Recommended Resource – Make Every Second Count

Make Every Second Count: Time Management Tips and Techniques for More Success With Less Stress
by Robert W. Bly

About the Reference

Make Every Second Count: Time Management Tips and Techniques for More Success With Less Stress by Robert Bly presents a collection of time management and productivity tips to help knowledge workers and other professionals achieve greater levels of efficiency. Robert’s productivity methods address personal performance practices as well as the employment of technologies. While the methods presented focus on improving workplace performance, many of these methods are equally applicable to one’s personal life.

Benefits of Using this Reference

While the productivity methods presented are commonly known individually, the book itself does a good job at providing a fairly comprehensive and organization collection of productivity enhancers. This book will be particularly beneficial to those new to and entering the professional business world or to those who are reentering the professional workforce after a long-term sabbatical.

Take Your Career to the Next Level by Being Fearless

One of the biggest mistakes we can make as professionals is letting fear seep into our mindsets. Most do not realize how strong a role this dominating emotion can play in their everyday actions, but once it enters, the results can be catastrophic to the person’s short- and long-term goals. Whether it be fear of failure, fear of the unknown or fear of taking risks, it is important to banish the bad habit of fear and worrying in order to achieve your true purpose.

In order to gain more control of your career and take it to the next level, implement a strategy to overcome fear by following these seven principles that will help put you on the path to success.


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About the Author

A life-long education advocate, Sharon Lechter is the founder of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization, and YOUTHpreneur, an innovative new way to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in our children.

In 2008 Sharon was appointed to the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. She and the 18 other members of the council, selectively appointed by President Bush, continue to serve President Obama and advise him on the need for financial literacy education. To read Sharon Lechter’s complete biography, click here.

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Corporate Cultures – The Culture Change Penalty

StrategyDriven Corporate Cultures ArticleChanging an organization’s culture is extremely difficult. Doing so requires the alteration of the commonly held values of the entire workforce, beliefs that have been embedded in the organization’s policies and procedures and reinforced over an extended period of time; beliefs that many will hold as the company’s definition of right and wrong. Subsequently, changing a company’s culture will almost assuredly be met with significant resistance.


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The Business of Innovation – The Responsibility Revolution

Innovation is the introduction of new things or methods and is the life blood of business today. Innovative companies realize remarkable marketplace rewards. The challenge before leaders is how to inspire their workforce to use the full measure of their creative power to advance the organization in new and better ways.

The Business of Innovation is a five part series created by CNBC in association with IBM. Within each episode, Maria Bartiromo and a distinguished panel of guests discuss what it takes to be an innovation leader.

Share Your Financial Results and Improve Performance

Should you share your firm’s financial results with this staff? This is one of the questions that business owners face every day, and all too often the answer is no.

But no is probably the wrong answer. An organization can very often improve performance and get its employees bought into it’s mission and purpose simply by sharing financial results with the employees.


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About the Author

Bill Hettinger, Ph.D. is an internationally known consultant, educator, and thought leader who has trained numerous students, business owners, and managers in finance, entrepreneurship and small-business creation.

His latest book is Finance Without Fear: A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business. Finance Without Fear is an easy to understand guide to finance that not only explains the key concepts of finance, but also explains what the numbers mean and how finance can be used to create a business with a competitive advantage. He can be contacted at [email protected] To read Bill’s complete biography, click here.