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Book Review – Employee Engagement Mindset

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

“The Employee Engagement Mindset – The Six Drivers for Tapping into the Hidden Potential of Everyone in Your Company”, by Timothy R. Clark, McGraw-Hill (2012) Engagement should be a win-win partnership between a company and its employees. Employees gain professional skills and personal satisfaction when working with energy, purpose and passion. The company retains people […]

Book Review – HOW: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything

Friday, June 8th, 2012

“How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything”, by Dov Seidman, John Wiley & Sons (2007) We all want to stand out, to offer unique products or services, to be better, faster or cheaper. But forces like globalization have made it easier for competitors to copy, to lower prices or increase marketing. In the 21st […]

Book Review: Leading with Questions

Friday, March 16th, 2012

“Leading With Questions”, by Michael Marquardt, Jossey-Bass (2005) Asking good questions is a best practice for knowledge transfer. In this book, Marquardt describes “how leaders find the right solutions by knowing what to ask.” According to the Center for Creative Leadership, the ultimate key to a leader’s success is the ability to ask effective questions […]

Book Review – That Used To Be Us

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

“That Used to Be Us”, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2011) (Listen to the authors’ introduction) America, considered the world’s dominant political, economic, cultural and philanthropic force for most of the twentieth century, is struggling to remain a superpower. Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of […]