follow. A pure pleasure."

Richard Eisenberg, Work & Purpose Editor, Nextavenue.org:
"Career coach Beverly Jones will show you how to handle tricky challenges at work, make change your friend and, most of all, have the career you want and deserve."

Susan Reimer, prize-winning columnist for The Baltimore Sun
"Beverly Jones has used what she learned as a pioneering woman in business and the law to help guide an untold number of professionals struggling to navigate a work world beset by staggering change. In this book, she shares what she has learned herself and what she has taught others. She was my mentor decades before there was such a thing. Now she can be yours, too.

Coach Dave Goldberg, President of ThreeJoy.com & Co-author of A "Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education"
"Bev is a great coach, and every page of her book is teeming with insight drawn from her path-breaking career in industry as well as her steadfast support of hundreds of clients as a leadership, executive, and career coach. Whether you're a client or a coach, read this book and prepare to drink from a bubbling stream of sound advice and inspiration."

Dr. Mark Weinberg, Founding Dean, The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University:
"Bev is an expert coach and a fine teacher who can turn academic research into sound, practical advice. She is amazing, and we are excited about her book."

Holly Williams, founder of MAGUS Group Coaching and Author of Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching From the Inside: "This great resource - it's like having your own Career Coach in a book! Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO will help you see more possibilities and avoid miss-steps, as well as help you recover quickly after a fall."

Michael J. Zimmer, senior attorney and ABA Energy and Environment Section Committee past chairman of two committees
"Beverly's book offers practical insights and tips grounded in decades of experience. Her pragmatic, thoughtful observations and commentary will prove invaluable to young legal practitioners, government and corporate lawyers starting to step into leadership decision-making. Her sage counsel and coaching will help make them better stewards of the future."

Bev In The Media

Forbes describes how to find a second act with purpose

The Journal Gazette says an entrepreneurial attitude can help with any job

Rich Eisenberg interviews Bev about fresh career starts at any age, in Forbes.com

Bev speaks about Ohio women supporting women

Bev and thought leader Dave Goldberg discuss ways to build durable careers in changing times, in this VoiceAmerica Business podcast

Bev speaks to Ohio University alumnae in Columbus, Ohio

Bev writes in Forbes about how some high achieving women aren't moving confidently into leadership

Listen to "The Leadership Coaching Revolution," with Bev as a panelist on "Big Beacon Radio," on VoiceAmerica Business

Hear Bev's podcast about writing her book, on WOUB Digital

See Bev's YouTube channel, with career tips from the Buckeye Farm garden

More Links

See Bev's book on Facebook

Leadership & Management Books

Career Press

C-Suite Book Club

More About Bev
Beverly Jones is a master of reinvention. She started out as a writer, next led university programs for women, and then trail-blazed her career as a Washington lawyer and Fortune 500 energy executive. Throughout her varied work life she has mentored other professionals to grow and thrive.

Since 2002, Bev has flourished as an executive coach and leadership consultant, helping professionals of all ages to advance their careers, shift directions, and become more productive. Based in the nation's capital, she works with clients spread across the country, including accomplished leaders at major federal agencies, NGOs, universities and companies of all sizes. Bev is a popular speaker and facilitator, and she creates workshops and other events around the needs of her clients.

When she's not working, Bev is often found in Rappahannock County, Virginia, in the garden of the farmhouse she shares with her husband, former Washington Post ombudsman Andy Alexander, and their two dogs.

See more career tips from Bev in Kerry Hannon's prize-winning book, "Love Your Job"


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