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Indispensable By Monday: Learn the Profit-Producing Behaviors that will Help Your Company and Yourself Hardcover – February 2, 2010
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From the Inside Flap
Indispensable by Monday lays out how you, whether you're the CEO or the mail clerk, can produce more money for your organization and increase success for yourself. Based on an exhaustive survey of 1,800 business leaders by author Larry Myler and organizational training company VitalSmarts, this helpful guide provides the exact skills and behaviors most employers look for in their employees, but too often don't find.
Immediately start adding financial value at work by learning the skills to:
Cut costs and increase revenues using innovative methods
Improve any process and increase efficiencies
Enhance cash flow and create a competitive advantage for your employer
Quantify your value with a Personal P&L Statement, no matter your role
Find the "most valuable" dollars that drop straight to the bottom line
Become a superstar both on your resume and in your next performance review
The basic goal of business is profit. Indispensable by Monday empowers you to embrace this goal as your own. If you've got a job, you'll find out how to improve and advance in it. If you're searching for a job, you'll get the tools you need to beat the competition. No matter what you do or where you do it, Indispensable by Monday offers you the surest way to make your value tangible and your success lasting.
From the Back Cover
"If you want to change who you are, you must change what you do. Get the job and keep the job you deserve! Read this book on Friday so that you will be indispensable by Monday!"—Mike Murray former VP of HR, Microsoft
"As a small business owner, I was able to improve profitability by a large percentage simply by using a few of the concepts in this very valuable book." —John G. Tinsley President/CEO, Centurion Security and Investigations
"Very few business books are this direct and to the point. Use just one or two of its techniques and become a financial hero at work. It's that simple." —Senator Margaret Dayton, Utah State Senate
"I have used the ideas in this book to find over $26,000 in unexpected profit for my employer! I'm working on another $45,000 right now. The total of $71,000 will repeat year after year. That's the same profit the company would make from over $1 million in normal sales—every year! My boss loves me, and I'm loving my job security." —Ben Clore, Facilities Manager
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Top Customer Reviews
This book and system have no competition, period. To my knowledge, nobody has ever devised anything like the Indispensable by Monday system. Everybody wins! The employee looks like a hero, and the company significantly increases profits, which can lead to employee promotion and raises. The profit source suggestions starting on page 31 seemed particularly valuable to me.
I recommend this book and the brilliant PPG online tool to everyone I can possibly influence, because they will all have so much to gain from implementing Mr. Myler's system. I even made using the PPG tool an assignment for my Corporate Issues students. I have also given copies of this book to my consulting clients because it substantially boosts their personal and corporate profit potential. I couldn't be more enthusiastic about this system. Kudos to Mr. Myler and the Wiley editorial staff for making this available.
--Arlen L. Card
Business Law Attorney
The Profit Proposal Generator that goes with this book is really easy to use, and I'm no accountant! (although as a small company owner I'm forced to play one in my business life).
The reviews I've seen on this book so far are right - there a number of business and employment books out there right now, but this one stands out as a definite keeper.
This book talks us back from the edge by revealing several very simple and powerful strategies for regaining control. The secret is in the title: We need to make ourselves indespensible. And the rest of the book shows us how.
I am convinced that the advice is good but it only works half the time. Why? Because human ego is fragile.
I have seen time and again over the years that bright students are encouraged to go elsewhere when the main teacher prefers people less talented than he is. I have known several excellent CEOs surrounding themselves with mediocre personalities. because they want to shine alone.
The book is worth reading, and you should do always what is best for the firm. But keep in mind that life is never that simple.
The book asserts that the key to corporate career success is to make yourself worth more than you are paid. Larry uses pragmatic examples and good logical flow to convince me I can do this, and provides the basic tools that must be utilized to make it happen. All of that is accomplished with a very quick read, and the concepts are few enough that remembering all of them is a non-issue. Finally, the beginning and ending of the book sandwich a 100-page section that is essentially a list of ideas of where to look for ways to save or make the company more money. These are written in such a way that they can be applied to any business, so the book can be shelved for a period, then brought back down whenever brainstorming for new ways to provide your employer greater value.
All of this results in a book that does not waste the time of any reader who is looking for success in their career as an employee. It got me excited, and it gave me tools to execute. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It just makes so much sense to think about value and track accountability at the level of the team member. The outcome of reading this book will depend on who you are. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrew Crestodina
I must've read a different book than the rest of the reviewers, as I got absolutely nothing out of this.Published 12 months ago by MLeland
Philosopher Immanual Kant once said that “Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Patch
Whenever I read a business book like INDISPENSIBLE BY MONDAY, my first action is to check the credentials of the author. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by W. Terry Whalin
This engaging book is packed with effective advice to help you become the employee every company wants - one who generates more income than his or her salary. Read morePublished on August 23, 2011 by Rolf Dobelli
Here are the principles I love in this book:
-Larry encourages every employee to calculate how much, in total, they cost the company for which they work. Read more
As the author claims, you could read this whole book over a
weekend. I am a slow reader, but even so I finished it in a few days. Read more
The book is a quick read and is filled with great ideas to lower costs and increase profitability. Businesses of any size would benefit by implementing the ideas discussed. Read morePublished on March 20, 2010 by R. Warner
While reading this book for myself, I couldn't think of anyone who should not read this book. Even a retiree could find the information useful and gain insight into their own... Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Rachel B. Chandler