Vision with Precision: Vision is Fun But Precision Gets It Done

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by Rob Fazio, PhD “Having a vision is fun, vision with precision gets it done.” Vision statements on a wall, on a website, or on a piece of paper can serve a purpose for businesses, but they don’t lead to success. The purpose of a vision is to have something not just to move towards,… Read more »

My Life with Open Source (Or How Helping Strangers Boosted My Career)

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The beginning My first contact with open-source was the same as it is for most people: using open-source projects. I’m too curious to stop at that. I wanted to know how these projects I’ve been using were written and which architecture and patterns they use. I wanted to debug its code so I could both use… Read more »

Take Control of Your Learning: How to Create and Implement a Professional Learning Plan

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I’m a modern learner. And whether you know it or not, you’re probably one, too. A modern learner is anyone working in an industry or organization that requires any or all of the following: Continuous advancement of existing skills Rapid learning of a diverse array of new skills Frequent application of, and experimentation with, those new… Read more »

A Formula for Successful Workplace Motivation

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by Ivica Vrancic Ivica Vrancic is a consultant and trainer. He is also a founder of Verantius, a company that provides management development and human resources consultancy and services. The work efficiency of an employee is a combination of motivation and ability. It can be expressed by this simple formula: WE = M x Ab. This… Read more »

Phys Ed for Managers

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the… Read more »

A Strategy For Leaders, Life Should Be a Game of Chess, Not Checkers

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. It’s easy to see the top of the corporate ladder but successfully making the climb is an increasingly challenging undertaking. After years of rightsizing and delayering, steps leading to the top of ladder… Read more »

The Three Conversations that Will Help Your Employees Grow

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. There are plenty of plausible excuses for managers who don’t want to be bothered helping employees enhance their careers. There’s no time. People should “own” their own careers. If I give an inch,… Read more »

How Successful Change Agents Manage their Bosses

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By Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina, co-authors, Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within What’s the biggest obstacle you run into when you try to introduce new ideas or improve things at work? That’s one of our favorite questions to ask the people who come to our talks and workshops about how to be… Read more »