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The 100 Building Blocks for Business Leadership

Intertech CEO, Tom Salonek’s latest book - The 100 – is a comprehensive list of 100 practical ways to improve your business, your team, and your life. Supported by over 25 tools and templates.  Read more about the book, get the downloads, and view the reviews.

About The 100

More than half of all small businesses fail within the first five years. Starting and running a small business is hard work, and many entrepreneurs feel they must do whatever it takes to succeed, at the expense of their family, friends, and health. Yet, if done correctly, small-business ownership can—and should—balance profitable operations with personal fulfillment. According to Salonek—founder and CEO of Intertech, this balance is actually the secret to success.

Salonek believes that your business should “give life, not take it,” a philosophy that has helped him grow his own venture every year since its inception in 1991. In The 100, Salonek shares his secrets to business success in the form of 100 concise, nuts-and-bolts lessons for achieving the ideal work-life balance for maximum success.

Written in clear, direct prose, these lessons are packed with actionable ideas and practical advice for using communication, collaboration, and technology to help small-business owners cultivate the best qualities not only in themselves, but in their employees as well.

Whether you own your own business or are simply thinking of starting one, this book will help you inspire teamwork, meet client expectations, clarify your personal values, and create a company culture to match. In addition, readers will gain access to a plethora of downloadable online resources—checklists, worksheets, templates, and more—to help implement the book’s ideas.

What Others Are Saying

"You could spend a year reading the top 100 business books and not come away with as much as an afternoon spent reading this book."
- Thomas W. Schaefer, CEO and president, Master Coating Technologies

"Quickly brings together the most important points of running a successful business. I will keep The 100 close by for reference, inspiration, and affirmation on a daily basis."
- Steve De Vries, president and CEO, Showcore

Key Takeaways From The 100

Living Your Best Life

  • The purpose of a successful business is to give life, not take it. Understand how to define and create your best future.

Using Employee Engagement To Outperform Competitors

  • Engagement results in more profit and fewer hassles. Use this chapter to create it in your organization.

Building A High-Performance Team

  • A world-class team starts with hiring. Find out field proven practices for hiring and on-boarding new talent.

Leading & Growing Team Members

  • Discover the key elements required to effectively lead others and how to handle a bad fit.

Outsmarting The Competition With Strategy

  • Use these tools, templates, and guidelines to state your business plan—from mission to 90 day goals—in one page.

Bringing Out The Best In People

  • Learn the five core elements for creating a high performance team.

And Much More!

For more information on author Tom Salonek and his book, The 100, visit his website at tomsalonek.com.