Archives from March 2009

Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Kathy Geller on Transnational Leadership

A borderless business world requires leaders who can effectively manage multi-cultural teams.

March 27, 2009 / Podcast # 09-13

Kathy Geller and Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Transnational Leadership Development by Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Kathy Geller acquaints readers with the paradoxes and mental processes leaders need to relate successfully to people with different backgrounds, cultures, and societal identities. The book advises readers on how leaders may learn to see, feel, and experience the world with different lenses; take the necessary amount of time to reflect on what they know and what they need to know; find new ways to communicate; and be resilient in the face of this unique challenge. Read more…


Michael Dulworth on The Connect Effect

In order to survive today’s challenging work environment, you need to develop a broad, deep and diverse network of personal connections.

March 20, 2009 / Podcast # 09-12

Michael Dulworth

Beyond merely widening the circle of people you know, strong networks foster deeper learning and broaden your exposure across a range of issues. Effective investments in your networks can make you smarter, more knowledgeable, and better grounded, as well as a more agile learner and collaborator.

In The Connect Effect, author Michael Dulworth identifies three distinct kinds of networks: Read more…


Max Muller on HR Issues That Managers Need to Know Now

What every manager needs to know about human resources.

March 13, 2009 / Podcast # 09-11

Max Muller

Managing people is a tricky business—and managers and small business owners can no longer get by without understanding the essentials of human resources.  New questions abound. In our increasingly legal-minded age, how much documentation do we need to keep on each employee? What’s the best way to confront complicated personnel issues, and even workplace violence?

Plus there are regulatory changes … like implementing the new I-9 form … that every manager needs to be aware of to remain compliant. The Manager’s Guide to HR by Max Muller provides readers with a straightforward, step-by-step guide to human resources topics. Read more…


Dr. Matthew Kiernan on How to Successfully Invest in a Sustainable World

How organizations are profiting by doing the right thing for the environment.

March 6, 2009 / Podcast # 09-10

Dr. Matthew Kiernan

For businesses and investors, there’s no doubt about it. The smart money is going green. And the growing movement towards ecologically forward thinking companies is quickly becoming bigger and bigger. What may be surprising to some is that the socially responsible organizations aren’t just doing the right thing for the environment. They’re also paying off financially, making their investors money and increasing the bottom line. Read more…