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Understanding Change Management to Guide Implementation of Sustainability
By Kevin Wilhelm
Sep 30, 2013
Before attempting to implement sustainability across your company, it’s important that you first truly understand how your company and employees manage change within its operations, processes, and culture. Only after you have that understanding of behavior change can you break down barriers, engage the skeptics, and set your company on a path toward sustainability that will last for the long term.
Welcome to the New Normal of Talent Management
By William G. Castellano
Sep 25, 2013
Bill Castellano presents a comprehensive, innovative model of workforce engagement that responds to today’s new realities, and helps you anticipate tomorrow’s.
Challenges and Opportunities with Optimal HR Decision Making and How Advanced Analytics Can Help
By James C. Sesil
Sep 23, 2013
James C. Sesil introduces his book, which explains how to dramatically improve human capital management decisions by applying advanced analytics and "Big Data" technologies and processes.
Using Critical Thinking in a World of Accelerating Change and Intensifying Danger
By Richard Paul, Linda Elder
Sep 16, 2013
The most fundamental concept of critical thinking is simple and intuitive: All humans think. It is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or down-right prejudiced. Critical thinking begins, then, when we start thinking about our thinking with a view toward improving it.
How to Handle Tough Questions: Agility Versus Force
By Jerry Weissman
Sep 11, 2013
How do you, a presenter, withstand an attack? Jerry Weisman explains how to use leverage, or the use of agility to counter force.
Using Digital Analytics to Create Business Value
By Judah Phillips
Aug 22, 2013
Judah Phillips introduces his book, which will help you and your business determine how to manage and succeed with digital analytics while minding the gap in analytics talent.
What Workers Want—The Big Picture
By David Sirota, Douglas Klein
Aug 14, 2013
This chapter presents what is essentially a positive view of the nature of people at work. That view is supported by the mountain of evidence the authors have gathered over many years of research, by the thinking and systematic research of others, and by the success of organizations whose policies and practices reflect such optimism.
Valuation for Mergers and Acquistions: An Overview
By Kenneth Ferris, Barbara Petitt
Aug 5, 2013
This chapter covers the principal reasons companies merge with or acquire one another, whether M&As create shareholder value, why acquirers pay a premium to take control of a target, the typical steps to follow when valuing a company, and the most frequently used valuation methods for assessing a company’s value.
Introduction to The Truth About Negotiations
By Leigh Thompson
Jul 29, 2013
Leigh Thompson explains that negotiation may sound daunting, but if you are informed, practiced, and prepared, even you can do it.
Top 100 Power Verbs: The Connection Between Communications and Success
By Michael Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford
Jul 26, 2013
Learn how successful people use the power of human communication to give expressive life to their strategies, operational plans, directives, proposals, ideas, and positions.
Preface to The Supply Chain Management Casebook
By Chuck Munson
Jun 27, 2013
Chuck Munson introduces the 30 cases in his book, which touch on many of the important supply chain issues facing modern organizations.
The Technology and Power of Language for Career Consultants, Coaches, and Mentors
By Michael Lawrence Faulkner
Jun 25, 2013
Michael Lawrence Faulkner explains that it’s the power of the words selected and the way they are delivered that makes the greatest difference in how people receive and react to words.
Smart Ways to Tackle Workplace Interruptions
By Mark Woods
Jun 17, 2013
We all experience workday interruptions, but they needn't cause suffering. Mark Woods, author of Attack Your Day! Before It Attacks You, advocates recognizing and accepting that interruptions are inevitable - and then doing everything in our power to limit them.
Developing a Corporate Decision Model for Planning Manpower Skill-Mixes and Allocating Resources
By Deandra T. Cassone, Frank A. Tillman
Jun 14, 2013
Frank A. Tillman and Deandra T. Cassone, authors of Strategic Planning and New Product Development, explain how they used Decision Science to develop a model for determining what skills and skill levels a company needed to accomplish its workload goals. This model was designed for a telecommunications company, but it can be adapted to fit all sorts of organizations.
How Small Changes Make a Big Difference
By Ben Waber
Jun 14, 2013
Sometimes little changes can be just as powerful as big ones. Ben Waber explains how things like what clothes we wear, small gestures, even sitting at a different desk can all have strong effects on outcomes.
Making Strategy Work: Execution Is the Key
By Lawrence G. Hrebiniak
Jun 12, 2013
Execution is a key to strategic success. Most managers, however, know a lot more about strategy formulation than execution. They know much more about “planning” than “doing,” which causes major problems with making strategy work.
Keep Time Thieves from Stealing Your Productivity
By Mark Woods
Jun 10, 2013
Most of us have been waylaid in the hallway by someone who just wants 'a minute' of our time. Is it really just a minute? Doubtful. Mark Woods, author of Attack Your Day! Before It Attacks You, addresses the question of how to coexist with co-workers who try to snatch away the precious little time we have available in the workday.
Power Verbs for Managers and Executives: The Technology and Power of Language
By Michael Lawrence Faulkner
Jun 5, 2013
In this introduction to his book, Michael Lawrence Faulkner explains how using power verbs adds color, flavor, spark, enhanced rhythm, and kick to our written and spoken words.
12 Tips for Greater Work Productivity
By Mark Woods
May 28, 2013
Mark Woods, author of Attack Your Day! Before It Attacks You, shares a dozen ways for all of us to get more out of every workday.
OM in the News: Quality Problems in Hospital Internship Training
By Barry Render
May 20, 2013
Barry Render explores why limiting work hours of hospital interns leads to more patient errors.

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