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When the Boomers Bail: A Community Economic Survival Guide

by Mark Lautman

As the industrialized world recovers from the great recession, we face an even graver economic threat. A structural shortage of qualified workers is creating a zero-sum labor market that is forcing communities to steal talent from each other in order to survive and grow. In When the Boomers Bail, economic architect Mark Lautman details the causes of the problem, explains how it changes the game, and what you can do about it.

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When we are the foreigners: What Chinese think about working with Americans

by John Doggett, Orlando Kelm, Haiping Tang

Of course it is a matter of your starting point, but as Americans, don’t we usually think of the other guys as the foreigners? After all, they are the ones who talk with an accent, right? When We Are the Foreigners provides readers a new perspective, seeing international business from the vantage point of the Chinese. What is it like for them to handle working with Americans?

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Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully

by Susan Howlett

This essential manual identifies the obstacles that keep leaders from fulfilling their responsibilities - and offers simple steps for overcoming each barrier. You'll learn: - Why board members struggle with asking - What gets board members excited about raising money - Which donors and prospects they should focus on - How to turn trustees into compelling ambassadors - What board members need to be successful fundraisers

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Eat, Drink and Succeed: Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events

by Laura Schwartz

With no political connections, communications wunderkind Laura Schwartz networked her way from answering phones for President Clinton’s press office at age 19 to producing more than 1,000 events as the White House Director of Events. In her first book, “Eat, Drink & Succeed,” Schwartz, now a professional speaker and national television commentator, shows how the secrets that propelled her to success can do the same for you.

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Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation

by Sally Hogshead

Why are you captivated by some people but not by others? Why do you recall some brands yet forget the rest? In a distracted, overcrowded world, how do certain leaders, friends, and family members convince you to change your behavior? Fascination: the most powerful way to influence decision making. It’s more persuasive than marketing, advertising, or any other form of communication. And it all starts with seven universal triggers: Passion, Mystique, Prestige, Power, Rebellion, Alarm, and Trust.

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Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, & James Macanufo

Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming.  This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world’s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace. Find out why -- and how -- with Gamestorming.

  • Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games
  • Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques
  • Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences
  • Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before
  • Shorten meetings and make them more productive
  • Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics
  • Identify a problem’s root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution

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It's Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships

by Tommy Spaulding

In It’s Not Just Who You Know, Tommy Spaulding — the former CEO of Up with People — has written the new How to Win Friends & Influence People for the twenty-first century. Success — in business and in life — is all about relationships. In this powerful guide, Spaulding takes Dale Carnegie’s classic philosophy to the next level, showing how, by developing deeper relationships through giving to others and putting them first, we benefit as well.

Tommy Spaulding was a keynote speaker at ACCE's 2011 Annual Convention.

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Reputational Risk Management: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Reputation in Crisis Situations

by Peggy M. Jackson

They're here one day and gone the next - corporate giants like Arthur Andersen disappeared in a puff of smoke. Could this happen to your business, nonprofit or academic institution? Your organization's reputation is its most valuable - and fragile- asset. Some businesses, nonprofits or academic institutions never recover from a reputational crisis. Others pull through and move on to become bigger and better.

Your organization's reputation need not be damaged in a crisis! How you handle a crisis will be remembered long after it is passed. Written for businesses, nonprofits and academic institutions Reputational Risk Management will illustrate how to effectively execute a crisis management plan, how to avoid missteps in dealing with a crisis and ensure that everyone in the organization is prepared to deal confidently with a crisis situation.

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Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Basics

by Marian Shalander Kaiser and Michael Mitilier

A business owner needs to be aware of legal requirements, financial resources, record-keeping requirements, ways to market the business, communication skills, human resource laws, as well as issues that may arise on a day-to-day basis. Knowing and following the laws will keep you out of legal trouble. Knowledge and skills needed to run your business on a day-to-day basis will increase the odds of your success. Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Basics will assist you in gaining a basic understanding of what it takes to operate a small business.

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Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal

by Mark W. Johnson

This title presents a practical approach to fuel game changing growth through business model innovation. Transformational new growth remains the Holy Grail for many organizations. But a deep understanding of how great business models are made can provide the key to unlocking that growth. This landmark book describes how companies can achieve transformational growth in new markets Or, simply put, how they can seize the white space. To step out into the unknown and seize the white space requires a new language - and a framework with which to understand an existing enterprise and the white space it hopes to conquer. This book - from Clay Christensen's firm Innosight - is devoted to making game-changing business model innovation a possibility. Leaving the rhetoric to others, it provides the building blocks for creating business model innovation: first, by showing executives how to discover new business models and then by showing them how to bring these innovations to market. With road-tested frameworks, analytics, and diagnostics, this book gives executives everything they need to reshape their business and achieve fantastic growth.

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