Stop Whining-And Start Winning: Recharging People, Re-Igniting Passion, and Pumping Up Profits

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9780066620053: Stop Whining-And Start Winning: Recharging People, Re-Igniting Passion, and Pumping Up Profits

"I never give much credence to anybodywhose butt is the same shape as their desk chair." -- Dirty Harry

Get off your butt. Get your hands dirty. Get the job done.

Everybody.

And, yes, that means you!

For all those who are incensed with excuses, who feel insulted by a constant barrage of dumb ideas or are left fuming over no-shows, let down by others who have no guts, and who find themselves driven to new heights of frustration by having to take no for an answer, management and leadership dynamo Frank Pacetta offers a simple piece of advice:

Waiting for someone else to take responsibility for your success and happiness is futile.

Stop Whining--and Start Winning is the book for anybody who wants to make a difference. Whatever the occupation, organization, or industry--so long as there are people involved--there are techniques, rules, and tactics that get the job done right:

Get Dirty to Clean Up!

Make It Personal!

To Hell with Ho-Hum!

These are just some of the inspiring lessons Pacetta shares in this motivational road map to combating corporate apathy, lost talent, and poor results. With wit, insight, and irreverence, he takes a frank, no-nonsense look at what's wrong with the concept of "business as usual," and shows readers how to find the right people, instill a fighting and winning spirit within them, and provide the kinds of leadership and business process that will not only improve morale but also boost the bottom line.

This unique and inspirational "how-to" guide contains tried and tested solutions to issues that seem to constantly trip up individuals who have difficulty breaking out of the pack and living up to their potential, no matter how hard they try.

Feeling held back or shortchanged by others as you struggle in your career? Overwhelmed by the seemingly insurmountable odds that seem to line your path to the next rung on the ladder? Convinced that the whole world has somehow conspired to keep you down and prevent you from succeeding? Well ...

Stop Whining--and Start Winning!

This book will change your life, by giving you ideas that can be put into immediate effect for immediate results. It will enable you to build the business, the career, and the life you've always wanted, but whined that you thought you could never have.

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Nobody likes a whiner, Frank Pacetta least of all. And, as he sees it, there's been far too much whining going on in corporate America over the past decade, and far too little drive, passion, and inspiration to get the job done and get it done well. Stop Whining--and Start Winning is Pacetta's honest and hard-hitting manifesto for how to make this happen.

Pacetta and his coauthor Roger Gittines fire back at America's complacent workforce by equipping leaders with a book packed full of "now-tos"--the Pacetta version of how-tos, only more necessary and more urgent. With chapter titles such as "Do Get Excited--Reaping the Rewards of Emotion" and "Make Big Dreams Happen--What a Great Place to Work," Pacetta drives home his overarching theory of leadership: Being a good leader means getting emotionally involved with your workforce and thereby motivating people to contribute their absolute best. There's no room for "leading from a distance" with Pacetta, who claims that successful leaders can and should directly influence such areas as communications, recruiting, and training. In an animated and conversational tone, the sales guru of Xerox fame shares advice and anecdotes from both his professional and personal lives, with tips from his action-packed days at Xerox, family moments in a vibrant Italian American home, and a personal visit from Ross Perot all entering the fray at one point or another. Stop Whining--and Start Winning is not a theory-based tome but a plug for passion and a call for leaders to get off their butts and fire up their workforces. --S. Glass

About the Author:

Frank Pacetta, the author of Don't Fire Them, Fire Them Up, is a popular motivational speaker who has given presentations to such companies as Saturn, Fidelity, and Nestlé. A one time district sales manager for Xerox, he boosted his district's earnings from the lowest in the region to number 4 among all of the company's 65 districts. He lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

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