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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 Turn From the beginning, I must confess I’m a destination person, much more interested in...  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
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 you will handle your portfolio, how many stocks you should buy, what types of...  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
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 and accelerated change, organizations that do not adapt, that do not anticipate the future 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