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Monthly archive December, 2011
Being a Perfectionist

Being a Perfectionist

A perfectionist takes pride in his or her work and in doing it “perfectly.”  So, what’s wrong with with being a perfectionist?  Dan Tobin, author of Learn Your Way to Success, explains:  LearnMore
So You Want to Be a Change Agent -- Are You Weird Enough?

So You Want to Be a Change Agent — Are You Weird Enough?

In an article in IndustryWeek, Lean expert Lonnie Wilson explains how change agents must be different enough to change the status quo but credible enough to connect and engage those in management and in the workforce who need to change.  LearnMore
James O'Shaughnessy Tells Forbes.com "What Works on Wall Street"

James O’Shaughnessy Tells Forbes.com “What Works on Wall Street”

“Stock screening tools aren’t hard to come by these days,” writes Forbes.com’s Stock-of-the-Week columnist, John Dobosz. ” The challenge, then, “is what to seek out when you’re screening for stocks.”  LearnMore
Getting Started, Getting Ahead -- What's Next for Recent Grads in the Job Market?

Getting Started, Getting Ahead — What’s Next for Recent Grads in the Job Market?

“It’s understandable that many of today’s college graduates view themselves as the generation that opportunity forgot,” writes management consultant (and author of What’s Stopping Me From Getting Ahead?), Robert Goldfarb.  LearnMore
Learning from Your Manager – Or Not

Learning from Your Manager – Or Not

What happens when you have a problem you can’t solve yourself?  Dan Tobin, author of Learn Your Way to Success discusses five likely ways your manager will address your problems — and how even “bad” answers are valuable learning opportunities:   LearnMore
How CRM is Failing the Sales Force

How CRM is Failing the Sales Force

CRM tools are a big investment for most organizations. But paying for these tools doesn’t always mean that managers will know how to use them.  LearnMore
Are You As Influential As You Can Be?

Are You As Influential As You Can Be?

Harrison Monarth, author of, 360 Degrees of Influence, knows a lot about the psychology behind influence. Watch as Harrison shares a sixty second tip that shows you how to read the actions and habits of people you’re trying to influence — and use this knowledge to become a power influencer.  LearnMore
Education Now for a More Sustainable Future

Education Now for a More Sustainable Future

  Sustainability — the balancing of human needs with consideration to natural and man-made environments — isn’t just a buzzphrase, but one of the great challenges of our time.  LearnMore
Three Commitments Leaders Make

Three Commitments Leaders Make

The most successful organizations all have two things in common; they have great leadership and clear communication.  For organizations today, however,  the greater need for leadership has created a scarcity of this valuable quality — not in numbers, but in its application to long-term objectives.  LearnMore
William R. Rhodes Receives American Banker's Lifetime Achievement Award

William R. Rhodes Receives American Banker’s Lifetime Achievement Award

In honoring William R. Rhodes with its Lifetime Achievement Award, the editors of American Banker introduce Rhodes  as, “A veteran of multiple global crises, [who’s] made a career of being dispatched to economic trouble spots to help arrange financial lifelines for governments in distress.” But this, of course, only tells a small part of the...  LearnMore
The Cure for Performance-Review Anxiety

The Cure for Performance-Review Anxiety

As a manager, you’ve got a finite amount of time to devote to writing and conducting year-end performance reviews. To make these sessions productive as possible, you need to prepare efficiently And that’s where Perfect Phrases for Managers comes in.  LearnMore
Experts Give Their Business Predictions for 2012

Experts Give Their Business Predictions for 2012

Will mobile wallet technology radically change consumer behavior? What is “Social Significance,” and why is it poised to be next year’s most highly valued leadership quality? What mistakes are investors likely to commit over the next 12 months?  LearnMore