Archives from April 2008

Dan Miller on Saying Goodbye to the Monday Morning Blues

For everyone who dreads going to work on Monday mornings, inspiring advice on how to find fulfilling work in an uncertain age.

April 25, 2008 / Podcast # 08-17

Dan Miller

The only way to find true security is by following your calling and then finding or creating work that matches your passion. Dan Miller‘s new book No More Mondays addresses people looking for guidance on how to launch a new career or business, those who want to stay in their current jobs and give the old 9-to-5 model a twenty-first-century makeover, and managers desperate to understand the way people want to work today. For all of them, Dan Miller’s message is loud and clear: If you’re one of those people who dread going to work on Mondays, do something about it! Read more…

 

Dan Ariely on Understanding the Logic Behind Illogical Decisions

An MIT professor discovers that people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion.

April 18, 2008 / Podcast # 08-16

Dan Ariely

Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Dan Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why cautious people make poor decisions about sex when aroused, why patients get greater relief from a more expensive drug over its cheaper counterpart and why honest people may steal office supplies or communal food, but not money. Read more…

 

Ron Hira on the Inside Story of Outsourcing America

Where have so many good jobs gone? And how can we get them back?

April 11, 2008 / Podcast # 08-15

Ron Hira

One of the hottest, most controversial topics in the news is the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries. Outsourced jobs are extending well beyond the manufacturing sector to include white-collar professionals, particularly in information technology, financial services, and customer service. In his new book Outsourcing America, Ron Hira reveals just how much outsourcing is taking place, what its impact is and will be, and what can be done about the loss of jobs. Read more…

 

Annie McKee on Becoming a Resonant Leader

What distinguishes great leaders?

April 4, 2008 / Podcast # 08-14

Annie McKee

Exceptional leaders capture passion. They lead for real: from the heart, smart and focused on the future, and with a commitment to being their very best.

A new book, Becoming a Resonant Leader, by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston, talks about the concept of leadership resonance. Read more…