Archives from May 2010

Aviad Meitar on Refreshing Romania with Pepsi

How he brought Pepsi to Romania.

May 28, 2010 / Podcast # 10-22

Aviad Meitar

A familiar brand in America but overseas, Pepsi was not a household name until now. In his new book, An Unimaginable Journey: How Pepsi Beat the Odds in Romania, Aviad Meitar explains how they noticed that Romania was an emerging economy, poised to become a significant trade partner with the rest of Europe and overseas. By bringing new skills, sales and management to a community eager to learn, he oversaw the group’s growth to the ultimate sale of the business to PepsiCo’s 2nd largest bottler worldwide in mid 2006. Read more…

 

Scott Singer on Hitting the Curve Ball

How curve balls become home runs.

May 21, 2010 / Podcast # 10-21

Scott Singer

Scott Singer sees the workplace as a baseball game: we can go to batting practice all we want but during the big game it’s the surprise pitches, the curve balls, that are the hardest to deal with. Preparing mentally and physically are only the beginning. In his new book, How to Hit a Curve Ball: Confront and Overcome the Unexpected in Business, Scott gives us tips on how to go from missed shots to knocking one out of the park. Read more…

 

Dr. Graham Jones on Mental Toughness

Great performance day in and day out.

May 14, 2010 / Podcast # 10-20

Dr. Graham Jones

What does Lebron James have in common with Warren Buffet? Whether we’re getting ready for the big game or the big meeting, we all deal with high pressure situations; it’s natural to everyone on the job and a reality of the workforce. In his new book Thriving on Pressure: Mental Toughness for Real Leaders, Dr. Graham Jones encourages us to channel that pressure and make the hard decisions. Read more…

 

Michael Bungay Stanier on Great Work

When there's passion, the work turns from good to great.

May 7, 2010 / Podcast # 10-19

Michael Bungay Stanier

Work smart, not hard. Plenty of employees have heard that but how does it actually work? In his new book Do More Great Work, Michael Bungay Stanier offers fifteen different exercises that give practical advice for how to turn your results from good to great. Read more…