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The Business of Being the Best: Inside the World of Go-Getters and Game Changers

The Business of Being the Best: Inside the World of Go-Getters and Game Changers

How the very best get to--and stay at--the top From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major businesses, a thin slice of peak performers dominates every field. What is their secret to success? Few people know what drives these world-leaders like sports agent M... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781118060100
Barcode 9781118060100
Published 23 November 2011 by John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Fletcher, Molly
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ISBN-13 9781118060100
ISBN-10 1118060105
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication Date 23 November 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Fletcher, Molly
Category Business & Management
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 398g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Success, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
NBS Text Careers & Success
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 650.1
Catalogue Code 234003

Description of this Book

In each and every profession, from the athlete to the CEO of a large corporation, there is a top 1%. This is literally the cream of the crop -- the top performers and the success stories. The Business of Being the Best offers readers insight into how these professionals got there and how they maintain their excellence throughout their careers. In breaking down their success stories, the book reveals their common traits and characteristics, and their key strategies for success which all of us can emulate and learn from. It includes interviews with some of Fletcher's most successful clients (Arthur Blank, Kathy Betty, Roger Staubach, John Smoltz and others). The lessons are presented in a catchy, dynamic way, in chapters such as The Four W's of the Best Who are the best? What do the best do? Where did they learn to do it? And why are they able to maintain excellence throughout their career? Neogtiation: Successful negotiation is an art. From understanding your own negotiation style and tendencies, to using the facts of the deal favorably, to anticipating the next play, this book will give you everything you need to know to create razor sharp negotiation techniques. The 3-6-10 Factor, Your Respect IQ, The Power of Two, and much more Coined the female Jerry Maguire by CNN, Molly Fletcher has negotiated over $500 million in contracts and has worked with over 150 of the most talented athletes, coaches and broadcasters of our time. She has risen to the top in one of the toughest professions with more than just determination and hard work, and now in this book she shares the unique set of skills and strategies that have helped her and others reach the top of their careers. The Business of Being the Best will be include a compilation of advice and interviews from some of the most respected athletes, coaches, broadcasters, businessmen, corporate leaders, CEO's, and success stories, such as... I learned quickly that to succeed, you have to never stop listening and continuing to learn. The brightest people I know are those who are the quickest to ask questions. Greatness exists in everyone. To be great, it is simply about finding a need and tailoring your vision toward that need. --Arthur Blank, Former CEO of Home Depot, Owner of The Atlanta Falcons and contributor to The Business of Being the Best No Matter what you do or what hand you are dealt, at the end of the day you have to be accountable for yourself and to yourself. -- Roger Staubach, Heisman Trophy Winner, Hall of Famer, Super Bowl VI MVP and contributor to The Business of Being the Best

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Molly Fletcher is a fierce negotiator, sports business owner, and brilliant business mind. I highly recommend The Business of Being the Best. --Roger Staubach<p> Molly Fletcher is an MVP sports agent, and that's why I trusted her during my Major League Baseball career. Read this book and embrace the advice inside. It will teach you important skills and tactics you need to know to excel--not just at the negotiation tableor in your career, but in other aspects of your life. --John Smoltz, former pitcher, Atlanta Braves; winner, Cy Young Award<p> Molly Fletcher breaks down the keys to being the best to their core elements. She then takes it a step further by providing examples and practical tips that anyone can apply to succeed in business and life. There's something for everyone in this book. --Arthur M. Blank, owner, Atlanta Falcons; founder, Home Depot<p> Anyone trying to be the best needs all the help they can get. Molly Fletcher and her book can provide just that help. The Busine

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Author's Bio

Molly Fletcher is a top-rated sports agent, entrepreneur, speaker, author, and business columnist. Her influence as an agent crosses multiple generations, sports categories, and athletes, including Major League Baseball stars, NBA coaches, PGA and LPGA golfers, NCAA basketball and football coaches, and media personalities. She has been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and the Washington Post and has appeared on ESPN, CNN, Fox, and NBC, among others. For more information, please visit www.mollyfletcher.com or follow her on Twitter via @mollyfletcher.

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