Literary magazine published exclusively in audio form

Six Disciplines

Last fall we featured Underwood: Stories in Sound, a magazine that's produced twice a year on vinyl LPs, so we were particularly interested when we recently came across The Drum , a literary magazine that's also published exclusively in audio form. Related: Books in bite-sized portions — Every issue of new mag is a work of art — On product publishing: magazine on a bottle.).

Inc Magazine’s 10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition

Women on Business

Magazine recently ran a piece titled, “10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition.&# Businesswomen Interviews Leadership Management Marketing Resources & Publications Sales Strategy becky sheetz-runkle competion inc magazine intelligence sun tzuIf Tweets, Likes and LinkedIn Shares are any indication, this piece by Darren Dahl, has generated quite an online buzz. Must be a compelling topic… The interest and importance of researching your competition is a no-brainer.

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The State of Strategy Consulting, 2011

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Walter Kiechel for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * Like Satan in the book of Job, [.].

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

A Corporate Climate of Mutual Help

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Here is an excerpt from an exceptionally informative interview of Edgar Schein by Art Kleiner and Rutger von Post for strategy+business magazine (January 2011) published by Booz & Company. To read the complete interview, please click here. * * * Edgar Schein, MIT’s sage of organizational culture, explains why the quest for accountability should start [.].

How Reviewing This Year Will Improve Your Results Next Year

Kevin Eikenberry

Time Magazine will name its Person of the Year, Billboard will rank the top songs in every category, and every newspaper will list the top stories of the year. The “year in review” is a staple for the media this time of the year. I’ve even recently read stories about the top Twitter trends, and [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning journaling reflection review

Even Highly Engaged Workers Are a Flight-Risk

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Here is an article written by Mike Prokopeak for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Just because employees are highly engaged doesn’t mean they’re going to stick around.

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The Perfect Brand Slogan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • May 23, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 3 Comments. May 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm. May 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm. July 22, 2011 at 6:04 am. >Do Afterlife: Fortune Magazine Contributor, Wannabe Novelist. December 2011. November 2011.

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Bullying Bosses Beware

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Here is an article written by Kellye Whitney for Talent Management magazine. To check oyt itgercresoyrces and/or sign up for a free subscription to TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazine (both published by MediaTec), please click here. * * * We’ve all had one. The boss you know gives out more tricks than treats on [.].

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Turning Exits Into Insights

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Here is another article written by Mike Prokopeak for the “Talent Management Perspectives&# featured by Talent Management magazine (March 2011). To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the Talent Management and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * When a valued employee [.].

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Hard Goals Feel Good

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Here is a contribution by Mark Murphy to the “Performance Management&# series featured by Talent Management magazine (January 2011). To check out an abundance of resources and sign up for a free subscription to TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazine (both published by MediaTec), please click here. * * * HR leaders and CEOs alike [.].

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What you may may not know about recruiting and retaining top talent

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Here is an excerpt from an article from Talent Management magazine that cites some key findings from recent research on how employers are using hiring bonuses to attract and retain A players and High Potentials. Bob's blog entries attract and retain A players and High Potentials “Reviving and Inspiring the Workforce: 2011 Compensation Trends Survey” Buck Consultants (A Xerox Company) Talent Management magazine What you may may not know about recruiting and retaining top talent

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Five Lessons You Can Learn From the World’s Most Admired Companies

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mel Stark and Mark Royal for Talent Management magazine (5/10/2011). To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Experts from Hay Group, which partnered with [.].

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What Makes a Best place to Work a Best Place to Work? (from the annual D-FW survey)

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We opened our copy of the Dallas Morning News this morning to a wonderful supplement, a magazine on the Top 100 Places to Work 2011 in D-FW. This is the third year for this project). At number one is Gaylord, and as one of our clients (we’ve presented some of our book synopses for one [.]. Randy's blog entries Best Places to Work Best Places to Work DFW DFW

The Great Workplace: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011) This is a book I have eagerly awaited. Year after year, Fortune posts its annual list of the “1oo Best Companies to Work For.” I have never questioned the selections nor [.].

Five Principles of Inspirational Leadership

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Here is another contribution to the “Talent Management Perpsectives” series by David Greenberg as featured in Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the magazine and/or to Chief Learning Officer magazine (both published by MefiaTec), please click here. * * * We all know that [.]. Business Lead through culture LRN Pursue significance Talent Management magazine

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - 2010 Rewind Edition

Maximizing Possibility

 Before we jump into all that 2011 has to offer, let us pause for just a moment and reflect on all the great blog posts that 2010 gave to us.

Alan M. Webber: An interview by Bob Morris

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In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. Fast Company won two national magazine awards—one for general excellence, one for [.]. Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist.

Strategic Bets: When, How, and Why…or Why Not

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Here is an excerpt of an article co-authored by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk for strategy+business magazine (February 7, 2011), published by Booz & Company. Bob's blog entries 2011) A.G. Ram Charan Strategic Bets strategy+business magazine (February 7 Sunil Mittal The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation The Whole Deal: Fulfilling the Promise of Acquisitions and Mergers To practice a form of large-scale entrepreneurship

Five Signs That Your HR Chief is Trouble

Next Level Blog

With a shout out to the folks at SmartBrief on Leadership for pointing it out, I recommend to you a deeply reported article in Fortune magazine about how and why Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler was pushed. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Personal Presence

Six Ways to Lead First, Manage Second

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Cy Wakeman for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MediaTec, please click here. * * * Talent leaders should focus less on micromanaging the daily activities [.].

5 Productivity Pitfalls Learned From Marathon Training

Ron Edmondson

He contributes to RELEVANT magazine, ChristianPost.com , SCL and his blog, www.torconbooks.com. This is a guest post by Tor Contantino. I had the pleasure of meeting Tor at Catalyst this year.

What Am I Missing Here?

Ron Edmondson

According to an article in one of my favorite magazines, ( Spirit Magazine ): A penny costs 1.8 See the complete article in Southwest’s Spirit Magazine HERE. cents to produce… A nickel cost 9.2 cents to produce… Please help me… What am I missing here?

Business Proverbs and BS | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 26, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 3 Comments. September 28, 2011 at 8:40 am. October 1, 2011 at 10:15 am. Afterlife: Fortune Magazine Contributor, Wannabe Novelist. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011.

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Homeless, Not Helpless: Entrepreneurship in Unlikely Places | In the.

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • November 13, 2011 • Branding , Life , Marketing • 5 Comments. November 14, 2011 at 8:59 am. November 15, 2011 at 7:47 am. November 19, 2011 at 11:09 am. November 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm. Afterlife: Fortune Magazine Contributor, Wannabe Novelist.

Midweek News – New Column in Incentive Magazine and Interview on Women’s Radio

Tanveer Naseer

First up, I’d like to share the news of a new monthly column called “Real Leadership” which I’ll be co-writing with S Max Brown for Incentive magazine. How To Encourage An Inquisitive Staff – Published Article in Floral Management Magazine. They say that March comes in roaring like a lion and that certainly seems to be the case on my end as I have two exciting news items to share with my readers.

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Earvin Johnson: “a whole new kind of magic”

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Bob's blog entries character [comma] strength [comma] and honor: that's the real magic CNBC Detroit Executive of the Year Develop boundless humility Disciplined Dreaming Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin Johnson: "a whole new kind of magic" ePrize Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Fast Company Focus on impact [comma] not money Forbes magazine Inc.

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Solitude and Leadership

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“The American Scholar is the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932. Bob's blog entries Harvard If you want others to follow [comma] learn to be alone with your thoughts MIT Solitude and Leadership Stanford The Anerican Scholar Phi Beta Kappa Society National Magazine Award United States Military Academy at West Point William Deresiewicz Yale University

Examining Engagement: Are Employees In Love With Your Company?

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Here is a recent article in the “Industry News&# series posted online at Talent Management magazine’s website (February 14, 2011). To check out all the articles and sign up for a free subscription to Talent Management and/or Chief Learning Officer magazine, please click here. * * * A committed relationship requires two individuals who are [.].

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Remember the Cube

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In the brief article that follows, featured by Booz & Company’s strategy+business magazine, he introduces a passage on the importance of remembering where you started that appears in From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership, by Harry M. James M. Kouzes is co-author (with Barry Z. Posner) of The Leadership Challenge.

Is Social Media an Excuse for Brand Positioning Laziness? | In the.

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 19, 2011 • Branding , Marketing , Strategy • 2 Comments. Other than a casual Facebook page with a couple of dozen friends, I knew little of social media until I discovered Twitter in February, 2011. October 2, 2011 at 5:54 am. December 2011.

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John Boudreau on “Outside-the-Box Leadership Development”

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Boudreau for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * How can companies balance cost pressures with the need to [.].

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10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future

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Rasmus for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Tomorrow’s organizations may bear little resemblance to those we [.]. Bob's blog entries 10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future Chief Learning Officer magazine Daniel W. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Daniel W.

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The Two-Second Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future — Just Enough Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Maney Crown Business (2011) The power of prediction-based talent: Intuition on “the other side of complexity” At least a century ago, Oliver Wendell Holmes observed, “I don’t care a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity but [.].

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Are you letting conflicts fester?

EnLeadership

An Easy and Fun Way to Prepare for 2011 Introducing Our New Team Excellence Assessment How to Utilize the Team Excellence Assessment Defining the Offer: Making Managers into Leaders team-based learning and development services This Leadership Perspective Will Change Your Life!

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The Essence of Strategy | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • October 23, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. October 24, 2011 at 12:57 am. October 24, 2011 at 7:28 am. October 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm. October 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm. December 2011. November 2011.

Don’t Be Blinded By Common Recruitment Myths

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Here is an article written by Paul Harty for Talent Management magazine (8/4/11). To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * While concerns must be addressed, talent leaders should be careful not to [.].

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Lessons from the Simmons Leadership Conference

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Magazine T.G.I Friday’s restaurants The Atlanta Journal Constitution The Boston Globe Magazine The Glass Hammer the Mayo Clinic BoardHere is an excerpt from an article contributed by Liz O’Donnell, founder and creator of the HelloLadies.com website, to The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.”

Robert Gates on Sun Tzu and The Art of War

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I am grateful to my friend Thomas Huynh, founder of Sonshi, for the head’s up about Robert Gates‘s appearance on CBS 60 Minutes (Sunday, May 22, 2011) during which he indicates his high regard for Sun Tzu and his classic work, The Art of War. Bob's blog entries CBS 60 Minutes BusinessWeek magazine's "Top 12 Most Engaged Reader-Contributors of 2008" Katie Couric Robert Gates on Sun Tzu and The Art of War Sonshi The Art of War—Spirituality for Conflict Thomas Cleary Thomas Huyn

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Stuck in a Dead-End Career? Your Career-Limiting Habit is to Blame

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Here is another excellent article from the staff of Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * According to new research from the New York Times bestselling authors of Change [.]. Your Career-Limiting Habit is to Blame Talent Management magazine The top 5 Career-Limiting Habits VitalSmarts

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