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Announcing: The ASTD Management Development Handbook

QAspire

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recently released a fantastic collection titled “ The ASTD Management Development Handbook ”. This is a very non-traditional approach to write a handbook of management development!

Goodbye Handbook, Hello Facebook: Onboarding in the Age of Millennials

Great Leadership By Dan

Onboarding today looks nothing like onboarding of ten or twenty years ago. Acclimating new millennial employees to company culture requires creative thinking and modern tactics. Read Beth Miller’s new guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how. Beth Armknecht Miller Millennials onboarding

Possibility Maximizer: Human Capital Handbook 2011

Maximizing Possibility

Today I have a great resource from the folks at HubCap Digital with the inaugural volume of its Human Capital Handbook. The Resource: HubCap Digital's Human Capital Handbook 2011 What It Covers: This free download from HubCap Digital is the organization's first installment of what is meant to be a "living document" that continually evolves to adapt to the needs of its audience facing an ever-changing. Happy Friday - I hope you have had a wonderful week!

Book Review: The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Chartered Management Institute

The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook by Rupert Scofield is written to guide the aspiring social entrepreneur through the full range of activities of starting, building and running a social business. Rupert is the CEO of the foundation for International Community Assistance, a leading microfinance institution. Review by David Stephens FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Don’t Hide These Easter Eggs in Your First Employee Handbook

Women on Business

Guest Posts employee handbook human resourcesWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

A Free Handbook for the New Year

Steve Farber

The Daily Handbook for Extreme Leaders (adapted from The Radical Leap Re-Energized ) is a practical, inspiring, and essential guide to being a leader of substance and significance.

The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: How to create, sustain and accelerate profitable growth Stuart Cross Global Professional Publishing (2011) How to manage strategy effectively and on a continuous basis In fact, everyone in a given enterprise (including but not limited to C-level executives) should be actively engaged in effective management of strategy.

My New Book is Out - The Management Development Handbook

Management Craft

It is called, The Management Development Handbook, from ASTD Press. One chapter is a set of screen shots from the best employee handbook I have ever seen. Words like “cry,” “love,” and “irreverence,” are shared in this handbook about management. Hello!

The Perfectionist’s Handbook: A book review b y Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Perfectionist’s Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes Jeff Szymanski John Wiley & Sons (2011) A brilliant analysis of the differences between healthy and unhealthy perfectionism I agree with Jeff Szymanski that perfection is best viewed as an on-going process rather than as an ultimate destination.

A Serious Handbook

Execupundit

Check out the employee handbook at Cultural Offering. It shows how pathetic most handbooks are. Full disclosure: I write employee handbooks. Mine, of course, are works of literature

The Pawnee Rangers Handbook

Execupundit

From Parks & Recreation , troop leader Ron Swanson displays the handbook for the young rangers

Scott C. Whitaker on completing successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Whitaker on completing successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions: An interview by Bob Morris University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook: Helping Companies Realize The Full Value of AcquisitionsScott Whitaker is a Partner with Global PMI Partners and has been involved in dozens of mergers and acquisitions totaling nearly $100 billion in value.

The Office Politics Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work Jack Godwin Career Pess (2013) How to survive and then thrive by effectively managing micropolitics in the contemporary workplace As I began to read this book, I was reminded of another, Jeff Pfeffer’s Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t. […].

Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook: Helping Companies Realize the Full Value of Acquisitions Scott C. Whitaker John Wiley & Sons (2012) How to combine, consolidate, and integrate resources effectively Most mergers and acquisitions either fail or fall far short of original expectations. Reasons vary, of course, from one situation to another. However, more often than [.].

AMA Handbook of Due Diligence

CEO Blog

Recently, I read a great book by William Crilly and Andrew Sherman called, The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence. I harvested a huge bag of lettuce (Hobby 1) on the weekend to freeze to make soup and you can see, I still have lots left. Lettuce put through the blender makes an excellent soup (hobby 2)stock. Also had a great 8 mile run(hobby 3) yesterday in the heat.

Stuart Cross: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Alliance Boots Alliance Unichem Apple Avon Cosmetics Boots the Chemists DFS Global Professional Publishing GSK plc In Which We Serve John Le Carré Lawrence Of Arabia Zulu Local Hero Morgan Cross Consulting PricewaterhouseCoopers Steve Jobs Stuart Cross The Bridge on the River Kwai The CEO's Strategy HandbookStuart Cross is a consultant, coach, and speaker who helps world-class companies dramatically accelerate profit growth.

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The Radical Leap Re-Energized: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries “A Daily Handbook for Extreme Leaders” “Doing-Knowing Gap” Eliyahu Goldratt Jeffrey Pfeffer No Limit Publishing Patrick Lencioni Rabbi Hillel the Elder Robert Sutton “The Knowing-Doing Gap” Steve Farber The Radical Edge The Radical Leap The Radical Leap Re-Energized: A Story That Will Change the Way You LeadThe Radical Leap Re-Energized: A Story That Will Change the Way You Lead Steve Farber No Limit Publishing (2011) “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?

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David Evans and Dick Schmalensee on “The New Economics of Multisided Platforms”: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries David Evans and Dick Schmalensee on “The New Economics of Multisided Platforms”: An interview by Bob Morris Global Economics group Handbook of Industrial Organization Harvard Business Review Howard W. David Evans and Dick Schmalensee are among the early pioneers in the research of “multi-sided markets” and the economic principles that inform the unique design of business models, pricing and incentive structures, and product design for these platform-based businesses.

21 Ways to Kill Your Creativity

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Michalko, author of business classics that include Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius (2001), Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques, 2nd Edition (2006), and Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work (2011).

Executive Transitions: The Importance of Relational Intelligence

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s another article written by Patricia Wheeler and featured by Marshall Goldsmith’s website, Leading News, one that “delivers state-of-the-art information and ideas about best practices in leadership, helping successful people become even more successful, not only for themselves but also for their teams and for their companies. Leading News will be sent to your email [.].

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Update Your Resume and Create Your Life Handbook

Women on Business

Meyers, you just gave us all a life handbook! Did you know September is international “Update Your Resume Month&# ? I didn’t either…but it is! This press release by career coach and author, Ford R. Myers, offers five tips to develop attention-getting resumes: 1. Be Brief. Be Specific. Be Active. Be Selective. Be Honest. Taken like this, I think these five tips can apply to just about every facet of a women’s career.

Taking The Stage Is The Newest Handbook For Business Women And Their Supporters

Eric Jacobson

Judith Humphrey ''s new book, Taking the Stage: How Women Can Speak Up, Stand Out, and Succee d , is based on a program that has been delivered to over 400,000 women worldwide.

Michael Michalko: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity), ThinkPak (A Brainstorming Card Deck), Creative Thinkering (Putting your Imagination to Work), and Cracking Creativity (The Secrets Of Creative Genius).??As

On Leadership, Generations and Social Media Policy

Linked 2 Leadership

These days, almost every orientation handbook has it: the dreaded social media policy. Does your company have a social media policy for all generations? For those organizations that do, some policies can be fairly liberal, like when social media can be used during working hours. Some are more stringent- like how employees use their accounts on […]. Future Leadership Issues Organizational Health Team Building Leadership generations leadership social media

Sketch Note: 6 Rules of Change by Esther Derby

QAspire

Thanks to Mike Rohde , author of “ The Sketchnote Handbook ” for encouragement on Twitter. Esther Derby is a highly respected voice in building up agile environments, organizations and teams for success.

Award-Winning Beer: An Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Erika Andersen

I have to admit upfront that this post is primarily a thinly-veiled excuse to say wonderful things about my husband. However, be assured there is an important life/work lesson here as well. My husband Patrick is in the final stages of setting up his craft brewery, and it’s been fascinating watching him travel down five parallel business-building tracks for the past year. I’m realizing that any successful entrepreneur needs to walk down these same paths. (He’s

Leadership Mindset

Coaching Tip

These handbooks are to be used to create your own leadership DNA. The handbooks only succeed if you use them as an active tool. Source: Jo Owen: The Leadership Skills Handbook: 50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader. Leaders learn not from classroom courses but from on-the-job experience through bosses, peers and role models. Some of the lessons are positive: we try to copy effective behavior.

Avoiding the Putrid Beast Destroying Leaders

Leadership Freak

Humility Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher accounting practices arrogance Disagreement employee handbooks Growth hr guidelines Leadership Development PowerPride is good. For example, “Have some pride” and “Take pride in your work.” Arrogant pride, however, represents the dark, blinding, deceptive underbelly of leadership.

Avoiding the Putrid Beast Destroying Leaders

Leadership Freak

Humility Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher accounting practices arrogance Disagreement employee handbooks Growth hr guidelines Leadership Development PowerPride is good. For example, “Have some pride” and “Take pride in your work.” Arrogant pride, however, represents the dark, blinding, deceptive underbelly of leadership.

An invitation from Marshall Goldsmith to interact with Patrick Lencioni

First Friday Book Synopsis

I just received this introduction from Marshall Goldsmith and Patricia Wheeler and thought you may be interested. Here are the details. * * * Marshall Goldsmith and Patricia Wheeler invite you to a ?Thought Thought Leader Teleforum?on on Wednesday March 28th at noon Eastern time? Please join us for a Thought Leader TeleForum on Wednesday March 28th [.].

John Donovan (AT&T) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant AT&T Corner Office column Donald Sull Joan Magretta John Donovan Stuart Cross SundayBusiness section sustain and accelerate profitable growth The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: How to create The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times The Upside of Turbulence: Seizing Opportunity in an Uncertain World Times Books Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

Learning from Steve Jobs: How to lead with purpose

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Apple is fine example of a purposeful organization CNN online Employees First [comma] Customers Second HCL Technologies how to deliver a superior guest experience Lead With Purpose: Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself Lead Your Boss Learning from Steve Jobs: How to lead with purpose Roger Webb The AMA Handbook of Leadership the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain the University of Central Oklahoma Vineet Nayar

Interview: Communicating Change With the Results Map

Change Starts Here

Listen to the show here (30 minutes): And get your Results Map Handbook here: www.resultsmap.com. Caroline Kealey, Owner and Principal at Ingenium Communications, joins the show this month to share the Results Map, her tool for developing communications.

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to use innovative thinking to create or revise a business model that drives growth and profits This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review. Having read all [.].

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to use innovative thinking to create or revise a business model that drives growth and profits This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review. Having read all [.].

Leading with Inclusion at the Core

Linked 2 Leadership

Often Core Values are also included in employee handbooks and other such marketing materials. Looking online one can see that most companies post their Core Values on their websites. I have two questions to explore… First, how do those values “show up” in the organization and can they be evident to an “outsider?” ” Second, with this “global economy” [.].

Book Review: The Leaderful Handbook

Chartered Management Institute

6 Interview Questions To Ask To Access Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobson

Thanks to Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential HR Handbook , for these helpful questions! The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions : What personal qualities define you as a leader?

Business Owners: Are You Guilty Of Negligence?…

Strategy Driven

The Employee Handbook. A good employee handbook will introduce new recruits to the company’s core values, mission and culture, will tell them what’s expected of them, but most importantly, it will tell them what’s permissible and what’s not.

Critical Competencies for Effective Coaching (And a Book) by Lisa Haneberg

QAspire

Lisa Haneberg fills this important gap by offering a very useful handbook that clarifies the foundation of good coaching and offers actionable insights and tools for effective coaching. Great coaching is at the heart of meaningful accomplishments.