Flow-based Leadership: What the Best Firefighters can Teach You about Leadership and Making Hard Decisions, by Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D.


This book describes what flow is and what flow-based decision making and flow-based leadership look like. It also details a flow-based leadership model for implementation, based on an extreme, experiential training program in the fire service called Georgia Smoke Diver (GSD). Read more…

Ready to RollJudith (“Judy”) L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D., has been a communication expert, knowledge architect, and organizational development consultant since 1983. She is the founder of MentorFactor, Inc., which focuses on helping organizations facilitate flow-based work environments. Judy has been studying flow-based decision making and leadership in the fire service since 2007.

And People? Why Are Managers’ Cars the Most Important Asset in Every Organization?, by Ivica Vrancic


Dares to ask why so many managers spend more time, resources, and consideration on their company cars than the real greatest asset of any business: people. Early chapters explore motivation and organization culture; later, Vrancic examines the challenge of selecting the right people for your organization and developing those people to maximize their strengths. Read more…

ivicaIvica Vrancic is a Management Development and Human Resources consultant and trainer. Since 2005, he has been acting as consultant, lecturer, trainer, individual and team coach for senior managers in Croatia and the countries in the region and wider in Europe.

Competing to Win: Lessons Learned for Reaching the Next Level of Organizational Performance, by Dr. Ted Marra


  1. What does it take to build and maintain a truly enduring and continuously successful business – one that stands the test of time, turbulence and change and despite all that has continued to set the standard for performance and excellence by which other organizations are measured?
  2. What really makes your organization unique?…

These questions and over 150 more equally stimulating and change-provoking questions are raised and explored within this concise text. Read more…

mWell known strategic facilitator and organizational mentor Ted Marra has taught and lectured in a number of universities in Boston, Detroit, the UK, Croatia and Switzerland. Ted was also Senior Policy Advisor for President Reagan and has held management positions with such organizations as General Motors, Goodyear, Firestone, Babcock & Wilcox, Walker:CSM (Indianapolis) and TARP (Washington D.C.) as well as owning and operating two consulting companies – MQI in Boston and The Centre for Innovation Management Europe Ltd. in the U.K.

Monetizing Data Management, by Peter Aiken and Juanita Billings


Defines the five interrelated best practices that comprise data management, and shows you how by example to successfully communicate data management ROI to senior management. Read more…

Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management authority. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author, and researcher, he has been actively attempting to improve this area for more than 25 years.

With over 30 years of broad experience in the public, private and academic sectors, Juanita Walton Billings is a pragmatic, ISO-certified business professional who specializes in analysis, design and auditing of enterprise architectures.

Secrets of Analytical Leaders, by Wayne Eckerson


Illustrates analytical best practices by weaving his perspective with commentary from seven directors of analytics who unveil their secrets of success. Read more…


wayneWayne Eckerson has been a thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field since the early 1990s.

The FruITion Trilogy, by Chris Potts

fruITion: Creating the Ultimate Corporate Strategy for Information Technology

front coverIan is a CIO who is about to go on a journey of change.  He will be expected to explore, challenge and radically recast the complex, often hostile relationships that can exist between a business and the people in its IT department.  On the way, Ian and other key stakeholders, experience a transformation in how a business needs to think about the value of its IT people and the work that they do. This results in some truly groundbreaking innovations in the scope and contribution of Ian’s role as CIO, the people that work for him and the strategy that he leads. Read more…

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recrEAtion: Realizing the Extraordinary Contribution of Your Enterprise Architects

recreationfront_lowresSimon is a seasoned Enterprise Architect who joins a corporation in New York as their first-ever Vice President of Enterprise Architecture.  On his very first day, he meets the global CEO who asks Simon ‘What do you do?’  Simon’s reply triggers the CEO to respond in a way that our hero least expects.   What follows is a journey across continents and oceans in which Simon uncovers the true meaning of Enterprise Architecture, who is doing it, and how successful they are.  Read more…

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DefrICtion: Unleashing your Enterprise to Create Value from Change


In this conclusion to the trilogy that began with FruITion and continued with RecrEation, Michael, CEO of a $64 billion global corporation, finds that the consequences for everyone are part cultural, part structural, and part operational. They mean challenging some of the orthodoxies that were supposed to solve the problem but have made things worse instead. What will he choose to do? Read more…

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