Book Club

CloseUp with Eileen McDargh

April 25, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

When you meet with someone whose professional title is “Chief Energy Officer,” you know you’re dealing with a person who’s tough to keep down. Eileen McDargh has made a career out of helping people not just bounce back but bounce upward and onward. In the #LeadersRead featured book for April, Your Resiliency GPS: A Guide more

Resiliency: A Key to Engagement

April 18, 2017 | Book Club, Employee Engagement

Turn the key in your car’s ignition and you engage the motor. Perhaps. If it’s a bad connection, the battery drains and you’re stuck calling AAA or Lyft. But if it’s a good connection, a spark flies and you’re on your merry way. Let’s use the same analogy but in human terms. First, a re-definition more

A GPS for Life and Work – Understanding Your Resiliency Growth Potential Strategy

March 30, 2017 | Book Club

In life and work, every one faces challenges. Whether big or little, they require you to make a series of choices and actions that will lead you forward. Yet, how many times have you been faced with an obstacle – at home or work – that made you question or fear your next choice of more

CloseUp with Ari Weinzweig

March 21, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

Most people who graduate from college with a degree in Russian history probably don’t imagine they’ll eventually start a successful deli and market. And most people who launch a deli and market probably don’t imagine they’ll go on to write a series of success books on business and leadership. Yet this is just the path more

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business

March 14, 2017 | Book Club

For as much as I’ve studied, taught, and written about both business and self-management over the years, up until recently I’d hardly paid a coffee cup’s worth of attention to the ways in which beliefs were impacting my world. In the course of Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the books that make up the more

CloseUp with Kate Talbot

February 16, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

Millions of people use Snapchat every day to share moments, tell stories, have fun … only to watch it all disappear a short time later. It’s called “ephemeral content” and while it might not sound like the ideal business communication platform, companies everywhere are discovering the power of reaching customers and building their brand using more

Oh Snap: Unleashing Creativity in the Era of Ephemeral Content

February 8, 2017 | Book Club

Kate Talbot’s book Oh Snap! You Can Use Snapchat for Business is the #LeadersRead book club selection for February 2017. Creating social media content is not for the faint of heart. Being part of a social team is a 24/7 job that entails being first to market to use the latest social apps in a more

Who’s Getting Your Time and Attention?

January 25, 2017 | Book Club

Years ago, when I was starting my business career I would occasionally meet my father-in-law Jack at a small diner for what we called our “businessman’s lunch.” During these lunches, he would ask me all sorts of questions about work and how I handled the situations that I found myself in. When I was promoted more

CloseUp with René Boer

January 18, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” René Boer and co-author Gino Wickman quote this witticism, attributed to Robert Frost, in their book How to Be a Great Boss. Like all great quips it has the ring of truth – so why more