Issue 53

Here We Go Again: Leading in Tough Times
Dec. 4, 2008 - By: Lee J. Colan, Ph.D.
53 "Have you been wishing for the good old days lately? Or at least to rewind the economic clock 12 months? Leading a company during a slowing economy has plenty of challenges: What should you change, stop or continue doing?" ...


Passion Manifesto
Dec. 3, 2008 - By: Dr.Mani Sivasubramanian
53 "Words belie the force of emotions. A dictionary defines ‘passion’ as 'any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling' and 'a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything.' But anyone who has felt passion knows it is more. Much more." ...


To Criticize Is To Publicize
Dec. 3, 2008 - By: Torley
53 "From Penny Arcade to high academia, numerous theories have been posited as to why being relatively anonymous is a breeding ground for 'flame wars' and 'trolls.' To combat the crap, tools like disemvowelers and community rating systems (as featured on Reddit and Digg)can help sift the 'good stuff' to the top. 'Good stuff' includes critiques which are worthwhile. ...


30 Days-Notice: Or, Death of a Saleswoman
Dec. 3, 2008 - By: Aly Hensler
53 30 Days-Notice is a countdown to Aly Hensler's final day as a traveling saleswoman, with each chapter chronicling a day in that month. In a foray into creative nonfiction, we at ChangeThis have the honor to share two of those days with you. "No one expected me to leave. In a world of shifting loyalties and job hopping, Widgets Inc. is the kind ...



Issue 52

The Brand Bubble: How Business Speculation in the Consumer Marketplace Threatens Our Economy
Nov. 6, 2008 - By: John Gerzema
52 Today’s housing bubble and the tech stock bubble from the last decade reveal a widening gap between market speculation and how typical Americans value things. If you thought those bubbles were bad, get ready for another, even bigger one on the horizon that represents over $4 trillion dollar ...


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 ...




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