Making Great Strategy

by Mike Hunter

Making strategy requires undertaking major — often irreversible — decisions aimed at long-term success in an uncertain future. All leaders must formulate a clear course of action, yet many lack confidence in their ability to think systematically about their strategy. They struggle to apply to their unique contexts the abstract lessons offered by conventional approaches to … [More]

Digital Makeover 

by Mike Hunter

Digital Makeover (How L’Oréal Put People First to Build a Beauty Tech Powerhouse) examines L’Oreal’s successful people-driven digital transformation. Professors and authors Beatrice Collin and Marie Taillard set out exactly how L’Oréal turned itself into a digital and tech powerhouse by building on its legacy to reimagine relationships inside the company, and with its customers … [More]

Integrated Tactical Planning

by Mike Hunter

Integrated tactical planning is an essential process for regularly re-aligning product, demand and supply plans in the short term, thereby giving the executive team the confidence that operational activities are being well managed unless they formally hear otherwise. This cross-functional re-planning process is vital to responding to change, increasing competitiveness and … [More]

Culture Renovation

by Mike Hunter

Most business leaders understand the power of a dynamic, positive culture — but almost every effort to change culture fails. Why? The approach is often all wrong. Rather than attempt to “transform” a new culture from the ground up, leaders need to instead spearhead a culture renovation. It’s all about keeping what works, changing what needs to be changed, and ensuring proper … [More]

The Business of We

by Mike Hunter

In today’s workplace, cross-cultural collaboration is essential to the survival of any business. Unfortunately, bringing together people from a variety of backgrounds can lead to “us vs. them” misunderstandings and clashes that work against the goals of the company. Too often, well-intentioned consultants and HR representatives attempt to solve these problems with a band-aid … [More]

The Man’s Guide to Corporate Culture

by Mike Hunter

Movements such as Time’s Up and #MeToo have done an incredible job of bringing to light the issues women face in the workplace. Now, it’s time to give men the tools they need to be part of the solution. Studies have shown that 60% of male managers feel uncomfortable working one-on-one with their female colleagues. This means more than half of American male managers lack … [More]

Business NOT as Usual

by Mike Hunter

Leading a business through crisis is a crisis in itself. The COVID-19 pandemic has been taking its toll on many, creating turmoil in the global economy. Business NOT As Usual is written not only as a blueprint for a successful recovery plan, but also as a success blueprint and a roadmap beyond the recovery phase. A powerhouse of practical and workable plans and a roadmap to … [More]

Stronger Through Adversity

by Mike Hunter

COVID-19 has disrupted business and life in ways we never imagined. Within days of the outbreak, world-renowned business expert Joseph Michelli contacted more than 140 senior leaders at major companies about their specific challenges and how they were meeting them — getting raw yet thoughtful real-time insights into a crisis that will define an entire generation of leaders. The … [More]

Where is My Office?

by Mike Hunter

Where is My Office is a fascinating and accessible guide to the effective management of corporate real estate — an underestimated element of business management that can have a dramatic impact upon employee satisfaction and organizational efficiency. In the current age of remote working and flexible work hours, why have most office spaces remained relatively unchanged for … [More]

The Talent War

by Mike Hunter

Talent is the foundation of every success story from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Main Street, and even on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. After all, an organization’s people, not its product or service, are its strongest competitive advantage. When it comes to winning on talent, no one does it better or more consistently than the U.S. Special Operations … [More]

Allies and Advocates

by Mike Hunter

Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture delivers a powerful and useful message about inclusion and diversity in everyday life. Author Amber Cabral, a celebrated inclusion strategist, speaker and writer, shows readers how to move away from discriminatory and unjust behaviors to supporting and building meaningful connections with people across our … [More]

Team Work

by Mike Hunter

Team Work presents a new approach to creating healthy, fulfilling, successful teams, and it all starts with individuals who put the team before themselves. The modern workplace is built on teamwork, but for many workers this structure feels like a necessary evil — an impediment rather than a perpetuator of success and fulfillment. The traditional approach to teamwork often pits … [More]

Unapologetically Ambitious

by Mike Hunter

Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley’s first female African American CEOs, this inspiring leadership book offers a blueprint for how to achieve one’s personal and professional goals. Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young Black woman, wife and mother, managing her personal and professional responsibilities while climbing … [More]

Belonging

by Mike Hunter

This book is a groundbreaking investigation into diversity and equality in the workplace, and a clarion call to the people in power who need to rethink their place in the boardroom and become part of the solution. One in four U.S. workers feels they do not belong at work. Structural racism, the patriarchy of the boardroom and pay disparities are just a few of the obstacles in … [More]

Launching While Female

by Mike Hunter

Launching While Female is an exposé of the gender gap in entrepreneurship and a road map for a more inclusive and economically successful future for us all. Journalist and professor Susanne Althoff investigates the obstacles women and nonbinary entrepreneurs — especially those of color — face when launching, funding and growing their companies, obstacles that persist because … [More]

Peak Performance Culture

by Mike Hunter

Peak Performance Culture: The Five Metrics of Operational Excellence is a step-by-step roadmap to achieving optimal organizational development in a company or association. This practical guide helps an organization’s leaders accurately evaluate the current state of their company and create a strategy that maximizes its future success. Author Dave Mitchell, building upon … [More]

Game Changer

by Mike Hunter

For employers, employees, freelancers, or part of a management team alike, it’s important to understand how — now, more than ever — highly skilled 10x talent who can deliver exponential value is radically shifting the dynamics of corporations large and small. This groundbreaking book examines how to identify, attract, vet, employ, manage and retain — or become — the … [More]

High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting

by Mike Hunter

Despite global economic conditions, companies are always looking to attract and retain the best talent. Unfortunately, almost 30 percent of U.S. job seekers leave a new job within the first 30 days. Why? Many new recruiters rely too heavily on high-tech tools to attract candidates and may not have learned the fundamental relationship-building skills that help recruiters ensure … [More]

Working From Home

by Mike Hunter

From setting up your virtual office, to time management, to dealing with conference call fatigue, turn remote work into a career powerhouse — even if you live in an apartment. Working From Home addresses top-of-mind topics and has everything you need to know to make the most out of working from home in the new normal so that you and your organization can thrive in a socially … [More]

Your Next Five Moves

by Mike Hunter

From the creator of Valuetainment, the No. 1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious business goals. Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. In this book, Patrick Bet-David … [More]

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