The Peak E: The 9-Step Program to Running a Better Business So it Doesn't Run You
By: Scott A. Leonard (author)Hardback
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Achieve a better work/life balance with the innovative approach outlined here Author Scott Leonard is a successful business professional who adapted his business to allow him to achieve his goals and live his dreams now while still working in the business he loves. His experience is an inspiring example of extreme work-life empowerment that can help you whether you're the owner of a business or just want more freedom and flexibility in your career. Now, in The Liberated CEO, Leonard shares his story and strategies with you. In The Liberated CEO, he turns the conventional portrait of the 24/7 entrepreneur as multi-tasking control freak on its head by using strategies that unshackle individuals from the "daily grind," inspiring you to perform your responsibilities on your own terms and schedules. In addition to giving the individual more freedom, the benefits of The Liberated CEO principles will increase the success, profitability, operational efficiency, and, ultimately, the enterprise value of any business.
* Contains advice, analysis, and personal stories that shows how to grow a healthier and more sustainable company that doesn t demand your absolute attention * Explains how to implement an innovative business model that empowers business owners and key executives to perform at the highest level * The principles highlighted here are in sync with today's technology that allows people to have a better work-life balance Engaging and accessible, The Liberated CEO is about developing a business model that empowers business owners and key executives to perform and live at the highest level.
SCOTT A. LEONARD, CFP, is the founding partner of Navigoe, LLC, a leading, full-service wealth management and investment advisory firm. He has a degree in Economics from UCLA. Mr. Leonard has been an instructor at UCLA Extension, teaching courses in the financial planning certificate program. He was the Dean of the School of Investments for NAPFA University, and is a national speaker on topics addressing investments, wealth management and business best practices. Mr. Leonard is a frequently published author, specializing in advanced investment theory, and has been the featured financial planner for the Los Angeles Times weekly Money Makeover column. He is often looked to by the media as an expert in a breadth of financial, business and entrepreneurial topics. Away from the business, Mr. Leonard is busy working with his wife helping to raise their three boys and acclimate to the U.S. after spending 2 1/2 years sailing the world with his family.
Author s Notes ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction Setting Free the CEO (Why a Business is Like a Bowline Knot) 1 Smashing the Service Ceiling 4 Living Proof 6 Chapter 1 Chart Your Rhumb Line (Plotting a Three-Dimensional Vision) 13 Plan in Three-D 15 Pretest Your Plan for Failure 17 Building Milestones 19 Notes 23 Chapter 2 Know Your Peak Zone 25 The Peak-Zone Manager 27 Finding Your Peak Zone 28 Hiring a Blended Team 30 Trusting the Ropes 34 Notes 38 Chapter 3 Smart Sourcing: Hire the Best Outsource the Rest 39 The Hidden Costs of Full-Time Staff 41 Insource Customer Relationships 42 Competing on Knowledge 45 Managing the Experts for Accountable Results 46 Notes 50 Chapter 4 Give Your Crew Preflight Checklists 51 Automated Workflows 55 Set It and Forget It 59 Notes 62 Chapter 5 How to Build a Service Brand (It s Not About You) 63 Hiring the Right People 70 Empowering People to Help 71 Embracing Disruption 73 Anticipating and Closing the Customer s Loops 76 Sweating the Small Stuff 79 Notes 81 Chapter 6 Break the Service Ceiling with Systematic Customization 83 Applying the Vitals Worksheet to Your Business 84 Customization is Sweeping Key Industries 91 Note 96 Chapter 7 Keeping a Loyal Crew 97 The Virtues of the TLO Mindset 100 Viewing Employees as Assets Like Clients, Not Liabilities 101 Communicating the Big Picture 104 Fixing the Process Before You Blame the People 105 Linking Compensation to the Appropriate Performance 109 Participation, Training, and Transparency 114 Notes 117 Chapter 8 Made to Sell: Changing the Watch 119 If You Own It, You Don t Break It 121 Profits and the 60-20-20 Formula 126 The Pillars of Valuation 128 Notes 132 Chapter 9 Become an Expert in Your Field 135 The Rewards of Thought Leadership 139 Notes 145 Chapter 10 Afterword: Ready for the Next Peak 147 RIA Firms in Major Growth Trend 148 Notes 151 APPENDIXES Liberated CEO Extras 153 Appendix A Notes and Observations from Our Three-Year Global Sailing Trip 155 An Ode to Telemedicine 155 Jetliner Travel Know-How 158 Papa Sherpa s Five Golden Rules of Traveling Around the World with Kids 160 Wireless Communications at Sea 162 The Balancing Act 168 Appendix B Further Reading and Related Resources 171 About the Author 175 Index 177
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