December 2009

Cream of the Crop

The editors of Human Resource Executive announce their selections for the top 10 HR products and top five training products of 2009 -- products that are capable of delivering on their promises and making HR's job easier....

Up Close and Crucial

An interview with bestselling authors Kerry Patterson and Al Switzler, who--together with Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield--have identified a straightforward process to resolve performance gaps, improve accountability, and ensure execution. Patterson and Switzler discuss their views on personal and organizational excellence, dealing with high-stakes interactions,...

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Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, and Andy Shimberg receive the Beckhard Memorial Prize by MIT Sloan Management Review for the most outstanding article on planned change and organizational development of the year for their article "How to Have Influence," originally published in the Fall of 2008....

Family Reunion: Gearing Up For Fight or Flight?

Len Wittrock avoids family reunions and gatherings when he knows his younger brother will be in attendance. In the past, Wittrock's brother used each reunion as an opportunity to confront him and tell him why he vehemently opposed everything he and his wife believed in....

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VitalSmarts was ranked #12 on the list of Top Revenue Companies and #20 on the list of the fastest-growing companies in Utah Valley....

Silent Treatment

Joseph Grenny responds to the Joint Commission's call made in Jul 2008 to warn healthcare professionals of the dangers of hostile behavior. He share tips for encouraging healthcare staff to speak up....

Up Close and Crucial

George Hall talks with Kerry Patterson and Al Switzler about accountability, workplace interactions, and what to do when faced with your touchiest dilemmas....

Soundview Award for Best Business Book of 2008

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything receives the award for the Best Business Book of 2008 by Soundview Executive Summaries. This award makes the authors the only two-time winners of the Harold Longman Award. Their second bestseller, Crucial Confrontations, was names the Best Business Book...