Business & Investing

February 13, 2018

Meta Leadership

"Meta Leadership" by J. Michael Stattelman

This book is focused on "Next Practices" over "Best Practices",proven effective, adaptable and evolutionary modeled after the hyper-competitive landscape the world has become. From CIO, CTO, Director, Supervisor, Manager, Program/Project manager, Architect, Engineer, Tech lead, Business Analyst, Test lead, Data scientist, Data modeler, DBA, Developer or Tester. Whether you work in Management, Analytics, Operations, Marketing, Software, Hardware, Networking, Accounting, Social Media, Help Desk, Sales, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Food Service, Staffing or Compliance and want better. The strategies and tactics herein are proven to make things happen if you apply them. We will cover everything from end to end of what it takes to dramatically increase your competency as well as how to garner support and relentless execution . Such topics as latency, data ecosystems, real incentives versus typical raises. War gaming scenarios, The power of 3's, H.A.N.D.S. 360, A/B Testing, How to deal with the Agency Problem, How to run effective meetings, How to continuously get better and faster at decision making, as well as how to get your clients to enjoy paying you and spending more. There is no other text on the market that has the breadth as well as depth of actions for you to take to launch yourself, team, unit and organization forward TODAY, completely sustainable and portable for where ever your career takes you. Technology touches every industry and in a nightmarish paradox it changes at a faster rate than any other industry. You must accept that; you have to adapt with the changes or get left behind like so many once great organizations and the individuals that not only ran them into the ground but the "yes" men and women that were employed by them that allowed it to happen. Today's IT as well as business leaders have to account for digital disruption at rapidly approaching paranoia levels. No entity, organization or government is beyond its reach. Not manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, retail, construction, legal, transportation, military or even civil infrastructure.

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November 17, 2017

The Development Alternative

"The Development Alternative" by Sophia Sanchez

This book focuses on critical aspects of worker development designed for business leaders responsible for bottom-line business objectives. The overall goal is to help these organizational leaders get the results they want through their most valuable business asset: The employees. Reviews: "Must read for any manager, supervisor, or HR staffer!" This is a great read! So many of these types of books are too verbose and usually I end up forcing myself to just "get through", while not gaining anything. Sophia Sanchez gives her readers solid advice and sound practices to increase production and evaluate the quality of employees. Every manager should read this as it really helps you "see" who your employees really are. ~ Amazon Customer "Helped Me with My Sales Team" As a manager of a large sales team, this book has helped me develop the team into a goal-oriented approach and has also helped the camaraderie between the team as they do not feel like they are competing against each other more than they are helping one another. Recommended for any manager or sales team leader and above who need motivational ideas to help employees. ~ Ryan Reynolds

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November 4, 2017

Business Etiquette in the Philippines

"Business Etiquette in the Philippines: The Essential Guide for Westerners" by Russell J. Walker PhD

The Key to Your Business Success in the Philippines! There are two words which are typically used by Westerners when describing their business and social interactions with Filipinos – “friendly” and “easy-going”. Delve a bit deeper, however, and you often find a third word making an appearance – “frustrating”. For a newly arrived Westerner coming to their first business meeting in Manila, it can be quite easy to fall into the trap of assuming that you are simply in a slightly more exotic version of London, LA or Melbourne. It is, unfortunately, an easy trap to fall into – to forget that, first and foremost, the Philippines is an Asian country and, like most Asian cultures, there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface than meets the eye! Including personal anecdotes and experience from an insider's perspective, Business Etiquette in the Philippines is your essential resource for business success.

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October 26, 2017

Creating Your Management Opus

"Creating Your Management Opus" by Laurence R. Huff

| Kindle | Hard Cover | More than a leadership book full of useful tools, Creating Your Management Opus is a guide to mentorship. This book is for all managers and leaders, or those who aspire to become leaders. Whether you lead the local Cub Scouts troop, your community soccer team, a church committee, or in the context of a nonsocial organization, the tools described in the following pages will be valuable and rewarding. Creating Your Management Opus uses an analogy of the symphonic conductor as an ideal example of an effective manager. The conductor displays the necessary techniques and tools a manager should strive to understand and employ.

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