A hybrid case study/business guide based on the highly acclaimed children's television show "Blues Clues" which helped to revolutionize children's television for 2-5 year olds. The book examines some of the main business factors contributing to the show's blockbuster success and how those factors are interrelated. It tells the story behind the scenes and provides a business model that any company can follow to become a phenomenon. The first episode aired in 1996 and is still in production. (Published by Dearborn Publishing).
"Millions of children around the world have been inspired by the lessons of Blues Clues. Now, the rest of us will have the same opportunity."
-Malcolm Gladwell, Author, The Tipping Point
"Blues Clues" gets you to think, learn, grow, and lead. The practice that works brilliantly for kids will work for you."
-Mark Victor Hanson, Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series
This book explains why people will not follow you unless they trust you and they can't trust you if you don't talk straight to them. It shows managers how they can transform their relationships with their employees by following a 7-step process.
(Published by Sourcebooks, co-authored with William Morin)
"In today's topsy-turvey economy, it's more important than ever that employers retain good workers. Tracy and Morin offer a 7-point program for coaching employees rather than managing them. Those open to new responsibilities and a more egalitarian style of management will find this book most useful, with the caveat that not every company fosters this type of environment."
Take This Job and Love It is for anyone who is unhappy in his or her job, looking for greater fulfillment, growth, and satisfaction. This book shows people the real source of their unhappiness and how to take back the power and control they have unknowingly ceded to the companies and organizations for which they work. (Originally published by McGraw-Hill)
"A superb contribution and a whole new approach to work and careers and personal empowerment -- inside out. A must read for those feeling dead-ended, victimized, disempowered and discouraged."
-Stephen Covey, author of the best -selling book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
10 Steps to Empowerment focuses on the theme that in order to get power as a manager or
leader you have to give it away -- one of the great yet seldom recognized paradoxes of the business world. Through a 10-step process, the book shows managers how they can empower themselves by empowering others without losing control. It shows how empowerment is the only way to create a win-win situation for the employee, manager, company and customer. (Originally published by William Morrow)
"10 Steps to Empowerment is a masterful collection of simple yet profound ideas which are the foundation of successful management. Diane Tracy does a superb job of challenging old beliefs and providing us with a fresh new perspective on the age-old subject of power"
-Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, co-author of the best-selling book, The One Minute Manager
The First Book of Common-Sense Management reveals some precise common-sense truths about people that are amazingly easy to understand and apply. It is an especially good primer for first-time managers and an excellent reminder for experienced managers. The book is simple and can be read in one sitting. One would think that good management should be common sense but it is not. This book explains why. (Originally published by William Morrow)
"This book is an outstanding resource ... whether you're new or experienced in the manager's role. Tracy's book will help you discover how to show people you care, and teach them how to get things done right the first time."
-The San Francisco Enquirer