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Will Retirement Security Be Sacrificed For Tax Reform?

Will Retirement Security Be Sacrificed For Tax Reform?

Guest post by Robert L. Reynolds, author of From Here to Security: How Workplace Savings Can Keep America’s Promise. America has long experienced a contentious relationship between tax reform and incentives for retirement finance.  As we today consider comprehensive tax reform proposals, it’s worth remembering that this process may threaten retirement savings just as they were...  LearnMore
The Importance Of Relationship-Centered Communication

The Importance Of Relationship-Centered Communication

Guest post by Calvin L. Chou, co-author with Laura Cooley of Communication Rx: Transforming Healthcare Through Relationship-Centered Communication. As a practicing internist at an academic medical center, I spend most of my time in the outpatient setting, and I spend a couple of months supervising trainees in the hospital. A short while ago while starting...  LearnMore
3 Simple Steps to Build Your Small Business

3 Simple Steps to Build Your Small Business

Guest post by Tamara Monosoff, author of The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea Into the Next Big Thing. Our world has changed. People are digesting information differently than ever before and as a small business owner and entrepreneur, it’s up to us to change the way we are communicating with our...  LearnMore
Change Your Mind About Strategy

Change Your Mind About Strategy

Contributor post by Michael Ballé, co-author of The Lean Strategy: Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage, Unleash Innovation, and Deliver Sustainable Growth. Times have changed and keep changing faster still. Traditional strategies, inspired by the Porter model taught in every business school, are based on the application of power: the power to keep new entrants...  LearnMore
Customer Experience & Bleeding Edge Technologies

Customer Experience & Bleeding Edge Technologies

Guest post by Jack Tatar, co-author with Chris Burniske of Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond. For many existing businesses, crafting a competitive customer experience can depend upon evaluating current models and improving on them. For years, grocery stores competed among themselves by trying to offer their customers what their competitors weren’t – fresher...  LearnMore
Struggling to Increase Engagement? Try Virtue

Struggling to Increase Engagement? Try Virtue

Guest post by Peter J. Rea co-author with Alan Kolp and James K. Stoller of Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance. Gallup reported earnings per share were 147 percent higher for organizations with an average of 9.3 engaged employees for every actively disengaged employee. No wonder organizations want more...  LearnMore
Motherhood Isn't For Everyone

Motherhood Isn’t For Everyone

Guest post by Andy Cunningham, author of Get to Aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate the Competition. Customer experience isn’t for everyone. Really. If it’s not part of your corporate DNA, you shouldn’t make it the focal point of your business. That should be an expression of your DNA. If you’re truly a customer-oriented...  LearnMore
Networking With Customers

Networking With Customers

Guest post by Molly Beck, author of Reach Out: The Simple Strategy You Need To Expand Your Network And Increase Your Influence. If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or manage client relationships for a larger company, you know the importance of building relationships with potential and current clients to increase sales. If you’re good at...  LearnMore
Innovation Is Combination

Innovation Is Combination

Guest post by Greg Satell, author of Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age. Much has been made about the difference between innovation and invention. One writer went so far as to argue that Steve Jobs’ development of the iPod wasn’t an innovation because it was dependent on so much that came before...  LearnMore
Intuition, Innovation & RQ

Intuition, Innovation & RQ

Guest post by Anne Marie Knott, author of How Innovation Really Works: Using the Trillion-Dollar R&D Fix to Drive Growth. Everyone knows innovation is hugely important—not just for companies, but for the economy as well. That’s why US companies invested $355 billion last year, while the government invested another $113 billion. What people haven’t known...  LearnMore
More Is Less In The Team Sale

More Is Less In The Team Sale

Guest post by Michael Dalis, author of Sell Like a Team: The Blueprint for Building Teams that Win Big at High-Stakes Meetings. Have you noticed recently that more people are involved in your clients’ purchase decisions? You may have wondered: how come; why does this happen more often; and why does “my guy” seem more...  LearnMore
7 Steps To Networking Effectively

7 Steps To Networking Effectively

Guest post by Debra Benton, co-author with Kylie Wright-Ford of The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead in the New World of Work. When it comes to big pictures, networking is the way you link your vision for your business and career to those of the rest of the world. If you are on...  LearnMore