Issue 108

FundRazor: How Collective Sourcing Can Fix Public Education
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: John Malone
108 “When it comes to changing the way we fund public education, we have to stop looking at ourselves as just voters and taxpayers. We must also identify ourselves as consumers and business owners, and use that as a way to see what funds are available and really get what we need.”



Issue 107

Qualities of a High Value Player
(or, How to Rise Above the Suffering in Your Work Life)

July 10, 2013 - By: Cy Wakeman
107 “People have come to believe that suffering is a part of working life. But it is still possible to find people who are performing well and are happy. This article will provide you with some tips for how you too can be a happy, high performer—a high value player.”


The Art of Significance: Achieving The Level Beyond Success
July 10, 2013 - By: Dan Clark, CSP, CPAE
107 “We achieve success by doing what is necessary to get what we want, but often end up in a completely different physical and emotional place than we thought we would be. It’s like the pilot who, because his course was off by just one degree, by the time he returned to the same longitude was lost”


Growing Up Jersey
July 10, 2013 - By: Joe Azelby & Bob Azelby
107 “If you want to impart a lesson and have it stick in the minds of your audience, it is best to do it within a story … stories go deep under your skin and penetrate both the conscious and subconscious mind. We want to share a few memorable stories from our 'Growing Up Jersey' collection that we draw upon today to help us lead large complex businesses.”


The Do It! Marketing Manifesto
July 10, 2013 - By: David Newman
107 “Bad news: Marketing for the sake of marketing is broken. Kaput. Finished. Smart marketing is all about helping you generate MORE leads, BETTER prospects, and BIGGER sales. Period.
Good news: That also happens to be the purpose of this cheeky, powerful little manifesto you’re reading right now.”


The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women at Work
July 10, 2013 - By: Barbara Annis & John Gray, Ph.D.
107 “We need a new level of conversation, to include each other and participate with each other more successfully. We need a better understanding of why men and women think and act as they do, to see the strength in the complement of those differences. We need to be more gender-intelligent.”


If It’s Good Enough for Cars… How Lean Manufacturing Principles Can Help Heal What Ails Us In the Healthcare Business
July 10, 2013 - By: Judy Worth & Tom Shuker
107 “In healthcare, understanding value to the patient customer is too often limited to reviewing patient satisfaction survey scores. ... Another tool we’d like to see [used] on a regular basis is following a typical patient’s journey end to end.”



Issue 106

How to Get Employees to Manage Themselves
June 5, 2013 - By: Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson
106 “Employees don’t leave companies. They leave managers. [...] There has to be a better way to improve employee and manager relationships in order to maximize business success. The answer is simple. Manage the work, not the people.”


Right or Kind? Navigating the Soft Skills Revolution
June 5, 2013 - By: Maxine Kamin
106 “Do we care about talking to each other anymore, or are we settling for mostly texts, emails, tweets, and electronic quickies? [...] Let’s regroup and think about the advantages of face-to-face communication, what might get in the way, and types of skills that promote cooperation.”


Jazz-Leadership
June 5, 2013 - By: Penelope Tobin
106 “Traditional leadership has long looked like the orchestral conductor. But we’re living within a whirlwind of change, and the authoritarian individual, working to a fixed, detailed plan from a detached position of control, isn’t equipped to deal with it. [...] We need leadership in a new groove—jazz-leadership.”




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