Five P's to a Wow Business: An Easy-To-Understand, Easy-To-Implement, Practical Guide to Business Success

Sound Wisdom
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"Finally, a book that provides simple, step-by-step instructions for business owners who are passionate about being the best.”   

The Five P system and best practices described in this book, and in the associated materials, are being used globally by Sandler Training, the world's largest sales and management training company. 

Five P's to a Wow Business focuses on a proactive system of professional management best practices that will help your business to truly excel.

Using practical terms and an easy-to-follow presentation, author Bill Matthews, lays out the business roadmap to success within the outline of five areas: planning, people, processes, “performetrics,” and passion.  Matthews draws on his experience as an executive and corporate officer of a Fortune 500 company, and his consulting work done with hundreds of privately-held businesses to teach important guiding principles that can result in incredible returns and growth in your company.

Read this book and learn how to take the perfect path to creating your own WOW business today!
 
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About the author

After spending a few years as a teacher and football coach, Bill Matthews completed graduate school and entered the business world where he gained a wide range of experience, including stints as an executive and corporate officer for a Fortune 500 company, and president of a privately-held regional financial services business. 
 
After the company was purchased by a publicly-traded corporation, he focused his attention on his passion, advising the owners of privately-held businesses.  In 1996, Bill helped create The Center for Entrepreneurial Education, now known as Aileron, a not-for-profit organization that has provided educational and advisory services to thousands of companies from its campus near Dayton, Ohio.
 
Spanning three decades, Bill has worked closely with business leaders to assist them with professional management, strategic planning, and the establishment of outside boards, and has served on many boards himself.  He has also authored numerous articles, and two other books, Don’t Step in the Entremanure, and Seven T’s to a Lasting Legacy. 
 
Through licensing arrangements, many of the best practices described in Bill’s books, and in the associated toolkits, are now being used in publications and programs offered through Sandler Training in hundreds of locations worldwide. 
 
For more information, or questions regarding information contained in this book, or in any of his other publications, go to: www.gowowadvisors.com
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Publisher
Sound Wisdom
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Published on
Jun 19, 2018
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781640950368
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship
Business & Economics / Management
Business & Economics / Personal Success
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This content is DRM protected.
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For those of us who lived through the Cold War years in Dallas, this

book is a sometimes-painful journey through a past we would most like

to forget. For younger people, it fills in gaps in our local history that had

national and international dimensions. At the same time, it is a reminder

of the integrity, tenacity, and courage of the few brave souls who kept

faith in the sure knowledge that right will win out and whose leadership

has led us to a new day in our citywarts and all!

This is the story of the Dallas Chapter United Nations Association, long

overdue. Norma and Bill Matthews, both of whom are past presidents

of DUNA, have done a masterful job of probing the past, ferreting out

nuggets of history tucked into boxes and stashed away in family attics,

backroom nooks, and office storerooms. For much of the time since its

founding in 1953, DUNA has had no permanent home or office, and its

records have been at the mercy of whoever was its leader, always with

the possibility that succeeding generations of its founders would not

recognize the merits of those sealed boxes and would destroy them.

Using endless newspaper files, mostly from the Dallas Morning News and

some from the late Dallas Times Herald and Fort Worth Star-Telegram,

the Matthews writing team has been able to follow the founding,

development, and leadership of DUNA, vastly enriched by

personal stories of individuals who kept the flame alive in good times

and bad.

Norma and Bill Matthews teamed their professional degrees in

education, communication, music, and theology to serve as volunteer

activists for human rights and peace endeavors. Married 63 years, and

retiring as teacher and minister, they committed themselves to research

and preserve the history of advocacy for support of sustainable goals of

individual and universal dignity and freedom.

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