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7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA. Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA

Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but I'll bet that almost all of the successful ones have read and truly treasure these seven short, easy-to-read classics: 1. As a Man Thinketh Author: James Allen What It Teaches: Most people labor under the misconception that their life is the result of fate, luck, or circumstances. Best Quote: "A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. 2. Writer Resources. David Taylor's Business Intelligence Blog » Cool Xcelsius Dashboards and Where to Find Them. Home > Dashboards > Cool Xcelsius Dashboards and Where to Find Them Cool Xcelsius Dashboards and Where to Find Them They’ve Got Style I continue to be amazed by the dashboards being developed by our customers and partners to meet on going business needs.

David Taylor's Business Intelligence Blog » Cool Xcelsius Dashboards and Where to Find Them

Across every industry and every organization, regardless of size, companies are able to consolidate information into a single, interactive dashboard view. Summary of the book "The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" Home » Articles » Summary of the book "The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" (2002-06-01) Introduction This is a summary of ideas from the book The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout.

Summary of the book "The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing"

Text in normal is my paraphrasing of what the book says. Text in italic represents my personal comments. And remember: this is just a short summary and is not meant to replace the book, nothing beats reading the real thing. Law 1 (law of leadership) Being first in the market is better than having a better product than a competition. Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture - John Coleman. By John Coleman | 3:00 PM May 6, 2013 The benefits of a strong corporate culture are both intuitive and supported by social science.

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture - John Coleman

According to James L. Heskett, culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.” And HBR writers have offered advice on navigating different geographic cultures, selecting jobs based on culture, changing cultures, and offering feedback across cultures, among other topics. But what makes a culture? 1. How to Be Mindful in an 'Unmanageable' World - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 2:00 PM February 27, 2013 “I believe this is a very special moment in history, a kind of perfect storm.

How to Be Mindful in an 'Unmanageable' World - Tony Schwartz

There is a growing recognition — to borrow language from AA — that our world has become unmanageable.” Those words have been reverberating in my head ever since Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, said them over the weekend during the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco. She was introducing an iPhone app called “GPS for the Soul,” which is designed to measure heart rate variability as a window into your stress level at any given moment during the day. It seemed fitting to me that Arianna described the challenges so many of us face in our work — and in our lives more broadly — by using the language of addiction. Management by Objectives (MBO) - Team Management Training from MindTools. Aligning Objectives With Organizational Goals Learn how to align people's actions with your organization's goals. © iStockphoto/danleap In many organizations, it's hard to remember a time when non-managerial employees were kept in the dark about strategy.

Management by Objectives (MBO) - Team Management Training from MindTools

Five Golden Rules for Successful Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools. Five Rules to Set Yourself Up for Success Learn five techniques for setting effective goals.

Five Golden Rules for Successful Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools

Locke's Goal Setting Theory - Understanding SMART - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools. Setting Meaningful, Challenging Goals Learn how to set effective goals, in this short video.

Locke's Goal Setting Theory - Understanding SMART - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools

10 Tips for Setting SMART-er Goals and or Objectives. Goals and Objectives. Before you do anything, you’ll need to focus your objective(s) for the class.

Goals and Objectives

After collaborating on shared goals with the faculty member, formulate your learning outcomes for the class so that you can keep them in mind as you plan and teach the class. Well thought out learning outcomes will give structure to the discussion, activities and assessment of the class. Learning outcomes are statements that specify what learners will know or be able to do as a result of a learning activity. Outcomes are usually expressed as knowledge, skills, or attitudes. Learning outcomes have three distinguishing characteristics. (1) The specified action by the learners must be observable The ultimate test when writing a learning outcome is whether or not the action taken by the participants can be assessed. Examples: Setting Goals. Home » Resources » Leadership Exercises & Tips » Organizational Development » Setting Goals Setting Goals Goals help define your organization, give direction and avoid chaos.

Setting Goals

Goals can help motivate members by communicating what the organization is striving for as well as providing a basis of recognizing accomplishments and successes. Organizations that set goals are more effective in recruiting members. Web Marketing Infographics. Fast Company. Infographic: Get More Out Of Google. The Top 5 Persuasion Techniques of All TimeUpgradeReality.com.

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