Ways and Means for Managing Up: 50 Strategies for Helping You and Your Boss Succeed

bill-smullin-book-coverNoted speaker F. William Smullen has authored his new book: “Ways and Means for Managing Up.” It was released in early April 2014 by Publisher McGraw-Hill.  A description of this self-development book follows:

When you start out in your professional life you’re usually not sure where you’re going to end up.  Midway there you’re not exactly sure how you got there, but you want to advance further.

Near the top of that professional ladder you still have a ways to go and yearn for a top spot.  “Ways and Means for Managing Up” is many things – a survival guide for some, a road map for others and a blueprint as well for those near the top of the pyramid.

There are no guarantees in life but there are lessons of life that can increase your chances of success.  Some lessons that might just improve your place in the organizational hierarchy include:

  • Finding a seat at the table
  • Taking care of the boss
  • Your boss and your organization are brands
  • Crisis lurks around the corner
  • Manage your time so it’s a friend not an enemy
  • Manage by walking around
  • Evaluate everything you do
  • Don’t be afraid to take a chance
  • Have fun along the way


Prime Time Primer: How To Succeed Professionally

Albert Schweitzer had it figured out when he said, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Finding the right road to travel over the course of your professional career deserves a plan and an approach that will lead you on a satisfying journey. This book offers advice on how to find the right door to enter, the right space to occupy once inside and the right attitude and skills to be successful over time. Prime time is my term for that career space one will occupy in life. My goal is to offer helpful advice to the reader for making their job a rich and rewarding experience.


There’ll Never Be Another Beauregard

Beauregard—or Beau, as his friends and family liked to call him—touched the lives of everyone he encountered. He had a warm personality and inviting demeanor, and the fact that he had special needs merely meant he was more appreciative of the care he received and more attentive to the needs of others. Indeed, he truly was one of a kind, and there will never be another like him.

To be clear, it is no mistake that the words person and manwere not used above, as Beau was neither. Pet enthusiasts will not be shocked to learn that Beau was a beloved canine, considered one of the family by the people lucky enough to call him theirs, who were deeply impacted by his life, death, and legacy.

There’ll Never Be Another Beauregard is a tribute to this compassionate canine, as penned by his best friend and master F. William Smullen. It lovingly recounts the ways they cared for each other and highlights the valuable life lessons Smullen learned from his relationship with Beau, which are sure to prove helpful to readers looking to pick, train, or fully enjoy their perfect pet.