Managez vos équipes et vous-même efficacement !Le management est un domaine d'interactions continues, aléatoires et complexes. Quelle que soit votre expérience, finis les grands moments de solitude ! Des principes fondamentaux du management aux réflexes à adopter en cas de crise, en passant par la capacité à déléguer et à valoriser ses collaborateurs, découvrez toutes les bonnes pratiques du manager d'aujourd'hui !
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La nouvelle bible du manager !
Si vous avez déjà lu des livres sur le management, vous avez certainement remarqué qu'ils se classent presque toujours en deux catégories : les pavés mortellement ennuyeux et les ramassis de platitudes recyclées derrière un jargon subtil...
Le Management pour les Nuls est vraiment différent. La pratique du management y est présentée de façon vivante, drôle et pertinente : des principes fondamentaux du management aux réflexes à adopter en cas de crise en passant par la capacité à déléguer comme à valoriser ses collaborateurs, découvrez toutes les bonnes pratiques du manager d'aujourd'hui.
Débutants, futurs managers et managers expérimentés, posez un regard nouveau sur les techniques de management qui rendront votre travail - et celui de vos collaborateurs - un peu plus facile et surtout beaucoup plus efficace au quotidien !
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Si vous avez déjà lu des livres sur le management, vous avez certainement remarqué qu'ils se classent presque toujours en deux catégories : les pavés mortellement ennuyeux et les ramassis de platitudes recyclées derrière un jargon subtil ! Cet ouvrage est vraiment différent. La pratique du management ramenée à ses principes fondamentaux y est présentée de façon vivante, drôle et pertinente. Débutants et futurs managers, managers expérimentés sont invités à poser un regard nouveau sur les techniques de management qui rendront leur travail - et celui de leurs collaborateurs - un peu plus facile et beaucoup plus efficace. Véritable condensé à la portée de chacun, Le Management pour les Nuls vous fera dire : " Enfin un livre sur le management qui ne me donne pas l'impression d'être idiot ! "
Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book-and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer-armed with a good story idea and a love of kids-to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know-from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.
While raising capital has never been easy, it has become a lot more difficult over the past few years. The dot-com debacle has made investors skittish, especially when it comes to financing early-stage start-ups. As a result, more and more entrepreneurs are being forced to compete harder and harder for a spot around the money well. At the end of the day, all most have to show for their efforts are tattered Rolodexes and battered egos. What they need is the competitive edge that comes with having a friend in the business-an advisor who'll cut through the mumbo-jumbo and tell them in plain English how to get the money they need. What they need is Raising Capital For Dummies. Whether you're just starting your business and need a little seed capital to launch your first product, or you're looking for a little help expanding an established business into a new market, this friendly guide helps you get the financing you need to realize your dreams. You'll discover how to: Tap personal sources of financing, as well as family and friends Approach customers and vendors for financing Hook up with commercial lenders Find angel investors Get an SBA loan Raise cash through private equity offerings Woo and win investment bankers and venture capitalists Venture capital guru, Joseph Bartlett explains in plain English the capital-raising strategies and techniques used by some of today's most successful businesses, including tried-and-true methods for: Assessing your financial needs and creating a solid financial plan Researching sources of financing and making first contact Finding, contacting, and convincing angels Getting your customers to finance your company Understanding and exploiting matching services Exploring commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, finance companies, and the SBA Qualifying for a loan Working with placement agents Raising cash through IPOs and mergers From raising seed capital and funds for expansion to IPOs and acquisitions, Raising Capital For Dummies shows you how to get the money you need to survive and thrive in today's winner-take-all marketplace.
A clear, concise resource for entering this lucrative career field
Consulting For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes a reorganization and narrower focus of the topic, with new or updated information that delves into the specifics of running your own consulting business. There is greater emphasis on the business of consulting, along with financial and legal issues involved in setting up a consulting business, deepening coverage of consulting proposals, and entirely new chapters on higher-level consulting issues that more-established consultants are demanding.
Your guide to understanding the basics of an MBA
Want to get an MBA? The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the practical, plain-English guide that covers all the basics of a top-notch MBA program, helping you to navigate today's most innovative business strategies. From management to entrepreneurship to strategic planning, you'll understand the hottest trends and get the latest techniques for motivating employees, building global partnerships, managing risk, and manufacturing. This fun, easy-to-access guide is full of useful information, tips, and checklists that will help you lead, manage, or participate in any business at a high level of competence. You'll find out how to use databases to your advantage, recognize and reward your employees, analyze financial statements, and understand the challenges of strategic planning in a global business environment. You'll also learn the basic principals of accounting, get a grip on the concepts behind stocks and bonds, and find out how technology has revolutionized everything from manufacturing to marketing. Discover how to: Know and respond to your customers' needs Handle budgets and forecasts Recruit and retain top people Establish and run employee teams Use Sarbanes-Oxley to your company's advantage Negotiate with the best of them Build long-term relationships with clients Avoid common managerial mistakes Improve cash flow Market your products and services Make the most of your advertising dollar Once you know what an MBA knows, the sky's the limit. Read The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and watch your career take off!
A practical, easy-to-understand guide to Balanced Scorecard for busy business leaders The Balanced Scorecard method is an analysis technique designed to translate an organization's mission and vision statement and overall business strategies into specific, quantifiable goals, and to monitor the organization's performance in achieving these goals. Much less technology driven then other analysis approaches, it analyzes an organization's overall performance in four regards: financial analysis, customer service, productivity and internal analysis, and employee growth and satisfaction. Balanced Scorecard Strategy For Dummies breaks down the basics of Balanced Scorecard in simple language with practical, Dummies-style guidance on getting it done. This book covers all the basics of Balanced Scorecard for busy executives and managers-and does it without the high price tag of most professional level Balanced Scorecard guides.
Die Welt des Management ist eine große Herausforderung, die man mit Interesse und Motivation meistern kann. Bob Nelson und Peter Economy verraten Tipps und Tricks, die man als Manager kennen sollte, um sich und seinen Mitarbeitern das Leben leichter zu machen. Wichtige Themen wie Kommunikation, Mitarbeitermotivation, Teamarbeit und natürlich die Finanzen werden angesprochen und mit Anekdoten gewürzt. Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, dessen Managerkarriere wird nichts mehr im Wege stehen!
The Management Bible is the most comprehensive book on the topic of management available anywhere. It offers in-depth coverage of the entire range of essential topics for today's managers and supervisors-from beginners to seasoned veterans-and includes practical, effective solutions for the everyday problems every manager faces. In addition, the book also includes proven tips and tactics that help managers grow into more effective, efficient leaders. Authors Bob Nelson and Peter Economy reveal everything you need to know to keep up with today's rapidly changing business environment, including such topics as hiring and firing, motivating employees, development and coaching, delegating authority, communication and teamwork, and much more.
A complete set of tools for applying entrepreneurial strategies and techniques to your nonprofit
As a follow-up to their book Enterprising Nonprofits, the authors of Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs provide a full set of practical tools for putting the lessons of business entrepreneurship to work in your nonprofit. The book offers hands-on guidance that helps social sector leaders hone their entrepreneurial skills and carry out their social missions more effectively than ever before. This practical and easy-to-use book is filled with examples, exercises, checklists, and action steps that bring the concepts, frameworks, and tools to life. Detailed explanations of all the tools and techniques will help you personalize and apply them to your nonprofit organization-making it stronger, healthier, and better able to serve the needs of our communities.
Praise for Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
"I search constantly for resources that can help provide insight and guidance to take Teach For America to a higher level; Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs does this and more. The book takes the best practices of for-profits and social enterprises and adapts them to the needs of entrepreneurial, mission-driven nonprofits. Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs is a tremendous contribution to social entrepreneurs and to the nonprofit sector-many thanks to the authors for identifying this need and filling it!"
Founder and President, Teach For America
All of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship.
A hands-on resource that shows nonprofits how to adopt entrepreneurial behaviors and techniques
The rising spirit of social entrepreneurship has created all kinds of new opportunities for nonprofit organizations. But at the same time, many are discovering more than their share of challenges as well. This essential book will help anyone in the field gain the necessary skills to meet these challenges. Written by the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, Enterprising Nonprofits offers concise and engaging explanations of the most successful business tools being used by nonprofits today. The authors clearly describe all the concepts so you'll be able to embrace the methods of social enterprise for your organization. With this book, you'll learn how to use practical business techniques to dramatically improve the performance of your nonprofit.
Praise for Enterprising Nonprofits
"I can't imagine a better team to bring powerful insights and practical guidance to social entrepreneurs. Readers will be inspired by the examples, and then they will roll up their sleeves to apply the many useful management tools in this engaging book."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, Author of Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow
"In one book, Enterprising Nonprofits does for social entrepreneurs what countless volumes have done for entrepreneurs in the business sector. A wonderful mixture of analysis, practical advice, and inspiration."-Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
All of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship.
Expert tips and advice on starting a home-based business Starting your own home-based business is a great way to supplement your income in these tough economic times. With thirty percent new and revised material, Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you the most current and up-to-date information you need to navigate your way through the whole process. You'll get trusted and creative advice on how to start being your own boss, bringing in a steady paycheck, and running a business you'll enjoy. Complete coverage of legal and financial aspects of a home-based business Effective advertising and promotional strategies that won't break the bank Tips and information you need to make your business profitable Advice on outfitting and running a home office Whether you've been affected by downsizing in these uncertain times or are just looking to earn some extra cash, Home-Based Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to avoid scams and truly start working from home for profit.
The fast and easy way to learn how to manage people, projects, and teams Being a manager can be an intimidating and challenging task. Managing involves teaching new skills to employees, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, increasing performance, and much more. The process of management can be very challenging at times, but it can also bring you a sense of fulfillment that you never imagined possible. Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition is perfect for all levels of managers. This clearly written, easy-to-understand guide gives you practical advice on the most important aspects of managing, such as delegating as opposed to ordering, improving employees' performances, getting your message across, understanding ethics and office policies, team building and collaboration, and much more. Tips and advice for new and experienced managers All-new chapters on employee encouragement and corporate social responsibility Guidance on managing employees by leveraging the power of the Internet Managing in today's lightning-speed business world requires that you have the latest information and techniques for getting the job done. Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition provides you with straightforward advice and up-to-the-minute strategies for dealing with anything that comes your way.
A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That's a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don't settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you'll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen-if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.
Sie mchten Consultant werden oder sind es bereits? Bob Nelson und Peter Economy zeigen Ihnen, worauf Sie als Consultant achten sollten und wie Sie sich bei Ihren Kunden unentbehrlich machen. Die Autoren erklären ausführlich, wie Sie sich als Consultant selbstständig machen, welche Gesetze (Rechtsform des Unternehmens, Steuerrecht etc.) Sie dabei beachten müssen, wie Sie Angebote erstellen und Ihr Honorar festlegen. Erfahren Sie, wie Sie ein Consulting-Projekt bearbeiten: von der Problemanalyse über die Sammlung und Auswertung der relevanten Daten und Informationen bis hin zur Erarbeitung der Lsungsstrategie. Lassen Sie sich Tipps geben, wie Sie das Ergebnis beim Kunden kompetent präsentieren und wie Sie dafür sorgen knnen, dass der Kunde die vorgeschlagenen Lsungen auch in die Tat umsetzt. Und lassen Sie sich, last but not least, zeigen, wie Sie sich und Ihr Beratungsangebot richtig verkaufen und bewerben, Ihre Finanzen im Blick behalten und Ihr Ansehen als Consultant verbessern.
Die Balanced Scorecard hat sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem beliebten Führungsinstrument entwickelt. In 'Balanced Scorecard für Dummies' erklären Ihnen die Autoren zunächst die Grundlagen der Balanced Scorecard und zeigen auf, wie Sie eine Balanced Scorecard planen, einführen und umsetzen. Dann gehen Sie jeweils auf die einzelnen Perspektiven (Kundenperspektive, Finanzperspektive, interne bzw. Prozessperspektive und Wachstumsperspektive) ein. Dabei erklären sie, was Sie unter den einzelnen Perspektiven verstehen, wie Sie sie entwickeln und die daraus gewonnenen Kennzahlen auswerten.
You deserve a home that meets your specific needs and desires! If you find yourself dreaming of the perfect patio, the ideal kitchen, and inviting rooms where you love to spend time, it might just be time to start building! With Building Your Custom Home For Dummies, you won't have to feel intimidated as you plan, finance, and oversee construction on your new oasis. You'll learn what it takes to build a custom home, including which pros to call and when. This updated edition also covers the latest in real estate and home construction trends, including smart homes, green building, and banking options. It's more important than ever to live in a home that's truly how you want it, truly your own. Now is the perfect time to get started-if you're still in the dreaming stage, this book will help you identify your style and articulate your vision. If you're further along in the process, you'll benefit from checklists and pointers on reviewing architects' plans, evaluating contractor bids, flipping the home you build, and more. The latest guidance on building a beautiful home on any budget New ideas for high-tech homes with low carbon footprints Step-by-step instructions for securing financing, hiring architects, and finding reliable contractors Advice on how to invest your home-building budget wisely and plan for the future Building Your Custom Home For Dummies takes you from finding the perfect homesite through laying the foundation to framing and finishing-in the friendly Dummies style you can trust.
If you're having trouble motivating your employees, need to resolve a conflict, or want to learn how to better monitor your employees' performance, this straight-forward guide will take you step by step through every aspect of managing. Packed with expert advice on team-building, communication skills, identifying talented employees, and letting go of staff, Managing for Dummies takes the stress out of what can be an intimidating and high-pressured job. The book will be adapted from the current US edition of Managing for Dummies. Existing content will be revised to reflect essential UK information including: UK-specific case studies, including references to recognisable UK businesses UK business practice, including ethics, employee and employers rights and responsibilities, hiring and firing - with reference to UK law UK websites UK financial information
La Bible du consultant
Que vous soyez un débutant en quête de son premier client ou un consultant expérimenté à la recherche de nouvelles techniques pour développer sa société, ce livre est fait pour vous ! Ce guide pratique et accessible vous apprend comment diriger votre affaire de main de maître et la faire décoller grâce aux conseils de spécialistes pour réaliser une étude de marché, mener une activité à domicile, rédiger des propositions gagnantes, vendre vos services, présenter vos recommandations et bénéficier d'un excellent bouche-à-oreille. Vous y trouverez des avis d'experts pour fixer vos honoraires, ne pas perdre de vue vos objectifs financiers, construire des relations durables avec vos clients et vous faire un nom dans le métier en tirant le meilleur parti d'Internet. Faites franchir un palier à votre activité de consultant !