Archives from August 2007

Phil Rosenzweig on the Halo Effect & how to fight it

Find out how to unmask the delusions that plague everyday thinking in the business world.

August 31, 2007 / Podcast # 07-20

Phil Rosenzweig

Phil Rosenzweig’s new book The Halo Effect… and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers offers a sharp critique of current management thinking, exposing many of the errors and mistaken ideas that pervade the business world, and suggests a more accurate way to think about company performance. Read more…


Lynne Waymon on making the most of your network

How do you take the fear and uncertainty out of making and managing your contacts?

August 24, 2007 / Podcast # 07-19

Lynne Waymon

Lynne Waymon leads Contacts Count, a consulting and training firm for business and career networking. Her new book, Make Your Contacts Count (AMACOM) is a practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating and capitalizing on networking opportunities and relationships.
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Chester Elton on “Carrot” style motivation

Not all employee motivation techniques are effective. A workplace recognition expert highlights the best methods to recognize employees for long-term results.

August 17, 2007 / Podcast # 07-18

Chester Elton

Long-term organizational success is almost impossible without effective recognition of employees. Chester Elton explains the remarkably simple but powerful methods great managers use to provide their employees with effective recognition, which all managers can easily learn and begin practicing for immediate results.
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Dick Grote on Disciplining without Punishment

All too often, punishing a problem employee merely results in a problem employee who’s been punished. Is there a better way?

August 10, 2007 / Podcast # 07-17

Dick Grote

Dick Grote speaks on how to get problem employees to take responsibility for their behavior and how to solve attitude, attendance, and performance problems successfully, without resorting to punishment

In his book Discipline without Punishment (AMACOM), Grote helps managers Read more…


Ed Koch on Building Buzz

One of America's most beloved public figures on how to attract positive attention.

August 3, 2007 / Podcast # 07-16

Ed Koch

In his three terms as mayor, Ed Koch brought the city of New York out of bankruptcy, created a renowned housing program, and paved the way to the city’s ongoing economic and cultural prosperity. How did he rise from relative obscurity to become an enduring icon of America’s largest city? Read more…