303 Solutions Book Series

The communication and leadership secrets to get ahead in business and life

The 303 Solutions Book Series are compilations of leadership and communication secrets shared by some of the nation's top speakers, consultants and coaches, including Connie Dieken. In these books, Connie shares her experience and knowledge to help readers boost confidence, grow leadership skills, improve communication skills and build stronger interpersonal relationships.


You can craft your perfect life as surely as a builder transforms the dreams of a house into a dream home. End frustration over missed opportunities. Embrace proven methods that have helped millions of people turn their dreams into reality. To get what you want, work smart, work hard and follow these solutions.


You posses more creativity than imaginable. The trick is to turn it up full blast for developing plans, completing projects and plowing through problems. You will boost self-confidence, increase your value to co-workers and customers and enjoy more fun – all while reducing stress. Now is the time to step out of dull routines and mind-numbing situations.


Leaders in today's hyper-changing world must be smart, strategic, articulate, caring, compassionate, visionary, persuasive and so much more. You can develop the leader inside of you by following proven, results-generating, career enhancing advice from top experts in the field – the same people today's leaders turn to for advice on how to lead more effectively. See immediate results as your mindset for leadership and your skill levels rise to the test of any challenge.

Leaders: When your accountant walks the runway, run the other direction

In hindsight, the bedazzled briefcases signaled the debacle ahead. Let's set aside the Best Picture envelope nestled inside that caused the ruckus. The topsy-turvy spectacle was triggered by these black attachès—adorned with the golden logos of the Oscars and PriceWaterhouseCooper. These swag-clad beauties were designed to draw attention to the power couple as the accounting partners sashayed down the red carpet. And therein lies the root cause of the problem. When your accountant walks the runway, leaders should run the other direction.

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Whacking the CEO: The Bold New Moves Between the C-Suite and the Board

The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable “we’re moving in a different direction” script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn’t give him a gentle heave-ho with the old standby “he’s stepping down to pursue different opportunities” tale. Instead, Barnes & Noble whacked their CEO in bold fashion. The core issue is trust. And trust is an endless dance.

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@ConnieDieken: Irene Rosenfeld, CEO who changed the snacks aisle, leaves Mondelez ft.com/content/16fc66… via @FT

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