Archives from November 2007

Jane Linder on the Management Secrets Behind Wildly Successful Initiatives

Stunning accomplishments never come from following the management cookbook, no matter how much care and discipline we use in sticking to the recipe.

November 30, 2007 / Podcast # 07-33

Jane Linder

Have you ever wondered why so-called “best management practice” produces mediocre results? What if a team wanted to do something truly spectacular? What if it wanted to make a real impact?

In her new book Spiral Up. . . and Other Management Secrets Behind Wildly Successful Initiatives, Jane C. Linder argues that if you want to work wonders, you’ve got to abandon the accepted, linear, day-by-day management mindset and step into the real world. It’s anything but mechanical.
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Rick Rickertsen on Selling Your Business Your Way

When you have devoted your life to building a business, there are fewer prospects as scary and exciting as selling it.

November 26, 2007 / Podcast # 07-32

Rick Rickertsen

In his new book Sell Your Business Your Way: Getting Out, Getting Rich, and Getting On With Your Life (AMACOM Books), Rick Rickertsen walks readers through the entire process of selling, from valuation and preparing the business for sale to finding a buyer and assembling and closing the deal. He also addresses some often overlooked concerns, including managing the emotional issues that can undermine business and financial decisions. Read more…

 

Judith Bardwick on Defeating Apathy in the Workplace

Why are employees sleepwalking through their jobs without any buy-in or passion? And what can we do about this dangerous epidemic?

November 16, 2007 / Podcast # 07-31

Judith Bardwick

After years of downsizing, outsourcing and corporate greed gone wild, today’s workers believe that their company no longer values them. These vulnerable and resentful feelings affect as many as two-thirds of U.S. workers, who are either actively looking for new jobs or going through the motions at their current jobs. Fueled by bad management practices, this “psychological recession” can take a toll on your organization’s bottom line. So what can we do about this problem? Read more…

 

Bob Nelson on Sparking Motivation and Initiative in Your Team and Yourself

Often what really motivates people to perform are thoughtful, personal gestures that signify real appreciation and don't cost a thing.

November 9, 2007 / Podcast # 07-30

Bob Nelson

Bob Nelson is an international recognized expert on finding these kinds of simple yet powerful ways to motivate people at work. Read more…

 

Rafiq Dossani on India’s Rise to the Top of Global Business

Few Americans truly understand what a rich and powerful country India has become – or its role as a global power, center of outsourcing, and potential partner with the United States.

November 2, 2007 / Podcast # 07-29

Rafiq Dossani

Rafiq Dossani discusses India’s growing role in the global economy in his new book India Arriving (AMACOM Books). India has the world’s fourth largest economy, the largest youth population, and the current ranking of the second-most-preferred destination for foreign investment, yet its importance to the worldwide market seems to be swept under the rug. Rafiq’s book provides a deeper understanding of a country that promises to be the next major player in the world economy.
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