In today's competitive corporate world, strong leadership skills are a must. Becoming a leader and maintaining leadership status is not an easy task. One must know everything from gaining respect and loyalty to promoting and recruiting talented people. Be in Charge: A Leadership Manual is the most in-depth reference currently available that is geared toward the professional. It defines what "leadership" is, and is designed to provide guidance with the problems leaders encounter in handling people. While ways to successfully deal with situations in business and academic are often similar, the differences are most important, and this manual tries to address them. It covers practical pointers on how to be successful in starting, maintaining, and advancing oneself as a leader. Everything from entry speeches, dress codes, office organization, treatment of associates and subordinates, to seeking promotion and retirement are included. This manual will be helpful in managing big and small problems that leaders are encountering daily and are expected solve. Key Features * A Foreword by Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GE, comments on the author's leadership expertise * Original cartoon artwork enriches the text as well as entertains the reader * Contains advice for women on how to break through "the glass ceiling" to become executives * Includes information on the differences between business and academic chiefs * Gives practical tips on how to dress as a leader, budget time efficiently, gain loyalty and respect, terminate employees professionally, recruit qualified people, treat adversity in the workplace, survive and enjoy retirement, and much more.Margulis, Alexander R. is the author of 'Be in Charge A Leadership Manual How to Stay on Top' with ISBN 9780124713512 and ISBN 0124713513.