Rushmore Courses

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Rushmore Courses

Courses Based on Books by Rushmore Professors

1112 Poynter on Writing and Publishing Books
Text: The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book Or Writing Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books
By:  Dan Poynter
Rushmore Professor Dan Poynter is the pre-eminent expert on writing, publishing and marketing non-fiction books. He has written over 30 books and has sold hundreds of thousands of his books over the last 25 years.

1113 Guinn on Personal and Professional Abundance
Text:  Psyched for Life
By:  Alan Guinn
Professor Guinn will be your Advisor for this course. This course is an overview of several different concepts within abundance theory. Professor Guinn’s concepts are employed by numerous practitioners in the United States and abroad.

1120 Mitchell on Exponential Business Success I
Text:  The 2000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from Stalled Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success and The 2000 Percent Solution Workbook
By:  Donald Mitchell
Professor Mitchell is co-author of this best seller. This a good course to complete as the second or third course of your program. Professor Mitchell will be your Advisor for this course.

1121 Mitchell on Exponential Business Success II
Text:  The 2000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from Stalled Thinking to Achieve
Exponential Success
and The 2000 Percent Solution Workbook
By:  Donald Mitchell
Students repeat their study of the problem they worked up in 1120 and design an improved solution that is 20 times more effective than their original solution.

1122 Crosby on Success
Text:  Quality and Me: Lessons from an Evolving Life
By:  Philip Crosby
Phil Crosby was a Rushmore Professor from 1999 until his passing in 2001. A legendary quality management authority and the author of over 15 books, he will provide you with encouragement and confidence and teach you valuable lessons. In this autobiography you will read how he started his 40-year career on the factory floor and worked himself up the ladder by working on his speaking and writing skills in his after-work hours. He rose from a junior engineer to become a Vice President at ITT, the world’s first major conglomerate. Quality and Me is a good example of how to do a Practical Course by writing a paper that teaches what you have learned from your experience.

2001 Crosby on Leadership
Text:  The Absolutes of Leadership
By:  Philip B. Crosby

2003 Crosby on Quality Management
Texts:  Quality Is Free: the Art of Making Quality Certain Or Quality without Tears: the Art of Hassle-Free Management
By:  Philip B. Crosby

2004 Frankel on Branding
Text:  The Revenge of Brand X: How to Build a Big Time Brand
By:  Rob Frankel

2049 Crosby on Entrepreneurial Leadership
Text:  Running Things: the Art of Making Things Happen
By:  Philip B. Crosby

2110 Crosby on Building an Organization
Text:  The Eternally Successful Organization: The Art of Corporate Wellness
By:  Philip B. Crosby

2112 Crosby on Becoming an Executive
Text:  Leading: The Art of Becoming an Executive
By:  Philip B. Crosby

u>2212 Poynter on Writing and Publishing Books
Text:  The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book
By:  Dan Poynter

2268 Gellerman on Motivation and Leadership
Text:  Motivation in the Real World: the Fine Art of Getting Extra Effort from Everyone–including Yourself
By:  Saul W. Gellerman

2269 Gellerman on the Psychological Approach to Management
Text:  How People Work
By:  Saul W. Gellerman

2170 Rouse on Strategic Thinking I
Texts:  Start Where You Are: Matching Your Strategy to Your Marketplace Or Don’t Jump to Solutions: Thirteen Delusions that Undermine Strategic Thinking
By:  William B. Rouse

2288 Taylor on Shipping
Text:  New Millennium Edition of Computerized Shipping Systems:Increasing Profit and Productivity through Technology
By:  Mark Taylor

2264 Rouse on Product and System Design
Text:  Design for Success: A Human Centered Approach to Designing Successful Products and Systems
By:  William B. Rouse

2265 Rouse on Innovation
Texts:  Strategies for Innovation: Creating Successful Products, Systems, Organizations and Catalysts for Change: Concepts and Principles for Enabling Innovation
By:  William B. Rouse

2301 Rouse on Strategic Thinking I
Text:  Essential Challenges of Strategic Management
By:  William B. Rouse

2302 Rouse on Strategic Thinking II
Text:  Essential Challenges of Strategic Management
By:  William B. Rouse

2303 Emblemsvåg on Cost and Environmental Management I
Text:   Activity-Based Cost and Environmental Management: A Different Approach to ISO 4000 Compliance
By:  Jan Emblemsvåg

2304 Emblemsvåg on Cost and Environmental Management II
Text:  Life-Cycle Costing: Using Activity-Based Costing and Monte Carlo Methods to Manage Future Costs and Risks
By:  Jan Emblemsvåg

2307 Livingstone on Finance and Accounting
Text:  The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting
By:  Les Livingstone

2308 Livingstone on Economics Made Easy
Text:  Economics Made Easy
By:  Les Livingstone

2309 Livingstone on A Practical Framework for Ethical Decision-Making
Text:  A Practical Framework for Ethical Decision-Making
By:  Les Livingstone

2310 Livingstone on Guide to Business Valuation
Text:  Guide to Business Valuation
By:  Les Livingstone

2311 Livingstone on The Economics of Energy
Text:  The Economics of Energy
By:  Les Livingstone

2312 Livingstone on What Government Should and Should Not Do
Text:  What Government Should and Should Not Do
By:  Les Livingstone

2373 Mitchell on Breakthrough Business Growth I
Text:  The 2,000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from “Stalled” Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
By:  Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles and Robert Metz

2374 Mitchell on Breakthrough Business Growth II
Text:  The Irresistible Growth Enterprise: Breakthrough Gains from Unstoppable Change
By:  Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles and Tobi Kahn

2375 Mitchell on Competitive Advantage
Text:   The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Secrets of Continually Developing a More Profitable Business Model
By:  Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles and B.Thomas Golisano

2400 Sondhi on Total Strategy
Text:  Total Strategy
By:  Rakesh Sondhi
Professor Sondhi will be your advisor for this course, which is designed to encourage a balanced view of the organization and its environment and remove any bias that functional experts might possess.

2401 Sondhi on Business Improvement and Learning for Transformation (BUILT)
Text:  BUILT Manual
By:  Rakesh Sondhi
The BUILT process employs a broad range of practical tools that are applied in a consistent manner to business projects.

2402 Sondhi on The Champions Experience – High Performance Leadership
Text:   To be determined
By:
This course will explore the concept of leadership with the objective of developing and presenting a holistic and practical framework for leadership using sport, business and politics as a vehicle for learning. The module also combines the dimensions of team building, managing relationships and change management.

3004 Ash and Lambert on E-Marketing
Text:  E-Market Dominance
By:  Brian Ash and Tom Lambert

3005 Lambert on Marketing
Text:  The Power of Influence
By:  Tom Lambert

3015 Lambert on Consulting I
Text:  High Income Consulting: How to Build and Market Your Professional Practice
By:  Tom Lambert

3016 Lambert on Consulting II
Text:   High Value Consulting: Managing and Maximizing External and Internal Consultants for Massive Added Value
By:  Tom Lambert

3775 Mitchell on Model Leadership
Text:  The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Secrets of Continually Developing a More Profitable Business Model
By:  Donald Mitchell and Carol Coles

4001 Smith on Recruitment and Selection
Text: Becoming a High-Impact Candidate

4002 Smith on Management and Organizations
Text: Management and Organizations by Dr. John Milliman

5001 Donnelly on Business Planning
Text:  Guidebook to Planning – A Common Sense Approach to Building Business Plans for Growing Firms
By:  Robert M. Donnelly
Professor Donnelly will be your advisor for this course. This is a course on how to build a business plan for any business using Professor Donnelly’s proven 5 step Plan-for-Planning process. Hundreds of companies have used Professor Donnelly’s template and been able to grow their businesses and increase profits as a result of it. With guidance from Professor Donnelly you will be able to develop your own customized business plan and prosper from it. Remember the old idiom: “Nobody plans to fail…They just fail to plan.”

6006 Lotherington on Creative Thinking
Text: How Creative People Connect
By:  Wayne Lotherington
Associate Professor Lotherington will be your Advisor for this course. This course enables the student to understand how his or her creative mind works and to employ the hard and soft tools to generate multiple creative ideas. Professor Lotherington’s concepts are employed by numerous creative businesses, including advertising agencies, PR companies, TV stations, media agencies and FMCG companies in 38 countries.

6020 Mitchell on Advanced Exponential Improvements
Text: Adventures of an Optimist
By:  Donald Mitchell
Professor Mitchell will guide you through the creation of four or more complementary benefit-expanding 2,000 percent solutions using the guidelines outlined in Adventures of an Optimist. Prerequisites are 1120 or 2373 and either 2379 or 2380.

9050 Donnelly on Personal Branding
Text: Personal Brand Planning for Life
By: Robert Donnelly
Professor Donnelly has prepared a brief video that outlines the content of this course. You can view it here.

9700 MBA in Leadership
Text: N/A
Course Content by Rakesh Sondhi
The MBA in Leadership is a unique course designed to make you a more effective and productive leader. The course is practical and aimed at current and future leaders, providing the requisite skills and knowledge to reach optimum team and organisation performance. The course focuses on creating behavioural change in delegates. The program explores leadership, strategy and transformation – studying leaders from different eras and environments, identifying their key attributes and debating what makes a truly successful leader. Delegates will develop inspirational leadership skills and deliver optimum performance.

9900 Shaping the start up Champion
Text: N/A
Course Content by Rakesh Sondhi
Shaping the start up Champion is a series of degree courses designed to help individuals bring their ideas, however large or small, to life either from a commercial or social perspective. The courses are designed to provide the skills, and practical experience, to take ideas and help students turn these ideas into functioning businesses. A process of blended learning is adopted combining one to one coaching with self learning via different tools. Gamification and simulations are used to develop the winning mindset needed to succeed in a very challenging, yet exciting environment.

 

Graduates of Rushmore are hired, promoted and earn raises at Fortune 500 and other organizations because of what they learn and learn to apply within their programmes.