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Sally Haldorson's job as 800-CEO-READ’s General Manager is to make 800-CEO-READ a great place to work for our employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for our clients, authors, and our partners in the publishing industry. In addition to her General Manager duties ensuring collaboration, integration, and quality, she reads, writes, reviews, curates, and edits for the company. Helping craft The 100 Best Business Books of All Time used parts of both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be found hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

By Sally Haldorson, published May 23, 2013, at 6:16 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Marketing & Sales

It must be a lot of pressure to live up to the billing of "James Bond of design research" and the "Indiana Jones of technology for the developing world. " I mean, what do you wear? A tux with a dusty brimmed hat?

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KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway: The One Thing

By Sally Haldorson, published May 21, 2013, at 1:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

If I were to ask my husband to make a "to-do" list of the things he wants to get done over the weekend, the list would top out at around 20 items. On it would be anything from cleaning out the garage and going to the bank. .

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The Power of the Circle

By Sally Haldorson, published May 15, 2013, at 1:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Two conversations I had last week got me thinking about networking. ➻ The first was during a brainstorming meeting with Jon, our general manager, about our annual author conference. The meeting ended with a discussion on the value of mentoring, and the predominance of books that advocate for the practice.

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Thinker in Residence: Jackie Huba on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published May 3, 2013, at 7:28 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

In our final Thinker in Residence installment on Jackie Huba, author of Monster Loyalty, we asked Huba to share with us the business question that most inspires her and what books have most influenced her. Read on and enjoy Huba's take on business and books.

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Thinker in Residence: Jackie Huba, author of Monster Loyalty

By Sally Haldorson, published May 1, 2013, at 6:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Jackie Huba is the co-author of two books on customer loyalty. Citizen Marketers: When People are the Message documents the emerging world of social media and how brands should begin to embrace a participatory culture.

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Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce

By Sally Haldorson, published April 26, 2013, at 3:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Kudos to the author and publisher for coming up with such an intriguing title. It's impossible not to wonder just who this "hidden workforce" is, and surprisingly, organizational development expert Dani Monroe reveals that an untapped source of talent is right under our noses: our current underutilized employees. Over the course of my career, I saw hundreds of extremely intelligent, well-credentialed men and women with master's degrees in business, degrees in engineering, math, technology, and liberal arts.

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Focus...for Success and Influence

By Sally Haldorson, published April 19, 2013, at 6:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph. D. and E.

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Personality and Presence

By Sally Haldorson, published April 10, 2013, at 6:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've all experienced it. Maybe it was one of your professors from college who inspired you to get up before noon and actually attend her class every week. Maybe it was that actor, in that film, not the main star, but the other guy.

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Bring Your (Emotional) Self to Work

By Sally Haldorson, published April 2, 2013, at 6:45 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Listen. In every office you hear the threads of love and joy and fear and guilt, the cries for celebration and reassurance, and somehow you know that connecting those threads is what you are supposed to do and business takes care of itself. The words above were written by James A.

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Thinker in Residence: Erika Andersen on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published March 29, 2013, at 6:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

POST & WIN! Post a reaction or question for Erika in one of her Thinker in Residence posts, and not only will Erika pop by for the discussion, but we'll randomly pick one participant to win a copy of Leading So People Will Follow! In our past two Thinker in Residence posts featuring the thoughtful and motivating work of Erika Andersen, we introduced you to her newest book on leadership, Leading So People Will Follow, and also shared an in-depth Q&A with Erika about strategy.

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A Interview with Erika Andersen on Being Strategic

By Sally Haldorson, published March 28, 2013, at 5:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

For me, the most exciting thing about being strategic is that it’s learnable. Most people talk about being strategic as though it’s something you’re born with…or not. And too bad for you if you’re not!

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Thinker in Residence: Erika Andersen, author of Leading So People Will Follow

By Sally Haldorson, published March 27, 2013, at 5:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The next featured author in our Thinker in Residence series is Erika Andersen, author of Leading So People Will Follow (Jossey-Bass, 2012); Being Strategic: Plan for Success, Out-Think Your Competitors, Stay Ahead of Change (St. Martin's, 2010); Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People Into Extraordinary Performers (Portfolio, 2007), and the author and host of Being Strategic with Erika Andersen on Public Television. Erika is the founding partner of Proteus International, a consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness.