Magic for Malls make the connection between the low self-esteem experienced by many retail staff and poor level of service suffered by customers. It then lays out The Magic Programme, developed for staff at the award-winning shopping centre at Meadowhall and then shared across Europe with 30,000 retail employees, including entry level and long-term unemployed people. It allows participants to find success through failure, a process which boosts confidence, creativity and self-esteem, all of which are damaged through standardised schooling, under and over-parenting. The programme is presented as a handbook so you can use it with your staff to transform their lives by giving them the gift of great self-esteem, which sets them confidently on the road to success. Finally, theres a practical look at proven techniques to keep focus on service excellence, which led to steady and sure improvements in customer care. In a wide-ranging career, Stephen has advised leading property owners, leisure companies and retailers and has developed and run many unique restaurants. In this, his first book on the subject, he shares the insights on service excellence learned across 30 years, which will enable employers to apply the techniques which will transform their business.
Don’t be daunted by a challenging economy and fierce competition. Even in the toughest environment, innovative, highly profitable businesses abound. And yours can be one of them with Now, Build a Great Business! This essential success kit from business heavyweights and acclaimed authors Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy is filled with straightforward, powerful strategies to ignite growth in your business. Packed with insights from face-to-face interviews with world-class business leaders (Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Virgin Brands’ Richard Branson, Ingvar Kamprad of IKEA, Charles Schwab, and many others), this audio book distills a wealth of ideas and practices to uncover the core ingredients of successful organizations. Step-by-step instructions and a compelling big-picture overview show you exactly how to:? Become a great leader—and get extraordinary results from everyone around you? Develop a great business plan—and structure your company to maximize every resource? Surround yourself with great people who are motivated to give their best? Offer a great product or service—identifying exactly what your market needs? Design a great marketing plan—and position your business as the preeminent provider? And much more! You’ll find no theory here—just practical steps you can take immediately, with simple explanations of exactly how to measure how well you’re doing at each step along the way. The clear-cut strategies, inspiring examples, personal interviews, and enlightening lessons from history that come together here create one of the most important business books you’ll ever put your hands on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Tracy, Mark Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000496de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A step-by-step guide to designing and implementing an amazing customer service culture In today´s competitive business environment, keeping customers happy is the key to long-term success. But some businesses provide much better customer service than others. It´s not always clear what works and what doesn´t, and implementing new customer service practices midstream can be a difficult, chaotic task. Business leaders who want to transform their business culture into one of customer service excellence need reliable, proven guidance. Unleashing Excellence gives you practical tools and step-by-step guidance tailored to your company´s individual customer service needs. It shows you how to navigate your teams through every step of the implementation process to achieve true customer service excellence. The book covers the training and education of your group, how to measure the quality of your service, how to build a culture of personal accountability, and how to recognize excellence and reward it. Fully revised to include updated information on the latest tools and best practices, as well as the stories and lessons learned from those organizations that have used the process described in the book. Offers proven best practices for designing and implementing an excellent customer service culture Simple format divides content into nine ´´leadership actions´´ that guide you through a step-by-step process Shows you how to build a common customer service vision for your entire organization Customer service is vital to the survival of your business. If you want to move your organization´s customer service practices from good to great, Unleashing Excellence is the key. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004918de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The route to Exceptional Sales Management is within your grasp. This programme is the result of over 20 years of working with outstanding sales managers and directors across a wide range of industries, selling almost every conceivable product and service available. It will give you the tools to accelerate your career, grow your company, and become one of the greatest sales managers of your time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Le Put. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001373de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a business to be good, there are numerous right things that need to be done, like the promotion of your products or services, having a great pay structure that attracts gifted individuals, providing a buyer after sales service, and delivering everything on time. However it is not simply by doing the correct things that your business will expand and produce. If you want your business to be successful, you have to ensure you´re doing the correct things correctly. Get started on that here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Brill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029311de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As an IT manager you understand the value of technology. It´s what provides our teams with the tools that we can use to accomplish great things for our company. The challenge that we run into is that technology is always changing. This means that as an IT manager you have a responsibility to stay on top of all of the various technologies that your team will be called on to make use of. This includes Web 3.0 technologies, things that work in the world of retail shopping, and the latest developments in keeping those cyber criminals out of your company´s networks. What You´ll Find Inside:Maybe it is Time for IT Leaders to Go Shopping to Learn New TricksJust Whose Job Is Network Security Anyway? Why Cloud Computing Won´t Work For Every IT ProjectIT Managers Need to Realize that Virtualization Isn´t All That It´s Cracked Up to BeOur jobs are by their very nature complex. We need to understand what the company expects of us - are we the ones who are responsible for securing the company network or does this task belong to someone else? As more and more services become available to us, we are the ones that the company will turn to in order to determine what on-demand services need to be acquired. As we create solutions, we´ll need to understand when open source solutions may provide us with the best technology. Cloud computing is a hot topic, but we need to be able to determine if it´s right for our company. Finally, virtualization is currently in vogue but is it the right answer in every situation? This book has been created to provide you with the insights into today´s latest technologies that you are going to need in order to direct your team. The goal is to provide you with the knowledge that you are going to need in order to determine what technology to use in what situation. For more information on what it takes to be a great IT manager, check 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025282de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you love the power, freedom, and control of being your own boss? Whether you want to (1) bring your brilliant idea to the marketplace, (2) firmly establish your new business on a solid foundation, or (3) be your own boss and control your own destiny, this audiobook will guide you through the process of creating a winning business plan the right way. Business plans are the heart and soul of any successful company. A business plan pulls together everything about your business and records it in a single document that will grow as your business grows. This plan can make or break your potential for success. The most successful business owners plan, manage, and lead their business toward success, by following a winning plan. You can do the same. Create a winning business plan. The business plan is the foundation for any successful business. Your business plan describes your operating structure, your products and services, your finances, and your marketing plans. When done correctly, it can increase the chances of your business thriving well beyond the first couple years. Gain all the great Benefits from a professional business plan! Whether you´re still dreaming up your very first business or you´ve already started building your new venture, this audiobook can help you learn strategies that can make the creation process go as smoothly as possible. Most importantly, if you apply what you listen to immediately, following the instructions in this audiobook, you can easily complete your business plan by the time you reach the end! You´re just a few short steps away from learning how to create an award-winning business plan! Maximize your success potential. Get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail L. Chaffee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094890de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This chapter-level book can change the way you listen to BigShots - mostly businesspersons with a snapshot or two of politicians - as they pontificate for public consumption and personal gain. You´ll recognize the spin, that dastardly polite euphemism for lies that the advertising/PR folks coined years ago to anoint their profession with a bit of undeserved dignity. In the process you might gain a more realistic grasp of what´s going on around you and how your mind is being manipulated - aka brainwashed. In all modesty, you´re in good hands; some would say the best, which could be considered bullshit in itself: Who decides? I would be first in line for an honorary doctorate in bullshit if, by some stretch of academic chutzpa, it were tendered by any of the world´s great universities. (Actually, I could easily make the case that degrees in business communications or political science are really degrees in bullshit, but that´s another book.) I am a master at crafting bullshit and you, dear listener, will do well to listen to me. I´ve written millions of words - speeches, strategic plans, articles, and all sorts of marketing lies and spins that I too politely call corporate gargle. I´ve done that for a gaggle of executives who toil for businesses large and small, manufacturers and service providers, technologists and accountants. I´ve been practicing this dark, draconian art, and teaching others how to follow my lead, for 40 years, and, as I say jokingly, it shows in my wrinkled face and cynical attitude that I, with a straight face, call realistic, a true reflection of the world. You´ll laugh out loud many times as you listen. My cheeky, witty, acerbic, in-your-face style is sprinkled with the irony of a true gadfly. You´ll resonate - see yourself and your bosses in many of my damning examples as clearly as if you had lived them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Allaire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045953de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This chapter-level audiobook can change the way you listen to big shots - mostly businesspersons with a snapshot or two of politicians - as they pontificate for public consumption and personal gain. You´ll recognize the spin, that dastardly polite euphemism for lies that the advertising/PR folks coined years ago to anoint their profession with a bit of undeserved dignity. In the process, you might gain a more realistic grasp of what´s going on around you and how your mind is being manipulated, or brainwashed. In all modesty, you´re in good hands; some would say the best, which could be considered bullshit in itself. Who decides? I would be first in line for an honorary doctorate in bullshit if, by some stretch of academic chutzpa, it were tendered by any of the world´s great universities. (Actually, I could easily make the case that degrees in business communications or political science are really degrees in bullshit, but that´s another book.) I am a master at crafting bullshit and you, dear listener, will do well to listen to me. I´ve written millions of words - speeches, strategic plans, articles, and all sorts of marketing lies and spins that I, too, politely call corporate gargle. I´ve done that for a gaggle of executives who toil for businesses large and small, manufacturers and service providers, and technologists and accountants. I´ve been practicing this dark, draconian art and teaching others how to follow my lead for 40 years. And, as I say jokingly, it shows in my wrinkled face and cynical attitude that I, with a straight face, call realistic, a true reflection of the world. You´ll laugh out loud many times as you wander through my words. My cheeky, witty, acerbic, in-your-face style is sprinkled with the irony of a true gadfly. You´ll resonate - see yourself and your bosses in many of my damning examples as clearly as if you had lived them.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Allaire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045029de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Colleges and universities constitute a special type of organization; and their complex mission, dynamics, personnel structures, and values require a distinct set of understandings and skills to lead and manage them well. In Reframing Academic Leadership, Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos offer higher education leaders a provocative and pragmatic guide for: Crafting dynamic institutions where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Creating campus environments that facilitate creativity and commitment Forging alliances and partnerships in service of the mission Building shared vision and campus cultures that unite and inspire Serving the larger goals of the academy and society Throughout the book, the authors integrate powerful conceptual frameworks with rich and compelling real-world cases to support academic leaders searching for the best in themselves and in their institutions. The book tackles thorny issues such as building institutional clarity and capacity, managing conflict, coping with difficult people, partnering with the boss, and developing leadership resilience. Following in the tradition of Bolman and Deals classic Reframing Organizations, Bolman and Gallos emphasize a pragmatic approach. They tease out the unique challenges and opportunities in academic leadership and provide ideas, tools, and encouragement to help higher education leaders see more clearly, feel more confident, and become more skilled and versatile in handling the vicissitudes of daily life. Reframing Academic Leadership is the resource for those seeking to understand, develop, and manage colleges and universities.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Koscheski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001969de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.