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Forces Shaping the Corporate Learning Function
By Ibraiz Tarique
May 28, 2014
This chapter presents the corporate learning function in the context of the rapidly changing learning landscape. It illustrates how several challenges are generating intense pressure on the corporate learning function to keep pace with a set of new norms for how organizations develop human resources. These challenges are changing the way people learn.
A Guide to Greater Success in School: Ownership and Owning Your Own Life
By Megan Stone
Mar 12, 2014
What does it mean to have ownership of an experience, or of your life in general? In order for you to take ownership of your job as a student, you must first understand what the characteristics of ownership are.
What Is Networking, and Is It Any Different for African Americans Than Anyone Else?
By N. Thompson, Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Andrea Nierenberg
Jan 3, 2014
The authors of Networking for Black Professionals explain what networking is, why networking works, and how it can work for you.
Network Like You Mean It: Who Do You Know?
By Andrea Nierenberg
Dec 11, 2013
When you think long enough about the people you’ve connected with throughout your life, you’ll realize that you’re in a much better position than you might have originally thought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Leadership Challenge
May 16, 2013
In this introduction to his book, Michael A. Roberto explains that leaders should stay attuned constantly to the social, emotional, and political processes of decision. However, they need to do more than this. They must not simply react passively to the personality clashes and backroom maneuvering that emerges during a decision-making process. Instead, they should actively shape and influence the conditions under which people will interact and deliberate. In short, leaders must “decide how to decide” as they confront complex and ambiguous situations, rather than fixating solely on the intellectual challenge of finding the optimal solution to the organization’s perplexing problems.
Introduction to The Rules of Parenting: A Personal Code for Raising Happy, Confident Children
By Richard Templar
May 1, 2013
When you think about the huge responsibility you have as a parent, it can stop you in your tracks and take your breath away. What you do and say over the years will have a huge influence on whether your child grows up to be screwed up or well balanced. Richard Templar explains that by thinking about it all now, you’ll automatically begin to correct many of your little foibles or bad habits as well as introducing new more helpful ones.
Rule 3 of Parenting: Be Content
By Richard Templar
Apr 16, 2013
Richard Templar explains that your mood is as important as your childrearing strategy and how you live as a family, if not more so.
Rule 2 of Parenting: No One is Perfect
By Richard Templar
Apr 12, 2013
Richard Templar explains that you shouldn’t give yourself too hard a time when you fall a bit short of the standards you set yourself. After all, what kind of an example would it be to your kids if you were unable ever to fail, even a little bit?

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