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A Start-Up Case Study: Ann Reardon, the "Baking Queen of YouTube"

A Start-Up Case Study: Ann Reardon, the “Baking Queen of YouTube”

Adapted from Content, Inc., by Joe Pulizzi. Sydney, Australia’s Ann Reardon is the “baking queen of YouTube.” In 2011, after giving birth to her third son, Ann was looking for something to do during her night feedings, so she launched...
Winning the Brain Game

Winning the Brain Game

From Matthew E. May, author of “Winning the Brain Game” What do most people do when handed a tricky problem to solve, one that requires a wee bit of the Apple tagline (think different)? I’m fairly confident that I know...
Preview Our Summer Reading!

Preview Our Summer Reading!

SUMMER PREVIEW SERIES McGraw-Hill is excited to publish some wonderful and innovative new titles in the coming months.   Here are a few highlights and FREE content from our books! IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions  This book...
How to Find Your 'Why' in Life

How to Find Your ‘Why’ in Life

How to Find Your ‘Why’ in Life By John Addison, Author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose In 1981, after I’d been working at Life of Georgia for about a year, I was moved...
A Case Study in Cultural Change

A Case Study in Cultural Change

From Innovating Lean Six Sigma by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill. A plastics manufacturer that was trying to come out of bankruptcy acknowledged that it had a culture of command-and-control management. The unstated mantra was, “Do as I say.” The company was turning...
Avoid Being the "Innocent Spouse" this TAX Season!

Avoid Being the “Innocent Spouse” this TAX Season!

LOSS OF INNOCENCE By Jeff Schnepper, Author of How to Pay Zero Taxes 2016: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows It was clearly Barbara’s fault. The mutual fund was in her name and she didn’t report the dividends...
Steve Forbes has a plan for National Revival

Steve Forbes has a plan for National Revival

Excerpted from the Introduction of REVIVING AMERICA by Steve Forbes How do we revive America? Both left and right agree the nation has lost its way. The Great Recession that followed the historic financial meltdown of the mid-2000s officially ended...
THE REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION IS FINALLY HERE!

THE REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION IS FINALLY HERE!

Stephen Key poured everything he knew into the first edition of this book, One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work. Something seems to have worked: Since it was published in 2011,...
Pay ZERO Taxes This Year!

Pay ZERO Taxes This Year!

ZERO TAX TALK By Jeff Schnepper, Author of How to Pay Zero Taxes 2015: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows    It’s been said that the only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t become...
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4 Questions to Ask Before You Negotiate

4 Questions to Ask Before You Negotiate

From Building Wealth One House at a Time, Updated and Expanded, by John Schaub. 1. Is the person with whom I am negotiating able to make a binding decision? If not, ask who can make that final decision and negotiate with that person. With smaller transactions, such as a purchase at a store or when...  LearnMore
How Waste Became "Business as Usual"

How Waste Became “Business as Usual”

Excerpted from THE LEAN CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence by Jacob Stoller. Take a look at the following three scenarios: • A recreational trailer manufacturer was forced into bankruptcyafter revenues dropped 60 percent during the 2009 recession. • A medium-size hospital closed its doors amid rising costs, quality concerns, and growing competition from larger...  LearnMore
Helping Leaders Understand Their Role in Six Sigma

Helping Leaders Understand Their Role in Six Sigma

From INNOVATING LEAN SIX SIGMA by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill. We’ve run into an odd phenomenon many times in recent years. When we talk to deployment leaders, they complain to us that their business leaders aren’t showing strong support. But when we talk to the business leaders, they say that they support these initiatives and are unaware...  LearnMore
INFOGRAPHIC 5 Keys for Effective Positive Reinforcement Leadership

INFOGRAPHIC 5 Keys for Effective Positive Reinforcement Leadership

Become a powerful leader by following these five keys for delivering positive reinforcement effectively! Most managers and supervisors face the same question, “How do I get people to give their best efforts in their jobs and to the organization?” Managing employee performance is the single most difficult thing to do when you don’t understand behavior....  LearnMore
Q and A with Dr. Bob Wachter, "The Digital Doctor"

Q and A with Dr. Bob Wachter, “The Digital Doctor”

What’s the biggest challenge facing patient safety in 2016? It’s not the Zika virus. In this podcast, Dr. Robert Wachter, New York Times bestselling author of The Digital Doctor, discusses the improvements made to patient safety in medicine over the past 16 years; how the new generation of doctors is changing clinical practice; and why...  LearnMore
The Value of Communication Coaching

The Value of Communication Coaching

Adapted from Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way by Dr. Adrienne Boissy. As noted by Atul Gawande in an essay in a New Yorker magazine, it seems strange that, unlike professional athletes and opera singers, physicians do not generally have anyone coaching them to help them improve their performance once their training ends. LeBron James, Tom Brady,...  LearnMore
Sneak Peek at the New Edition of a Classic Bestseller- Million Dollar Consulting!

Sneak Peek at the New Edition of a Classic Bestseller- Million Dollar Consulting!

First published in 1992, Million Dollar Consulting has influenced and inspired generations of consultants and entrepreneurs around the world. In this revised fifth edition, the Rock Star of Consultancy, Alan Weiss provides his time-tested model to create a successful consulting business, updated to reflect and incorporate the many changes in the consulting and coaching landscape...  LearnMore
The Four Success Principles of Walt Disney

The Four Success Principles of Walt Disney

Blogpost by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson, authors of The Disney Way. Walt Disney explained his success this way: “I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.” Dream, Believe, Dare, Do: These words reverberate across the decades of Disney...  LearnMore
Starbucks: From Tasting Rooms to Cup Sleeves, It's All in the Details

Starbucks: From Tasting Rooms to Cup Sleeves, It’s All in the Details

The world’s largest Starbucks is scheduled to open in Manhattan – Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. What’s left for Starbucks management to worry about, once they have attended to the details of the in-store environment, product quality, ongoing training, and the creation of a playful culture? The answer, as you might have guessed, is...  LearnMore
Improve Sales in a World Demanding Change

Improve Sales in a World Demanding Change

Q&A with BTS Executives Lou Schachter and Rick Cheatham, co-authors of Selling Vision: The X-XY-Y Formula for Driving Results by Selling Change. Q: BTS is specialized on helping its customers to improve and accelerate their business results; in order to do that, your methodologies evolve at the same pace as the market does, or even faster....  LearnMore
Infographic: 8 Unique Challenges in Enterprise Selling--and How to Overcome Them

Infographic: 8 Unique Challenges in Enterprise Selling–and How to Overcome Them

Guest post by David Mattson and Brian Sullivan authors of Sandler Enterprise Selling: Winning, Growing, and Retaining Major Accounts. Winning, growing and keeping enterprise accounts are challenging objectives that demand the best of the sales and delivery teams and the organization as a whole. Sandler Enterprise Selling is a comprehensive, reinforcement-driven live training program designed specifically...  LearnMore
11 Tips to Handle a Bullying Boss

11 Tips to Handle a Bullying Boss

From Am I the Only Sane One Working Here? 101 Solutions for Surviving Office Insanity, by Dr. Albert Bernstein. To deal effectively with a tyrant, your head has to win out over your anger and fear. Your emotion is the ultimate source of your boss’s dark power. Here are some moves to consider: Ask Yourself,...  LearnMore