The Library provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations. Over the past 15 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world’s largest well-organized collections of these types of resources.
The Library has been averaging well over 1,000,000 visitors per month.. Many of its topics consistently rank in the top ten results from Google searches.
There are approximately 650 topics in the Library, spanning 5,000 links. Topics include the most important practices to start, develop, operate, evaluate and resolve problems in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Each topic has additionally recommended books and related Library topics.
We aim to enlighten users, not only from their reading the various articles in the Library, but also from their understanding of the arrangement of the information in the Library. For example, users can quickly learn a great deal about topics just by looking at each topic’s subtopics and how they are arranged together. This is true for topics, such as Boards of Directors, Employee Performance Management, Finances, Leadership, Marketing, Organizations, Organizational Change and Development, Staffing, Strategic Planning and also Training and Development.
We also enhance learning for users by providing various holistic diagnostic tools that help them to perceive the critical activities that must occur in high-performing organizations and groups. These tools help users to conduct quick, practical assessments, the results of which help users select the most appropriate Library topics to use. See the link “To Select Topics” in the upper, right-hand corner of each page.
We also enhance learning for users by providing Library topics that span the range from basic to complex, making the Library useful not only to members of organizations, but also to students, researchers, consultants and writers. We recognize that this focus leaves some frustrated that there are not even more advanced, state-of-the-art topics and leaves others frustrated that there are not even more basic topics. Hopefully, the many links to additional resources can meet those types of needs. The classical view of management is that it involves the activities of planning, organizing, leading and coordinating resources. Many people believe that leading and managing are different activities. The content in the Library is designed to be useful to a variety of people with different views about leadership and management.
Many resources for nonprofits tend to be nonprofit-specific, that is, they are primarily about fundraising, volunteers, public policy, advocating, etc. Actually, most of the activities conducted in nonprofits are the same as those in for-profits. The differences between organizations have more to do with their size than the nature of their services — small for-profits are more like small nonprofits than large for-profits. Similarly, large nonprofits are more like large for-profits than small nonprofits. We make the Library useful to both for-profits and nonprofits, recognizing the vast similarities, as well as differences, between both types of organizations.
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How do you know the decisions you make are the right ones? Life is filled with tough decisions. And the answers aren’t always black and white.
There is a way to determine whether a decision is right or wrong and it applies to any choice you’re faced with in life. Once you’ve learned it, you’ll gain the confidence of knowing you’ve got a tool that can help you make the right decisions every time.
You’ll also get practical information that can help you balance your personal goals with your family, work and every other part of your life.
How much greater would be our chances of success if we could predict whether someone we meet will turn out honest or dishonest? Maybe you use hard-won experience or you listen to your “gut feelings” about a person. But either is hit-or-miss at best.
Using the Emotional Tone Scale you can accurately estimate the conduct, reactions and ethical standards of those you meet and forecast what will happen from involvement with such persons. By applying the information in this course you can learn to judge people accurately and so assure yourself of a more certain and happier future.
Do you make big plans but can’t seem to follow through with them? What’s the first step to reaching your goal? Do you know what you want but don’t know how to get it?
To dream a goal is not difficult to do. Most of us have no shortage of hopes and ambitions, and indeed these are the stuff of life. Yet at the same time many people draw up elaborate and impressive plans to reach their goals that somehow never come to pass. Some don’t even reach the point of drawing up a plan, while others attribute failure or success to a matter of luck.
Making goals a reality, whether for an individual or an organization, is the subject of Targets and Goals. More than just a program to “motivate” people, here are the practical tools for anyone to achieve the goals they set.
Have you ever wondered why you have difficulty learning new things at work? Do you have a shelf full of books you never finished?
Too many students graduate from school and college unable to put to use what they’ve learned in school. It’s not that they’re stupid or that their teachers didn’t know how to teach.
More than likely it traces back to the one thing missing from most educations—learning how to learn in the first place. We all went to school, yet isn’t it odd that no one taught us how to study?
The information here can help anyone improve their ability to learn. You’ll learn the barriers that lie between you and your education. And you’ll learn how to overcome them.
This technology will enable you to pursue any subject with skill and confidence.
If you can’t understand why no one else realizes what a great worker you are, it may just be that no one told them. If you think people should be beating down your company’s door and they’re not, it may just be they don’t know where your front door is.
It’s not a matter of boasting or hinting at how great you are—it’s simply public relations.
Because it’s been used so often by unscrupulous people PR can be considered a bad thing. But the subject of public relations is defined as good works well publicized. And there’s nothing wrong with that. There is a technology to successful public relations and correctly applied it can help any individual or group gain support for their projects and endeavors.
Is the disorganization in your life getting the best of you?
Organization is a subject that can be applied to the smallest activity or the largest. Try to cook a meal without having a recipe, all the ingredients or a place to prepare. Those elements constitute organization, and while the needs, materials and scope might be different, it’s no different setting up a plant to manufacture cars.
Whatever the activity, without proper organization, success can be difficult to achieve.
The laws that underlie the subject of organization are isolated here. The course, Basics of Organizing, introduces you to information anyone can apply to achieve success in their own life or even build a prosperous and expanding business.
When things go wrong, are you left wondering why? Would you like to get to the bottom of why things aren’t going right? Is your success or failure just “dumb luck”?
Pick up a newspaper and you will find different explanations by corporate executives and political leaders as to why a company’s stock fell or political initiatives misfired. But if they really knew the causes, they’d be able to instantly make things better.
Investigations can be applied by anyone to look into and discover the real causes of success or failure. It’s a system based on logic, the subject of reasoning, and when applied can remedy and improve any situation.
Do you find yourself becoming disturbed by what is happening around you? Do you feel helpless, unable to control these events? Do you even sometimes feel afraid?
There are those who would like you to believe that the world around you is more dangerous than it actually is. Turn on the news or pick up a newspaper and you’ll see: it’s a daily diet of robberies, rapes, riots, murders, fires, earthquakes, floods and famine.
By understanding why certain individuals pump as much threat and danger into the world as they can, you’ll understand how to overcome your fears.
You’ll learn simple techniques you can use, both for yourself and your friends, to reduce the apparent threat of the world around you. Knowing this information, one can become happier, calmer, more active and improve one’s health, well-being and sanity.
Please download the booklet here
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Have you ever wondered why some people are continually sick while others seem to live an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows? In the booklet, The Cause of Suppression, you will find an answer.
Here is why businesses are driven into collapse, families broken up, and life made rough and failing. When you understand this data, you become that much more able to make your way in life. You are aware that “bad luck” is hardly ever the reason for misfortunes and you can therefore look for the real reason and take action.