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Seduce Stakeholders Into Organizational Change

Seduce Stakeholders Into Organizational Change

Book synopsis / key ideas: Project management and change management skills are of strategic importance to every modern HR professional. The goal of strategic projects is to implement change in the organization. Research shows that only one third of all initiated projects are successful in meeting this goal. Among the success factors, the formal project [...]

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What Not to Do in Business – Nuggets from the trenches of America’s most unsuccessful companies

What Not to Do in Business – Nuggets from the trenches of America’s most unsuccessful companies

Why listen to someone who has worked in a failed company? Who cares about what they have to say? You should, and here’s why. Tom Berarducci, author of the new business book What Not to Do in Business, the leadership and management survival guide, is no stranger to the frustration of working in a large, [...]

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Synaptor: helping SMEs in hazardous industries ensure the safety of their people and the environment with innovative mobile and web apps

Synaptor: helping SMEs in hazardous industries ensure the safety of their people and the environment with innovative mobile and web apps

Synaptor http://www.synaptor.com.au Synaptor was founded when a large client asked us to build yet another mind-numbingly boring and inadequate paper-based safety tool. Enough is enough, we decided. We build tools that help companies manage health, safety, and environmental risks the right way – tools that we ourselves want to use. They are elegant and easy [...]

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Pillowcase Studies

Pillowcase Studies

www.pillowcasestudies.com Youtube Video As a student at the London School of Economics, I spend roughly 30 hours per week studying and reviewing material that learned in class. About 2 of these 30 hours are spent scheduling study calendars and finding more efficient ways to analyze and retain information. Last year on August 19th I found [...]

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The Living Organization: Transforming Business To Create Extraordinary Results

Authors BIO: Throughout his professional career as a Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Director, and Advisor to CEOs, Norman Wolfe has successfully guided corporations through major transitions leading to substantial growth, market expansion and enhanced financial performance. Currently, he is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Leaders, a leading edge consulting company guiding boards and CEOs [...]

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The Sheer Joy Of Telling It Like It Is – An Interview With Dr. Billie Blair President/Ceo, Change Strategists, Inc.

A short authors bio: Dr. Billie Blair is an organizational psychologist and President/CEO of the LA-based international management consulting firm, Change Strategists, Inc., providing services to Fortune 500/1000s. She has served in numerous leadership positions in corporations, universities and health care settings and is pleased to be a part of a firm that is leading [...]

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Zero-Time Selling to Meet Today’s Sales Challenges by Andy Paul

Zero-Time Selling to Meet Today’s Sales Challenges by Andy Paul

About the Author Andy Paul is the creator, author and founder of Zero-Time Selling, a sales transformation and training organization that empowers enterprises and individuals to transform their sales results through the integration of a higher order of responsiveness, speed and information content into every step of their sales cycle. He has more than 30 [...]

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The Change Management Pocket Guide: Tools for Managing Change

The Change Management Pocket Guide: Tools for Managing Change

Book Synopsis: In the top ½% of sellers on Amazon.com, The Change Management Pocket Guide has helped hundreds of organizations effectively manage change. The Change Management Pocket Guide is a fantastic resource for people who need to make change happen. This tactical, hands-on guide will lead you through the steps in the entire process from [...]

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Building a Winning Business

Building a Winning Business

Author’s Bio: Tom Salonek is the founder and CEO of Intertech, a successful technology and training company in the upper midwest. Intertech twice has been awarded a place on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies in the nation and is a six-time “Best Places to Work” winner in Minnesota. Tom holds a bachelor [...]

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WhenToManage Has One Goal: Give Entrepreneurs Part Of Their Day Back!

WhenToManage Has One Goal: Give Entrepreneurs Part Of Their Day Back!

Business: WhenToManage Restaurant Solutions URL: www.whentomanage.com The next time you’re sitting at a restaurant enjoying a filet mignon with bourbon peppercorn sauce and a giant iceberg lettuce wedge salad, stop and think about what goes into that plate. As you sit back in your chair, glass of wine in hand, ponder the creation of the [...]

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The H-Factor, A Business Guide to Positive Psychology, How Happiness Will Improve Your Bottom Line and Help Your Organization Thrive.

The H-Factor, A Business Guide to Positive Psychology, How Happiness Will Improve Your Bottom Line and Help Your Organization Thrive

Author’s Bio Doug Mason has over 35 years of experience in corporate consulting, retirement plan and healthcare sales management, and customer service. While working for large companies like Great West, CNA, The New England, and Aetna, he implemented 401(k) and healthcare plans for organizations of all sizes, often meeting with top management–CEO’s, CFO’s and VP’s of Human Resources, [...]

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When an Entrepreneur Who Supplies Virtual Assistants Decides to Hire His Own – Joshua Last, GlobeTask

Outsourcing is a relatively new concept that has added another dimension to a multi-faceted workplace, a revolutionary solution that can take your business past the tipping point. People invest so much time, effort and money into growing their businesses. However, they must also consider how that time, effort and money can be most wisely spent. [...]

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Information Technology 6.8. Data Mining & Analysis

Information Technology 6.8. Data Mining & Analysis

As your business collects information of all sorts, that information can be used help you make business decisions. Data mining and data analysis are the tools businesses use to turn information in databases into business decisions and business actions. Despite its complexity and impenetrable codes and math equations, data mining and analysis is really very [...]

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Information Technology 6.2. Outsourcing Information Technology: Directories

Information Technology 6.2. Outsourcing Information Technology: Directories

Managing an organization with an outsourced IT component is not an easy matter. It doesn’t matter if you’re either comfortable or totally confused with technology; as the owner of your business with an IT infrastructure and strategy, you must master an ocean of knowledge two inches deep about that technology. You simply cannot hire, manager, [...]

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Back Office 5.9. Human Resources

Back Office 5.9. Human Resources

Right now, you’re contemplating a shoestring venture that may just be a one-person virtual business. At some point, if your venture is successful, you will bring employees on board. It may be as simple as a general office gofer to help you with all the administrative tasks you cannot outsource. It may be as complex [...]

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Back Office 5.6. Project Management

Back Office 5.6. Project Management

Depending on your final product, your business can run one of four types of operations: a job shop (an auto repair shop is a job shop), a project company (like an architecture or construction firm), line operations (like a manufacturer), or continuous operations (like a gasoline processing plant). Almost all home-based businesses are on the [...]

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Here’s a class every business school needs . . .

Here’s a class every business school needs . . .

Cheer up, Mr. Fuld! Stupidity is “a corollary of knowing and an element of normalcy” as well as a great way to lose $70 billion dollars! Occidental College now offers a class on stupidity. In the wake of the greatest financial meltdown in history wrought by the best and the brightest minds of business, finance, [...]

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The Roundup August 11

You don’t become a billionaire by thinking “free” is a great way to make money. “Quality journalism is not cheap, and an industry that gives away its content is simply cannibalizing its ability to produce good reporting,” Murdoch said during a call with analysts and reporters. The Wall Street Journal, which he owns, is one [...]

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The Roundup August 4

The Roundup August 4

Lean management, but customer service sucks more than ever. When will the MBA wonks running this operation ever get a clue? Starbucks is flailing about trying everything under the sun except for improving customer service. Starbucks Corp. built its business as the anti-fast-food joint. Now, the recession and growing competition are forcing the coffeehouse giant [...]

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I learned everything about business from the movies: You just got punk’d by Idi Amin

Why plod around piles of management books when you can watch a good movie? Need an MBA? Join Netflix, dude. So spot the “management problem’ in this clip from The Last King of Scotland: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUSqIpRjUQU The Last King of Scotland is about a fictional young Scottish physician, Nicholas, who serves as Ugandan strongman Idi Amin’s [...]

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