December 2007

Waning Influence

Ninety percent of leaders say dysfunctional behaviors have become acceptable in the workplace - Joseph Grenny speaks to the trend and offers advice from his book Influencer...

The Problem Solver

Every company has problems. And Joseph Grenny, the co-founder and co-chairman of VitalSmarts has spent the past two decades helping businesses zero in on the answers....

Books tackle the business of changing your life

Influencer, has something to offer anyone who wants to be more effective, whether at losing weight, improving a company's product or promoting a cause. The authors maintain that the most effective way to solve a problem is to identify and change the behaviors that would...

Family Times: Ways to change human behavior

Educators are confronted daily with the need to instill specific skills and promote positive habits. Becoming someone who can effectively bring about change and development is the subject of a new book, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything....

New Study Reveals Most Leaders Lack Influence

Influence challenges exist at every level of an organization. According to a new study by the authors of Influencer: The Power to Change Anything (McGraw- Hill, 2007), one of the main culprits of these challenges is that leaders have little if any influence over the...

Book of the Month

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything is one semi-pop psychology book that is worth a read because the world can no longer afford for people to sit back and do nothing....

No easy fixes for doomed projects

In an online poll about high-stakes business initiatives, nearly half the respondents said they were involved in a failing project. Seventy-seven percent compared these projects to "slow-motion train wrecks," according to the Feb survey by VitalSmarts....

A Nation of Scardey-Cats?

VitalSmarts surveyed 1,000 people and found that rather than say anything, most people do nothing when confronted with blatant displays of digital rudeness. Joseph Grenny provides readers with solutions for speaking up....

Logo for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007

VitalSmarts co-founders, Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan and Mike Carter, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Award in the Utah region. This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses....

Monday Morning Manager

Harvey Schachter suggests reading Crucial Conversations to learn how to raise unpleasant topics with others rather than avoid those topics and let problems fester....

Make Time for Yourself

A VitalSmarts study showed that almost half of respondents don't take all the vacation days they've earned and a third describe their work/life balance as poor or very poor....

Make Time for Yourself

A VitalSmarts study showed that almost half of respondents don't take all the vacation days they earned and a third describe their work/life balance as poor or very poor. ...