Up Your Business!: 7 Steps to Fix, Build, or Stretch Your Organization

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Praise for the first edition of Up Your Business!
"Dave Anderson has hit another home run! Up Your Business! is aninvaluable, highly readable guide that should be on the desk--andin the mind--of anyone demanding top-level performance fromthemselves and others."
--James Strock, author, Reagan on Leadership and Theodore Roosevelton Leadership

"Up Your Business! is a powerful blueprint for companies looking totake their business to the next level. It is one of the mostpowerful books on business and leadership I have ever read and willbe a major component of Saga Communications' leadershiptraining."
--Warren Lada, Senior Vice President, Saga Communications,Inc.

"Once again, Dave Anderson puts it all together in a way thatalmost makes you think he's been looking over your shoulder allthese years. Chapter two alone, 'Abolish Corporate Welfare: Createa Culture of Merit,' is worth the time it takes to read the entirebook."
--Mike Roscoe, founder and President, Horizon Communications

"Finally . . . a business book that gets to the heart of whatmatters and creates usable templates that could help any businessthrive."
--Roxanne Emmerich, author, Thank God It's Monday!

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Up Your Business!, Second Edition is a no-holds-barred manifesto onmaking your organization perform at the highest possible level.Straightforward, honest, and in your face, it doesn't offer emptybuzzwords or mysterious acronyms or questionable cure-alls. Itoutlines seven no-nonsense steps you can take to fix, build, orstretch your business. This revised edition is better than ever,featuring updated strategies at the end of each chapter. Inaddition, a new final chapter called "Closing the Gap BetweenKnowing and Doing" equips you with the tools and inspiration tosuccessfully implement the book's strategies.

Up Your Business!, Second Edition proves it takes qualityleaders to build quality companies. If your business is struggling,look in the mirror first, then get to work with these seven vitalsteps:

Step one: Hire the right people. With tips and tools forrecruiting and interviewing, you'll learn to bring in the peoplewho can take your business to a higher level—and get rid ofthe ones who can't.

Step two: Replace your culture of entitlement with a culture ofmerit. Learn to produce positive pressure to perform and reward thepeople who can get you to the top.

Step three: Develop the talent you bring in. Use easystep-by-step methods and proven tools to train, coach, and mentoryour people.

Step four: Think BIG and set unreasonable goals. Now that you'vegot the right people in place and built a culture of merit andsuccess, it's time to go for it!

Step five: Be the leader your business deserves. Ensure yourcompany's growth and vitality by executing the vital dailydisciplines that only a leader can accomplish.

Step six: Survive success. Overcome the six temptations thatundermine successful organizations.

Step seven: Get down to business! Follow through on theprinciples you've learned and institutionalize them forsustainable, long-term benefit.

Whether you lead a Fortune 500 company or a mom-and-pop smallbusiness, quality leadership is the key to unlimited success. UpYour Business!, Second Edition offers tried-and-true leadershipprinciples and real examples that will help you takeresponsibility, take control, and take your business to thetop.

About the Author:

DAVE ANDERSON is an entrepreneur, columnist, trainer, speaker, and author of two other Wiley books, If You Don't Make Waves, You'll Drown and How to Deal with Difficult Customers. He is also President of Dave Anderson's Learn To Lead and LearnToLead.com, a cutting-edge Web site that provides free training resources for business leaders.

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