Aug 17, 2013

Create the Training Your Employees Will Love - Free!


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Wheeldo is the new platform we tested and liked, that you can use to:

1. Train New Employees
2. Encourage Peer Learning
3. Close the knowledge gaps and stimulate new ideas or knowledge sharing. You can create your own games here and invite employees to play them in order to learn, compete and innovate.

All this is now possible by using  Wheeldo platform. You can sign up free and create your own easy to use games that will help employees share knowledge, ideas and challenge each other. You can also say it is a social learning platform that encourage employees to connect, communicate and share knowledge. It will also help your geographically dispersed workforce to share the best practices.

You do not need to install any software, download files or enter your credit card details. You can upload your training material - pdf files or even videos etc.

Just sign up free and try to create your own Q and A (Social Trivia Quiz) , Voter Game where employees can share work tips, or other Interactive games like Mountaneer. You can do all this by using your company specific training topics/materials and inviting your team members by email.

Here is how Wheeldo was recently used to train and improve the skills of a sales team.

If you need assistance or additional tips, just let me know and I will be happy to help. Feel free to share your impressions, too - by posting a comment below.


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Jan 4, 2013

Top 10 Business Bestsellers, December 2012.


Improving my discipline, I am posting three times this week! December business bestsellers report follows.  

Inc. magazine and 800CEOread blog compiled the list of Top 10 Business Bestsellers in December 2012, and we keep watching books business leaders are buying for themselves and their people.

Following categories are found on the Top 10 list in December: business, economics, finance, sales, leadership and self-help.

Book No.4 on this list ( $ 10 Trillion Prize) was  No. 1 in November and other books we now see are mostly what we have seen on the different lists in 2012. (Energy Bus, Great by Choice, etc.)
Goldsmith. The book taking the top spot
Top spot on this list belongs to book about productivity (anyone surprised?) that might offer an idea or two on how to get focused on real work after holiday season. It also provides tips on how to write, make and read presentations ''quicker and more effectively.''


1. Extreme Productivity
Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

A road-tested formula for improving your performance, from one of the business world's most successful--and productive--executives. In" Extreme Productivity," Pozen reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. 

Robert C. Pozen taught a full course load at Harvard Business School while serving as the full-time chairman of a global financial-services firm. He's written six books and hundreds of articles, raised a family with his wife of more than four decades, and served on many boards of local charities and public companies. Pozen is a prince of productivity, a man who has worked smarter and faster than almost everyone around him for more than forty years.






Category: Business, Economics, Finance



2. Selling with Noble Purpose
How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud

Turn an effective sales force into one that is truly outstanding
Drawing on two decades of consulting with leading sales organizations, sales leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod reveals how a Noble Sales Purpose (NSP) can drive a team to outstanding sales numbers.






Category: Business, Economics, Finance



3. Story of Purpose
The Path to Creating a Brighter Brand, a Greater Company, and a Lasting Legacy


A proven methodology for building a purpose-powered organization
Some ideas are bigger than others, and the Master Idea--your company's purpose--is the biggest. Whether addressing communication between leadership and associates, suppliers to manufacturers, sales force to customers, or brand to consumers, "The Story of Purpose" details a proven methodology for businesses, small to large, how to build a purpose-inspired organization to positively impact employees, customers, and the bottom line.  







Category: Consumer Finance



4. $10 Trillion Prize
Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India


In The $10 Trillion Prize, bestselling author Michael J. Silverstein and his The Boston Consulting Group colleagues in China and India provide the first comprehensive profile of the emerging middle class, primed to transform the global marketplace. Already the world's biggest buyers of cars, mobile phones, appliances, and more, these consumers are eager for more products and services. In fact, it's estimated that by 2020, consumers in China and India will generate about $10 trillion of total annual revenue for companies selling to them.




Category: Business, Economics, Finance



5. Start at the End
How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan

Re-focus your business plan and achieve the success your business deserves
Business owners, and their teams, often lose their way in the midst of the day-to-day stress of generating sales and profits. Whether your goal is selling millions of your product, expanding operations to a new location, or generating more profits, "Start at the End" offers a unique approach and action steps for business owners and entrepreneurs to redevelop your business plan and achieve ultimate success. 








Category: Business, Economics, Finance



6. Disciplines of Execution
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals


Respected thought leader Covey from the FranklinCovey organization lays out an unprecedented plan for goal-realization with a simple, proven formula for achieving goals.



Category: Business, Economics, Finance





7. Energy Bus
10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
By Jon Gordon 

Negative attitudes in the workplace cost businesses billions of dollars every year, but solutions are hard to come by. "The Energy Bus" is a business fable designed to shows readers how to find their inner motivation and pass that inspiring energy on to others.




Category: Business, Economics, Finance




8. Great by Choice
Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All


Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.






Category: Business, Economics, Finance



9. Positive Dog
A Story about the Power of Positivity
By Jon Gordon 


An inspirational fable about a negative dog that guides readers to use positivity to reach goals in this delightfully illustrated business story.




Category: Self-Help



10. Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action


"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest."--Polly LaBarre, co-author of "Mavericks at Work."





Category: Business, Economics, Finance

For comprehensive list of 25 books - check out 800CEOread blog.

Have you read, liked or applied anything from this list (books), or previous ones. What can you recommend?

This year we can read even more with Kindle e-reader, starting at $ 69 - over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less plus number of free Kindle books.





Find whatever can help you get the idea and turn it into results you are hoping/working for. You may read whatever everyone else does, but you will see it with your eyes, unique talent, creativity, energy and values, so we can all benefit from your unique idea and action. Best of luck!

If you wish to recommend a book that help you, someone from your team or your organization in any sense, please leave the comment now.

Follow @LilianaPanic or Join Facebook Page Liliana Panic - No Panic Management to keep in touch, share and discuss ideas.

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Jan 2, 2013

My New Year's Micro Leadership Resolution No.1

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were helping a friend in private crisis and ended up taking so much grief, stress, frustration or spending all your time on it? It nearly felt you were involved in the situation your friend was in. You were a good friend, you helped and maybe your friend even thanked you for that.

Meanwhile you have forgotten/put on hold things and couple of issues you were supposed to be working on in your life?

I did, and one relationship book made me see it as the way to forget responsibility for my own life and issues. Sounded just about right. It was over ten years ago. Now I find myself in the similar situation in my business.

This is a little weird, because my business IS to help other people's business, but I have noticed I am putting more time and effort in client's business, jobs and projects while neglecting mine. For example:

  • Improving copy&ads on client's websites, while leaving mine in need for updating for nearly two years.
  • Working on innovative and creative ideas for clients while not adding (much) more to my offering (products, services...)
  • Trying to identify other marketing strategies or opportunities for client's business while not adding as much to mine (for a while now.) There is more.

What example, or role model can I expect to be?

Think the hairdresser with less-than-perfect-hair, or outdated hairstyle. It bothers me to see one. I know he/she should work on my hair, but I still wish to see a fabulous hair on him/her. Like, ''Show me you care about perfect hair and please show me you know what it is.''

It is fair to say my clients for the most part do not have time to check if my "About'' page is updated or if the last e-book, or workshop brochure is two years old, as long as I help them achieve the results they wanted me to. Still, it makes me a little uncomfortable that I know that. Don't think I am a perfectionist cause I am not.

You know, ''Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.?'' Guess this can be applied to leadership, too.

And if the leader should be an example then I should - no I WILL make sure I correct some of this today. This sounds like my New Year's Micro Leadership Resolution #1. What is yours?

PS: A small step? Exactly what we usually need to start anything at all.




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Jan 1, 2013

Top 10 Business Bestsellers, November 2012.


Lady With Christmas GiftI know it is already January 2013. and am thinking the popular Facebook status these days ''2013., please be awesome!'' Wishing it would be awesome for all of us. We'll soon look at the most popular business books of 2012. but first I owe you December report.  

Last month Inc. magazine and 800CEOread blog compiled the list of Top 10 Business Bestsellers in November 2012, and we keep watching books business leaders are buying for themselves and their people.

Following categories are found on the Top 10 list in November: business, economics, finance, consumer finance, leadership.

We are seeing the books we have seen in this list earlier this year (How, Advantage, From Values to Action, Never Eat Alone...) Marshall Goldsmith. The book taking the top spot



1. $10 Trillion Prize
Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India



In The $10 Trillion Prize, bestselling author Michael J. Silverstein and his The Boston Consulting Group colleagues in China and India provide the first comprehensive profile of the emerging middle class, primed to transform the global marketplace. Already the world's biggest buyers of cars, mobile phones, appliances, and more, these consumers are eager for more products and services. In fact, it's estimated that by 2020, consumers in China and India will generate about $10 trillion of total annual revenue for companies selling to them.







Category: Business, Economics, Finance



2. Own Your Success
The Power to Choose Greatness and Make Every Day Victorious



"A proven system for transforming challenges into triumphs What if you could make each and every day victorious by focusing on daily activities rather than obsessing over results that you can't control? Based on author Ben Newman's popular program, Own YOUR Success gives you the power to make each day a triumph. The most successful people find great success when they focus on having a passion for the process. The key: make today victorious regardless of the obstacles that come your way. Figure out what fires YOU up without exception and ignite that passion so that you can routinely create your prizefighter day. Told through the eyes of an executive at the top of his game, yet the bottom of his existence Offers original, practical, and proven exercises to transform challenges into maximum performance Includes real-world advice and proven strategies to help individuals in the business world achieve even greater success Own YOUR Success will lead you to uncover your true potential and create a life that belongs to YOU"--




Category: Business, Economics, Finance



3. Behavior Gap
Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money



As a financial planner, Richards grew frustrated watching people he cared about make the same mistakes over and over. They were letting emotion get in the way of smart financial decisions. He named this phenomenon "the Behavior Gap." Using simple drawings to explain the gap, he found that once people understood it, they started doing much better.




Category: Consumer Finance



4. Influence Game
50 Insider Tactics from the Washington, D.C. Lobbying World That Will Get You to Yes



"Get what you want, every time!Imagine a world where you are offered every job you seek; every business venture you undertake is successful; and every potential customer you approach buys your product. Now imagine that all of this can be achieved--ethically and honestly. All you need is the help of one battle-tested guide, The Influence Game. Former Washington, D.C. lobbyist Stephanie Vance dispenses everything she's learned about effective (and, believe it or not, honest) persuasion. Learn how to apply this power to any situation by using D.C. insider influence strategies and applying a step-by-step, easy-to-understand process for success. Learn how to develop and articulate effective goals Structure both long and short-term persuasion efforts Identify and research primary and secondary audiences Crafting those all important personal stories Stephanie Vance has seen the influence game from every angle. Follow her lead to get past being heard to the real goal of being agreed with"--



Category: Business, Economics, Finance



5. How to Read a Client from Across the Room
Win More Business with the Proven Character Code System to Decode Verbal and Nonverbal Communication



A transformative new methodology to help business professionals build stronger networks and close more deals.


From the Publisher:
Predict if Your Clients Will Say YES in Just 7 Seconds
"How to Read a Client from Across the Room" gives you the clues and tools to get someone to say "yes" to you--in an instant--by tailoring your communication methods on the fly to suit that person's character type.



Category: Business, Economics, Finance




6. How by Dov Sedman, Bill Clinton
Why How We Do Anything Means Everything (Expanded)

The flood of information, unprecedented transparency, increasing interconnectedness-and our global interdependence-are dramatically reshaping today's world, the world of business, and our lives. We are in the Era of Behavior and the rules of the game have fundamentally changed. It is no longer what you do that matters most and sets you apart from others, but how you do what you do. Whats are commodities, easily duplicated or reverse-engineered. Sustainable advantage and enduring success for organizations and the people who work for them now lie in the realm of how, the new frontier of conduct.




Category: Business, Economics, Finance





7. Advantage
Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business


From the Publisher:
There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. 




Category: Business, Economics, Finance




8. From Values to Action by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer
(The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership)

From the Publisher:
Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker examines what it takes to become a values-based leader




Category: Business, Economics, Finance




9. Bull by the Horns
Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself



The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the greatest crisis the U.S. has faced since the Great Depression.





Category: Business, Economics, Finance





10. Never Eat Alone
And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time



YaYa CEO Ferrazzi works with "Inc." writer Raz to explain the guiding principles he has mastered over a lifetime of reaching out to explain what it takes to build the kind of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships that lead to professional and personal success.


Category: Business, Economics, Finance




For comprehensive list of 25 books - check out 800CEOread blog.

Have you read, liked or applied anything from this list (books), or previous ones. What can you recommend?

This year we can read even more with Kindle e-reader, starting at $ 69 - over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less plus number of free Kindle books.





Find whatever can help you get the idea and turn it into results you are hoping/working for. You may read whatever everyone else does, but you will see it with your eyes, unique talent, creativity, energy and values, so we can all benefit from your unique idea and action. Best of luck!

If you wish to recommend a book that help you, someone from your team or your organization in any sense, please leave the comment now.

Follow @LilianaPanic or Join Facebook Page Liliana Panic - No Panic Management to keep in touch, share and discuss ideas.

If you would like to hear from me again join my mailing list now - if not subscribed already. I will never abuse it, and you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of each message.


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