Archives from March 2009
A borderless business world requires leaders who can effectively manage multi-cultural teams.March 27, 2009 / Podcast # 09-13
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…
In order to survive todayâ€™s challenging work environment, you need to develop a broad, deep and diverse network of personal connections.March 20, 2009 / Podcast # 09-12
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.
What every manager needs to know about human resources.March 13, 2009 / Podcast # 09-11
Managing people is a tricky businessâ€”and managers and small business owners can no longer get by without understanding the essentials of human resources.Â Â New questions abound. In our increasingly legal-minded age, how much documentation do we need to keep on each employee? Whatâ€™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 Managerâ€™s Guide to HR by Max Muller provides readers with a straightforward, step-by-step guide to human resources topics. Read more…
How organizations are profiting by doing the right thing for the environment.March 6, 2009 / Podcast # 09-10
For businesses and investors, thereâ€™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 arenâ€™t just doing the right thing for the environment. Theyâ€™re also paying off financially, making their investors money and increasing the bottom line. Read more…