Table of Contents
Chapter One – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Idiots are all around us; above, below and across the aisle. Learn to recognize them.
Chapter Two – It Was a Very Good Year
What makes the author of this book tick? Here’s a little history courtesy of “yours truly”.
Chapter Three – Back Stabbers
People wear many disguises. See how many personality types you can identify.
Chapter Four – Who Will Buy
We’re all selling something; from your skills on a resume to an old, beat-up dresser at a yard sale. Here are some techniques that can help.
Chapter Five – Getting To Know You
Landing that big promotion or a new job can be a challenge; the better prepared, the better the chances for success.
Chapter Six – Just the Way You Are
Perception is the great equalizer; but perceptions can mislead. Make sure you are seeing things clearly.
Chapter Seven – You’ve Got to Be Taught
Much of today’s political correctness is just plain political craziness. Learn how to maintain your sanity.
Chapter Eight – The Meeting Song
One too many meetings on your calendar? Meetings to plan meetings? There is a better way to manage this onslaught.
Chapter Nine – Return To Sender
Email can be as much of a burden as it is a benefit. When constructed properly, your electronic requests can be “First Class”.
Chapter Ten – Every Breath You Take
There are a lot of places where things can go wrong at the office. Learn to avoid hazards and navigate your career to the top.
Chapter Eleven – Just Once in a Lifetime
Life is compromise. The ability to negotiate, barter, and persuade are essential skills. Unprepared, you could get caught holding the “short end of the stick”.
Chapter Twelve – The Long and Winding Road
Taking the bull by the horns might be construed as leadership. Watch out, it might just bite you on the “you know what”.
Chapter Thirteen – Make ‘em Laugh
A CEO, a Priest and a Rabbi walk into a bar...funny is good.
Chapter Fourteen – So Long, Farewell
Saying goodbye is never easy. So, here are a few final thoughts for achieving success at work and in life.
No one does it alone. A moment to express my sincerest appreciation to those who helped me with my book.
The Ten Business Commandments
Hewn from stone and suitable for framing.
Chapter Title Credits
A quiz for the inquisitive.