"...nearly 100 two-page chapters with bite-size messages and pithy titles...it's handy having it in one convenient source." --USA Today
"Every new grad or new employee in your organization should check it out...a good refresher for those of us who've been around..." --T&D
“An important primer for anyone who wants to make a difference in the workplace.”
Professor John Quelch, senior associate dean, Harvard Business School
“I am a firm believer in Levine’s fundamentals. ’Conduct yourself and your business with integrity’ and ’Make sure you add value’ cannot be taken lightly in today’s business climate. This is an incredibly helpful book.”
Raymond S. Troubh, Director of the Year, 2003, National Association of Corporate Directors
“Management fads come and go. This book reminds us that the way to get strong, predictable results is to master the fundamentals. A terrific tool for people with the commitment to get real results--by maximizing people and processes to give customers great value.”
Helene Fortunoff, president, Fortunoff Fine Jewelry
“This book is a leadership gem. The six fundamentals are the true foundation of business success, providing tremendous value to anyone in the workplace. Proper execution of these fundamentals will make any business competitive.”
Subir Chowdhury, chairman and CEO, ASI Consulting Group; author of the bestseller The Power of Six Sigma
From the Inside Flap
--From the Introduction of The Six Fundamentals of Success
Everyone has his or her own style at work. But if you look at the people who are successful, you'll see similarities. They always do the most important things first--they know how to prioritize. They can sum up how their company stands out from the pack in only a few minutes. They work with a sense of urgency, every day. These are the kinds of qualities and habits that never go out of style. Moreover, they are crucial to any successful career and life. By pursuing them regularly, you and your company are more likely to get ahead.
In The Six Fundamentals of Success, CEO and business consultant Stuart Levine spells out exactly how to practice the constants of business success--whether it's satisfying customers, developing strong relationships, or communicating clearly--through six fundamental principles, gained from decades of experience working with top executives. But it's the way Levine zeroes in on these fundamentals--add value, communicate well, deliver results, act with integrity, invest in relationships, and gain perspective--and brings them to life through dozens of pithy, to-the-point rules that makes the book so practical and useful. With no-nonsense lessons like "Face time counts," "Do breakfast," and "Share the good news--and the bad," Levine offers concrete examples of how to behave, respond, and motivate others.
Aimed at business people and entrepreneurs at all levels, whether they work in companies large or small, The Six Fundamentals of Success provides the smart, action-oriented guidance people need in today's challenging climate.