The Way of the Road Warrior: Lessons in Business and Life from the Road Most Traveled

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 24, 2005 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
The Way of the Road Warrior offers weary business travelers inspiration, advice, and practical skills for conquering the competition while conducting business on the road.  This business traveler’s handbook is written by Robert L. Jolles—salesman, consultant, professional speaker, and veteran “Road Warrior” who has logged more than twenty years and two million miles in the air.  In The Way of the Road Warrior, he delves into his personal journal and wealth of experience to offer insights on the sometimes difficult balancing act between work, travel, and family.

Robert Lewis Stevenson wrote, “The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.” In these pages, readers will find that a chance conversation with a cab driver can be as valuable as a sit-down with a CEO.  Jolles also speaks to the dangerous and addictive aspects of business travel and doesn’t sugarcoat the toll it takes on those who wait at home. From beginning to end, The Way of the Road Warrior will teach you why business travel isn’t just a way to do your job, but a warrior’s path to insight, wisdom, and so very much more.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Some Days Are Better Than Others
1
Chapter 2 When the Other Team Doesnt Play Fair
21
Chapter 3 Deals and Dealers
43
Chapter 4 Workflow
57
Chapter 5 Danger Zones and Detours
73
Chapter 6 Battling Slumps and Other Emotional Traps
89
Chapter 7 Houston Weve Got a Problem
107
Chapter 8 Finding the Positives
127
Chapter 9 Victory Over Self
149
Chapter 10 The Way of Technology
165
Chapter 11 911 For George
181
Chapter 12 Overcoming the Addiction
195
Chapter 13 The End of My Confessions
223
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
231
THE AUTHOR
233
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Robert L. Jolles is president of Jolles Associates, Inc., an independent training consulting firm in Great Falls, Virginia. With his black roll-on garment bag along with his black laptop bag, he is a participating member of an emerging cultural army of individuals frequently referred to as "Road Warriors."

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