1st Collins ed.
xxiv, 421 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Rev. ed. of: By the seat of your pants. 2004.
Pt. I. Setting up shop
Pt. II. Pouring the foundation
Pt. III. Snatching up stars
Pt. IV. Growing the culture
Pt. V. Building a systems-disciplined organization
Pt. VI. Communicating clearly
Pt. VII. Coaching others
Pt. VIII. Educating employees
Pt. IX. Coaching yourself
Pt. X. Business function do's and don'ts
Pt. XI. Weathering worst-case scenarios
Your shoes are charred from stomping out brush fires. You have nightmares about UFOs—Unreachable Financial Objectives. All-star interviewees turn into duds. Meetings cause more problems than they solve. The office is a ghost town at 5:01 p.m. Does this sound familiar? Tom Gegax knows what that is like. Years after running his Tires Plus franchise by the seat of his pants, blissfully unaware of how little he knew about getting the most out of people and managing a world-class organization, Tom was faced with a cancer diagnosis and a business at the brink of disaster. Resolved to change things around, he improved his mental clarity, health, and relationships and noticed that the more he profited on a personal level, the more his company profited. Tires Plus grew into a $200 million business with 150 upscale locations. He had learned the first lesson in Enlightened Leadership 101: Focus on the well-being of your employees and customers—as well as your own—and success will follow naturally. follow naturally. In 'The Big Book of Small Business', Tom shares his hard-earned lessons on how to become an enlightened, effective leader, and on how to do the small things right so the big decisions work.
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