Blue Ocean Strategy (Part I)

In this 60 minute presentation you will learn effective uses and best practices around the Blue Ocean Strategy. What is this strategy all about? Simply put: make the competition irrelevant & create an uncontested market space.

Dick Lee of Value Innovations will discuss why this is the single most important task you carry out in developing new software, a new product or new service. Ultimately, the success of all other steps hinges solely on getting this one right. Join in the conversation and discover:

The 2009 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For: Tools and Techniques of the Best

Join Great Place to Work Institute Co-Founder and Director of Corporate Research Amy Lyman, PhD as she shares lessons and insights from the 2009 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. How have they performed over the past year, what tools and techniques are they using to keep employees informed during these challenging times, and how are employees responding—has there been a shift in the level of trust?

Let the policies, practices and lessons learned from this stellar group of companies provide useful guidance for your own organization.

Innovation & Creation (Part III):Harnessing Innovative Energy

Continue the journey with What If!, the world’s largest independent innovation consultancy, for fresh perspective and stimulus around how to build and sustain creativity and innovation.


Developing an innovation culture involves experimenting and trying things out. You could see it as the opposite of strategy; it’s more a life science with a hard commercial edge.

Coping with Multitasking During Project Meetings

During your project meetings, are the participants reading email, surfing the web, or doing instant messaging while they “half-listen” to the meeting?
Research shows that 90% of people participating in virtual meetings are “multitasking”: doing at least one other thing that is not related to the meeting. Wouldn’t it be better for your project outcome if team members and stakeholders paid full attention for the whole meeting? You may be surprised at the answer.

Leading Your Sales Team in Tough Economic Times

Leadership is most important in challenging times, especially when you are already in a tough business. This web seminar will uncover the 5 things you must do to help your sales team hit their 2009 goals and not get bogged down by the current ‘doom and gloom’ attitude facing many sales organizations today. Managers need to invest more in education, coaching and support. This is the precise time when it is most essential to success and morale.

Exemplary Practices of the 2008 Top Small Workplace Winners

These savvy business leaders understand that to compete with the industry giants they must maintain an engaged and committed workforce commitment and loyalty. In this webinar you will learn about the exemplary practices that distinguish the winners of the 2008 Top Small Workplaces, a project in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.

All participants receive a copy of the slides and an Executive Summary of our 2007 Top Small Workplaces Data Report.

Why Do I Work Here? Motivation and Engagement in the Workplace

Besides managing your own work, one of the biggest challenges a manager faces is creating a motivating and engaging workplace for employees. But how is that done? Can a manager really "motivate"? What does it mean to create "engagement"? In this web seminar, we will explore the human side of the workplace and try to understand why people come to work—and the vital role the manager plays in that equation. Topics will include:

The "Best Small & Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in America": How Your Company Can Become One

Join Hal Adler, President of Great Place to Work Institute, for a conversation with some of the "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America" and learn what it means to be a great workplace and how your company can benefit by working to become one.

This presentation will: