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Quick Tips For 2017 Tax Season!

Quick Tips For 2017 Tax Season!

Quick tips For 2017 Tax Season  Put your tax return on extension if you face any ACA penalties – it’s quite likely you won’t have to pay them. Send change of address notices to all former employers and vendors and...
3 Ways a Potential ACA Repeal Will Influence Your Taxes

3 Ways a Potential ACA Repeal Will Influence Your Taxes

By Eva Rosenberg, author of Small Business Taxes Made Easy. This week, our new president is being sworn into office. While Trump has a lot of things on his agenda to accomplish in the first week, we are concerned about the...
Enjoying the Journey Not Just the Destination

Enjoying the Journey Not Just the Destination

A fresh voice on leadership and a senior leader at one of the world’s largest communications networks, Elise Mitchell author of Leading Through the Turn reveals why success comes by focusing on the journey, not just the destination. Going full throttle The...
How Many Stocks Should You Really Own?

How Many Stocks Should You Really Own?

Excerpted from How to Make Money in Stocks, 4th Edition, by William J. O’Neil. Once you have decided to participate in the stock market, you are faced with more decisions than just which stock to purchase. You have to decide...
5 Things Your Bank Won't Tell You

5 Things Your Bank Won’t Tell You

From Building Wealth One House at a Time, Updated & Expanded, by John Schaub. When I started investing in houses, I was a self-employed real estate salesman with no steady income. Not one banker in my town would loan me...
How Companies Are Mastering Disruption In the Workplace

How Companies Are Mastering Disruption In the Workplace

Article by Jeanne C Meister and Kevin J Mulcahy, Co-Authors, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees.  The future is happening now. It’s not waiting for you or your organization. In times of constant...
Manipulating Crucial Skills with Vital Smarts

Manipulating Crucial Skills with Vital Smarts

Crucial Conversations from the team at Vital Smarts: Dear Joseph, My boss is a big fan of yours, but I think he’s misusing his understanding of your material to bully people then patting himself on the back for being a...
How to Find Your 'Why' in Life

How to Find Your ‘Why’ in Life

How to Find Your ‘Why’ in Life By John Addison, Author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose In 1981, after I’d been working at Life of Georgia for about a year, I was moved...
A Case Study in Cultural Change

A Case Study in Cultural Change

From Innovating Lean Six Sigma by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill. A plastics manufacturer that was trying to come out of bankruptcy acknowledged that it had a culture of command-and-control management. The unstated mantra was, “Do as I say.” The company was turning...
Steve Forbes has a plan for National Revival

Steve Forbes has a plan for National Revival

Excerpted from the Introduction of REVIVING AMERICA by Steve Forbes How do we revive America? Both left and right agree the nation has lost its way. The Great Recession that followed the historic financial meltdown of the mid-2000s officially ended...
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Is Kata the Scientific Approach? An Artistic Process? Or Both?

Practicing Kata for Service Excellence by Karyn Ross. Recently I had some service experiences where the person who was supposed to be helping me gave what I call the “list of I can’ts.” I can’t help you because …our computer system isn’t set up to do that, …we don’t take credit cards in my department,...  LearnMore
The Office Pantry IS Company Culture: The Role of Physical Workspaces

The Office Pantry IS Company Culture: The Role of Physical Workspaces

Workplaces are physical manifestations of a company’s culture. Kurt L. Darrow, chairman, president, and CEO of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, a furniture manufacturer based in Monroe, Michigan, says, “Space matters. Facilities matter when people are choosing where to work, where to go to school, how they can work, how they feel good.” A company promoting a culture...  LearnMore
Wozniak & Jobs: A Study in Emotional Intelligence

Wozniak & Jobs: A Study in Emotional Intelligence

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs spent almost 10 years in garages working together and tinkering with and mastering electronics projects. What drove them was their shared Grit—a blend of Conscientiousness, Achievement Drive, and Innovation—the behavioral drivers that focused their IQ and intellectual curiosity and was the common denominator on which their relationship and Apple Computer...  LearnMore
What Will the Next-Generation Workforce Look Like?

What Will the Next-Generation Workforce Look Like?

It’s critical to recognize the generation beyond Gen Z. This is Generation Alpha, only 7 years old in 2017 and 15 years old by 2025. Generation Alpha members will be the most diverse of all the generations. In 2011, Generation Alpha reached a demographic milestone: there were more Generation Alpha babies born to minority families...  LearnMore
When Managers Repeat Themselves....

When Managers Repeat Themselves….

Let’s say you’re working with the owner of a real estate firm in a rural community. “The woman who works the front desk is constantly coming to work late,” the owner explains. “Have you talked to her?” you ask. “Repeatedly” is the response. “And then what happens?” you continue. “She’s on time for a few...  LearnMore

How Trump’s Tax Policy Might Affect Your Tax Life

Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States of America. So, with that in mind, what changes can individuals expect in our tax lives? Don’t worry. This won’t affect your 2016 tax returns. And, unless Congress passes these provisions intact, they might not even affect your 2017 tax returns. But some of these provisions...  LearnMore
3 Ways to Effectively Lead Through Changing Times

3 Ways to Effectively Lead Through Changing Times

A fresh voice on leadership and a senior leader at one of the world’s largest communications networks, Elise Mitchell author of Leading Through the Turn reveals why success comes by focusing on the journey, not just the destination. May you live in interesting times. I’ve never been sure if that’s a blessing or a curse. But the...  LearnMore
6 THINGS TO LEARN FROM APPLE’S MARKETING

6 THINGS TO LEARN FROM APPLE’S MARKETING

The most important thing Apple’s success teaches us is not how to build a better product but how to build a better image. Apple’s innovation is more in how it conceives and markets itself than in its products. Apple didn’t invent the PC, MP3 player, smartphone or tablet. They took existing concepts and used a...  LearnMore
A Fed Rate Hike Means Higher Rates throughout the Economy

A Fed Rate Hike Means Higher Rates throughout the Economy

By Robert R. Johnson, President and CEO, The American College of Financial Services, and author of INVEST WITH THE FED: Maximizing Portfolio Performance by Following Federal Reserve Policy. The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee is meeting the week of Dec. 12, 2016, and it is widely anticipated that they will raise the target fed funds rate by...  LearnMore
William Bernstein: The "Coin Toss" Gamble of the Common Stock

William Bernstein: The “Coin Toss” Gamble of the Common Stock

Imagine that you work for your rich but eccentric Uncle Fred. He is a conscientious and kind employer, and after you have spent some years in his service he decides to let you in on the company pension plan. You are 30 years old and will work for your uncle until you retire in 35...  LearnMore
Three Secrets To Creating A Compelling Workplace Experience

Three Secrets To Creating A Compelling Workplace Experience

The Future Of Work: Three Secrets To Creating A Compelling Workplace Experience Jeanne C Meister and Kevin J Mulcahy Co-authors, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees, The Future Workplace Experience was named by 800CEOREAD as a Business Book to Watch in November, 2016 The future of work...  LearnMore
The 2 Key Lessons to Create Customers-as-Partners

The 2 Key Lessons to Create Customers-as-Partners

From The Startup Equation: A Visual Guidebook for Building Your Startup, by Steven Fisher and Ja-Nae Duane When you begin building relationships between your business and customers, understand that there are really two ways to create that relationship. Staying Casual: You have something a potential customer may need. You make the sell and an exchange...  LearnMore