Category Archives: Workplace

Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance

It is taken for granted in the knowledge economy that companies must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. But Boris Groysberg shows what an uncertain … Continue reading

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Liar’s Poker

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall … Continue reading

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The Myths of Innovation

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Leadership Discourse at Work: Interactions of Humour, Gender and Workplace Culture

Employing a discourse analytical approach, this book focuses on the under-researched strategy of humor to illustrate how discursive performances of leadership are influenced by gender and workplace culture. Far from being a superfluous strategy that distracts from business, humor performs … Continue reading

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Land the Tech Job You Love (Pragmatic Life)

As a techie, you’re a special breed, with special challenges facing you in the job search. Your competition is smart, tech-savvy, and highly resourceful. Expectations among employers are higher. Your competition will run you over if you’re not up to … Continue reading

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The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment, and the Bottom Line

As 21st-century companies realize they’ll need to be green to compete, sustainable ideas are spreading like wildfire throughout all fields ofmodern business. In The Green Workplace, Leigh Stringer, an expert on sustainable workplace design and strategy,shows companies on the cusp … Continue reading

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Semantic Web For Dummies

Semantic Web technology is already changing how we interact with data on the Web. By connecting random information on the Internet in new ways, Web 3.0, as it is sometimes called, represents an exciting online evolution. Whether you’re a consumer … Continue reading

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The Power of Strategic Commitment: Achieving Extraordinary Results Through Total Alignment and Engagement

Even the most well-thought-out initiatives will fail without true employee ownership, accountability, and engagement. Yet most managers and executives don’t have a clear system for ensuring the support they need from those around them. “The Power of Strategic Commitment” helps … Continue reading

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The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity while Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work

A business fable that explains why organizations need to move beyond the old-style diversity efforts to actually benefit from difference In today’s modern workplaces with their many different types of people, cultural and personal differences can be challenges-whether you’re a … Continue reading

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Am I The Only Sane One Working Here?: 101 Solutions for Surviving Office Insanity

“. . . the most comprehensive guide I have ever read for solving any conceivable trying scenario!” –Julie Jansen, bestselling author of You Want Me to Work with Who? and I Don’t Know What I Want, but I Know It’s … Continue reading

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