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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...
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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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
8 Ways to Better Engage Your Customers

8 Ways to Better Engage Your Customers

Excerpted from THE COMMUNICATION CLINIC: 99 Proven Cures for the Most Common Business Mistakes, by Barbara Pachter and Denise Cowie. Ways to Engage with People—for People Who Don’t Like to Engage! My customer complained to my supervisor that I answered the phone, “Yeah. What’s up?” I was told that if I wanted to move up...  LearnMore
Should You Buy Real Estate Now, or Wait?

Should You Buy Real Estate Now, or Wait?

This is a guest blogpost from John Schaub, author of BUILDING WEALTH ONE HOUSE AT A TIME, Updated and Expanded. There are two arguments for buying sooner. One is today’s low interest rates and the second is the strong rental market. Any decision to buy an investment property should be based on the amount of...  LearnMore
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 money to buy property. As it turned out, that was a key to my success....  LearnMore
Rise of The New Alpha Leaders

Rise of The New Alpha Leaders

Article by Danielle Harlan, author of The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership. Raise your hand if you’ve ever worked with a terrible leader. If so, you’re not alone—psychologist Robert Hogan found that up to 75 percent of people believe that their boss is the worst and...  LearnMore
The Value of Culture: Culture Multiplies Results

The Value of Culture: Culture Multiplies Results

Excerpt from People First Leadership by Eduardo Braun. One reason that culture has not been as studied and spoken about in analyses of management and leadership as strategy may be because the soft variables of people and culture are arguably harder to measure than so- called hard variables. But if they are, in fact, harder...  LearnMore
What Makes a Great Boss? Test Your Assumptions!

What Makes a Great Boss? Test Your Assumptions!

Excerpt from Skills for New Managers, Second Edition by Morey Stettner. Think of the best boss you ever had. If no one pops to mind, consider a strong leader you know such as a sports coach or a volunteer coordinator at your community center. Complete these sentences: When faced with adversity, this manager will ____________....  LearnMore
Taking Medical Solutions To the Patients

Taking Medical Solutions To the Patients

Adapted from The Innovator’s Prescription, PB: A Disruptive Solution for Healthcare, by Clayton M. Christensen. In most industries, when radically new technology emerges that enables people to do things that previously were impossible, the technology is so expensive and complicated, that provision of the service must be centralized. The people and the problems flow to...  LearnMore
The Physician Champion of the EHR

The Physician Champion of the EHR

Adapted from IT’s About Patient Care: Transforming Healthcare Information Technology by C. Harris, MD, Chief Information Officer of Cleveland Clinic. The physician champion is a professional personification of the “like attracts like” idea that says that human beings tend to be attracted to other people who are like themselves. It is by no means a...  LearnMore
The Potential For Customized Learning in Student-Centric Classrooms

The Potential For Customized Learning in Student-Centric Classrooms

Excerpt adapted from Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, and Michael B. Horn. If the goal is to educate every student—asking schools to ensure that all students have the skills and capabilities to escape the chains of poverty and have an all-American...  LearnMore