Archives from February 2008

Len Sandler on Becoming an Extraordinary Manager

A top training consultant offers managers a practical action plan for mentoring, motivating, and managing their teams.

February 29, 2008 / Podcast # 08-09

Len Sandler

Nearly all managers dream of being inspiring leaders who elicit the most from their people. But while they may understand the skills needed to manage their teams, very few know how to put their knowledge into practice. Now, any manager can get exceptional results and make an important contribution to the organization. Becoming an Extraordinary Manager(AMACOM) by Len Sandler focuses not just on “understanding” principles of good management, but on taking action.
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Erich Joachimsthaler on Opportunities Hidden in Plain Sight

Companies must innovate to grow, but they often forget to look beyond their own brands.

February 22, 2008 / Podcast # 08-08

Erich Joachimsthaler

In his book Hidden in Plain Sight, Erich Joachimsthaler explains how you can spot opportunities that too often are overlooked. The book introduces the demand-first innovation and growth (DIG) model that shows how to become an unbiased observer of people’s consumption and usage behaviors. Refining this skill helps companies generate organic growth through new products, services, solutions, and experiences that truly enhance peoples’ lives.
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Dr. Susan Smith Kuczmarski and Thomas Kuczmarski on Changing the Way We Lead and Succeed

How to create a work culture that's both compassionate and competitive.

February 15, 2008 / Podcast # 08-07

Susan and Tom Kuczmarski

For centuries, leaders have been operating within a “control and compete” mindset. But times are changing. More and more, at the helm of successful companies, you’ll find a different sort of leader. Collaborators, not controllers, they are “square apples,” bold men and women who dare to create success by reshaping the workplace in unexpected ways.
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Mike McGuire on Preparing for a Pandemic Flu Outbreak

Key issues and advice to help your business prepare for pandemic influenza.

February 8, 2008 / Podcast # 08-06

Mike McGuire

Influenza pandemics are not static events like a hurricane or tornado, nor are they confined to a specific area. Pandemics come in multiple waves and experts believe that many organizations would have difficulty maintaining operations as a result of absenteeism due to illness, employees caring for the sick and other consequences.

While the federal government has plans to help slow the spread of the virus among critical populations, such as healthcare workers and Read more…


Charles Handy on Eudaemonia and Other Important Matters

In these bonus excerpts from his AMA webcast, a legend in organizational and personal well-being discusses the state of education and his future plans.

February 1, 2008 / Podcast # 08-05

Charles Handy (photo: Elizabeth Handy)

Charles Handy is often referred to as Britain’s greatest management thinker. He has written some of the most influential management articles and books of the past 30 years, including The Age of Unreason, The Elephant and the Flea, The Future or Work, and The Age of Paradox. In his latest book, Myself and Other More Important Matters (AMACOM), Handy shares his special brand of wisdom, giving readers uncommon insight into business and careers…as well as the choices we all have to make in our lives.
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