Achieving Longevity

Achieving Longevity

RECOMMENDATION Most people argue that the rate of change has accelerated. However, University of Calgary strategy professor Jim Dewald makes the case that change actually has slowed markedly compared with the pace of change a century ago, when...

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Fearless HR

Fearless HR

RECOMMENDATION Human resources educator and consultant David Forman demolishes every prejudice against HR departments and professionals with data, facts and evidence – but he doesn’t let HR off the hook. According to Forman, HR leaders are...

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Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Review Six months of tortuous military boot camp set William H. McRaven up for a lifetime of overcoming obstacles and dark moments. After 37 years as a US Navy SEAL, the now retired admiral has endured and...

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Training Design And Delivery

Training Design And Delivery

Recommendation Whether you train, manage trainers or are merely interested in the topic, this little guide offers plenty of useful information. Geri E. McArdle not only helps you understand the importance of training and what it takes to train...

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From Buying Growth To Building Value

From Buying Growth To Building Value

Recommendation A global recovery is helping the value of mergers and acquisitions to grow across a broad geographic and industry spectrum. While the number and size of deals are on the rise, history shows that most transactions fail to add value...

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Let’s Buy A Company

Let’s Buy A Company

Recommendation The 1980s saw the beginning of the greatest merger boom in history. Year after year, the number of mergers and acquisitions climbed. Mergers between large companies make headlines, but companies of any size may find it beneficial...

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Get People To Do What You Want

Get People To Do What You Want

Recommendation Former US Army battlefield interrogator Gregory Hartley and best-selling author Maryann Karinch share the secrets of getting people to do what you want. The authors guide you through subtle manipulation in a conversational...

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Building Social Business

Building Social Business

Recommendation Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, a microcredit lender, won the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to fighting world poverty. Although the government of Bangladesh eventually forced him to leave the bank (possibly for...

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Procrastinate On Purpose

Procrastinate On Purpose

“Everything you know about time management is wrong,” says consultant Rory Vaden in this “prequel” to his bestseller, Take the Stairs. People who are successful time “Multipliers” think differently about time management. Most people try to spend...

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The Bartering Mindset

The Bartering Mindset

Recommendation Bartering requires creative problem solving and promotes enlightened self-interest. Today’s adversarial “monetary mind-set” often turns out to be ineffective at solving problems because it focuses on winners and losers. Brian C...

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Derailed

Derailed

Recommendation When Fortune 100 executives lose their jobs over spectacular errors of judgment or behavior, it’s always their innate nature that leads them astray. Dynamic, forceful, ambitious executives have no monopoly on blindness about their...

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