Self-Leadership September 6, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership, Management & Organization.
Tags: book, coach, conversation, difficult employee, Employee, employee engagement, engage, Engagement, evaluate, evaluation, executive, fire, Firing, goals, Guide, Hiring, How-to, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, manage, management, managing, mentor, motivate, Motivation, Organization, performance, shareholder, staff, stakeholder, Strategy, team, team building, teams, workforce
Authors: Andrew Bryant, Ana Kazan
©2013 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 25.00
An effective new approach for leading yourself and others to ultimate business success
With the flattening of hierarchies and global teams and the need for empowered and engaged employees, a new style of leadership is required. Self-Leadership gives managers and other business leaders the tools for greater self-observation, self-confidence, self-management, and decision-making.
Lead yourself to success—and others are sure to follow
“For leaders looking for a plan of ‘Why, What, and How’ to become a better leader, the answer is between the covers of this book.”
—Chester Elton, New York Times bestselling author of The Carrot Principle, The Orange Revolution, and All In
“Ever wish you could be more confident, more engaged, or more productive in your life? Look no further. All the concepts and tools are right here.”
—Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., Psychologist and Education Director, VIA Institute on Character
“Self-reliance, courage, confidence, emotional self-awareness, and perseverance encompassed into one leadership concept.”
—Garee W. Earnest, Ph.D., Professor, The Ohio State University
“Bryant and Kazan’s groundbreaking work challenges us to take the first small steps of what will be for many a lifelong journey of self-discovery from the inside out.”
—R. Dale Safrit, Ed.D., Professor, North Carolina State University
“Andrew and Ana’s . . . research, insights, and experience provide a practical tool-kit on how you can choose to live your life and your work and influence others to do the same.”
—Philip Beck, Chairman, Dubeta
“It is generally accepted in the business literature that the heart of leadership is leading self. I believe that leading self is also the path to being a ‘responsible’ leader. The important contribution made by Self Leadershipis that it tells you what to do if you want to get better at leading self. Read this book if you desire to be more effective as a leader and remember, “You don’t have to be bad at leadership to get better.”
—Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., author of the bestseller, Fish!
About the Author
Andrew Bryant, CSP, PCC is an international thought leader specializing in Self-leadership, the power of influence and developing leaders for the future with an emphasis on Asia specifically. He is the founder of Self Leadership International as well as an executive coach and leadership consultant.
Ana Kazan, PhD is a university professor and a researcher in Brazil and Research and Data Analysis Director of Kazan & Associates Consultants. She teaches Organizational Communication, Organizational Psychology and Leadership, Research Methods, and Self-Leadership courses in the state of Sao Paulo.
The Well-Balanced Leader November 30, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: coach, conversation, Employee, engage, evaluation, fire, goals, Hiring, Innovation, inspiration, inspiring, lead, management, mentor, Motivation, performance, staff, team, workforce
Author: Ron Roberts
ISBN: 9780071772440 / 0071772448
©2012 | 1st Edition | 240 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JAN-12
Price: US$ 28.00
The hottest new experiential learning strategies for new levels of leadership success
When individual leaders transcend their personal needs and focus on the needs of others and the overarching needs of the organization, the entire organization benefits. Employees at all levels become more committed — and thus, more effective. The result is not only greater job satisfaction for people at all levels in the organization, but greater productivity — regardless of the organization’s field, product, or service.
According to Ron Roberts, the strongest leaders are ones who are aware of their behaviors and how the way they act impacts others. As one of the top trainers in the world in the field of accelerated experiential learning, Ron has identified 9 basic human behavior pairs to bring themselves their leadership skills into balance—what he has termed Ego Librium (e.g., judgmental vs. accepting, defensive vs. nondefensive).
By understanding where they lie on each behavior scale, leaders immediately see where and how they need to change, and how they can use their greatest strength as the basis for the series of small behavioral changes that will lead to a new way of thinking — and instinctive new reactions to situations. In practice, Ron has seen that when leaders change their behavior to focus on others that their own levels of success greatly increase.
First, readers take a self-assessment to determine where their strengths and weaknesses lie, and see where they need to make adjustments. Then, they learn to use their greatest strength to begin developing an individualized program for change. Finally, the book provides experiential learning activities, action steps, games, and thought exercises for each behavior-pair. The method works because it breaks behavior down into manageable chunks readers can practice every day at work, until the new behavior becomes instinctive, even under pressure. People who use it experience a real change in consciousness — so when people need their new behaviors most, they don’t revert to old patterns. Leaders change from the inside out, which means that they create lasting permanent changes for themselves and their organizations.
About the Author
Professor Ron Roberts is among the top consultants and trainers in the area of accelerated experiential Learning. His workshops are legendary and in high-demand; he frequently serves as the keynote speaker or presenter at national conferences and professional meetings. Ron is President of Action Centered Training Inc., ACT Government Support Services (a certified HUBZone) and ACT Games, LLC, (the innovative arm of the organization) where he has trained executives, managers, supervisors and line staff in all phases of industry, corporate and government.
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Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Christensen Thinkers50, Education, Harvard, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, Latter Day Saints, lead, manage, management, managing, motivate, Motivation, The McKinsey Way
Authors: Christensen, Clayton; Johnson, Curtis W.; Horn, Michael B.
©2011 | 2nd Edition | 272 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2010
Price: US$ 34.95
Clay Christensen’s groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen’s seminal “Jobs to Be Done” theory applied to education.
According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn’t always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need “disruptive innovation.”
Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen’s now-famous theories of “disruptive” change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you’re a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you’ll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories. You’ll learn how:
- Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school
- Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology
- Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student
- Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform
- We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market
Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come.
The future is now. Class is in session.
“Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America’s K-12 education system needs–a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education ‘reforms,’ this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it’s likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it’s necessary and right for our kids. We owe it to them to make sure this book isn’t merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation.” — Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
“A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education.” — Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great
About the Author
Clayton M. Christensen (Belmont, MA) is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth. He is author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestsellers, The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution.
Michael Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He holds an AB from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
Curtis Johnson, once a teacher and later a college president, is a writer and consultant. He was head of the public policy research organization that launched the idea of chartered schools and chief of staff to former governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota. Co-author of three books on how metropolitan regions have to adapt to new realities to be successful places, Johnson is a partner with the Citistates Group and the managing partner of Education Evolving, a project of the Center for Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a PhD from the College of Education at the University of Texas.
Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition was referenced in a Washington Times article relating to online courses and FCC regulation of the Internet. To read. please click HERE
Title by Clayton M. Christensen
The Big Book of People Skills Games: Quick, Effective Activities for Making Great Impressions, Boosting Problem-Solving Skills and Improving Customer Service July 5, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights.
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The Big Book of People Skills Games
Quick, Effective Activities for Making Great Impressions, Boosting Problem-Solving Skills and Improving Customer Service
Authors: Rickenbacher, Colleen; Scannell, Edward
©2010 | 1st Edition | 272 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: August 2010
Price: US$ 24.95
More than 700,000 books sold in the Big Book series!
Always say and do the right thing at the right time! Developing the necessary skills critical to teamwork and company success—taught in a fun group format
Meeting new people, developing listening skills, learning proper business etiquette, or dealing with difficult customers or coworkers are all challenges every company faces. The Big Book of People Skills Games offers a host of interactive yet engaging games you can use to tackle all of these communication-challenged areas within your group. RESULTS: effective communication, greater team confidence, and improved customer service.
These short but fun games can be adapted to any setting, cost virtually nothing, and show you how to boost both employee and customer interaction, reduce absenteeism, and foster a more positive and productive environment–all necessary ingredients for company growth and success.
The Big Book of People Skills Games helps you:
- Improve internal and external communication
- Promote group thinking on potential problems facing the company
- Build stronger relationships with coworkers and clients
- Teach your team about proper work procedures
This is the complete reference for enhancing interpersonal skills—both personally and professionally—from the trusted Big Book series.
About the Authors
Colleen Rickenbacher (Dallas, Texas) is President of Colleen Rickenbacher, Inc. in Dallas, TX, which she started in 2001 after 20 years with the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, and has been involved in the meeting industry for over 35 years. Colleen is the author of two books and hundreds of articles on business etiquette, protocol and communication and has presented and trained around the world. She has served on the Board of Advisors for the International Association of Protocol Consultants, Convention Industry Council, Meeting Professionals International, Religious Conference Management Association and both the Dallas Chapter and the international board of the International Special Events Society. Rickenbacher also served as the president and chairs in various associations including past chair of the Certified Meeting Professional Board and the Texas Chapter of the Association of Event & Convention Professionals.
Ed Scannell (Phoenix, AZ) is a speaker and trainer who has given thousands of presentations, seminars and workshops across the U.S. and overseas. He has written or co-authored twenty books and over a hundred articles in the fields of Creativity, Communication, Human Resource Development, Management, Meeting Planning and Teambuilding. The books in his Games Trainers Play series (McGraw-Hill) have sold over a million copies and are used by trainers, speakers, facilitators, and meeting planners around the globe. He earned his CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation in 1986 and currently serves on the CIC (Convention Industry Council) Board of Directors. He served as President of the National Speaker’s Association for 1991-92 and serves on the NSA Foundation Board of Trustees.
The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration June 14, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: and Cases, Beating the Global Consolidation Endgame, Beyond the Deal, BIG BOOK OF ICEBREAKERS, BIG BOOK TEAM BUILDING GAMES, Built to Serve, Chasing the Rabbit, coach, Coaching for Improved Work Performance, communication. Collaboration, Conflict Resolution Training, conversation, Crucial Conversations, Dealing with People You Can't Stand, diversity, Employee, Ending the Management Illusion, engage, Equipped to Lead, Essentials of Negotiation, Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds, Exercises, Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders, Grown Up Digital, How to Manage Performance, How to Plan and Execute Strategy, Innovator's Prescription, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, Lean Six Sigma for Federal Services, manage, management, Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic, managing, Managing in Times of Change, mentor, More Quick Team-Building Activities, motivate, Motivation, New Age of Innovation, Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors, Perfect Phrases for Perfect Hiring, Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews, Product Manager's Desk Reference, Project Management, Quick Team-Building Activities, Readings, resolution, staff, Strategic Corporate Communication, team, The Ghosn Factor, The New Gold Standard, The New Manager's Handbook, Toyota Supply Chain Management, training, Wargaming for Leaders, Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed to Do and What to Do About It, workforce, workplace
The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games
Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration
Author: Scannell, Mary
©2010 | 1st Edition | 240 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: June 2010
Price: US$ 24.95
A new addition to the popular Big Books training series, addressing the hot training topic of conflict resolution.
Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities).
Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization’s bottom line.
Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to:
- Build trust
- Foster morale
- Improve processes
- Overcome diversity issues
- And more
Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.
About the Author
Mary Scannell is the founder of bizteamtools.com. She has been a professional seminar leader since 1991, and served for ten years on the staff of Venture Up, the world’s largest provider of interactive team programs. Mary leads nearly 100 corporate trainings per year and has trained tens of thousands of business people across the United States and Canada, including a long list of Fortune 500 clientele. She is the co-author of the recently published Big Book of Team-Motivating Games.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Every Employee Needs Conflict Resolution Training
How to Use this Book
Part 1. Communication
Part 2. Diversity
Part 3. Trust
Part 4. Perspective;
Part 5. Emotional Intelligence
The Big Book Series
- 9780071745093 The Big Book of People Skills Games: Quick, Effective Activities for Making Great Impressions, Boosting Problem-Solving Skills and Improving Customer Service
- 9780071635226 The Big Book of Brain-Building Games: Fun Activities to Stimulate the Brain for Better Learning, Communication and Teamwork
- 9780071629621 The Big Book of Team-Motivating Games: Spirit-Building, Problem-Solving and Communication Games for Every Group
- 9780071443852 The Big Book of Six Sigma Training Games: Proven Ways to Teach Basic DMAIC Principles and Quality Improvement Tools
- 9780071435253 The Big Book of Leadership Games: Quick, Fun Activities to Improve Communication, Increase Productivity, and Bring Out the Best in Employees
- 9780071396844 The Big Book of Meeting Games
- 9780071361767 The Big Book of Motivation Games
- 9780071361767 The Big Book of Creativity Games: Quick, Fun Acitivities for Jumpstarting Innovation
- 9780071357807 The Big Book of Humorous Training Games
- 9780070218666 The Big Book of Stress Relief Games: Quick, Fun Activities for Feeling Better
- 9780071349840 The Big Book of Icebreakers: Quick, Fun Activities for Energizing Meetings and Workshops
- 9780071343114 The Big Book of Flip Charts
- 9780071343367 The Big Book of Sales Games
- 9780070779747 The Big Book of Customer Service Training Games
- 9780070465138 The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do
- 9780070465015 The Big Book of Presentation Games: Wake-Em-Up Tricks, Icebreakers, and Other Fun Stuff
- 9780070464766 The Big Book of Business Games: Icebreakers, Creativity Exercises and Meeting Energizers
Becoming a Successful Manager April 30, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Leadership.
Tags: Beating the Global Consolidation Endgame, Beyond the Deal, Built to Serve, Chasing the Rabbit, coach, Coaching for Improved Work Performance, conversation, Crucial Conversations, Dealing with People You Can't Stand, Employee, Ending the Management Illusion, engage, Equipped to Lead, Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds, Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders, Grown Up Digital, How to Manage Performance, How to Plan and Execute Strategy, Innovator's Prescription, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, Lean Six Sigma for Federal Services, manage, management, Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic, managing, Managing in Times of Change, mentor, motivate, Motivation, New Age of Innovation, Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors, Perfect Phrases for Perfect Hiring, Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews, Product Manager's Desk Reference, Project Management, staff, Strategic Corporate Communication, team, The Ghosn Factor, The New Gold Standard, The New Manager's Handbook, Toyota Supply Chain Management, Wargaming for Leaders, Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed to Do and What to Do About It, workforce
Becoming a Successful Manager
Comprehensive and accessible, this must-have guide for managers is completely updated to cover today’s most critical management topics—from company culture to new technologies and more
Becoming a Successful Manager has all the tools and techniques for making a smooth transition into the role of manager. Drawing on both academic research and real-world experience, the authors teach readers how to apply what they call “The Discovery Method.” Through practical exercises and thought-provoking questions, readers learn how to manage others as successfully as they have managed themselves. Updates include such timely topics as the evolving roles of managers, managing up, and other changes brought on by technology, new generational influences, and changes in overall corporate culture and expectations.
- Previous edition attracted praise from executives at Arthur Anderson, State Farm, Colgate Palmolive, A&E TV, and Zenith
- Parkinson maintains busy consulting, speaking, and coaching schedules, appearing at venues such as ASTD and regional conferences
About the Authors
J. Robert Parkinson, Ph.D., (Sarasota, FL) serves on the faculty at Northwestern University. He is a consultant, trainer, and coach specializing in effective communications for major corporations, professional associations, and government agencies. He has hosted several radio programs and conducts seminars and personal coaching/counseling sessions in relationship building, management practices, and communication techniques.
Jack H. Grossman, Ph.D., was a psychologist, management consultant, and professor emeritus at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Gary Grossman (Chicago, IL) is the founder and CEO of Venn Strategy Group, which helps companies measure and manage strategy. He is an international consultant and trainer with expertise in using business intelligence and technology to build an integrated performance management culture. His clients have included several well known companies including Coca-Cola, Epson, and Avery Dennison.
Tags: Beating the Global Consolidation Endgame, Built to Serve, coach, conversation, Dealing with People You Can't Stand, Employee, engage, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, manage, management, managing, mentor, motivate, Motivation, staff, team, workforce
The Why of Work
How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win
The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller that’s teaching executives and managers everywhere how to create lasting value in their organizations… To read, please click HERE
One of the world’s top experts on leading organizations teams up with widely-respected clinical psychologist to offer leaders frameworks, tools, and actions to help organizations find abundance at work today in order to find sustainable abundance in the future – leveraging the universal need to create meaning into ultimate competitive advantage.
The Why of Work explores how leaders institutionalize principles of an abundant organization — a work setting in which individuals coordinate their aspirations and actions to create meaning for themselves, value for stakeholders and customers, and sustainability for their communities.
We all seek meaning at work: purpose, fulfillment, contribution, connection, value, and hope. Of course we find meaning in many settings but the organizations in which we labor are a primary setting for not only for accomplishing assignments but for finding an abiding sense of purpose and fulfillment. Thus work becomes a universal setting in which we seek to fulfill the universal search for meaning.
Ultimately the crisis of meaning becomes a crisis of leadership. Leaders are charged with the task of creating a vision for their organizations that is charged with meaning – that resonates with not only the minds and hands but the hearts of those they lead. Ulrich and Ulrich describe this meaning-making, value-creating, hope-building process for individual employees and for the leaders who coordinate their efforts. This book will help employees discover and leaders promote meaning at work, structuring the private conversations and informing the corporate decisions that shift deficit-driven thinking toward abundance at work.
About the Authors
Dave Ulrich (Ann Arbor, MI) – His work passion has been how to build organization capabilities (systems, processes, cultures) that create value to multiple stakeholders, then to help leaders build intangible value in organizations. Working with over half of the Fortune 200 and with companies throughout the world, he provides seminars, writes books, and coaches leaders to build sustainable organizations by turning customer and investor expectations into personal and organizational actions. He helps leaders move beyond employee engagement to helping employees find real meaning from work. He is a professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and co-founder of The RBL Group. He has written 15 books covering topics in HR and Leadership; is currently on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller; is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources; and is on the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University.
Wendy Ulrich, Ph.D. (Ann Arbor, MI), has been a psychologist in private practice in Michigan for over twenty years. She is founder of Sixteen Stones Center for Growth in Utah, offering seminar-retreats on abundance. Their work with organizations and individuals intersects at helping people find meaning at work. Dave works to rethink and redefine how organizations work and Wendy works to help individuals rethink and redefine their own lives. At the same time, they are committed to the importance of the organization’s responsibility to shareholders and investors as they respond to external conditions.
PRAISE FOR THE WHY OF WORK
“Principled, timely, and engaging, The Why of Work teaches that building a culture of abundance and common purpose is essential to organizational success.” — Stephen R. Covey, bestselling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“Will have a major impact on how individuals shape their attitude to work, how organizations create abundant cultures, and how leaders turn personal meaning into public good.” — Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan
“The Why of Work shows a better, different way to build and lead organizations. It is an insightful guide to how leaders can infuse meaning into their organizations.” — Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t
“This book brings the question ‘why’ to the place in which we spend most of our adult lives, giving us insightful tools to help make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.” — Don Hall, Jr., president and CEO, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
“This is a must read for anyone who works, leads others at work, or works to build a supportive environment.” — Beverly Kaye, founder/CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay
“Breaks new ground. . . . Going beyond competence and commitment to create abundance at work could be the next frontier for leaders.” — Paul Humphries, EVP Human Resources, Flextronics
“The Why of Work opens the door to significant employee engagement. The alignment between company values and those of customers and communities can indeed give employees a sense of purpose while delivering great results to customers!” — Paula S. Larson, Chief HR Officer, Invesys
“Blackstone has proved that finding superior leaders produces superior results. Dave Ulrich has brought this thinking to a new level at Blackstone. Every private equity investor and senior manager must read this book.” — James Quella, Senior Operating Partner, The Blackstone Group
- The Ivy Business Journal July / August Issue
- The Examiner .com, July 22, 2010
- Staffing Success, October 2010
- 5 Zingers from The Why of Work by Ulrich and Ulrich, by David Zinger on June 17, 2010
- Top 10 Book Reviews, July 24, 2010
- How Leaders Can Help Employees Find Meaning at Work, by Steve Nguyen on July 17, 2010
- Book Explores the Meaning of Work, by Nancy Weil on Fri, June 04, 2010
- The Real Value In Making Work Meaningful, on CIO Insight.com
The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win by Dave Ulrich and Wendy Ulrich