Issue 36

The Happy at Work Manifesto
Published July 11, 2007 - By Alexander Kjerulf

Much of what happens to us in life is beyond our control, but Kjerulf tells us that being happy at work is a choice. His message is simple, yet inspiring: When you decide to take steps toward being happy, you can be.

Dramatic Impact: The Effect of “The Silent Revolution”
Published July 11, 2007 - By ChangeThis Readers

We asked you, our ChangeThis readers, to submit brief manifestos of 250 words to describe the impact of “The Silent Revolution” as defined in Elizabeth Haas Edelsheim’s earlier manifesto on the continuing influence of Peter Drucker on business.

Issue 35

A New Angle on Adding Value
Published June 6, 2007 - By Dominic Dodd and Ken Favaro

Most companies fail to add value to their business units. Typically, they end up choosing between improving performance vertically, by giving their business units greater autonomy, or doing so horizontally, by increasing centralization. To achieve greater performance, managers should focus on strengthening their company’s diagonal value.

The 'New Age' of Leadership: The Power and Practices of Maturity
Published June 6, 2007 - By Harriet Rubin

What do Warren Buffett and Rupert Murdock have in common with Titian and Bach? Just as artistic skill is honed over years of hard work and many a masterpiece was created late in an artist’s life, these Late-Style leaders are rejuvenating leadership instead of handing off their power.

Against You: A Manifesto in Favor of Audience
Published June 6, 2007 - By Andrew Keen

If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Andrew Keen asserts that the same riddle can be applied to Web 2.0. While new Internet technology has revolutionized traditional media and allows everyone to be writer/creator, if everyone is writer/creator, then just who is left to listen to the cacoph

10 Guidelines for Effective Brainstorming
Published June 6, 2007 - By Randah Taher

Brainstorming is a powerful tool, if used correctly, but just like any power tool, you must read the manual, follow instructions and use the thing correctly…or you’re wasting time. Randah Taher presents 10 guidelines to optimizing the power of brainstorming.

Presentation Revolution: Changing the Way the World Does Presentations
Published June 6, 2007 - By Scott Schwertly

Today we live in a business culture that abuses the art and science of public speaking. We power up our PCs and present dull presentations to audiences who want to be inspired but never get fulfilled. Schwertly believes an effective presentation can change the world.

Issue 34

Pushing Past the Dip: How to Become the Best in the World
Published May 9, 2007 - By Seth Godin

The long, tough slog through mediocre-ville. To be the best, Seth Godin explains, you must concentrate your effort, push a little harder, commit a few more resources and leave mediocre to those willing to be average.

What the Romans Didn’t Know: Overcoming Personal Constraints to Achieve Higher Performance and Fulfillment
Published May 9, 2007 - By Flip Flippen

Do you really think Tiger Woods logs practice hours just to maintain what comes easiest to him? Flip Flippen says forget about discovering your strengths, instead it's your weaknesses hold you back from achieving your personal best. Here, he provides a method to identifying your w

With Books Falling From the Sky: A Discourse on Literacy
Published May 9, 2007 - By Roxanne Coady

49% percent of the adult population of the United States reads below a sixth-grade level and has difficulty navigating such common demands as reading job applications, ATM screens, and outpatient care instructions. In this evocative manifesto, Roxanne Coady calls for change and suggests how you can improve the lives of others thro

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