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ERIC JACOBSON Now.Build A Great Business! -- 7 Keys To Achieving Business Success
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
Offer a great product or service 5. When you start reading Mark Thompson’s and Brian Tracy’s book, Now…Build a Great Business! you may feel like you are reading 200 pages of Blog posts, but the bite-sized approach to providing tools, practical steps and ideas, rather than theory, is precisely the authors’ intended approach.
ERIC JACOBSON Can You Step Back To Lead Forward?
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
What might be possible if we saw our product and organization with new eyes? Can you step back to lead forward ? That is the key question for you to answer as you start to read Kevin Cashman's new book, The Pause Principle. Because, Cashman firmly believes that as a leader, you need to pause to lead forward. What if we did this or that?
CHRIS BRADY Caption Contest 2011.1 and a Winner Announced!
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
Posted by: Geneva | January 05, 2011 at 12:51 PM Snuggie's new product line - The Lappie! magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price! and a Winner Announced! In the opinion of our panel of judges Caption Contest 2010.7 showed the widest range of responses. Great job everyone! Good luck! Wait there's more!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Social Media Compliance Isn't Fun, But It's Necessary
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
Archiving leaders include Arkovi , Smarsh , and Global Relay , whose products enable searching stored communications by keywords, date, and other variables across different social networks. On May 24, 2012, Goldman Sachs did something it had never done in its venerable 143-year history. It tweeted. The risks and penalties are real.
COACHING TIP Challenging the Next Generation of Business Leaders
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
Al Weatherhead is the author of The Power of Adversity and chairman and CEO of Weatherchem, a private manufacturer of plastic closures for food, spice, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. By Guest Author, Al Weatherhead. Even worse, I believe the root causes of the sluggish job situation are not blips. It hasn’t always been that way.
YOUR VOICE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Self-Esteem and Our Company’s 25th Anniversary
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
To share this special occasion with our customers, colleagues and others who’ve come to know us, we’re offering a one-time 25% discount off all our products from September 25 – October 25: ProStar Coach , 20/20 Insight , and Surveys for Small Business. Even though we often worked together, we didn't officially merge our businesses until 1991.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Finding Your Place in the Competitive Jungle
| THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
When a company, product, or service is ahead of the competition, speed is high. And while every company, product, or service strives to be a jaguar, even a jaguar has some steps to take. 'It''s a jungle out there. Imagine a 2x2 matrix with size on the y-axis and speed on the x-axis. But why is relative speed so important?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Big Data's Management Revolution
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
couple of years ago, Sears Holdings came to the conclusion that it needed to generate greater value from the huge amounts of customer, product, and promotion data it collected from its Sears, Craftsman, and Lands' End brands. Integrate Data Into Products, or Get Left Behind. Big data has the potential to revolutionize management.
BUILDING PERSONAL STRENGTH How to Encourage People - An Illustration
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 How to Encourage People - An Illustration In Meredith Bells fantastic video about how to encourage people , she talks about four elements of effective encouragement. But will he? What’s up?
THE PRACTICAL LEADER Reflections on “Nine Leadership Behaviors” and a Bad Boss Mirror Check
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
Most managers let themselves off the hook for the poor productivity of an employee…. A recent blog post on “ Nine Leadership Behaviors to Build Commitment provoked a few excellent questions/observations that got me thinking — and responding. Aren’t ego and talk the most common predictors of leaders? Poor communicator.
- Teen Journey Story - Erica (Part One)
At age 55, Erica is the owner-operator of a thriving video production studio in West Palm Beach, Florida, a company she started eight years ago. Adolescence can be a turbulent time. The part of the brain that handles critical judgment is "under construction," and kids can do crazy things, which have consequences. Coates, Ph.D.,
YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME 21st Century Leadership…Lessons from Julie Payette | You're Not.
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
It’s not a matter of either/or but more a matter of both/and that will lead to a productive and happy result. The 21 st Century leader will give priority to learning and using what technology has to offer for engaging people in meaningful and productive conversations. And I came up with Julie Payette. Julie is a hard act to follow.
- Teen Journey Story - Erica (Part Two)
So Erica went back to Florida State to study video production. Part One of Erica's story depicts a desperate teenager out of control. It was the kind of wild behavior that could have led to tragic consequences. Here's the rest of her story. Her reckless behavior continued until she met Mickey, a saxophone player. They had lots of friends.
GREAT LEADERSHIP 5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 1.
| THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
figured nothing every happens the first 5 minutes of a meeting, everybody else does it, and I was being productive by maximizing every minute of my precious time. BTW, some of you may be looking for my next installment of “Leadership Lessons from Undercover Boss. suffered through watching 7’Eleven’s CEO Joseph M. Gotta go.
BUILDING PERSONAL STRENGTH Thoughts about Jared Lee Loughner - Feelings of Compassion for the.
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Thoughts about Jared Lee Loughner - Feelings of Compassion for the Victims of the January 8 Shooting On Saturday, January 8, 2011, over 250,000 people on Earth died. Its too many people. since 1987.
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. What is Your Leadership Sweet Spot?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ $600 billion in workplace theft and fraud. Yikes. So, what are you doing? • Mentor failures are our street-savvy friends › What is Your Leadership Sweet Spot? Every sport has a sweet spot of some sort. What were you doing? Better.
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. How Sweet It Is! Life and Leadership Made Easy As 1-2-3
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ L3-TV: Emotional Intelligence assessments are dead last • Leadership sweet spots intersect at EQ HQ › How Sweet It Is! When baseball’s best hitters find the sweet spot, they can make the hardest task in sports look easy! Better.
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. Rethinking Performance Reviews: Utilize Your Coachable Moments!
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ New 17-Second Survey. One Question. Organizational Excellence. • The Tom Sawyer Effect and the Intrinsic Value of Why We Do › Rethinking Performance Reviews: Utilize Your Coachable Moments! Feedback, adjustments, practice?
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. How Are WE doing?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ Be warned: Unthrottle the go-to bottlenecks • Not very leaderly of us? C’mon. › How Are WE doing? These questions and their answers are the needed dashboard elements of a continuous dialog. Where are we going (our vision)?
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. Lessons Learned From Successful Leaders
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ Teams Need to Focus on Their Purpose: What is Your Team’s Purpose? • Leaders Are Meaning Makers–Starts With Self! Better. via email Weekly Leadership Tips Sign up for Glowan’s Weekly Leadership Tips Newsletter.
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. The Emotional Intelligence Collaborative Advantage Connection
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The most effective leaders are extremely sensitive as to how they come across to others. They know that their status in the organization, and their personalities can have a dramatic impact on others. They have learned to channel how they come across in ways that bring out the best in others. Better. Think big.
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. Three Qualities of Leadership Presence
| MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ Leadership From The Inside-Out! What is at stake, of course is credibility. In the media, news anchors are graded on charisma. In the boardroom, the ability to influence and build consensus is valued. How can you increase it and maintain it?
WOMEN ON BUSINESS Federal Contracts Depend on Your Report Card
| TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
Did the quality of your products or services meet/exceed the contract? If you’re a small business competing for federal contracts, your report card is critical: before a federal agency contracting officer (CO) considers doing business with you, he/she looks at your report card. What does the CPAR list? Were subcontractors well managed?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process
| TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
Potential future customers can't scream about not getting a product they don't know they would love.) Makes perfect sense in a world of steady-state production. Most companies sabotage their own innovation processes without meaning to. Innovation is episodic. All too often, however, the initiative ends badly. What to do? No matter.
RICH GEE GROUP This Is Broken (with Seth Godin).
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home. home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 This Is Broken (with Seth Godin). Why are so many things broken? Leave a Comment Previous post: How Do You Coach Your Team?
ROUNDTABLE TALK Charlie Sheenitis… are you in danger of getting infected?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
You can do this formally or informally (think about getting instant feedback at the end of a meeting on how productive it was, how well you chaired it, etc. “I’m on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen.” Ah yes… and couldn’t we all be so lucky to have a “hit” of that. Bullshit. I cured it with my brain!” It can become seductive. etc.).
- Why Mickey Mouse Left Bangladesh (The Shortlist)
There''s a lot to read on this topic, from information about companies whose products are made in Bangladesh to companies’ attitudes about gestures of contrition. 'Tough Supply-Chain Choices. It''s been a little more than a week since a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 400 people. Would Give This Five Stars, But.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Stop Telling Your Employees What to Do
| FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
This perception of not being in control, whether real or imagined, would presumably lead to a drop in productivity. 'I will never forget the experiences of getting my first suit. was 12 years old and my father took me to a department store on 18th street in New York City. was very excited; this was the transition to feeling grown up.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Segmenting China's Social Media Market
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
Chinese consumers consistently say that they are more likely to consider products or services if they see them mentioned on a social media site, and that they're more likely to purchase those that their friends recommend. The Readers appear to be neutral about brand advertising, but bloggers talking about products can influence them.
CO2 Meeting Minutes–10 Steps to More Effective Meetings
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
This product was developed by a friend of mine, Scott Belsky, who wrote the book Making Ideas Happen. He who keeps the meeting minutes controls the history of the meeting. In meetings where there is no formal secretary, the convener will ask for a volunteer to take the minutes. Few, if any, hands will usually go up for this responsibility.
UTPAL WRITES Courageous Letter from Groupon CEO Andrew Mason
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
ll now take some time to decompress (FYI I’m looking for a good fat camp to lose my Groupon 40, if anyone has a suggestion), and then maybe I’ll figure out how to channel this experience into something productive. He is hopeful about utilizing his experience into something more productive. Obviously not very great. Love, Andrew.
MANAGEMENT CRAFT Employee Value Proposition, Internal Brand, and Culture. What's the difference? #SHRM #ODN #leadership
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
The internal brand is what candidates and employees will refer to when they describe what it is like (or might be like) to work at XX and is a by-product of the culture. I hear these terms fly around a lot and thought it was time to put a stake in the ground in terms of what they are, how they differ, and how they interrelate.
GREAT LEADERSHIP Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
Note: Inspiration for this post came from an exchange with productivity guru Laura Stack. skip to main | skip to sidebar Thursday, October 21, 2010 Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher? Some companies consider it unethical and bad business practice to recruit out of a competitor’s talent pool. You can attract and retain top talent.
CO2 Don’t Lean In. Find Balance.
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
As is the message about taking credit for career advancement instead of claiming it’s largely a product of luck. Sheryl Sandberg’s new book ( Lean In ) is out or should I say “in.” She believes that women have a tendency to lean backward as they consider whether and when to start a family. But Lean In. How about you?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Branding Power of the Prank
| MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
Sony pretended it had launched a new product line, Animalia, consisting of electronics especially designed for pets. This year, more than ever before it seems, businesses got into the spirit of April Fools' Day. Twitter, for example, announced a policy change that tweeters would henceforth have to pay if they wanted to use vowels.
MANAGERS ARE HEROES Long-time prima donna rubs young employees wrong way: What now?
| TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
What Stephanie would do : It’s important to speak with Christine about her actions, but I also don’t want her productivity to fall. The Scenario. Marge McMahon flopped into the chair in front of Stu Capper’s desk and let out a huge sigh. “What’s up, Marge?” ” asked the HR director. “Ah.
MANAGERS ARE HEROES Office bully vs. office doormat: Getting them to share workload
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
She has to understand she can’t go on doing favors for other people all the time or productivity will suffer. One’s too assertive, the other’s not assertive enough. To work as a a team, employees have to look beyond personality and opinion to get things done. But sometimes it isn’t always easy. Personal filer.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW When Your Best Customers Really Aren't
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
Ask, instead, what makes you the best innovation partners they could possibly have in this product category? Toyota made its quality reputation sending its lean manufacturing experts into its suppliers' production lines to advise them on product design and process improvement. They're not interested in innovating with us.".
THE IDOLBUSTER Chick-Fil-A’s “Golden Rule Approach To Business”
| MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
Reishheld argues that often a loyalty culture, i.e. one that values long term relationships with employees, customers, and investors is a productive business strategy. Chapter 3: The Corporation, The Real American Idol Part 9. He goes so far as to say that Chick-Fil-A’s takes a “Golden Rule approach to business.” iii] ”. 127-128.
BUILDING PERSONAL STRENGTH Views from the Top - Wisdom from 15 Past US Presidents
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. Friday, December 17, 2010 Views from the Top - Wisdom from 15 Past U.S. Presidents pol*i*tics (noun) ? pä-l?- ? tiks 1. The practice of people with authority to deceive others for personal gain and to increase their own power.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Morning Advantage: The Most Anticipated Commencement Speakers of 2013
| TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
Jeffrey Phillips shows why it's critical for companies to ask a lot of questions about customers and markets before trying to come up with new product ideas. As U.S. colleges gear up for graduation day, many are announcing who their esteemed commencement speakers will be. Naval Academy. The Dalai Lama will deliver Tulane's address. Berkeley.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW CEOs Need to Get Serious About Sales
| TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
contract manufacturing company that builds products for IT equipment makers, for example, had a dedicated team of speculative market analysts whose active trend monitoring led to a 15 percent return on investment. With many companies trying to shake off the drag of a global recession, CEOs are eager to find growth. That's a big mistake.
ASPIRE-CS Influencing Creativity and Innovation
| MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
Consider how Apple has been able to capitalize on the first I-Pod with additional, similar products that capitalize on its attractive design and user interface features. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L. d love to hear from you.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW India Remakes Global Innovation
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Chirotech specializes in biocatalysis and chemocatalysis, two important subspecialties of biotechnology and chemistry that help develop key biological and chemical intermediates needed for the efficient production of medicines. We recently visited the brand-new R&D lab of Dr Reddy's , one of India's leading pharmaceutical firms. Suzlon.
CEO BLOG Limit Computer Usage for Good Time Management
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
Again - high productivity. Intuitively, I know limiting computer usage is good for time management. have even read about this often in my reading on time management. Some time management systems suggest only doing email at specific intervals. Thursday I had a network glitch so had no computer for the first few hours. got organized.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The (New) Skills You Need to Succeed in Sales
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
In fact, aggressive sales styles and product-focused selling are now so outdated that some customers are simply refusing to meet with salespeople using these techniques. Information about product and service features is increasingly available online, so sales people find themselves in front of well-prepared customers. and the U.K.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Groupon Doomed by Too Much of a Good Thing
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
The company's product is not more valuable to users as more people adopt the platform. successful financing strategy would have provided Groupon with incremental investments to enable the development of a profitable business model around a product that had obvious appeal to customers and merchants. "Alright, you caught us. million.
C-LEVEL STRATEGIES The Question We Should All Be Asking Our Customers
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
The Office- Where Work Doesn’t Get Done or How Managers & Meetings Conspire to Prevent Productivity Reply Lisa Petrilli January 30, 2011 at 10:09 am Scott, I really admire the fact that it’s one of the first questions you ask, and I appreciate your honesty about your “favorites versus your “challenging clients.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Social Solution to Innovation Challenges
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
There was a brief, shining, productive moment between the invention of the word processor and the advent of email, when we recovered all those hours we once spent with white-out and carbon copies, and had yet to lose those hours to email spam and mailing lists. Business innovation depends on speed. inbox. Challenge your I.T.
CEO BLOG Find Your Next
| THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
They call it a genome that consists of 6 parts: 1 - Product or Service innovation. I read " Find Your Next " subtitled "Using the Business Genome Approach to Find Your Company's Next Competitive Edge" by Andrea Kates. loved the title. am a big believer in competitive advantage. Find Your Next presents an organized way to do this.
YOUR VOICE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Why You Need Feedback from Others
| MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
Our product, ProStar Coach , is a unique virtual coaching system that empowers people who want to take their performance to a higher level. skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, January 18, 2010 Why You Need Feedback from Others We all have blind spots about our behavior. Thats a fact, even though it can be painful to admit. He was beaming.
RICH GEE GROUP 5 Ways To Kill Email. | Rich Gee Group
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home. home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 5 Ways To Kill Email. Email sucks. And more importantly, not a snarky comment at the end of an email. So Trust me. Smile or Die!
RICH GEE GROUP Developing The CEO Within You.
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010
How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home. home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Developing The CEO Within You. You’re moving on up. What are some of the techniques used? It’s that simple.
RICH GEE GROUP A Simple Act Elevates All. | Rich Gee Group
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2010
How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home. home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 A Simple Act Elevates All. By Yvonne Abraham at the Boston Globe Everybody was waiting for Rudy. Dinner was over. Around 8 p.m.,
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Finding that first market — a few customers willing to pay for your early product — is hard enough. Most of the publishing industry continues to think of its product as 90,000-word printed things, when it's clear that nuggets of sharable information make most sense for spreading ideas. And that's finding the second market.
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. You, Inc. helps with the return on the bottom line conundrum.
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
He is a student of leadership development and coaching practices and has developed employee development and training programs enabling individuals and teams at his previous organizations to work more efficiently and productively. Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ helps with the return on the bottom line conundrum. Also, according to Thomas L.
YOUR VOICE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Your Voice of Encouragement: Lessons about Personal Strengths from.
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Our product, ProStar Coach , is a unique virtual coaching system that empowers people who want to take their performance to a higher level. skip to main | skip to sidebar Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Lessons about Personal Strengths from Cal Ripken, Jr. Baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr., What an amazing life story he shared! Read more.
BUILDING PERSONAL STRENGTH Proactivity - Solve Problems WhileThey Are Still Small
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. It was a memorable experience. During the month I was there, I learned a lot about Mexico, its people, and the language. But two things made the work particularly difficult. What a task that was! Juan was a great guy.
N2GROWTH BLOG Business Model Architecture | N2Growth Blog
| THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
While most C-level execs have a general idea of what I’m referring to, it is also quite clear that most can’t even begin to define it, much less articulate the specific constructs of a sound business model. Furthermore, a business plan, strategic plan, marketing plan, capital formation plan, exit plan, etc., are also not business models.
ERIKA ANDERSEN Creativity + Strategy = New Reality
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
Erika Andersen Home About Services Books TV Events Contact [Erika] offers simple, straightforward, and, most important, effective steps for a creating a community in which people are so fulfilled and so productive that they achieve superior results. James A. It’s how I’ve seen the best, most effective leaders operate.
ERIKA ANDERSEN The Middle Path to Success
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
Fortunately, we’ve also been making this recommendation again and again to our clients over the past year: Re-trench smartly; make sure you’re operating as efficiently and cleanly as possible; don’t hold on to people, processes, or products that aren’t working. But it’s nice to have the data on our side, too!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW How Top Brands Pull Customers into Orbit
| MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
Where traditional companies push out messages and products, these companies pull customers in. Each has a different approach, but the result is the same: customer-initiated touchpoints between transactions, and the creation of value beyond just product. You don't need to be a product company. Apple has iTunes and the App Store.
- Joan Rivers: A Role Model for Courage and Perseverance
Our product, ProStar Coach , is a unique virtual coaching system that empowers people who want to take their performance to a higher level. skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, June 21, 2010 Joan Rivers: A Role Model for Courage and Perseverance Joan Rivers is far more than a successful comedian. You can watch full episodes HERE.]
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW How Pfizer Adapts Its Sales Strategy for Latin America
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
To be successful in Latin America, Pfizer has had to learn alternative ways — which take into account cultural, economic, and regulatory differences — to market our products. Selling pharmaceuticals in Latin America is not the same as selling them in the United States or Western Europe. The U.S. They were correct. Health Sales
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Case Study: When to Drop an Unprofitable Customer
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
With careful study, Tommy had figured out that the company's costing system had made it blind to its own operations: It allocated factory overhead to products as a percentage markup over direct labor costs, and corporate overhead as a percentage of sales. Our products have to be in these showrooms. Oh, come on," Jane said, nudging him.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Happiness Dividend
| THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
decade of research proves that happiness raises nearly every business and educational outcome: raising sales by 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%, as well as a myriad of health and quality of life improvements. Nearly every company in the world gives lip service to the idea that "our people are our greatest asset."
ORRIN WOODWARD Federal Reserve - An Honest Dollar?
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
Watch the video and ponder how inflation kills honest savings and productive effort by bleeding away its value. Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward. Some ideas you may agree with and some you may disagree. Did you get that?
ORRIN WOODWARD Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Chris Brady - Top 30 Leadership.
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
Chris is a rising star in the leadership field and the my prediction is the next twenty years will be even more productive than the last twenty. Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward. Looking forward to more of your books.
CO2 A difference in perspective
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help. There were only a few coins in the hat. man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat.
CO2 The Importance of Asking the Right Questions : Blog | Executive.
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B. IDEO has contributed to some of the most innovative solutions for some of the biggest brands in the world. About the Author As President and Co-founder of ACI Telecentrics, Inc., Gary B.
BUILDING PERSONAL STRENGTH Palo Duro Canyon - A Lesson in Texas History
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. We spent an entire morning taking in the wonders along the parks paved road that winds down into the canyon. We slowly drove the entire circuit, and then we went back and drove it again. Our guide was Lee Chappell. he asked.
THE PRACTICAL LEADER Book Review of “The Culture Cycle: How to Shape the Unseen Force that Transforms Performance”
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
Retention : Lower recruiting, hiring, training, and lost productivity costs because of greater employee loyalty. Returns to labor : Greater productivity per dollar of compensation. John Kotter and James Heskett’s classic book, Corporate Culture and Performance , is an organization development classic. Steps in The Culture Cycle.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Five Stages of Strategic Grief
| FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
It's simply a decision to begin dealing productively with reality. Silicon Valley's been cracking with activity in the last few years — along with Melbourne, Australia and Santiago, Chile. This is good news for the global economy, potentially bad news for you. Or at least the kind of news that should give you strategic pause. Right?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Things Customers Can Do Better Than You
| THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Many firms assume that customers can do just one thing of real significance: buy their products and services. One of the great misconceptions still floating around is that customers can't articulate their needs, much less develop ideas for products to satisfy them. This isn't genius at work. Customers are more credible than you are.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don't (Yet)
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
The "if you like this, you'll like that" mentality is sweeping the web — not just on sites like Amazon and Netflix that deal with products, but also on sites that deal with news and content like Google search (users are increasingly likely to get different results depending on who they are) and Yahoo News. In practice, a lot. Pairing.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Truth Behind the 4-Hour Workweek Fantasy
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
Not as engaged or productive as you'd like to be? I'm a believer here, too; I've worked from home for six years and it's made me far more productive. In a frenetic, overscheduled world, the fastest path to success is promising the masses a way out. So we should all start cashing in those frequent flier miles, right? Stymied at work?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Stop Thinking Outside the Box
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Zune was Microsoft trying to think outside the box, which they saw as the lack of a product to compete with the iPod. The exhortation to think outside the box has become ubiquitous in business. So much so that it has become the new box inside of which everyone thinks. But worse than that, the advice is backwards. It's a reaction to the box.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Four Things to Get Right When Starting a Company
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
Product and business models are evolutionary by nature, but we see four things a young company must get right: The founding team. With the possible exception of Google from 1998-2000, an extraordinary product, absent a strong business vision early on, is not enough (e.g., The core values. Where the company is located.
BUILDING PERSONAL STRENGTH Another Exoplanet - When Will the Search End?
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Another Exoplanet - When Will the Search End? Someone at the annual meeting called the discovery "among the most profound in human history." Goodness! Lets not get carried away, shall we? 10,000?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Unimportance of Practically Everything
| TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
His observation was that you could massively improve the quality of a product by resolving a tiny fraction of the problems. Interestingly, this team member is the most productive member on his team. A friend of mine is the Executive Director for an organization with global reach. He is intelligent and driven, but constantly distracted.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW China's Entrepreneurship Problem
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
Millions of Chinese innovators would love to flood the market with smaller, cheaper, more convenient products that don't appeal to the mainstream market's performance expectations. Slowing total factor productivity will make it very tempting for Chinese state officials to focus on figuring out how to better manage state-owned enterprises.
MANAGEMENT CRAFT Identification and Overidentification in Organizations
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2011
Would your organization and work group benefit from several strong and productive identifications occurring at once? I found an interesting article in the Journal of Management called, Identification in Organizations: An Examination of Four Fundamental Questions by Blake Ashforth, Spencer Harrison, and Kevin Corley. I am a biker chick."
RON EDMONDSON Church Marketing Designs that Work and are Affordable: d2designs
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
The ending is almost always the same: an inferior product and strained relationships. Considering what you have to offer as a company, pick one product and tell me why you would recommend it for me.: I first met Paul Loyless on Twitter. Paul heads a marketing company for churches and church plants called d2designs. Not us.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Divest With Care
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
By this, we mean the handful of things a company does to offer products or services its customers love, and that its competitors can't come close to matching. Nor should a company divest an underperforming product or service that, by any reasonable assessment, should be thriving in its capabilities system. And it's a shame. IBM-Lenovo.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Compete on Know-Why, Not Know-How
| THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
Do you know why you make the products or offer the services you do? case in point: The Prius has become such a strategic product that Toyota is in the process of turning it into a full sub-brand and a range of vehicles. Too often I find that companies don't have a clear enough sense of why they do what they do. Prahalad. market.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Necessity, not Scarcity, is the Mother of Invention
| FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
Even now, years after that idea became a real product, it almost sounds like magic. Two of the wealthiest tech companies on the planet right now, Apple and Google, continue to introduce stunning products. She researches what makes people creative, productive, happy, and motivated at work. It's about time. Innovation Haiku #1.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW How to Turn Anything from Adequate to Amazing
| THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
The most successful companies, products, and brands have figured out how to become the most of something — not just adequate, but downright amazing. It's time to transform products and services that are adequate into things that are amazing. That's a cop-out. don't care what field you're in or what kind of company you work for.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Understand Your Customers With Colored Pencils and Cartoons
| THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
For example, a major pharmaceutical company discovered that consumers' incredibly loyalty to one of its OTC products had very little to do with its product efficacy or branding. This post is part of Creating a Customer-Centered Organization. Some CEOs truly crave direct customer contact. We refer to these as "psychological drawings."
N2GROWTH BLOG Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
was casually reading the results of a survey on the topic of hiring methodologies last weekend when one particular survey question really caught my attention: “When considering a new hire, what is the one characteristic or attribute of the candidate that would most influence your hiring decision? Are there certain tools one can utilize?
GREAT LEADERSHIP What Keeps Us From Doing What Already We Know How to do?
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
The managing director of a multi-million design and manufacturing business in China shifts the defective product percentage from nine percent to less that one percent. skip to main | skip to sidebar Saturday, October 9, 2010 What Keeps Us From Doing What Already We Know How to do? But she just made fifty-three successive, successful hits.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Morning Advantage: Ben Stiller's Search for Digital Gold
| THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
As comedians like Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera start production companies to develop and sell original content to digital distributors like Yahoo!, Stiller’s Red Hour Digital is making money, but so far almost all of it is coming from product placements. LIGHT IN THE FOREST. ARE THESE THE ONLY CHOICES. Smithsonian).
STRATEGY DRIVEN The Big Picture of Business – Situations Causing the Downtown and Corporate Scandals: Barriers to Progress and Business Growth
| FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
They come from different backgrounds and are products of a pop culture that puts its priorities and glories in the wrong places…a society that worships flash-and-sizzle over substance. Every business, company or organization goes through cycles in its evolution. Multiple factors cause momentum, or the lack thereof. Running the business.
YOUR VOICE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Susan Boyle - It's Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dreams
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
Our product, ProStar Coach , is a unique virtual coaching system that empowers people who want to take their performance to a higher level. At those moments, think of Susan Boyle , who at age 47, shocked the world with her magnificent voice on the TV show, Britains Got Talent, which aired last spring. And then you must take ACTION. Read more.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Morning Advantage: Confessions of an Oil Man
| MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
But even if I stop being part of the production of oil and gas, I will still almost certainly be consuming it. Social Media's Untapped Productivity Payoff (McKinsey Global Institute). new report from McKinsey Global Institute suggests that we haven’t even begun to unlock the productivity value of social technologies. IWANTTHAT.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS Cultivating Relationships NOT Worth the Time?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
They certainly would not go out of their way to do business with you or talk about you with others just because of your product or service offering. By Maribeth Kuzmeski Proactively cultivating relationships is often an afterthought. We are just too busy trying to get through the workload directly in front of us. STOP RIGHT THERE!!
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Why I Appreciate Starbucks
| MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
At Starbucks, that has meant contributing both money and time to meet local needs in the communities it serves, promoting sustainable farming communities and ethically sourcing coffee, and packaging and transporting its products with sensitivity to their environmental impact. Howard Schulz, the CEO of Starbucks, is not an empty suit.
RICH GEE GROUP How To Say No.
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home. home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Say No. It’s one of the hardest things to do in business. Your team — again, pushover. But, not now. What happened?
LEADING BLOG Leading As One: Generating Collective Behavior
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
They believe real leadership is about productivity, people and purpose—or As One Leadership —“leadership that results in a cohesive group of people working together effectively toward a common goal or purpose.” To be successful in the world we’re entering, we will need a new set of mental models. Thomas Malone, The Future of Work.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Meaning Is the New Money
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
The frontier of human productive capacity today is the power of extended collaboration — the ability to work together beyond the scope of small groups. Here's one assumption many organizations live by: If you can see your employees working, they're productive. If you pay them more, they'll work harder.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Guidelines for Fast Lean Transformation
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
For example, one manufacturer we worked with cut costs so deeply that it assumed its people had to be more productive. But by simply observing the crew and their activities on the production line, we saw just the opposite — too much downtime, wasted effort and inefficient work habits. Sounds simple, right?
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