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Zane Safrit


Zane Safrit talks about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, top-grading, social media, blogs and bloggers, the economy...maybe even current events like politics. It's personal, passionate, opinionated. And helpful.

Zane Safrit talks about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, top-grading, social media, blogs and bloggers, the economy...maybe even current events like politics. It's personal, passionate, opinionated. And helpful.
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Zane Safrit talks about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, top-grading, social media, blogs and bloggers, the economy...maybe even current events like politics. It's personal, passionate, opinionated. And helpful.








Axe - No Limits No Regrets: Bouncing Off the Redline of Adrenaline Addiction

On April 12, 2014, Axe set of on the ride of his life, setting the record for the fastest cross-country motorcycle ride at just 33 hours and 10 minutes. That's 33:10:00. I've heard of people driving across the U.S. in 3 days, roughly 1000 miles per day. But the idea of one person, riding a motorcycle no less, crossing the U.S. in 33 hours and 10 minutes is ... crazy. But one man's crazy is another man's day in the office. "I'm an addict," Axe said. "It started with whiskey and girls when I...


Employee Recognition: Stephen's Story

Stephen Lynch is the COO of RESULTSDotcom and author of Business Execution for Results: A Practical Guide for Leaders of Small to Medium-Sized Businesses. We've been friends since, Stephen always reminds me, 2005. when we met at a Growth Conference hosted by Verne Harnish of Gazelles. You can listen to my interview of Stephen about his book here. You can read my review of his book here. As he heard of my plans to write a book on Employee Engagement, he offered to write a chapter. It's...


Introduction to Recognize THEM: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees

I am the author of Recognize THEM - 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. It is my first book. Author readings bring authors to their prospective audience. Audio books bring the author to their readers. Why not combine the two? Today I will read from the book's Introduction. For the first episode, I read from the first two parts of my book: Acknowledgements and The Wakeup Call. Acknowledgement pages in books is like employee recognition by authors for all those who worked...


Interview with Carol Sanford, Author of The Responsible Entrepreneur

Carol Sanford is the author of The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders and Impact Investors. From her website: Carol has been leading major consulting change efforts in both Fortune 500 and new-economy businesses for more than 30 years. Her client list includes long-terms relationships with Colgate Europe and Africa and DuPont Canada, US, Asia and Europe. She also works with new-economy companies like Intel, Agilent and leaders of change such as...


Interview with Kevin Allen, Author of The Case of the Missing Cutlery

Kevin Allen is founder & chairman of business transformation company re:kap, counting Burberry, SMythson, Swedbank and Verizon among its list of global clients. He is recognized as one of the world's most accomplished growth professionals. He is also an outstanding author with one best-seller to his credit, The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following. Now he has another with The Case of The Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star. Kevin tells his...


Interview: Wayne Turmel, Author of Meet Like You Mean It

Wayne Turmel is the President of Great Web Meetings helping companies and their people learn the communication and presentation skills to sell, train, present and manage their teams using any web presentation platform. Wayne is also a writer and broadcaster, his works include: • 6 Weeks to a Great Webinar • 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations • View From The Middle for • American Society for Training and Development feature • American Management Association...


An Interview with Tom Rath, author of Eat Move Sleep, - Oct 24,2013

As Senior Scientist and advisor for Gallup Tom Rath spent 13 years leading their work on employee engagement, strengths and wellbeing, writing 4 New York Times bestsellers on strengths and well-being inspiring more than 5 million people. Those titles are StrengthsFinder 2.0, Strengths Based Leadership, How Full is Your Bucket? and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. You can listen to our conversation about Wellbeing here. In Eat Move Sleep, Tom helps us improve our health for years to...


Richard B. Sanford, Author of Success by Design - Nov 02,2011

Small businesses are considered the backbone of the American economy and with national leaders saying the economic revival begins with small firms, a well-executed business strategy has never been more important, says Richard B. Sanford, an entrepreneur and business coach who has launched 11 successful smaller companies himself. Now, Mr. Sanford shows how to prepare and execute a successful strategy in his new book: Success by Design - How to Create Ever-Increasing Income, Profit & Wealth...


Eric Ryan & Adam Lowry - Co-Authors of The Method Method - Oct 20,2011

Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, co-authors of The Method Method: Seven Obsessions That Helped Our Scrappy Start-up Turn an Industry Upside Down, were friends as kids. In their 20's they wondered why cleaning products are so poorly designed, and why aren't there green cleaners that actually work and aren't stinky. They answered by forming Method. It was became hugely successful and in the process disrupted a multi-billion industry. In the Method Method, they share their story, the lessons...


Ray Schwemmer, Co-Author of Dynamic Collaboration - Oct 19,2011

Collaboration is crucial for any kind of organization that wants to be productive, adaptable, and creative. When people are collaborating, profits increase and things get done. When they're not, your organization loses time and energy. Why, then, do many organizations struggle to provide collaboration tools their employees will actually use? Dynamic Collaboration shows how leaders can harness the power of Web 2.0 and use it to tap into the collective intelligence of their organization....


Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup and Author of The Coming Jobs War - Sep 20,2011

From the site The Coming Jobs War: What everyone in the world wants is a good job. Today, this statement makes vivid sense. In a provocative book for business and government leaders, Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton describes how this undeniable fact will affect all leadership decisions as countries wage war to produce the best jobs. The next war will not be over oil or water or capital. The coming war will be fought over jobs. Jobs and the lives they make possible. Clifton says... as jobs go,...


William Seidman, CEO of Cerebyte - Aug 31,2011

Dr. Seidman is a recognized expert on how to develop and sustain high performing organizations. In particular, Dr. Seidman is renowned for understanding the processes required to discover and use expert wisdom to create extraordinary organizational performance. Dr. Seidman's doctorate is from Stanford where he spent eight years studying management decision-making. As part of his doctoral dissertation, he developed a groundbreaking technique for analyzing management decision-making. The...


Tom Rieger - Author of Breaking the Fear Barrier - Aug 24,2011

Fear. Our own worst enemy may not be the economy or the federal deficit. Our own worst enemy may be fear. That's the fear that lives in our hearts and stalks our lives. A company's worst enemy is not always the competition, even today when its sources are global competitors companies often can't see are coming. Sometimes it's the fear that lives within its own walls. In companies, fear can take many forms: fear of not meeting a goal, of not getting a bonus, of losing decision rights and...


Jeffrey Phillips - A Guide to Open innovation - Aug 10,2011

Jeffrey Phillips is one of the 34 expert contributors who created the excellent book: A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowd-Sourcing: Advice from Leading Experts. Jeffrey is VP - Marketing and a lead consultant for OVO Innovation. Jeffrey has led innovation projects for Fortune 5000 firms, academic institutions and not-for-profits based on OVO Innovation's Innovate on Purpose methodology. The Innovate on Purpose methodology encourages organizations to consider innovation as a sustainable,...


Dr. Hal Gregersen, Co-Author of The Innovator's DNA - Jul 27,2011

The Innovator's DNA emerged from an eight-year collaborative study. Its 3 co- authors sought to uncover the origins of innovative—and often disruptive— business ideas. They interviewed nearly a hundred inventors of revolutionary products and services, as well as founders and CEOs of game-changing companies built on innovative business ideas. In the process they identified five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating...


Oren Klaff - Author of Pitch Anything - Jun 30,2011

Oren Klaff is a true believer in some forms of heresy. One heresy he believes: The customer is not King. He writes, I have begun to look at many social norms with skepticism, and so if certain practices in my book and methods seem contrary to sound business doctrine, maybe it is the doctrine that needs looking at. As you dig deeper, I believe you'll find my approach less and less counter revolutionary and ever more useful and easy to put into practice. Pretty confident. He should be. He has...


Rajeev Peshawaria: Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders - Jun 29,2011

In his new book, Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (Free Press), Rajeev Peshawaria shares his more than 20 years of discoveries for what an exceptional leader must discover, acquire and master. An exceptional leader is, he writes, one who not only runs the company but creates a cadre of supporters who understand the company's goals and missions and work to embody them every day. Leadership, writes Peshawaria, can neither be learned in a classroom, nor automatically acquired by accepting a big...


Chuck Martin - Author of The Third Screen - Jun 23,2011

Chuck Martin is the CEO of The Mobile Future Institute and Director of the Center of Media Research at MediaPost Communications Inc. Through his research and public speaking, Martin has been a digital pioneer in the interactive marketplace for more than a decade. The Mobile Future Institute is a U.S.-based think tank focusing on business strategies and marketing tactics for a world gone mobile. The Institute and Martin are on the forefront of exploring mobile research, focusing on how...


Steve Hamm, Co-Author of Making the World Work Better: - Jun 16,2011

In Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company, journalists Kevin Maney, Steve Hamm and Jeffrey M. O'Brien examine how IBM has contributed to the evolution of technology and the modern corporation over the past 100 years. The authors offer a fresh analysis, as well as interviews of many key figures and rich archival photographs and drawings. The book captures triumphs, missteps and moments of high drama—from the bet-the-business gamble on the legendary...


Marty O'Neill - Author of The Power of An Internal Franchise - Jun 01,2011

The Power of an Internal Franchise offers the tools and strategies to build an ownership culture, put it to work in your business, and share the rewards of ownership with everyone. You'll discover how to: 1. Find and keep engaged and entrepreneurial employees; 2. Brand your workplace and create a destination for employees; 3. Define your company's operating model and then share it with your employee; 4. Link employee behavior with business performance; 5. Focus your entire organization on a...


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