Avoiding Missteps to Step AheadApril 6, 2012 / Podcast # 12-07
Alexandra Levit, author of the book Blind Spots: Ten Business Myths You Canâ€™t Afford To Believe On Your New Path To Success discusses her book which points out the biggest myths of business success; the things people believe that donâ€™t work for most of the truly successful. In this edition of Edgewise, Alexandra touches on how the recession has transformed our ideas about how business works and why these myths are more dangerous than ever in a compromised economy. She also stresses the importance of self-promotion in the workplace and the pitfalls to climbing the ladder too quickly, as well as the greatest obstacles facing employees and entrepreneurs in the coming years. You will learn her take on personal censorship and online transparency, and why itâ€™s important to be aware of what you disclose publically.
Alexandra Levitis a nationally recognized business and workplace author and speaker. A syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a blogger for HuffingtonPost.com, Alexandra has authored several books, including the popular They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, How’d You Score That Gig? and Success for Hire. Alexandra is also a member of the Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which is advising the Obama administration on current workplace issues.
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Using the principles of games at work.February 19, 2010 / Podcast # 10-08
Leadership. Quality analysis. Problem solving. Sales. They’re tasks not only found in business, but also in online role playing games. By using entertainment as a model, Leighton Reed says we can change the way we approach our work. Read more…
How timeless tales teach us how to handle beasts at work.August 15, 2008 / Podcast # 08-33
From Tibet to Mexico to the Balkans, every culture has its own cherished folktales. While originally made up to reinforce morals and good behavior, these stories arenâ€™t just for kids. Many fables featuring whimsical creatures and talking animals have much to teach grownups about handling slackers, connivers, ogres, and other dreaded real-life figures in our workplace.
In the Land of Difficult People: 24 Timeless Tales Reveal How to Tame the Beasts at Work (AMACOM 2008) by Terrence L. Gargiulo and Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. presents 24 fables taken from around the world, Read more…