Thousands of businesses, large and small, fail every year. According to The Writing on the Wall most instances of business failure begin with early warning signs of trouble, which are clearly discernible, provided we know where to look and what to look for. Targeted at managers and business owners who want to avoid the mistakes made by many businesses, this book highlights the common pitfalls that lead to business failure, and aims to assist readers to identify where their business may be off track and provide advice on what they can do about it before it\'s too late. Author Dr Terence Sheppard is a management consultant with over 25 years experience in lecturing, consulting and business management.
About the author
Part I: A tale of four companies
Chapter 1: Winners and losers
Chapter 2: Bad habits
Part II: The writing on the wall
Chapter 3: Where's the customer?
Chapter 4: It's all about me!
Chapter 5: Corporate junkies
Chapter 6: Mending broken windows
Chapter 7: People really are important
Part III: what do we do now?
Chapter 8: Too much to do, too little time
Chapter 9: what successful managers do
Part IV: The four paths to superior value
Chapter 10: Making things happen
Chapter 11: Achieving sustainable success
Appendix: The five success habits of best-practice organisations