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Management Training: Principles of Management; Business 200, Northern Virginia Community College

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Syllabus Principles of Management BUSiness 200
BUS 200

Principles of Management

John Wesley Yoest, Jr. (Jack)

Adjunct Professor of Management

Business Technologies Division

BUS 200-003A LEC 18840 Principles of Management (Lecture)

Wednesdays 7:30PM – 10:15PM

A-Bisdorf/AA- Room 437

Aug 26, 2009 to Dec 16, 2009

Main Campus:

Northern Virginia Community College

3001 North Beauregard Street

Alexandria, VA 22311

NVCC phone: 703 845-6200

Fax: 703-845-6009

replacewithjackemail

or,

JYoest@NVCC.edu

Cell: 202.215.2434

Education:

M.B.A., George Mason University

B.S., Old Dominion University

Course Work, Oxford University

1) Course Objective:

Prerequisites: Each student must be able to

1) Read and write English

fluently, and

2) Have the desire to understand how to manage

an organization

The course

will enable students to acquire knowledge concerning the basic principles and

practice of management — including the ability to problem solve, plan,

organize, reason, and communicate, lead, control and influence.

Text:

MGMT2, 2009-2010 edition; Chuck Williams; Centage Learning, 2010. Complete ownership/access to the text is a course requirement.

2) Academic Requirements:

ASSIGNMENTS:

Homework: There will be reading assignments from the text for

every class.

Find a

friend. Exchange contact information

with at least one class member to keep current on any missed classes. This is a course requirement. Your

Business Professor is not the primary contact.

Establish a

domain name. The student will reserve and

claim a URL address, for example: www.yoest.com,

www.yoest.com. This is a course requirement.

Quizzes: Expect a short quiz in the first ten minutes

of every class period. Questions may be true/false, very short answer, or

fill-in-the-blank.

Class Participation: The Student is expected to volunteer and help more class the discussions.

Examinations: There will be a Mid-Term and Final Exam; multiple choice and short answer. The Final Exam will be given on 16 December, the last day of class. The Final is not comprehensive.

Case Study: One case

study will be solved in writing (Typed, 12 pt type, double-spaced with a cover sheet) and returned to the instructor on

– or before — the date due. Practice cases will

be covered in class and sample questions will be given as a guideline

(2-3 pages in length). The student should be prepared to deliver a Two Minute Review of the Case Study.

Case Study grading

scale:

Points Topic

3 content

3 supporting

statements

2 grammar

1 appearance/delivery

1 follow

directions

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10 total

Business in the

News: Each student will be required to

give a brief five minute oral presentation on a current-event newspaper article. This current-event/internet assignment will be turned in with student notes.

This presentation should be organized:

1) Provide the source of the article.

2) Deliver a brief overview of the topic, and, most important,

3) Your opinion/reaction to the article.

At the conclusion of the presentation you will turn in a print-out

of the article, being sure to include the newspaper source, date, and website.

Current Event grading scale:

1 — Choice of article

2 — Follow Directions

2 — Organization

2 — Overview/Reaction/Opinion

2 — Presentation

1 — Turn In

=

10 Total Points

 

Grade Point Allocation:

Exams: 10 points each; 20 points total

Quizzes: Ten @ two points

each; 20 points total

Current Event Business in the News: 10 each points; 20 points total

Case Study: 30 points

Class Participation/Text Book: 8 points

Exchange contact info: One point

Claim Domain Name: One point

Total = 100 percent

Class Participation: This will be a subjective

measure at the discretion of the instructor. Even with the grade structure following, making your voice heard and

preparedness are important — they could make the difference in a borderline

grade.

Course Grading System:

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 0-59

BUS 200 Semester Outline; There will be 16 class sessions.

26 August

Introduction / Administration

2 September

Ch.

1 Management

9 September

Ch.

2 History

Ch.

3 Organization & Culture

16 September

Ch.

4 Ethics & Social Responsibility

(Current Events Presentation # 1 DUE)

23 September

Ch.

5 Planning & Decision Making

Ch.

6 Organization Strategy

Ch.

7 Innovation & Change

30 September

Ch.

8 Global Management

(Current Events Presentation #2 DUE)

7 October

Ch.

9 Designing Adaptive Organizations

Ch. 10 Managing Teams

14 October

Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1 to 10

21 October

Ch.

11 Managing Human Resource Systems

Ch.

12 Managing Individuals & a Diverse Work Force

28 October

Ch.

13 Motivation

Ch. 14 Leadership

4 November

(Case Study DUE)

11 November

Ch.

15 Managing Communication

18 November

Ch.

16 Control

25 November off for Thanksgiving

2 December

Ch.

17 Managing Information

9 December

Ch.

18 Managing Services & Manufacturing Operations

16 December

Final Exam Chapters 11 to 18

3) Attendance:

Regular attendance of this course is expected. Failure to do so

could have an adverse effect on the student’s course grade. Any class

material and assignments missed are the student’s responsibility. Success will depend upon showing up.

It is a requirement that the student exchange names and contact information with at least one classmate.

Excessive absences, as defined in the college

catalog, could result in the student receiving the grade ‘F’ for the

course.

Testing and Grading:

Attendance at scheduled tests and presentations is mandatory. No make-ups will be

given — there are no exceptions from Your Business Professor.

Case Study Papers will not be accepted late and must be presented in person.

Normally this instructor will assign only the grades of A, B, C, D,

or F. Special grades such as W, I, and R will be assigned only in those

circumstances prescribed in the college catalog. The grade of X (audit)

must be initiated by the student and will be assigned only when the

student has attended class regularly.

Failure to do so will result in the instructor issuing the grade of ‘F’.

The Successful Student will devote two hours of class preparation for each hour of class room instruction.

The student will be asked to grade the effectiveness of each test.

Withdrawals:

Any student may withdraw from this course without academic penalty

within the first 60% of the session. Initiation of the withdrawal is

the student’s responsibility and the grade of ‘W’ will be awarded. The

last day for withdrawal, without academic penalty, for this

semester/session is _______________. Beyond this date dropping a course

or failure to attend will result in the grade of ‘F’ except under

mitigating circumstances. Documentation of these circumstances is

required AND a grade of ‘W’ implies that the student was making

satisfactory progress (passing) in the course at the time of the

withdrawal.

If a student misses the first two weeks of class s/he will be dropped from the class.

Special Needs and Accommodations:

Please address with the instructor any special problems or needs at

the beginning of the semester/session. If the student is seeking

accommodations based on disability, then s/he should provide a disability

data sheet, which can be obtained from the Counselor for Special Needs.

Cheating:

The following will be considered cheating in this course:

1. The giving or receiving of aid on any graded assignments or test without specific permission of this instructor.

2. The use of any material on a graded assignment or test other than those authorized by this instructor.

3. Talking or discussion of any kind during a graded test without specific permission of this instructor.

4) Notes and suggestions and hints:

Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition

Refund is ____________.

Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change

to Audit is _________.

Attendance will be taken at each class.

Check the course catalog first for questions.

Be sure to log onto Blackboard to follow assignments

and current grade.

Expect to be asked to contribute to each class

session.

Do not text-message during class.

When Your Business Professor says “Tomorrow” he

means the next class meeting — not the next day.

It is normal and customary to wait for any late

Professor for 20 minutes.

Draft Your Own Reference

Letter.

Additional information and public

speaking helps.

Refer your friends to take this business class.

Canceled Classes: If class is canceled for any reason, the student is still

responsible for the material due. Any quiz on that material might be given at

the next class, in addition to the regularly scheduled quiz.

Campus classes are

closed by division, day or evening. Sometimes day classes will meet and evening

classes will be canceled or vice versa. The evening division starts with 4:30

p.m. classes. 

Other Business Division courses:

ACC 211 Accounting

BUS 165 Small Business Management

AST 107 Editing and Proofreading

BUS 200 Principles of Management

AST 236 Software Applications or IST 117

BUS 241-1 Business Law I and II

BUS 280 International Business

BUS 100 Introduction to Business

FIN 215 Financial Management

BUS 125 Applied Business Math

ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts


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PowerPoints for The One Minute (Small Business) Manager Meets the Monkey

August 5, 2009 | By | No Comments

Following is the brief PowerPoint presentation on the seminar The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey.

It is scheduled to be delivered to my Small Business Management class for entrepreneurs at the Northern Virginia Community College on 6 August 2009 at 7pm.

One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey.ppt

For more on this popular lecture, see the invitation and videos here.

Also follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest

FREE Management Training: The One Minute (Small Business) Manager Meets The Monkey

July 25, 2009 | By | No Comments

You Are Invited to a FREE* Management Seminar.


The Manager’s Formula for Success

The One Minute (Small Business) Manager Meets the Monkey: An Introduction

How to Manage Your Staff and How to Manage Your Manager

Well-run organizations have managers and staff who work to control events, instead of events controlling them. They anticipate the future . . . adapt to the present . . . and learn from the past.

Who: Managers who need to get in control of events or to better influence results

What: An introduction to The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

1. The Management Equation:

Vocational Time vs. Management Time

2. How Management Really Works:

The Molecule of Management

3. The Who and How of Promotions:

The Freedom Scale

When: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Northern Virginia Community College,

Alexandria Campus, campus map

The new Bisdorf Auditorium, room 196

3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 street map

Parking and Directions here.

Why: Improve managerial effectiveness and staff efficiency.

Cost: FREE* Registration is helpful click here. Space is limited.

The class will reference the work of Ken Blanchard and Bill Oncken in their book The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey.

Also cited will be the Harvard Business Review article, Managing Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?, published in 1974, by Bill Oncken, Jr.. The article, an edited excerpt of the Managing Management Time™ seminar, has gone on to become one of the two most requested reprints in the history of the Review.

The training summarized in the article is sometimes called the “Monkey Management” seminar.

Jack Yoest, Adjunct Professor of Management and President of Management Training of DC, is a former Armored Cavalry Officer in Combat Arms.

His military leadership training and management experience guides his philosophy at the core of Managing Management Time™. He has managed software, health care and international human resource management companies.

His experience is in Military, Academia, Early-Stage, Non-Profits, Fortune 500 and Government.

Jack also served in the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth Virginia as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources where he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the secretariat. He was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

He was also a manager with a medical device start-up and helped move sales from zero to over $12 million, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson. Jack has consulted in China and India.

Questions? email JYoest@NVCC.edu or call Jack at 202.215.2434 to save your spot.

Jack Yoest

202.215.2434

Adjunct Professor

Your Business Blogger(R)

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Thank you (foot)notes:

*FREE. The Alert Reader knows well that there is no free lunch. But some products or services can be rendered at NO CHARGE as a component of an organization’s marketing budget. The taxpayers of the Commonwealth of Virginia have provided the compensation for Your Business Professor at NOVA.

Who’s Got The Monkey? from the Harvard Business Review

Following is the PowerPoint for the lecture:

One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey.ppt

Suggested class reading:

Do You Have An Incompetent Manager? From The Washington Post

One Minute YouTube Introduction: The Manager’s Formula For Success.

The six part management training video.

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., Curriculum Vitae The President of AUL To Testify at the Sotomayor Hearings

July 15, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine _AP.jpgThe Judiciary Committee has requested CVs from the witnesses providing expert testimony for the Sotomayor SCOTUS hearings.

Here’s Charmaine’s:

YOEST_CHARMAINE_CV_july_2009_.doc

Charmaine and Your Business Blogger(R) will be Tweeting — micro blogging — from the hearing chamber, tomorrow, Thursday 16 July 2009.

And be sure to check out Charmaine’s new Tweet page: designed by Hannah Yoest. World Class presentation.

Follow us on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest.

And see the Americans United for Life blog for live blogging during the hearings.

What To Do When Out of Work? Go Back to School.

May 9, 2009 | By | No Comments

jack_yoest_washington_post_2008.jpgThe best time to look for a job is when you have a job.

Question: But what if you don’t have a job?

How to look?

And what to do meanwhile?

Answer: Go back to school.

Alert Reader, FaceBook and Twitter Friend, Janet, asks Your Business Blogger(R) about a common challenge:

What do I do about gaps in employment history; gaps on my resume?

If you are in this situation here’s what the job seeker can do to ‘mind the gap.’

Enroll in a course at your local community college.

Your Business Blogger(R)

The Washington Post

Continuous learning is, well, continuous.

And it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here are three FAB’s, the Features, Advantages and Benefits of going back to class.

If you have a job or not.

First Feature

Meet a professor

Advantage

Learn subject matter.

Learn presentation — interview — life skills.

Get referrals.

Benefit

Cheaper than a personal coach.

Get a character reference letter.

Get employed faster

Second Feature

Meet other inquisitive minds

Advantage

Expand your Friend contact database.

Challenge assumptions.

Increased network of contacts for job referrals.

Benefit

Faster learning.

Cheaper than a job placement agency.

Get employed faster

Third Feature

Regularly scheduled class times.

Advantage

Encourages the student to get out of bed, out of the house.

Provides structure to the job seekers’ week.

Forces the student to walk past career counselors’ office.

Benefit

Get more done in less time.

Spend less time in Starbucks.

Get employed faster.

The purpose of continuing education is the gaining of new knowledge, skills and abilities. But this is even more important when one is out of work. A perspective employer is going to ask you a number of questions.

The first question will be, “What are you doing now?”

The perfect answer is, “As I look for my next position, I am taking a business refresher course at my local community college.”

Remember: the best time to find a job is when you are working — going to class is your job.

You may be unemployed, but you are busy: You are using your time wisely while you look for work.

As it happens, the Northern Virginia Community College has the perfect solution to help you find your next job.

Sit in my class.

NOVA has openings in my Business 200 class, Principles of Management. We will meet every Monday & Wednesday nights at the Arlington Campus, near the Ballston Metro. Beginning July 1 for six weeks.

Alert Readers know that Your Business Blogger(R) charges outrageous fees for a two day management seminar.

The same instructor at NOVA will set you back about 100 bucks a credit hour or about 500 bucks fully loaded for a three credit-hour class.

Course topics

1. Intro to Management

2. History of Management

3. Organizational Environments and Culture

4. Ethics and Social Responsibility

5. Planning and Decision Making

6. Organizational Strategy

7. Innovation and Change

8. Global Management

9. Designing Adaptive Organizations

10. Managing Teams

11. Managing Human Resource System

12. Managing Individuals and a Diverse Workforce

13. Motivation

14. Leadership

15. Managing Communication

16. Control

17. Managing Information

18. Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations

Call now to register. Operators are standing by.

Or apply on-line.

JYoest@NVCC.edu www.Yoest.com

This summer afternoon class is the perfect capstone after hours and allows the student to job hunt early in the early in the day.

Come join my class. And get employed faster.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

For more on your job search: tattoos, lying, resume enhancement and trick questions follow links below.

Read Job Search? PASS This Test

See how “Sarah” is getting it right. To get your next job, assignment or project PASS this test! See how the mythical composite Sarah learned new behaviors to find new opportunities.

As first appeared in The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 20, 2002

To get a job, first get a plan and then get busy…

Your Business Blogger(R) is of a certain age from a certain generation with teenage children and is confused by various body art. I do not understand tattoos. (Except on my dad, who was in the Navy…) A future employer also may not understand body art. Not even Starbucks.

What is the first question hiring managers ask themselves? Get a Blog; Get Hired — And the First Question

The Lie: A Guide to Fibbing in the Job Interview, it’s not what you think.

Here’s what your interviewer is really looking for, Job Interview: How To Tell If the Candidate Will Lie, Cheat, Steal?

There is actually controversy on hiring competence, Hiring Super Stars vs Tolerating Turkeys

Be sure to ask some questions in your job interview, Job Interview: 3 Questions for Your Prospective Boss.

Yes, High School still counts. Forever. What’s the One Best Question to Ask a Job Candidate?

Why Were You Really Hired? The Two Qualities That Count.

Follow me on Twitter: @JackYoest

Watch The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey; short video

Career Management: Get a Promotion; Get a Job

April 7, 2009 | By | No Comments

The Ultimate Human Resource Management: Your Own.

You are in control of your own career. Start now.

Learn how to earn that promotion. Learn how to get that job.

On April 29, 2009 from 11am to 12:15 a career management seminar will be conducted at The NOVA Theater at the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College.

Save the date. The seminar is at no-charge and is open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Email me to hold your seat.

We will cover:

The five rules to getting promoted:

1) Don’t make the boss nervous.

2) Deliver Completed Staff Work.

3) Adopt the US Army’s definition of discipline (and it’s not what you think).

4) Find a friend.

5) Get your boss promoted.

Your next big job. It will be:

A) From someone you know (slightly).

B) A created position.

C) In high technology.

The thoughtful professional knows that he is constantly selling his knowledge, skills and abilities to his boss and to his peers.

The professional knows also that each position on the company organization chart can be an opportunity to be groomed with a track record of success — to move easily to a higher level…or another company.

The professional in a job search has the choice of pro-actively conducting a sales and marketing campaign to move to his next assignment by selling the intangible of his talent.

If the seminar attendee is on the job market, his choice is networking or not working.

The seminar reviews the steps needed to secure more responsibility within an organization or even another position inside his company — or outside his current employer.

The purpose of this career management seminar is to increase your value to your current employer and to your future company.

And to prepare the attendee to move and to be ready to change jobs in a fast changing, uncertain world.

Who: Professionals interested in earning a promotion or seeking increased responsibilities or in conducting a job search.

What: The career management seminar will equip the attendee with strategies and tactics on how to increase the attendees’ value in the marketplace of talent and to command greater compensation in another position.

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Where: Northern Virginia Community College,

Alexandria Campus, campus map

The NOVA Theater; the new Bisdorf Auditorium, room 196

3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 street map

Why: To enable the attendee to gain the greatest return on the attendees’ time and talent in his income-producing career.

Cost: No Charge. Register here at JYoest@NVCC.edu. Space is limited.

Jack Yoest, Adjunct Professor of Business at NOVA and President of Management Training of DC, LLC, is a former Armored Cavalry Officer in Combat Arms. For over 30 years he has managed software, health care and international human resource management companies. His experience spans the military, Fortune 500, government, start-ups, non-profits, media and academia.

He conducts career management training for professionals in industries from law to government, from for-profit businesses to non-for-profit organizations, from military to media.

He has participated in hundreds of personal interviews of job candidates and has been instrumental in the hiring of thousands of employees.

Jack also served in the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth Virginia as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources where he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the secretariat. He was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

He was also a sales account manager with a medical device start-up and helped move sales from zero to over $12 million, opening over 300 accounts, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson.

Jack has consulted across industries and in China and India.

Questions? www.Yoest.com, JYoest@NVCC.edu or call Jack at 202.215.2434.

Come to this class.

Parking info at the jump.

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Thank you (foot)notes and suggested class reading:

Four steps to getting a job.

Helping sentences for employee evaluations.

Tattoos on your job search.

The secret on how to get a letter of recommendation.

Save the Date: April 29, 2007

Please pass this link on to a friend who might be interested.

Event registration is also available to Friends on Facebook.

Details also at Management Training of DC, LLC.

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7 step syllabus for training in The Practice of Management

April 7, 2009 | By | No Comments

Solutions to Your Management Problems

john_adams_2nd_president.jpg

I must control events, or events will control me. John Adams, 2nd President

Following is the 7 step syllabus for training in The Practice of Management


1. Management and the Myth: Why everything you learned about managing is wrong.

Plan, Organize, Lead, Control. This is the traditional definition of management. Managers are taught the four parts equally with dangerous career-killing assumptions.

2. Staffer & Manager. Night & Day. Black & White. As far as the East is From the West.

Learn the mindsets of the efficient staffer and the effective manager. What is the key difference between the staffer-individual contributor-subordinate and the manager?

3. “Batting Average” non-perfect management model.

Managers: Your staff must be perfect. You must NOT be perfect. Learn the real differences between the staffer-individual contributor-subordinate and the manager.

4. The Manager’s Work (Plan, Organize, Control)

plus the Manager’s Network (Leadership) equals success.

How to Build the Manager’s Web of relationships. Three parts deal with traditional vocational skills. But only one, Lead (influence and motivate) is the real management talent. And it receives the least amount of attention.

5. Who’s zooming who? Understand the Buying & Selling & Persuasion in office politics.

Manager to staff: You must persuade me… You must sell me.

I agree with you, I want to do it…now make me do it, FDR

6. The Manager’s two greatest fears, and how to cope.

Every morning when the manager looks at her staff, she has two paralyzing fears – twin terrors she shares with no one:

1. That her direct reports will not do exactly as she directs. And,

2. That her direct reports will do exactly as she directs.

7. Why Managers micro-manage. Why is the boss is a Nervous-Nellie?

Who needs training? The manager…or the staff? It might depend on what the manager is working with. I’ve got kids at home. I don’t need any at work. Empower workers? Nope. Not if I’ve got nothing but children. HR, send me a grown up!

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Jack Yoest, Adjunct Professor, Business & Technology,

Northern Virginia Community College, JYoest@nvcc.edu, 202.215.2434

Your Business Blogger(R)

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Thank you (foot)notes,

Why Academics…and Entrepreneurs Can’t Manage

PowerPoint, Sales & Persuasion Training for Business, Government, War

The Year 2000 Rollover and Emergency Management

PowerPoint Presentation, The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

How to get Promoted

Sales and Persuasion Training: Outside Your Company…and Inside

What makes a manager nervous?

Management Training: 10 Mistakes Managers Make

The Mission and Purpose of the Manager

What two characteristics should the manager look for in considering a job candidate? “Wisdom and judgment,” says Henry Ford. Why Were You Really Hired? The Two Qualities That Count

Management — yes management — is hard work. Read Rowing and Teamwork.

Why Entrepreneurs…and Academics Cannot Manage

April 4, 2009 | By | No Comments

Why Academics…and Entrepreneurs Can’t Manage

Entrepreneurs and Academics are typically poor managers. Not only because they might lack a particular skill set, but because of the expectation of vocational perfection. They share the passion for the perfect in their products. But to understand and practice management, a “batting-average” model of non-perfection is needed.

There is a fundamental difference between the work of the individual contributor and the contribution of a manager. The entrepreneur, as an individual contributor, brings a new vision for a new product or service. But introducing the New Next Big Thing requires basic management.

The teacher and new-product visionary are individual contributors whose work is the creation of “perfection.” But management does not — must not — deal only in this perfection. Because it is the managerial skill set which brings the individual contributor’s perfect product to market to do business.

The entrepreneur as individual contributor understands the basic formula:

work = results

But the teacher working with the individual contributor, who needs to become a manager, must emphasize that work alone will not have the world beat a path to the inventor’s door.

Management has a more complicated formula with an additional variable: Network. This ‘Network of Support’ is the ability of the entrepreneur as manager to get the support of investors, advisors, external stakeholders, customer, staffers and subordinates.

The entrepreneur should see his role as manager with a new formula:

Work + Network = Results

The results and success of the entrepreneur’s venture depends as much on his ability to manage as his brilliance in new product creation.

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Jack Yoest is an Adjunct Professor at the Northern Virginia Community College and is president of Management Training of DC, LLC. He worked with Menlo Care, a start-up medical device manufacturer as part of a team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson.

He also served as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources in Virginia, where he was responsible for the successful Year 2000 conversion for the $5 billion, 16,000-employee unit.

Jack has been published by Scripps-Howard News Service and has contributed to Small Business Trends, Small Business Trends Radio, The Business Monthly, Business & Media Institute and National Review Online.

His web-log was nominated for Best Business Blog in 2006. Jack is a former Captain in the Army.

He earned an MBA from George Mason University and completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University. Jack and Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., live near the Nation’s Capital with their five children.

aka: Your Business Blogger(R)

Save The Date 29 April: Career Management; Get Promoted, Find a Job

March 31, 2009 | By | One Comment

The Ultimate Human Resource Management: Your Own.

Learn how to earn that promotion. Learn how to get that job.

On April 29 from 11am to 12:15 a career management seminar will be conducted at The NOVA Theater at the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College.

Save the date. Seminar is at no-charge and open to the public. Registration is required.

There are five rules to getting promoted:

1) Don’t make the boss nervous.

2) Completed Staff Work.

3) Adopt the US Army’s definition of discipline (and it’s not what you think).

4) Find a friend.

5) Get your boss promoted.

Your next big job will be:

A) From someone you know (slightly).

B) A created position.

C) In high technology.

The purpose of the seminar is to increase your value to your current company so that additional responsibility will, like a magic cape, float down from on high and rest lightly on your shoulders.

And to prepare the attendee to move and to be ready to change jobs in a fast changing, bailed-out world.

Please pass this link on to a friend who might be interested.

Details will follow here and to Friends on Facebook.

Details also at Management Training of DC, LLC.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Four steps to getting a job.

Helping sentences for employee evaluations.

Tattoos on your job search.

The secret on how to get a letter of recommendation.