The Science of Dream Teams

by Mike Hunter

How does an employer find the perfect person for the job in a stack of hundreds of resumes? Why do some teams succeed while others — made up of equally talented people — stumble? If the quality of a business’s workforce is the business’s most important asset, then why are its managers still basing these critical decisions primarily on interviews and their gut instincts? In The … [More]

TRUE DIVERSITY

by Mike Hunter

Pie Graphs are commonly used by corporations to illustrate their diversity. Improvements in pie graph analytics have been accepted as progress by corporate standards. True Diversity challenges this conventional wisdom, exposes the inherent weaknesses of pie graphs and challenges companies to “Go Beyond the Pie Graph.” Is it possible that these individuals who would occupy … [More]

Scaling for Success

by Mike Hunter

Managing a high-growth organization requires both strategy and adaptability. Unfortunately, startup founders and executives seeking to scale up to the next level find all too frequently that growth turns into chaos. Rather than laying the groundwork for the future, organizations get stuck by covering up complex problems with unsustainable band-aids and duct-tape fixes, … [More]

Row the Boat

by Mike Hunter

Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck and bestselling author Jon Gordon deliver an inspiring message about what a person can achieve when he or she approaches life with a never-give-up philosophy. The book shows how to choose enthusiasm and optimism as one’s guiding lights instead of being defined by circumstances and events outside one’s control. Perfect for athletes, … [More]

Be Where Your Feet Are

by Mike Hunter

When we’re moving at 115 mph, we rarely see the wall coming. But it comes for all of us and when it does, we grasp for lessons, for meaning, for purpose. Each moment (good or bad) and each win or loss provides us an opportunity to learn, and, if we choose to take it, that opportunity can change our lives — and the world — for the better. The human spirit craves connection. … [More]

Creative Directions

by Mike Hunter

Creative Directions is a management masterclass in which readers attend lectures and seminars as they learn from some of the best in the business, including directors Ava DuVernay (When They See Us) and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame); two-time Academy Award-winning editor Angus Wall (The Social Network); executive producers from hit TV shows like “The Simpsons” and “GLOW”; and … [More]

Wellbeing at Work

by Mike Hunter

What if the next global crisis is a mental health pandemic? It is here now. One-third of Americans have shown signs of clinical anxiety or depression, and the current state of suffering globally has risen significantly. The mental health pandemic manifests everywhere, not least in the workplace. As organizations around the world face health and social crises, as well as … [More]

Managing Employees Without Fear

by Mike Hunter

Managing without fear is the ability to make personnel decisions, from hiring to separations and everything in between, without fear of breaking the law and with the goal of creating a work environment employer and employees are proud to be part of. Adam Rosenthal expertly delivers every manager’s comprehensive, go-to practical guide for managing a legally compliant workplace … [More]

Leading at a Distance

by Mike Hunter

Although working remotely is not new, the global pandemic has placed virtual work at the center of everyday life. And it has thrust workforce strategies to the core of business operations globally. As the shift toward large-scale virtual work continues to grow and become a permanent fixture — by some estimates, 30% of the workforce will be working virtually — leaders must … [More]

Create Amazing

by Mike Hunter

Create Amazing demonstrates how ownership can provide the ultimate competitive advantage to a growing company — and the nation. The vast majority of what’s been published about employee ownership comes from academe — compelling research from Rutgers, the feds and several national ESOP associations. Written by Greg Graves, a CEO who has walked the talk, Create Amazing puts ESOPs … [More]

The Magnetic Leader

by Mike Hunter

Global crises produced by countless causes have cried out for our attention. Nations and politicians continually blame or attack each other. Corruption is rampant in public and private sectors. Disengagement levels remain unacceptably high in the workplace. People are weary and skeptical. It’s challenging to find a place where people value one another. Leaders are burning out. … [More]

Wellbeing at Work

by Mike Hunter

One-third of Americans have shown signs of clinical anxiety or depression, and the current state of suffering globally has risen significantly. The mental health pandemic manifests everywhere, not least in the workplace. As organizations around the world face health and social crises, as well as economic uncertainty, acknowledging and improving wellbeing in the workplace is … [More]

Accounting Disrupted

by Mike Hunter

Accounting Disrupted: How Digitalization Is Changing Finance delivers a powerful analysis of the new technological forces buffeting the accounting profession and identifies key pathways to responding to the challenges. Al Bhimani, distinguished accountant, academic and author, shows readers how established business fundamentals are being eclipsed and that accounting has not … [More]

No Pain, No Gaines

by Mike Hunter

That’s been true ever since he was a little pint-sized hustler selling candy and Capri Suns down at the public tennis courts in northeast Texas. Deep in his bones he has always known that hard work yields great results. On the cusp of launching into what might be the hardest work he and his wife, Joanna, have ever done — building a network — Gaines realized that none of it … [More]

The Wealth Hoarders

by Mike Hunter

For decades, a secret army of tax attorneys, accountants and wealth managers has been developing into the shadowy Wealth Defence Industry. These “agents of inequality” are paid millions to hide trillions for the richest 0.01%. In this book, inequality expert Chuck Collins, who himself inherited a fortune, interviews the leading players and gives a unique insider account of how … [More]

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]

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