LeBoeuf, Michael 1942-
LeBOEUF, Michael 1942-
PERSONAL: Born February 27, 1942, in New Orleans, LA; son of Maurice Paul (in sales) and Winifred (Fatherree) LeBoeuf. Education: Louisiana State University, B.S., 1966, M.B.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1969.
CAREER: Author and motivational speaker. University of New Orleans, Lakefront, New Orleans, LA, assistant professor, 1969-73, associate professor, 1973-83, professor of management, beginning 1983, currently professor emeritus. Has made television appearances on Good Morning, America and The CBS Evening News.
Working Smart: How to Accomplish More in Half theTime, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1979.
Imagineering: How to Profit from Your Creative Powers, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1980.
The Productivity Challenge: How to Make It Work forAmerica and You, McGrawHill (New York, NY), 1982.
The Greatest Management Principle in the World, Putnam (New York, NY), 1985.
How to Win Customers and Keep Them for Life, Putnam (New York, NY), 1987, new edition published as How to Win Customers and Keep Them for Life: Revised and Updated for the Digital Age, Berkley Books (New York, NY), 2000.
Fast Forward: How to Win a Lot More Business in aLot Less Time, Putnam (New York, NY), 1993.
The Perfect Business: How to Make a Million fromHome with No Payroll, No Employee Headaches, No Debts, and No Sleepless Nights!, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1996.
The Millionaire in You: Ten Things You Need to DoNow to Have Money and the Time to Enjoy It, Crown Business (New York, NY), 2002.
ADAPTATIONS: How to Win Customers and Keep Them for Life was adapted for audiocassette.
SIDELIGHTS: Michael LeBoeuf is an author and motivational speaker who gives ordinary people ideas on how to improve productivity and enhance their financial well-being. A professor emeritus from the University of New Orleans, LeBoeuf travels frequently to give seminars and interviews on money management and building a profitable business. Some of LeBoeuf's books are meant for business managers and some for general readers interested in practical financial growth, but all of them exhibit accessible prose and anecdotes or case histories that illustrate his points. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News reviewer Richard Pachter described The Millionaire in You: Ten Things You Need to Do Now to Have Money and the Time to Enjoy It as "helpful, earnest and humorous without being hokey or heavy-handed." The reviewer added, "Most of what [LeBoeuf] offers is common sense; nothing earthshaking or unique. But it's a nice package of chestnuts, pleasingly presented." A critic for Publishers Weekly noted that Fast Forward: How to Win a Lot More Business in a Lot Less Time is "a superior study outlining. . . . practical managerial strategies."
LeBoeuf once told CA: "My career as a lecturer and consultant in the area of time management led me to write my first book. In my writings, I try to give people practical ideas and present them in the most entertaining and simple way possible. Hopefully, people come away from my books feeling better about life, themselves, and their ability to lead a more productive and fulfilling life."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News, October 4, 1998, Marc Jeff Slutsky, "Create the Perfect Home-Based Business"; July 22, 2002, Richard Pachter, review of The Millionaire in You: Ten Things You Need to Do Now to Have Money and Time to Enjoy It.
Publishers Weekly, December 6, 1993, review of FastForward: How to Win a Lot More Business in a Lot Less Time, p. 65.
RMA Journal, May, 2002, Christopher L. Caldwell, "Dissonance of Lending or Why Borrowers Shop Around!," p. 66.*