Issue 52

The Positive Business Manifesto
Nov. 6, 2008 - By: Jon Gordon
52 You would have to live on another planet not to notice the plethora of business books and articles discussing the importance of developing a positive organizational culture at work. The research is clear. Positive leaders, positive work environments, and positive engaged employees produce positive results. However, if building a positive business is so i ...

Redeeming Sisyphus: Get Out of Control! Get More Done!
Nov. 6, 2008 - By: I. Barry Goldberg
52 Walk into any company large or small and you will see employees who are suffering. These talented people hired for their breadth, imagination and initiative are not producing to their full potential. When they leave (and they do leave), their exit interviews most often cite an over controlling boss as the main reason for their d ...

Workplace 2.0: Motivating and Managing Millennials
Nov. 5, 2008 - By: Ron Bronson
52 Welcome to the 21st century. What motivates young people isn't the promise of a distant retirement check thirty or forty years after they've given all they have to a company that doesn't let them have a piece of the pie. The first thing you need to keep in mind is the fundamental idea of ownership. You don't have to give up stock ...

Open Innovation: Your On-Ramp to Creating a Better Product
Nov. 5, 2008 - By: Dwayne Spradlin
52 For most companies the process of creating new, innovative products and getting them out the door starts with tapping the most talented members of the R&D team. Once they have arrived at an idea and decided it is feasible, R&D moves to determining the most effective way to develop it and bring it to market. It sounds logical; ...

Issue 51

Finding Your Howl
Oct. 8, 2008 - By: Jonathon Flaum
51 "To find our howl we have to pay a price… This process may feel like a death and may at its most intense terrify us and at its least unsettle us. This is the price of finding our howl, our own one of a kind authentic voice, and there is no way around it… The only way out of our self-erected prison is to go through it completely. There is no quick escape, every s ...

Let’s Get Persian
Oct. 8, 2008 - By: Paul B. Carroll and Chunka Mui
51 "Herodotus, the Greek historian, reported that the ancient Persians always made important decisions twice—first when they were drunk, and then again when they were sober. Only if the Persians reached the same decision, drunk and sober, would they act on that decision. In addition to using what might be called a second-chance meeting to review im ...

Today's Trojan Horse
Oct. 8, 2008 - By: Diana McLain Smith
51 "At least as far back as Agamemnon and Achilles on the beaches of Troy, relationships have had the power to create or to destroy enormous amounts of capital—human, social, intellectual, and economic. Yet few among us can say anything even remotely systematic about how relationships work, develop, or change. […] If relationships can have such a decisi ...

I Am The Walrus: Lessons In Personal Branding from The Beatles
Oct. 8, 2008 - By: Alan Parr & Karen Ansbaugh
51 "Side One 1. I Me Mine (Harrison) 2. I Am The Walrus (Lennon-McCartney) 3. Don’t Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney) 4. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Lennon-McCartney) 5. Your Mother Should Know (Lennon-McCartney) Side Two 6. She Came In Through the Bathroom Window (Lennon-McCartney) 7. The Long ...

The Attitude Problem In Education
Oct. 8, 2008 - By: Don Berg
51 "We are losing the potential for entrepreneurial, vocational, and artistic genius in children and teachers around the world because the majority of schools navigate by academics alone. Academic schooling facilitates only a partial liberation of the human spirit. We have liberated some people, in some places, in some ways by making due with the limited academ ...

Being a Gifted Speaker Isn’t a Gift
Oct. 8, 2008 - By: Frances Cole Jones
51 "Despite a pervasive idea that some people are born with a 'gift' for public speaking—and that this gift is the reason they excel when presenting themselves—my experience has proven this isn’t so. I believe that everyone can be a great speaker, and this includes you. So what’s the disconnect? Why do so many people feel they don’t h ...

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