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Monthly archive December, 2013
Enter to Win an eReader and eBooks!

Enter to Win an eReader and eBooks!

Ring in the New Year with an  eReader preloaded with 25 of McGraw-Hill Professional’s bestselling business and career books! New York Times Bestselling authors: Coaching for Breakthrough Success: Proven Techniques for Making Impossible Dreams Possible—Jack Canfield and Dr. Peter Chee Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition—Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron...  LearnMore
Disney University and “Mary Poppins”

Disney University and “Mary Poppins”

A guest post by Doug Lipp, author of Disney U and the former head of Disney’s corporate headquarters’s training team. “That’s what storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again.” Tom Hanks, in his portrayal of Walt Disney, uttered these words in one of the most poignant scenes in the...  LearnMore
Value-add: The Buzzword You Should Love

Value-add: The Buzzword You Should Love

A guest post by Karen Martin, author of Value Stream Mapping. In 2009, Inc. magazine listed “value-add” on its list of 15 Business Buzzwords We Don’t Want to Hear. In 2012, “value-add” was again reviled, this time in Entrepreneur magazine’s 10 Most Useless Business Buzzwords. And six months ago, it appeared yet again on a...  LearnMore
Drunkards and Flirters and Boors, Oh My! Five Tips for Surviving the Office Holiday Party

Drunkards and Flirters and Boors, Oh My! Five Tips for Surviving the Office Holiday Party

Guest post by communication consultant Geoffrey Tumlin, author of Stop Talking, Start Communicating: Counterintuitive Secrets to Success in Business and in Life, who explains how to navigate the gauntlet of conversational awkwardness during this year’s company holiday party. As the holidays approach, unpleasant memories of last year’s office holiday party may still linger in many...  LearnMore