The Commencement Odyssey: Why We All Have a Stake in Transforming the American Workplace

The Commencement Odyssey: Why We All Have a Stake in Transforming the American Workplace

by Stephen Blair Venable

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BN ID: 2940148789437
Publisher: Surgo Books
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

STEPHEN BLAIR VENABLE, J.D., holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Michigan, a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and has participated in the Executive Education Program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is a management consultant, but he has also worked as a corporate attorney specializing in employment law, successfully owned and operated a $23 million business, and run a nonprofit organization. He has also been a member of a congressional trade delegation to the Middle East. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The Commencement Odyssey: Why We All Have a Stake in Transforming the American Workplace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In The Commencement Odyssey, the author successfully manages to capture the profound disconnect between the academic environment, where students are prepared for the corporate workplace, and the actual realities of thriving (in every sense of the word) in the corporate workplace. The author not only paints a vivid picture of this disconnect, he offers practical ideas to transform the workplace to what it ought to be. This is a must read not only for graduates expecting to make a successful transition from academia to the corporate workplace, but for everyone who has a stake in the much needed workplace transformation. You will not be disappointed with this outstanding and relevant book. Share it with your teams and take one step forward in transforming the corporate workplace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, worthwhile read! The author takes an innovative approach to “real” issues many of us leaders are facing as we work and compete in our current structures. The analysis starts at the foundation of entering the work place –and not only highlights the business impacts but also, gratefully, takes on the societal and human impacts. I would recommend this book to all levels of leadership, because it will be our senior leaders that have to own engaging in these recommendations and the new leaders that will sustain the change and disruption to current practices. This book, while rich with content, is digestible in its analysis, layout and applicable recommendations and a recommended read for any innovative leader and their team! I look forward to sharing it with my team and colleagues.