Andy Lake explains what Smart Flexibility is and the benefits of creating a flexable working enviroment for your business.
This is a great read for anyone who is looking for ways to utilize the technology of today to move from the traditional to more innovative work environment that benefits company and employees alike. Creating a positive, productive and efficient work environment that empowers employees and make your company the one people want to work for.
You can find out more about this topic at www.flexibility.co.uk
What is a leader and do we all have the ability to lead? Major Whipp’s book is short, concise and packed with tips on how to enhance and bring out your leadership skills to drive your business and teams to see and support your vision. He shares with us the difference between a leader and manager and the qualities that make a good leader great.
This is a great read for anyone who wants to inspire others and become the best leader they can be, by collecting the experience and knowledge around you and using your mindset and emotions to inspire leadership throughout your organization.
What is wisdom and how can one instill it into a company. Are leaders like Steve Jobs great at their jobs but not great at instilling wisdom. How can the collective minds of a company be harnessed to make a much better thinking organization? We discus how leaders can use this book and how to make the book work for your organization. How can a leader introduce this way of thinking to other managers in the company and what are the long term benefits to implementing this new direction? These any many more practical steps are covered in this in-depth look at the book.
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The Changing MO of the CMO
How the Convergence of Brand and Reputation is Affecting Marketers
Author: MaryLee Sachs
Why is PR and Marketing at odds and is it important for the CMO to be able to oversee these two departments? With the emergence of powerful Social Networks and the complaints that can come from these channels. We chat about how marketing in evolving and what top CMOs have to say about their perspective and strategy. How do you become a CMO these days and we delve into what her new book will be all about. Some surprising insights and information is found out about this in-depth interview based book.
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Author: Tony Morris
I chat with Tony about sales and sales techniques. He tells us why this book is different because it actually provides techniques and how to use them right away. Tony loves sales and it shows in his knowledge base and the amount of value he has put into this book. What is “Smart Calling” and how can it help you become a better seller? What techniques will get you more appointments and how can you use them today? Check it out and get some great sales tips right now.
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Author: Stevan Covey
It’s fair to say that Stephen M. R. Covey has spent his life and career studying the principles in this book. He is the son and business partner of Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” which was named the most influential business books of the twentieth century. We dig into the book and get the fundamental business case for the book and it’s message. Trust is a critical element if you need your business to be able to move fast and be cost effective. The power of trust is immensely important for leaders but it’s also becoming apparent that this trust can be measured and tracked. We also learn howe you can help your business be more trusting and also trusted. A fascinating talk and a must read book.
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Author: Kristin Zhivago
I chat with Christian regarding her new book that tackles the issues of how to understand your customer and what they need. This book lays it all out and gives you the advice and direction on how to conduct great interviews to help a company understand what there clients want and also how they like to learn about your company. She talks about how this book is a much more refined and test version of another book she wrote in 2004. We talk about the 4 types of product levels and how people research them. She talks about how; Light, Medium, Heavy and Intense scrutiny are the 4 categories of sales experiences and how companies must be aware of the type of product they have so that they know how to sell them.
Buy this book here: Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy
Author: Theresa Braun
Dave is a likable guy and he is very much in the business of communication. Find out how the teachings in this book will help you thrive in the new social marketplace. We chat about simplicity, learning, story telling and a lot more. How can you do more by producing clear insightful responses every day.
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I start our chat by getting Phil to translate the book’s title. He comes up with some amazing insights and theories and our talk meanders around strategy, structure monitoring and how to build solid business plans. How does one deal with standardizing results, yet still be flexible, and other business conundrums. How do deeply embedded behaviours undermine the ability for people to manage or grow a department or company?
Buy this book here: Strategy Mapping for Learning Organizations
Author: Rebecca Costa
I have a great interview with Rebecca as we talk about the problems facing us in an overly complex world. Here passion for the subject is inspiring and the message is critical to our survival. What are the three stages of our collapse and what stage are we living in today? Find out how this and many other facts inspired Rebecca to write this international acclaimed book about the ongoing decline of our modern world.
If you would like to know more please check out his website: http://www.rebeccacosta.com/
Buy this book here: The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse
Author: Douglas Board
Why do we choose the people we choose to lead us? This book explores a big myth about hiring leaders or building your business. Douglas is passionate about getting the right person to do the right job and how to do it. Why do we use HR departments to pick the people we will be working with us with no input? We dig deep into how to solve these problems and excel in building an organization with the right people doing what they love to do.
Buy this book here: Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead