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People & Productivity

People & Productivity Collection (10 Programs)

People & Productivity Collection (10 Programs)


How can companies fill human resource needs when generational gaps and a shrinking labor pool make it difficult to find and retain qualified talent? For answers, turn to this 10-program set, chock-full with proven strategies currently in use by some of today's most successful companies.

 
$695.00      
Tony Hsieh
Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

Happiness Matters


Tony Hsieh discusses the different ingredients used by Zappos.com to build a long-lasting enduring brand, including the importance of customer service and company culture.

 
$95.00      
Alec Levenson
Alec Levenson
Senior Research Scientist, University of Southern California

Managing the Millenials


New generations entering the job market have always caused disruption for coworkers and created challenges for managers from previous generations. The Millennials now entering the job market are no different. Alec Levenson’s research of over 40,000 employees, comparing Millennials to Generation X, shows significant differences in their needs for flexibility, team cohesion, and supervisor support and appreciation.

 
$95.00      
David Kelley with Jim Plummer
David Kelley
Professor, Stanford University, and Founder, IDEO
Jim Plummer
Dean of Engineering, Stanford University

Creative Confidence


David Kelley, founder and chair of IDEO, discusses human-centered “design thinking,” which requires building empathy for the end-users of whatever product, service or environment you are creating. But empathy alone is not enough. If you want to innovate routinely, you must have a process.

 
$95.00      
Shelley J. Correll
Shelley J. Correll
Director, Layman Institute & Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Minimizing Gender Biases in the Workplace


We unconsciously use cognitive shortcuts, including gender stereotypes, and unfortunately, these stereotypes bias our evaluations and often give men the edge. Drawing from compelling research, Dr. Correll explains how we can minimize gender bias.

 
$95.00      
Kit Yarrow
Kit Yarrow
Professor of Psychology & Marketing, Golden Gate University

Gen Y Decoded


Today’s young workers are a new breed. Socio-cultural factors, such as the self-esteem movement and ubiquitous technology, shaped a generation that thinks differently than its predecessors. Leaders that adjust their communication styles and expectations will succeed in connecting with and motivating this group. Dr. Yarrow’s tips for effectively managing Gen Y include providing context, relevance, and purpose for their work.

 
$95.00      
Tina Seelig
Tina Seelig
Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

The Innovation Engine


Why do we need creativity? Dr. Seelig’s model for the “Innovation Engine” allows us to alternate between discovery and invention by incorporating the internal strengths of imagination, knowledge and attitude along with the external forces of habitat, resources and culture.

 
$95.00      
Charles O'Reilly III
Charles O'Reilly III
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People


Dr. Charles O'Reilly argues that the source of sustained competitive advantage already exists within every organization. O'Reilly's prescription for an overheated labor market: abandon the obsession with hiring high-priced stars, instead motivating ordinary people to build a great company and achieve extraordinary results.

 
$95.00      
Robert Sutton
Robert Sutton
Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Good Boss, Bad Boss


Great bosses are self-obsessed—but not for egotistical reasons. The best are those who understand their people’s opinions of them and what it’s like to work for them.

 
$95.00      
Baba Shiv
Baba Shiv
Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Emotion vs. Analytics


Is it best to be emotionless and analytical in decision making? When our goal is to be decisive, the answer is a resounding No. Instead, harnessing the power of emotions is critical. Studies of the neural underpinnings of decision making show that our brains start by evaluating options analytically. But very soon—usually based on first impressions—we create an emotional front-runner.

 
$95.00      
Ed Whitacre
Ed Whitacre
Former chairman & CEO, AT&T and GM

Reinventing the Way We Do Business


An insightful interview in which Ed Whitacre shares, vividly, leadership lessons learned and the core management principles that catapulted him to 17 years as chairman and CEO of AT&T and, temporarily lured out of retirement, as chairman and CEO of General Motors Co.

 
$95.00      
Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon
Author, The Energy Bus

Building a Winning Team


Jon Gordon's strategies for successfully uniting teams build on the premise that communication is key.

 
$95.00      
George Anders
George Anders
Author and Founding Writer, Bloomberg View

Mining Talent


George Anders reveals why traditional hiring approaches are not designed for revealing the talent that fosters exceptional productivity and lasting success.

 
$95.00      
Doug Harris
Doug Harris
Managing Director and Leader, The Kaleidoscope Group

Getting the Best from Others


Not understanding what motivates each individual, managers offer incentives that are not meaningful, or "encouragement" that backfires and alienates their staff. Doug Harris explains the steps for reaching awareness, managing biases, and "doing unto others as they want to be done unto."

 
$95.00      
Tamara Erickson
Tamara Erickson
President, The Concours Institute

Avoiding the Workforce Crisis


Tamara Erickson explains how different generations of employees perceive the workplace, and describes how to attract and retain workers with this viewpoint in mind. Learn how to engage the hearts and minds of your employees by giving their work meaning and personal value.

 
$95.00      
Libby Sartain
Libby Sartain
Senior Vice President, HR and "Chief People Yahoo," Yahoo! Inc.

The People Side of Great Business


Great businesses are sustained only through the dedication and passion of great people. Libby Sartain advocates a healthy, high-performance culture based on an environment of loyalty and trust. She explains how to unleash the power of your company's foremost asset—its employees—to create lasting value.

 
$95.00      
George Zimmer
George Zimmer
Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO, The Men's Wearhouse, Inc.

Leading by Example


The foundation of George Zimmer's success is his company's corporate culture, centered on "servant leadership" values, which seek to involve others in decision making and enhance the personal growth of workers. Zimmer explains how his experience proves that a culture based on strong ethical values can succeed even within a competitive business environment.

 
$95.00      
Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck
Professor, Stanford University

Mindset, Motivation and Leadership


People are fairly evenly divided between those with either a growth or a fixed mindset about intelligence and talent. And leaders’ mindsets, Professor Dweck shows, influence their ability to grow on the job and to develop successful teams. Leaders with a growth mindset (who assume talents can be developed) place high value on learning, are open to feedback, and are confident in their ability to cultivate their own and others’ abilities. Leaders with a fixed mindset (who assume basic talents are carved in stone) place greater value on looking smart and are less likely to believe that they or others can change.

 
$95.00      
Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD
Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD
President, Kinsey Consulting

How to Manage People Through Continuous Change


Change is now business as usual. But employees are increasingly skeptical about committing to business strategies that are constantly being redefined. Carol Kinsey Goman presents specific methods for communicating your plan and the negative consequences for your team if they don't get on board.

 
$95.00      
Frank Flynn
Frank Flynn
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Judging Talent


Hiring decisions and performance evaluations are affected by common biases, such as favoring tall or attractive candidates. Professor Flynn provides techniques for conducting objective employee evaluations.

 
$95.00      
Daniel P. Amos
Daniel P. Amos
Chairman and CEO, AFLAC

People-First Management


Daniel Amos follows two straightforward management principles: he sets clear expectations, and he listens to employee concerns. His focus is communication followed by action. Amos ensures that employees experience an evenhanded response to their input, and he provides a reward system that gives them a vested interest in the profitability of the company.

 
$95.00      
David Bradford with Scott Brady
David Bradford
Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Scott Brady
CEO, FiberTower

Building a Feedback-Positive Organization


An effective leader must be prepared to offer timely and honest feedback, both to employees and to other members of the management team. David Bradford examines what it takes to have a "feedback-rich" organization, while Scott Brady relates how feedback propelled his own organization through tremendous growth.

 
$95.00      
Roderick Kramer
Roderick Kramer
Professor, Stanford University

The Power of Paranoia


Two decades of research on trust and cooperation in organizations have convinced Roderick Kramer that an appropriate amount of distrust can be beneficial in the workplace. Kramer argues for a moderate form of suspicion he calls "prudent paranoia," which can prove highly valuable to the distrustful organization—or individual.

 
$95.00      
Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Why Don't We Naturally Make Good Decisions?


We rarely study—much less apply—the fundamental thinking processes that should be undertaken before we make important decisions. Dr. Howard describes the elements of high-quality decisions and tells how to increase our clarity of action in the personal and professional decisions that shape our lives and organizations.

 
$95.00      
Chunka Mui
Chunka Mui
Fellow, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc.

Billion-Dollar Lessons


Chunka Mui and Paul Carroll found the Number 1 cause of business failures of the past quarter-century: Misguided Strategy. Mui gives examples of the seven most common strategic failure patterns: illusions of synergy, misjudged adjacencies, faulty financial engineering and others.

 
$95.00      
Joel Kurtzman
Joel Kurtzman
Chairman, The Kurtzman Group

Common Purpose


Companies that achieve and sustain exceptional results over time are rare. Those that do are made up of people united by a common purpose—one that fosters hard work, sacrifice, and exemplary performance to accomplish the goals of the organization. Their leaders, whether at Disney, Google, or Staples, inspire a palpable sense of mission and provide the means for individuals to contribute as much as possible.

 
$95.00      
Rob Cross
Rob Cross
Professor of Management, University of Virginia

Leading in a Connected World


Professor Cross explains what high-quality, energy-building networks look like and how to manage your organization’s interpersonal networks to drive business results.

 
$95.00      
James Baron
James Baron
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Building Personal Networks


Networks can be powerful career tools, helping to drive performance and build influence. But they benefit organizations as well, enhancing productivity and improving communication between disparate business units and functions. Professor James Baron offers concrete suggestions for building an effective and efficient personal network.

 
$95.00      
Jeffrey Swartz
Jeffrey Swartz
President and CEO, Timberland Company

Doing Well and Doing Good


Jeffrey Swartz firmly believes in commerce, and that profits for Wall Street are necessary—but not sufficient. It's no longer enough to be solely focused on the bottom line. Timberland is proof that profit-minded companies can "do well" for shareholders and "do good" for communities.

 
$95.00      
Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson
Executive Director, Positive Coaching Alliance

Life Lessons from the Playing Field


Jim Thompson describes youth sports as an illustration of the teamwork and high achievement that every organization wants to see in its employees. He explains the right way—and the wrong way—to motivate individuals to do their very best, and shares ten valuable leadership lessons gleaned from his experience as a coach and crusader for young athletes.

 
$95.00      
Christina Maslach
Christina Maslach
Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Preventing Burnout in Your Organization


What can be done about burnout and its high costs both to the employee and the organization? Professor Christina Maslach describes six contributing factors that increase the risk of burnout, and the toll it takes on individuals and job performance. Learn strategies to turn exhaustion into energy, ineffectiveness into achievement.

 
$95.00      

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