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Roberta's Recent Publications

The Magnetic Leader

Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. Read Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Talent Magnetism

Your company is only as good as the talent you keep. Learn the new rules for attracting top talent and getting them to stick around. Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Suddenly in Charge

Honored by the Washington Post as a Top 5 Business Book for Leaders.

Learn how to manage up, down, and succeed all around... Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Suddenly in Charge

Learn how to save your company millions by improving the quality of your hires, while improving productivity. Slash costly employee turnover.

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The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits

by Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Hardback: 190 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 14, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1629561657

Talent Magnetism

Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. In The Magnetic Leader, Roberta Matuson asks us to consider that the quality of a company’s leadership is the most important factor in attracting and retaining high-quality employees. Matuson has spent 20 years helping organizations achieve both market leadership and dynamic growth by maximizing the talent they already have, in addition to creating a magnetic environment that attracts high-caliber new hires.

Many are searching for a magical formula, but the fact is that the answer lies inside businesses’ organizations. Instead of offering crazy perks, companies need to focus on the one perk they can’t get anywhere else, which is the opportunity to work with a truly magnetic leader.

The Magnetic Leader aids readers in transforming their leadership style from push to pull, repel to attract, dismal to good, and then good to great. They’ll become magnetic leaders who attract the cream of the crop and ultimately create legions of loyal, talented superstars eager to beat the competition.

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Talent Magnetism

by Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing (October 28, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1857885988

Talent Magnetism

In Talent Magnetism, Roberta Matuson, bestselling author of Suddenly in Charge, explains how to navigate the changing talent pool and the challenges of recruitment. The impact of extraordinary workers—ambitious, driven employees who are reliable under a tight deadline, are always seeking to improve, and consistently deliver results—is undisputed, and having such workers can determine a company’s success. With concrete tips and enlightening employee comments, Talent Magnetism is an invaluable guide to attracting and retaining the top talent that can transform your organization.

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Suddenly in Charge: Managing up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around

by Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey (January 16, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1857885613

Suddenly in Charge

As companies reorganize and reengineer, thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day. The key to success is managing effectively both up and down the line of the organization. And Suddenly in Charge provides this unique approach with two books in one: read it one direction and you'll find all the tips and tools you need to manage down and establish credibility with your team; flip the book over and you'll find success strategies for managing up, the key to managing your reputation and your career.

With a foreword by Alan Weiss, bestselling author of Million-Dollar Consulting, this handy little book is a must-have resource to help the new manager truly shine from day one.

For purchasing individual copies online, we recommend:

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Selecting For Success: The Complete System for Hiring Top Talent

By Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Selecting for Success

If you've ever said, "How did I not see that coming?" after terminating a new hire then this product will be of interest to you.

Selecting For Success: The Complete System for Hiring Top Talent is a comprehensive program for executives, business owners, HR executives and hiring managers interested in dramatically improving the quality of their hires, significantly improving productivity and slashing costly employee turnover.

With this system, organizations like Boston Beer, Winston Flowers and Eastern Connection have consistently improved their quality of hires, while reducing expensive employee turnover. One of our clients recently reported they had slashed turnover by 50% and estimated they were saving over a million dollars annually, as a result of this program.

This system was developed in response to the many requests received from organizations that don't have the budgets typically available at larger companies, yet wish to achieve similar results.

The program includes:

  • The secrets of hiring for fit and training for skills
  • What you need to know to conduct effective selection interviews
  • Common interviewing mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Everything you need to begin interviewing like a pro
  • Worksheets you can use to immediately hire staff, managers and sales professionals
  • All the forms needed to hire top talent, including sample letters

Hard Copy Cost: $69.99 (Plus $5.95 S+H)
For a limited time, this offer of $149.99 has been reduced to $69.99
For Purchasers Outside of the United States, Please Contact Roberta Prior to Purchasing


PDF Cost: $49.99
Save $20 by purchasing the PDF eBook version.



Profitability Accelerator Teleconference Recordings

Back to the Future

Everyone wants to catapult his or her organization into the stratosphere of high growth, yet few of us have a plan in place to make this dream a reality. I talk about the specific steps you can take to clearly define the strategy you will use to ensure your organization is prepared for growth. I also discuss how you can quickly evaluate which employees will be joining you on this journey and which will need to be left behind. I'll even share my top tips on how tactfully terminate employees who should have been gone a long time ago.

Price: $49


How to Accelerate Sales

Sales people—You can't live without them and in some cases you can't live with them. No one likes to admit when the sales team isn't making the grade. In this session, I'll share with you the strategies that I've used to help my most successful clients achieve dramatic sales growth and I'm betting it's not what you think! I'll reveal lessons learned from some of the best in the business to help you avoid what's derailed those who have come before you. Get onboard and begin seeing revenues soar!

Price: $49


Selecting for Success: Acquiring Top Talent in Any Economy

If you've had the pleasure of trying to hire top talent these days then you know how overwhelming the process can be. One job posting can result in hundreds of responses or if you are recruiting for one of the many hard to fill positions, you may be wondering why your efforts are yielding little in the way of results. In this jam packed session, we'll discuss the steps you can take to dramatically reduce the amount of time it is taking you to hire top talent and ways to ensure that the person you thought you were hiring is the person who actually shows up. We'll talk about ways you can dramatically fill your pipeline with the right people. You'll leave this session with tools you can use to immediately begin hiring the talent you will need to fuel business growth.

Price: $49


Conflict in the Workplace: Can't We Just Put Everyone in Time Out?

We've all been there. We spend countless hours avoiding conflict or worrying about what we will say to resolve conflict in the workplace. The end result is a dramatic decline in productivity, employee morale and customer satisfaction, as we tip-toe around issues that are critical for business success. In this session, you'll learn how to confront without conflict and what you can do as a leader to create a workplace of commitment, rather than compliance.

Price: $49


Leadership Starts in the Middle: Not at the Top

Think back to a time when you were sitting in the middle of an organization. You were closer to the clients than the executives, yet you were never asked for your opinion on ways to increase client satisfaction and revenues. Now that you are at the top, you have an opportunity to engage those closest to the customer. In this session, you will learn how to ask the right questions to uncover what employees may be hiding from you. These time tested techniques for getting your employees to act more like owners, with less effort than you ever thought possible, is only a phone call away.

Price: $49

Testimonials

"Roberta's guidance has dramatically increased my ability to pull in and retain the talent we need to take our organization to the next level. She's proven to be a trusted advisor and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to other CEOs who are looking to accelerate..."
Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO
Mass Leadership Technology Council

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"The coaching that Roberta Matuson provided for one of our retail store managers renewed the manager’s excitement in her work, provided her with increased skills in the selection of new employees and gave her the tools she needed to better manage her staff..."
Mary G. Rahal, VP, Human Resources and Administration
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc.

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"Roberta was able to clearly define our project objectives and the methodology that we needed to reach those objectives. Roberta helped us pinpoint the root cause of our problem by using in-depth probing techniques that gave her access to important data we did not have..."
Amy Waryas, Director, HR
The Boston Beer Company

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"Roberta worked with us to create a comprehensive onboarding program. With her guidance, knowledge, and expert HR advise we have successfully launched our company-wide training initiative. We now assimilate new hires into the company more effectively than ever..."
Ted Winston, Co-Owner
Winston Flowers

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"When it comes to management of people, Roberta sees through all the noise and gets right to the heart of the matter..."
Mark Spitzer, President
Photonic Glass Corporation

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"As we have grown, Roberta has provided continued support to help us work through complicated personnel issues while allowing us to focus on other areas of our business. Our employment practices truly support our business goals..."
Paul M. Zavracky, Ph.D., Former President and COO
MicroOptical Corporation

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"Roberta has saved us time and energy on situations we may have needlessly wrestled with. We consider her a partner and look for her guidance often. Roberta has provided a welcomed service to Six Red Marbles..."
Sarah Smith White, President
Six Red Marbles

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"Roberta was tenacious about keeping us focused on completing our project on schedule. The finished project was comprehensive, professional and passed the scrutiny of legal experts. I would definitely use Matuson Consulting again..."
John Blake, Former COO
Advanced Results Marketing

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"Roberta has been a tremendous mentor and coach to me over the past year. She has partnered with me on multiple professional development fronts, as well as helping me through some very challenging situations. I found Roberta to be wise counsel!"
– Allison DiSiena, VP of Recruiting, Marketing, Interactive and Creative Services Division, 24 Seven Inc.

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"Roberta Matuson was our answer. She met with us, developed a plan, walked us through the process to record our policies and procedures. She helped identify areas where policies were non-existent. She then developed and produced our employee handbook. We still use it today..."
Tim Slattery, CEO
CFSmail.com

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"Roberta presented an engaging and informative webinar on “Managing Up in a Top Down World” for Northeastern University’s alumni. This thought provoking session provided practical strategies for navigating office politics and building effective relationships for career advancement. Roberta’s extensive expertise and knowledge of workplace trends was apparent as she skillfully answered a wide range of questions from participants. Her well-organized presentation made it easy for the audience to commit to implementing her advice."
Michele Rapp, Associate Director
Northeastern University

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"Roberta’s ability to provide new leaders with insights on matters that few are willing to discuss is refreshing and will serve our members well. As a CEO, I'm especially impressed with her ability to quickly distill difficult situations and provide pragmatic advice that can be quickly and successfully implemented."
Aradhna Malhotra Oliphant, President and CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

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"I have had the opportunity to experience Roberta Matuson’s “fast track” coaching. Her candid, succinct and concise approach provided positive reinforcement toward my professional goals."
Cheryl Schondek, VP of Food Acquisition and Supply Chain
The Greater Boston Food Bank

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