David Burkus Wants To Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Who wouldn’t want to be more productive? Unfortunately, for so many of us, it’s so easy to fall back on old habits, to go through each day just trying to keep up with the to-do list, without questioning our routines. David Burkus has compiled an ebook of productivity hacks to help you optimize your workday, and get more done without working longer hours. He surveyed a variety of experts and thought leaders for their top tips—and the result is a […]

How to Communicate to Influence—Even if You’re Terrified of Public Speaking

For many of us, public speaking is terrifying. Just thinking about it makes my palms sweat, my heart rate rise, and my stomach tap dance. Unfortunately, in the course of our professional lives, most of us will need to deliver a presentation, ace an interview, or take center stage at an event—even if speaking isn’t a regular part of our jobs. Fortunately, with preparation, you can feel more confident, and Communicate to Influence, even if you’re freaking out inside. No matter […]

Visioning — Author Interview with Glenn A. Williams

Glenn A. Williams is the founder of nLIVEn, a consulting company based in Melbourne Australia, and the author of the recent book Visioning: Creating the Life of Your Dreams. The book provides a step-by-step guide to help readers create a personal vision of success. Williams will guide and inspire you to create a clear vision of a successful, prosperous, happy future. 1. Why did you decide to write a book on Visioning? Since launching nLIVEn back in 2000, visioning has been […]

Retaining and Engaging Top Performers with Career Management

It’s 8:30 pm. There’s a list of customers who need to be called back, the new product line is about to ship, and you need to decide to either sign a lease, or let that new office space go. Just then, you learn that a key employee has given notice, and will be leaving at the end of next week. As the business owner, you wonder how to find more time to get everything done. You love talking with customers […]

Beyond Books—Our Favorite Actionable Content

In September of 2016, Actionable launched three new public websites, and the Actionable Conversations Platform. In fact, my first day working at Actionable was the same day that the team launched these projects (I like to think it was a great day for me, and for the Actionable universe). Since then, we’ve published some great content that we’re really proud of. Although Actionable Books is the origin of the company, we’ve grown and evolved to embrace new audiences online (and […]