VIDEO: The Art of Purposeful Storytelling

Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of the Mandalay Entertainment Group Today everyone – whether they know it or not – is in the emotional transportation business. More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell […]


VIDEO: Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H. Pink Most of us believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, Daniel H. Pink says in, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, his provocative and persuasive new book. The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, […]


Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive […]


How Great Companies Think Differently

How Great Companies Think Differently

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard University is one of the most progressive thinkers in contemporary management. In this article she explains how companies that go beyond the myopic profit-driven bottom line, can reap rewards in a sophisticated global economy. In essence, it’s the 3 Ps of people, planet , profit, with […]


Hands-on Talent Management

Hands-on Talent Management

Perry Timms This is blog number 4 in support of the CIPD’s HRD 2011 conference and in particular the focus day I will be running called “Hands-On Talent” on 7 April.  I had some fabulous retweets on my “Hands on Social Media” blog last time around – thanks to those of you who commented and […]