The Entrepreneurial Cat

13 Ways to Transform Your Work Life

Mary Key (Author)

Publication date: 09/06/2002

The Entrepreneurial Cat
  • Cat lovers and non-cat lovers alike will delight in this humorous, colorfully illustrated guide to being more proactive and fulfilled in their business lives
  • The charming character "Jazzie the Cat" offers 13 basic tenets that help readers build a positive "cattitude" for creating or revamping their careers
  • An innovative "Cats-Can!" section delivers personal self-analysis and tools for putting the book's principles into practice

Cats don't worry about what others think; they follow their instincts, leap with confidence, and always land on their feet. In this wise and whimsical guide, Mary Hessler-Key's "Jazzie the Cat" shows humans how to follow her feline example and take charge of their careers and their lives. Through thirteen simple lessons drawn from her life as a cat, she takes readers through "purrfected" techniques for motivating a start-up venture, taking more initiative in their jobs, or defining the next step in a career transition.

An increasing number of people are working independently within organizations or starting their own businesses. They need practical advice they can digest quickly and put to use immediately. Jazzie offers up the basic tenets of an entrepreneurial approach to life and work in an accessible format that's both humorous and profound. From doing what comes naturally, to finding the right niche, to improving their strategy, to listening to "the meowing within," Jazzie's advice helps would-be entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs everywhere find their place in the sun.

More engaging and down-to-earth than other career guides, The Entrepreneurial Cat combines the enthralling illustrations of an award-winning artist with the enlightening insights of an experienced consultant for readers of all ages and career levels. The book concludes with a do-it-yourself "Cats-Can" section that gives readers the space to evaluate their talents and goals and poses thought-provoking questions that spur creativity, spark motivation, and inspire the formulation of successful career strategies.

  • Cat lovers and non-cat lovers alike will delight in this humorous, colorfully illustrated guide to being more proactive and fulfilled in their business lives
  • The charming character "Jazzie the Cat" offers 13 basic tenets that help readers build a positive "cattitude" for creating or revamping their careers
  • An innovative "Cats-Can!" section delivers personal self-analysis and tools for putting the book's principles into practice

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  • Cat lovers and non-cat lovers alike will delight in this humorous, colorfully illustrated guide to being more proactive and fulfilled in their business lives
  • The charming character "Jazzie the Cat" offers 13 basic tenets that help readers build a positive "cattitude" for creating or revamping their careers
  • An innovative "Cats-Can!" section delivers personal self-analysis and tools for putting the book's principles into practice

Cats don't worry about what others think; they follow their instincts, leap with confidence, and always land on their feet. In this wise and whimsical guide, Mary Hessler-Key's "Jazzie the Cat" shows humans how to follow her feline example and take charge of their careers and their lives. Through thirteen simple lessons drawn from her life as a cat, she takes readers through "purrfected" techniques for motivating a start-up venture, taking more initiative in their jobs, or defining the next step in a career transition.

An increasing number of people are working independently within organizations or starting their own businesses. They need practical advice they can digest quickly and put to use immediately. Jazzie offers up the basic tenets of an entrepreneurial approach to life and work in an accessible format that's both humorous and profound. From doing what comes naturally, to finding the right niche, to improving their strategy, to listening to "the meowing within," Jazzie's advice helps would-be entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs everywhere find their place in the sun.

More engaging and down-to-earth than other career guides, The Entrepreneurial Cat combines the enthralling illustrations of an award-winning artist with the enlightening insights of an experienced consultant for readers of all ages and career levels. The book concludes with a do-it-yourself "Cats-Can" section that gives readers the space to evaluate their talents and goals and poses thought-provoking questions that spur creativity, spark motivation, and inspire the formulation of successful career strategies.

  • Cat lovers and non-cat lovers alike will delight in this humorous, colorfully illustrated guide to being more proactive and fulfilled in their business lives
  • The charming character "Jazzie the Cat" offers 13 basic tenets that help readers build a positive "cattitude" for creating or revamping their careers
  • An innovative "Cats-Can!" section delivers personal self-analysis and tools for putting the book's principles into practice

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Meet the Author


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Business consultant, speaker, author and executive coach, Dr. Mary Key heads Key Associates, Inc. (KA), an organizational effectiveness consulting firm committed to the development of leaders and organizations. Key has helped clients produce “breakthrough” results for over 20 years through a system of Right Focus, Right People and Right Execution. She works with individuals, teams and organizations in areas such as strategic planning, leading change, leadership and team development, talent acquisition and retention, and how to transform your organization. Key has worked with Fortune 500 companies, Inc. 500 winners and various government agencies. Among others, her clients have included: Nokia, Nissan, Infiniti, Baycare Health System, Baptist Health Care, Bausch & Lomb, Wyeth Nutrition, Ericsson, CitiFinancial Retail Services, Mission Healthcare System, Circuit City, G.D.Searle, Cooper Industries, Dorn Technology, Georgia-Pacific, Florida Steel, Lake Ontario Steel, RedVector, Jack Morton Worldwide, Incarnate Word Health Systems, Prevent Blindness America, the Province of British Columbia, and various agencies in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Key has also consulted in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Key has authored several books including CEO Road Rules: Right Focus, Right People, Right Execution and The Entrepreneurial Cat: 13 Ways to Transform Your Work Life. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and her BS from the University of Massachusetts. For more information, visit Key Associates.

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Table of Contents

1. Do What Comes Naturally
2. Be Curious and Find the Right Niche
3. Make the Leap
4. Follow Your Instincts
5. Clean Your Litter Box
6. Sit in the Window and Watch
7. Meander and Explore
8. Take Naps
9. Be Purrsistent
10. Wash Often
11. Groom Those Who Groom You
12. Focus While Hunting
13. Balance Skillfully
Appendix: Cats-Can!

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Endorsements

"The Entrepreneurial Cat contains time-honored truths that are applicable not only in business, but in life for years to come. Read this one and apply its principles to your life and you will benefit enormously."

Terry Brock, President, Achievement Systems, Inc.

"A delightful book. There is something absolutely wonderful about simple truth, which is just what you will find in this book. It's a great gem."

Thomas Wallace, President, Waldec/IKON

"A fun way to tackle timeless issues of running a business."

Sean Wood, Managing Editor, Maddux Report

"Find your favorite chair and read this fun and furry feline's philosophy on managing your business. It's fabulous!"

Heather Shea, coauthor of Dance Lessons: Six Steps to Great Partnerships in Business and Life

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