Books

In our free time we write about leadership, management, and the lessons we’ve learned in working with our clients.

 

The Company Culture Challenge

Zappos was broke in 1999 and in 2009 sold itself to Amazon for $1.2 BILLION. How did they do it? Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh says they succeeded then and now because of his laser focus on developing a superior company culture. The question is, how can YOU do it? The Company Culture Challenge gives you a step-by-step plan to transform your organization into a high profit leader as you learn how to fully engage your employees and serve your clients so well they can't live without you.

Sick of ideas and random strategies, entrepreneurs David Russell and Rob Betzel developed this 7-step process to transform any company culture into a team of people who take ownership for making certain clients are happy.

 

Success With People

The best way to increase productivity is to improve the leadership skills of America's entrepreneurs, managers and executives. Success With People - A Complete System For Effectively Managing People in Any Organization, teaches leaders how to double employee engagement, motivate better performance, increase retention, and more.

In the book, David Russell outlines twelve steps for an effective leadership system, which fall into three broader categories: Establish Your Foundation, Balance Your Workload, and Manage Your Team's Performance. "Productivity doesn't happen by accident," says Russell. "Business leaders need a clear, comprehensive, proven system for hiring, managing, developing and retaining people if they hope to compete in the global economy."

 

The EHR Guru

The EHR Guru is a quick read in the spirit of The One Minute Manager. It appeals to all kinds of people in the medical profession seeking to understand what is required to most effectively implement an electronic health record ("EHR") system including the required technology, integrations with vendors, project management, workflow adaptation requirements, training, and technical support issues.

Told through the fictitious story of a young medical office practice manager named Sam, authors Stemp and Russell communicate how Sam helps his doctors focus on the key issues involved in a flawless EHR implementation so it increases their profits, lowers costs, improves staff productivity, and enables them to provide superior patient care. The information contained in this book is based on Stemp's twenty-five years of professional experience advising clients on technology and ten years advising medical practices on the evaluation, selection, and implementation of EHR systems and related technologies.

 

Cloud Accounting, From Spreadsheet Misery to Affordable Cloud ERP

Is cloud computing secure? Is it reliable? How about performance -- how quickly can you access your data? This modern-day business parable helps you understand the process of qualifying a solution to meet your needs, and whether you should subscribe to an ERP cloud product or purchase an on-premise solution.

This quick read tells the story of Esther, a driven software company founder, and James, the analytical owner of a government contracting firm, who have outgrown their accounting software. Written in simple terms, this is not a story for a technical person. It is for the executive or manager who wants to better understand the cloud computing vs. on-premises computing debate. Learn more by reading this enjoyable story.

 

e-Books

In addition to our full-length books, we have also produced a few e-books featuring our best practices from our consulting and training.

 

3Strands Leadership

Industry leaders like Patagonia, Toyota, and Taco Bell share common traits that allow them to succeed in the marketplace. Whether you are a small business or a multinational corporation, you need to excel in at least one of these areas to be successful.

3Strands Leadership distills our advice for leaders down to three important disciplines: Systematic Power, Meaningful Work, and Sincere Gratitude.

Hire the Best

Payroll costs account for up to 70 percent of the cost structure of an average business. Hiring the wrong person means you take a significant financial hit in the form of real cash and opportunity cost.

Hire the Best is fire prevention. It is disaster preparedness. It is HR insurance. It is job security. It is more revenue. It is a happier and more productive workforce. It is the step-by-step process you should follow when hiring.

Goals That Work

Teams that set clear, measurable goals with accountability generate 3X the results of teams without goals (a statistic from Workable).

But… how do you set goals? How should they be written, and how should they be prioritized? Then, after they are written, what environment and habits are best suited for achieving your goals? What should do you afterward? Goals That Work is our take on goals, why they are important, and how to get the most out of them.