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Webinar with Dan Heath, author of Made to Stick

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 15, 2008, at 1:47 PM in News & Opinion

One of our favorite authors, Dan Heath, is leading a web seminar through The Center for Great Management. Click here to learn more about the seminar and to sign up if you're interested. Here's the description of the event: Virtual Seminar Overview In this era of ever-tougher competition, your company's greatest asset is its managers.

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New excerpt up - from Divide or Conquer

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 20, 2008, at 5:32 PM in News & Opinion

There's a new excerpt up on our Excerpts Blog. The excerpt is taken from Divide or Conquer: How Great Teams Turn Conflict into Strength by Diana McLain Smith. This chapter examines the the Steve Jobs/John Sculley breakup at Apple in the 1980s, a conflict that nearly destroyed the company.

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Marshall Goldsmith on managing up

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 13, 2008, at 8:54 PM in News & Opinion

Each week an author is interviewed over at the Harvard Business School Publishing site for their IdeaCast series. This week, Marshall Goldsmith talks about how management is changing, what it takes to manage knowledge workers and explains how to manage up in your organization. Marshall is an executive coach who has authored a number of books including the bestselling What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

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New Excerpt - from Executive Stamina

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 30, 2008, at 12:44 PM in News & Opinion

There's a new excerpt up on our Excerpts blog, taken from Chapter 11 of Executive Stamina: How to Optimize Time, Energy, and Productivity to Achieve Peak Performance by Marty Seldman and Joshua Seldman. Here is the publisher's description of the book: "Executive Stamina combines the wisdom and methodology of the very best executive coaching with the cutting-edge training techniques of world-class endurance athletes. This holistic approach uses practical tips and tools to help executives maximize their career potential, maintain their physical health, and stay aligned with their personal values.

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Gullible's Travels

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 8, 2008, at 6:58 PM in News & Opinion

Yes! Another CornerStone book has made it on my desk! !

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A glaring gap in the list

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 6, 2008, at 2:25 PM in News & Opinion

There's a post up on the WSJ's Independent Street Blog pointing out that the Journal's list of the top most influential business thinkers does not include a single woman. The author, Wendy Bounds, poses these questions: Why do you think there aren't more influential women business thinkers on today's list? How can this change?

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George Washington on Leadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 17, 2008, at 6:13 PM in News & Opinion

George Washington on Leadership by Richard Brookhiser showed up on my desk the other day and it looked like a very timely read, what with the debates going on and the United States searching for a new president. So, what about the first leader anyway? Why would anything he did be relevant now?

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An essay from John Hammergren on health care reform

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 14, 2008, at 4:41 PM in News & Opinion

Thanks to John Hammergren, author of Skin in the Game: How Putting Yourself First Today Will Revolutionize Health Care Tomorrow, for offering us this article on his views about the role of business in health care reform. Hammergren is a leader at McKesson Corporation, a 175-year-old heath care company. He writes passionately about the need for corporations to consider and take seriously their role in the health care issues this country is facing.

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From 1994: Tom Peters in Milwaukee

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 8, 2008, at 5:22 PM in News & Opinion

Jon interviewed Tom Peters the other day and it reminded me to share photos from when Tom visited us in Milwaukee in 1994 on his tour for The Pursuit of Wow.

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New book out: Crucibles of Leadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 11, 2008, at 3:44 PM in Staff Picks

Crucibles of Leadership: How to Learn from Experience to Become a Great Leader, by Robert J. Thomas, is out from Harvard Business School Press this month. Thomas's premise is that what matters most is what one makes of experience--particularly, the traumatic and often unplanned crucible events that challenge one's identity as a leader.

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Excerpt from Leadership Brand - 2 of 2

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 20, 2008, at 1:53 PM in News & Opinion

The following is the second of two excerpts from the book Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood. Leadership Brand details the authors' six-step process to leadership brand--"a shared identity among your organization's leaders that differentiates what they can do from what your rivals' leaders can do. " This second excerpt focuses on the process of training.

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Excerpt from Leadership Brand - 1 of 2

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 19, 2008, at 5:25 PM in News & Opinion

The following is an excerpt from the book Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood. Leadership Brand was published last September and has been on our best seller list several times. The book is the authors' six-step process to leadership brand--"a shared identity among your organization's leaders that differentiates what they can do from what your rivals' leaders can do.