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

Take-Aways Human resources departments and professionals suffer poor reputations and low regard.HR professionals should face this criticism, address the facts and move on.HR departments provide value to their organizations, but most have not...

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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

Take-Aways Training helps companies stay competitive and increase their employees’ value.Your credibility as a trainer depends on your knowledge, confidence and ability to hold people’s attention.Before you begin a training program, confirm...

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Let’s Buy A Company

Let’s Buy A Company

Take-Aways Acquisitions are not just for big public companies.To acquire a company, you must first find a company to acquire.Management depth and breadth are essential to operating during an acquisition. Follow the “10...

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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

Take-Aways People are as motivated by the desire to help others as by personal greed.The world’s economic system creates and perpetuates poverty by denying credit opportunities to the poor.Targeted business practices can address seemingly...

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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

Take-Aways Preoccupation with money encourages seeing all negotiations through a “monetary mindset.”Having a “bartering mindset” means exchanging the goods and services you have for those you need. It requires a “double coincidence” of wants...

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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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