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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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Creating & Innovating: Slow Down to Think Smarter

By Sally Haldorson, published September 21, 2012, at 8:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've posted a new Exploration over on KnowledgeBlocks: Slow Down to Think Smarter. It's an age-old adage, most often told in relation to an Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare": slow and steady wins the race. But is that still true?

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Precision Marketing

By Sally Haldorson, published September 18, 2012, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The folks over at Kogan Page generously provided us with an excerpt from Sandra Zoratti and Lee Gallagher's book Precision Marketing: Maximizing Revenue Through Relevance. Zoratti is an author and speaker, as well as the Vice President of Marketing, Executive Briefings and Education at Ricoh and manages a business created from former IBM and Ricoh companies located in Boulder, Colorado. She was named the recipient of the 2012 Business Marketer of the Year Award by the Business Marketing Association.

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Thinker in Residence: Ora Shtull

By Sally Haldorson, published September 6, 2012, at 2:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

KnowledgeBlocks welcomes Ora Shtull as our newest Thinker in Residence! Ora helps senior executives in Fortune 100 companies enhance their Leadership Presence – the ability to engage, connect, and influence in the workplace. Executives who have worked with Ora over the past 15 years are thriving at their jobs, being promoted, and making smooth and seamless transitions.

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Thinker in Residence: Don Mercer

By Sally Haldorson, published September 4, 2012, at 5:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We welcome a new Thinker in Residence over on KnowledgeBlocks, Don Mercer: author of Follow to Lead. When asked to introduce himself, Don Mercer simply replies: soldier, spy, scholar, statesman, servant and storyteller. He is a former U.

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Being a Leader: Women on the Rise

By Sally Haldorson, published September 4, 2012, at 4:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've released a new exploration over on KnowledgeBlocks. This month's Being a Leader curriculum is titled: Women on the Rise. KnowledgeBlocks members can enjoy reading through the 5 recommended books and the material we've curated to help you build your business knowledge about why and how women get to the top.

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Warren Bennis Blogs

By Sally Haldorson, published August 22, 2012, at 7:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Warren Bennis--leader, academic, consultant, sage--is blogging on Bloomberg Businessweek. What a fantastic gift to all of us in business as we can always benefit from some perspective and reflection on our daily work. Bennis, now an octogenarian, brings the whole of his life experience to play here in his blog.

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Running a Business: How Big? How Fast?

By Sally Haldorson, published August 21, 2012, at 5:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've released a new exploration over on KnowledgeBlocks, titled How Big? How Fast? What is the right size company for you?

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Lead with a Story

By Sally Haldorson, published August 16, 2012, at 8:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Over on KnowledgeBlocks we recently published an exploration on storytelling called Great Leaders Tell Good Stories. The overall message is that good stories aren't the sole property of the marketing or communications department, and anyone can master some basic storytelling techniques that will help leaders earn trust, excite enthusiasm, convey authenticity. While valuable, storytelling can be controversial.

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Planned Productivity: Take Control of Your Time

By Sally Haldorson, published August 2, 2012, at 6:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

New now on KnowledgeBlocks! Modern work environments are a productivity challenge for even the most dedicated employee. Workplaces are less structured and more efficient, so there aren't as many managers insuring noses stay bent to the grindstone.

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Become a Storyteller: Be a Better Leader

By Sally Haldorson, published July 24, 2012, at 7:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A good story isn't the sole property of the marketing or communications department. Anyone can master some basic storytelling techniques that will help earn trust, excite enthusiasm, convey authenticity. This is particularly important for leaders.

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A Q&A with the late Stephen Covey

By Sally Haldorson, published July 18, 2012, at 4:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

With the sad and startling news that Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, had passed away earlier this week, we were reflecting on the contributions he had made to the business book industry as well as those he gave generously to us at 800-CEO-READ. And in that reflection, we recalled a Q&A he did for us last year to promote his then new book, The 3rd Alternative, which was released in paperback this April. We hadn't yet used the Q&A as we hoped to soon incorporate it into an Exploration within our new KnowledgeBlocks program.

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New KnowledgeBlocks Explorations

By Sally Haldorson, published June 18, 2012, at 9:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Every month over on KnowledgeBlocks, we publish three business book explorations that examine a narrow subject within a broader business topic. Each begins with a featured book and then branches out, introducing you to author insights via podcast or interview, other related books, curated links, and brief analyses that will help you build your business knowledge. In June, members can access these Explorations: On the Being a Leader channel, you'll find an exploration titled "Beyond Pros and Cons" which features the book Judgment Calls: 12 Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams that got Them Right by Thomas Davenport and Brook Manville as a jumping off point for a deep dive into decision making.