When Is a Strategy Not a Strategy?

by Rich Horwath

Make no mistake — bad strategy can literally kill a company. In a 25-year study of 750 bankruptcies, researchers found that the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy was bad strategy. And anyone who has worked for a manager who didn’t have sound strategies knows all too well the frustration of drifting aimlessly with no strategic… [More]

Five Ways to Cultivate Innovation and Problem Solving 

by Karin Hurt and David Dye 

Automation is a great way to drive costs out of operating a business and free up time for the humans to do what humans do best: think strategically and solve problems. But it’s not possible to just flip a switch and turn on the problem-solving gene in employees who’ve never been asked to think critically… [More]

It’s Lonely at the Top – and at the Start

by Amber Miller 

According to Richard Branson, the billionaire CEO and founder of Virgin Group, “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.”  Starting a business — managing clients, networking, trying to balance long work hours with family life — can be a daunting task. But more and more people in… [More]

Future-Ready Leadership

by Mike Hunter

Groscurth provides executive leadership teams with the information, tools and advice they need to lead their organizations into the “future of work,” characterized by transformative, smart and connected technologies already underway, including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and automation. This book fully unpacks what 4IR and the rise of new industries will require from… [More]

Applied Empathy

by Mike Hunter

Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as General Electric, Google, Nike, Warby Parker, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward. Empathy is not about being nice. It’s not about pity or sympathy either. It’s… [More]

Gracious and Strong

by Mike Hunter

From the first female executive vice president of Walmart Inc., Gracious and Strong reveals what it means to rise above the most uncertain leadership challenges and make essential hard-right decisions. We’ve all faced an unexpected left turn, the types of challenges that can be completely life-changing and put one in survival mode, causing one to… [More]

Leading Clarity

by Mike Hunter

Leading Clarity offers a bold proposal that changes the trajectory of one’s business and leadership. Today’s business environment is more complex than at any time in history, with greater ambiguity, chaos and uncertainty. Too often, individuals and organizations become bogged down with competing priorities and the constant press of daily demands. This book provides a… [More]

Managing Up

By Mike Hunter

Managing Up is a guide to the most valuable “soft skill” one’s career has ever seen. It’s not about sucking up or brown-nosing; it’s about figuring out who one is, who one’s boss is, and finding where those meet. It’s about building real relationships with people who have influence over one’s career. This book offers… [More]

Getting It Right the First Time 

by Glenn H. Varney, Ph.D., and James M. McFillen

Leaders and managers of an organization often face the challenge of change. Unfortunately, managers often make costly mistakes when they start making changes in their organizations. In fact, the record shows that 70 percent of change projects in organizations fail. We’ll look at one such failure as an instructive example to discuss why the attempted… [More]

The Reputation Game

by Mike Hunter

It’s a game you’re already playing, whether you like it or not. You can choose to ignore it and remain at the mercy of what others say about you, or you can take the time to learn how it works. For those who do, the potential benefits are unlimited. Through pioneering research and interviews with… [More]