Month: August 2017

Coping with Irrational People, the Value of an EI Transmission, and Migration in a VUCA World

August 27, 2017

Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life Mark Goulston AMACOM (2015) There’s an old Quaker saying: “All the world is mad except me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee.” Psychiatrist…

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Be a Better Colleague by Being Less Vague

August 26, 2017

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * Sometimes people send vague messages because they’re in a…

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World-Class Customer Experience, Optimism in the Workplace, and Paradigms to Achieve That

August 26, 2017

Driven to Delight: Delivering World-Class Customer Experience the Mercedes-Benz Way  Joseph A. Michelli McGraw-Hill David McCullough chronicles the stories of great Americans. Global consultant Michelli chronicles the stories of great customer service companies. In previous titles Michelli has dissected the…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring Better Meetings

August 25, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Liane Davey for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts,…

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Leadership BS, Measuring Great Leadership, and Mindfulness

August 25, 2017

Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time Jeffrey Pfeffer HarperBusiness Jeffrey Pfeffer is fed up. In his decades studying businesses as a Stanford professor he has seen “too many leadership failures, too many career derailments, and too many…

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Lead Right for Your Company’s Type: A book review by Bob Morris

August 24, 2017

Lead Right for Your Company’s Type: How to Connect Your Culture with Your Customer Promise William E. Schneider AMACOM (2017) A science-based system that can help eliminate the people problems an organization has now and prevent others from occurring Before…

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If You Catch Your Boss in a Lie, Proceed Very Carefully

August 24, 2017

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * Catching your boss in a lie can be incredibly upsetting…

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The Purpose-Driven Workplace, The Power of Knowing Nothing, and The Knowing-Doing Gap

August 23, 2017

Why Should Anyone Work Here? What It Takes to Create an Authentic Organization Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones Harvard Business Review Press In their previous book, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?, Goffee (a London Business School professor) and Jones (a…

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Creativity’s bottom line: How winning companies turn creativity into business value and growth

August 23, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Marc Brodherson, Jason Heller, Jesko Perrey, and David Remley for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain how top-performing companies use four key management practices to turn…

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The almost unlimited power of “The StoryBrand Framework”

August 22, 2017

In Building a StoryBrand (Nelson Books), Donald Miller offers a seven-part framework “that will change the way you talk about your business and perhaps the way you do business…Here is nearly every story you ever see or hear in a nutshell:…

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