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Sleeping with your business partner
Becky Stewart-Gross

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Sleeping with your business partner
a communication toolkit for couples in business together
Becky L. Stewart-Gross, Michael J. Gross.

Published 2007 by Capital Books, Inc. in Sterling, Va .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Husband and wife working together: "With this ring . . . "
The uniqueness of couples in business together
Successful co-preneurs: recipe for success
Successful co-preneurs: our top ten essentials
Qualities of successful business couples
The "right stuff" inventory
What can you expect?
Advantages of working together
Most difficult aspects to working together
Frequently asked questions
Critical conversations with your spouse
Business start-up issues
General business issues
Family business issues
Co-preneurship on the rise
Tips for working together
Take action
Make your differences work for you: "I, john, accept thee Lynn"
Understanding your personality strengths
Ways you use your personality
Influencing others
Responding to people
Pacing activity
Dealing with details
Insight inventory
Style preferences and communication
Style preference reference guide
Flexing your style
Improve your effectiveness as a couple
Got stress?
Stress: causes, reactions, implications for communication
Managing your stress
Change self-talk
Burnout busters
Stress reduction action plan worksheet
Work style and personal style
Tips for making your differences work for you
Take action
Balancing work and family
How to blend work and family
Are you looking out for each other?
Sharing responsibilities worksheet
Tips for balancing work and family
Take action
Turn conflict into bridge building: "I promise to be honest, faithful and fair."
What causes conflict for couples in business together?
Reactions to conflict
Bridge-building negotiation
What is negotiation?
Traditional approach to negotiation
Mutual gains approach to negotiation
Tap into the seven elements of mutual-gains negotiation
Bridge-building negotiation worksheet
Tips for turning conflict into bridge building
Negotiation action plan
Communicate for success
"Communicate . . . until death do us part."
Test your communication skills
Communication is the taproot of effective relationships
Why co-preneurs have trouble communicating
What is communication anyway?
Focus on the basic
Tips for communicating successfully
Take action
Listening skills for couples
Top ten listening skills
Rate your listening skills
Tips to improve your listening skills
Take action
Business communication
Enhance your business communication
Communication mistakes made by couples in business
Using voice mail effectively
Is your voice mail creating the image you want?
E-mail for success
E-mail IQ
Cell phone pests
Web conference/webinar/Web cast/podcasts
Which communication method to use?
Tips for business communication
Take action
Co-preneurs as a team
Teamwork takes trust
Teamwork involves delegating effectively
How to communicate with different generational types
Tips for strengthening your team
Take action
Lead with a positive attitude
Never have a bad day
Lead with a positive attitude
Attitude rating scale
Use phrases that build relationships
Tips for leading with a positive attitude
Take action
About the authors.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Capital career & personal development series


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HD62.27 .S84 2007

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p. cm.

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