"Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO"
50 Indispensable Tips to Help You Stay Afloat, Bounce Back, and Get Ahead at Work"
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
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For a thriving, durable career, you need to be adaptable and resilient. That means knowing how and when to tweak your performance, try new approach, 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.
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!"
Sandra J. Anderson, in Ohio Lawyer
"The book is packed with well-organized practical tips that are thought provoking and attitude changing. Jones writes with crystal clarity, efficiency and charm."
Terri Schichenmeyer, in the Journal Record
"When you're having problems at work, there's a short list of things you can do: you can grit your teeth, take antacids, bonk your head on your desk, or read “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO."
Amy Lindgren, in The News-Sentinel:
"Jones has a good idea here. It's smart to look at what makes successful entrepreneurs and business leaders tick so that you can apply the appropriate lessons to your own life. Her direct style of writing, peppered with "get over it" and 'suck it up' phraseology keeps things on the narrow road between precious and philosophical, which I appreciate. It’s a good book for workers who want to transform themselves into leaders."
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."