Archives from December 2007

Lisa Bodell on Driving Innovation from Within

How can you tap into your potential to innovate?

December 28, 2007 / Podcast # 07-37

Lisa Bodell

Innovation is critical to the success of both organizations and individuals. But does everyone have the ability to innovate? One company believes the answer is yes.

Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink. Under Lisa’s leadership, futurethink convenes a unique team of savvy businesspeople, award-winning creative strategists and members of elite futurist organizations to bring the power of progress into the reality of business. Clients such as Citigroup, Mastercard and Westin Hotels look to futurethink to develop their innovation efforts. Read more…


Laurence Miller on Handling Difficult to Disturbed Employees

How does a busy manager deal with people whose personalities are difficult or even seriously disturbed?

December 21, 2007 / Podcast # 07-36

Laurence Miller

Every workplace is filled with a wide range of personalities. From Difficult to Disturbed (AMACOM), the new book by Dr. Laurence Miller, gives managers the insight, understanding, and tools they need to get the best from those who present the toughest problems. Read more…


John C. Maxwell on the Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

People are never successful by talent alone. Rather, great leaders develop through a process of discipline, hard work, diligence, and steady self-improvement.

December 14, 2007 / Podcast # 07-35

John C. Maxwell

Dr. John C. Maxwell is the founder of Maximum Impact, an Atlanta-based organization with a mission to develop leaders of excellence and integrity. Dr. Maxwell is author of more than 30 books with more than 7 million copies sold, including Failing Forward: Turning Your Failures into Stepping Stones for Success, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Read more…


Robert Lopes on Growing a Business in the Right Direction

How creating the right culture, staying focused and “rallying the troops” achieves business success.

December 7, 2007 / Podcast # 07-34

Robert Lopes

The first 12 months of a CEO’s tenure provides insights into the effectiveness of his or her leadership style, his or her priorities, and “most important” his or her fit in the organization.

In January 2006, Robert Lopes joined Veritude, a division of Devonshire Investors, the private equity arm of Fidelity Investments, as its president and chief executive officer, bringing his significant professional experience in HR services and proven ability to successfully build a business. Read more…