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July 10, 2013

News & Opinion: ChangeThis: Issue 107

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


Qualities of a High Value Player (or, How to Rise Above the Suffering in Your Work Life) by Cy Wakeman
“People have come to believe that suffering is a part of working life. But it is still possible to find people who are performing well and are happy. This article will provide you with some tips for how you too can be a happy, high performer—a high value player.”

The Art of Significance: Achieving The Level Beyond Success by Dan Clark, CSP, CPAE

“We achieve success by doing what is necessary to get what we want, but often end up in a completely different physical and emotional place than we thought we would be. It’s like the pilot who, because his course was off by just one degree, by the time he returned to the same longitude was lost”

Growing Up Jersey by Joe Azelby & Bob Azelby

“If you want to impart a lesson and have it stick in the minds of your audience, it is best to do it within a story … stories go deep under your skin and penetrate both the conscious and subconscious mind. We want to share a few memorable stories from our 'Growing Up Jersey' collection that we draw upon today to help us lead large complex businesses.”

The Do It! Marketing Manifesto by David Newman

“Bad news: Marketing for the sake of marketing is broken. Kaput. Finished. Smart marketing is all about helping you generate MORE leads, BETTER prospects, and BIGGER sales. Period. Good news: That also happens to be the purpose of this cheeky, powerful little manifesto you’re reading right now.”

The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women at Work by Barbara Annis & John Gray, Ph.D.

“We need a new level of conversation, to include each other and participate with each other more successfully. We need a better understanding of why men and women think and act as they do, to see the strength in the complement of those differences. We need to be more gender-intelligent.” at “investing” was synonymous with buying stocks and bonds ... Fortunately, times have changed.”

If It’s Good Enough for Cars… How Lean Manufacturing Principles Can Help Heal What Ails Us In the Healthcare Business by Judy Worth & Tom Shuker

“In healthcare, understanding value to the patient customer is too often limited to reviewing patient satisfaction survey scores. ... Another tool we’d like to see [used] on a regular basis is following a typical patient’s journey end to end.”

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.