5 Books You Don't Want to Miss this Week

by Melanie Korn | Category: Book Review

Posted on October 28, 2019 at 05:15:11 PM



Reengineering the CorporationJames Champy and Michael HammerThe most successful business book of the last decade, Reengineering the Corporation is the pioneering work on the most important topic in business today: achieving dramatic performance improvements. This book leads readers through the radical redesign of a company's processes, organization, and culture to achieve a quantum leap in performance.Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall StreetMichael LewisA born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. The bond traders, wearing greed and ambition as badges of honor, might well have swaggered straight from the pages of Bonfire of the Vanities. But for all their outrageous behavior, they were in fact presiding over enormous changes in the world economy. Lewis' job was to transfer money, in the form of bonds, from those outside America who saved to those inside America who consumed.The Power of HabitCharles DuhiggIn The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL...


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4 Ways to Be Sure Your New Hire Has a Great First Day

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 02:45:43 PM



First days can be a little nerve-wracking for everyone involved. You obviously want your new employee to love the job & fit right in, and they most likely want the same things. With a little advanced preparation, you can set your new hire up for a great first day! Here are 4 things to get them on their way to loving their new position.   Spend time preparing in advance for their arrival.  This one seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes the little things slip through the cracks. Spend a little time making sure that their desk & office is clean & ready for their arrival. This means all the tools they need for the job should already waiting at their desk. Also, take the time to let your team know about the new addition. This could be a simple email letting everyone know his or her name, role, and when they’ll be starting. A little bit of time spent preparing before a new hire’s first day will make them feel welcome upon arrival.   Make the first morning all about them.  It can be tough to step away from your own duties for a few hours, but it’s imperative to be sure that your new...


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10 Books to Put On Your Reading List

by Melanie Korn | Category: Book Review

Posted on October 20, 2019 at 02:55:25 PM



The Wealth of NationsThe Wealth of Nations was published 9 March 1776, during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Scottish Agricultural Revolution. It influenced a number of authors and economists, as well as governments and organizations.Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and WinSince it’s release in October 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. Required reading for many of the most successful organizations, it has become an integral part of the official leadership training programs for scores of business teams, military units, and first responders.Den of ThievesA #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice.The Five Dysfunctions of a TeamIn The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.Business AdventuresStories about Wall Street...


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