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Economy

  • Having Fun in the New Ecommerce Economy - VIDEO
    Having Fun in the New Ecommerce Economy – VIDEO

      “It’s not about ideas.  It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, Behance Co-Founder No matter what we think or want to believe, the global economy is changing and will continue to change as technology develops, as the world gets smaller and political instability increases. These facts hit me [Read More!…]

  • 3 Hallmarks of Successful Business People
    3 Hallmarks of Successful Business People

      Your future is bright!  It’s up to you to keep it alive and moving forward!  Here are three hallmarks of successful business people.   1 They Know the Importance of Values             The words you use are important, and what you say is important; however, your actions define you.  People will [Read More!…]

  • How Safe are You being with Your New Chip Debit or Credit Card?
    How Safe are You being with Your New Chip Debit or Credit Card?

      Fraud… we hear a lot about it today, but do we really understand how it is impacting us daily?  We hear something in the news and do not really think a lot about it sometimes. The other day, I filled my car with gas.  I pulled out my trusty [Read More!…]

  • Achieve Your Family’s Financial Goals… 10 Tips to Help
    Achieve Your Family’s Financial Goals… 10 Tips to Help

      Writing down goals is a perfect way to stay on track of getting your finances in order.  When you write out your goals, you are more likely to achieve them.  In order to achieve your goals, you must make a plan in order to reach them. You decide where [Read More!…]

  • Treat Your Business Like a Garden & Watch it Grow
    Treat Your Business Like a Garden & Watch it Grow

      Planning for Success Building a successful business is a lot like cultivating a garden.  You have to plan what you want to grow.  I see business owners try one thing after another without ever taking the time to figure out what they want or why they want it. It [Read More!…]

  • The Key Ingredient to Influencing People is Curiosity… Intense Curiosity
    The Key Ingredient to Influencing People is Curiosity… Intense Curiosity

      In an earlier article, “Cultivating Entrepreneurial Skills in Your Child,” I told a short story. In this story, I was five years old and wanted something and my father said to me, “What are you going to do to earn the money to buy this something?” I had no [Read More!…]

  • The ‘Yes Men’ Disconnect & How it Hurts Your Leadership
    The ‘Yes Men’ Disconnect & How it Hurts Your Leadership

      “Very few big executives want to be surrounded by ‘yes’ men.” – Burton Bigelow I heard a somewhat humorous account some years back about the Biblical story of David and Goliath. When the Israelites came up against Goliath all the soldiers thought was, “He’s so big we can never [Read More!…]

  • The 11 Step Vision-Based Planning Process – Part 4
    The 11 Step Vision-Based Planning Process – Part 4

      Part 4 –Vision-Based Planning – Key elements and the 11 Steps – The Strategic Plan Itself. Once the Vision, Values and Mission have been synthesized from the creative, expansionary phase of the process, then the rest of the Steps can be rolled out in a much more logical, progressive [Read More!…]

  • Is it Time to Blow Up HR Again?
    Is it Time to Blow Up HR Again?

      Reading Harvard Business Review and The Atlantic provides an illusion that I possess at least an additional 10 points of IQ. Last year, HRB published, “It’s Time To Blow Up HR and build something new.” This time, the venerable institution offered little in terms of new thought and missed [Read More!…]

  • What are Soft Skills?  5 Ways to Develop Them
    What are Soft Skills? 5 Ways to Develop Them

      These days when robots and computers can handle more and more technical jobs, our competitive edge as humans increasingly depends on non-technical soft skills. According to a research overview by the National Soft Skills Association, 85% of job success comes from “well-developed soft and people skills” while only 15% [Read More!…]

  • Talent Management Strategy for Senior & Upper Management by a Top TM Pro
    Talent Management Strategy for Senior & Upper Management by a Top TM Pro

      The results of a recent joint project conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Miles Group, who polled over 200 North American CEOs, board directors and senior management executives, found that over two-thirds of the CEOs and half of the senior executives were not receiving coaching [Read More!…]

  • Qualities of a Great Business Leader #7… Courage
    Qualities of a Great Business Leader #7… Courage

      In a previous post, I wrote that qualities of character in the CEO were a more important indicator of business success than the business model. In this and the next few posts, I’m going to share those qualities that I believe mark a great business leader. First, a disclaimer. [Read More!…]

  • 15 Signs You are Truly in Love
    15 Signs You are Truly in Love

      By Robin Anderson, February, 2017 – Since February is traditionally called the month of love, I saw a quote recently from Liam Neeson that made me think long and hard about what love really means.  You may recall Liam is an actor, and his actor wife died after a [Read More!…]

  • The Politics, Power & Economics in Finding Love - VIDEO
    The Politics, Power & Economics in Finding Love – VIDEO

      “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”  — Helen Keller Are you one of the estimated 50% of Americans that are single?  Do you know someone that is looking for love? The Single’s Political [Read More!…]

  • How to Make Change Work for You & Your Customers! – PODCAST
    How to Make Change Work for You & Your Customers! – PODCAST

      Business, like life, is always changing.  When your business is dealing with customers’ life changes, like moving them from one place to another whether it’s across town or across the world, you need to keep a cool head, a caring heart, and project management hands. My guest on this [Read More!…]

  • Top 3 Reasons Small Businesses Fail & Tips to Beat the Odds
    Top 3 Reasons Small Businesses Fail & Tips to Beat the Odds

      Fifty percent of American businesses fail within the first 5 years, and the failure rate goes to 66% within 10 years. What is behind the massive failure of so many so early in the game? Reason # 1: Failure to Choose a Viable Business Model Starting a business is [Read More!…]

  • What Procrastinators & Overachievers have in Common
    What Procrastinators & Overachievers have in Common

      A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to listen to Jonathan Manske present to a group.   I always enjoy the Cerebral Sanitation Engineer.  He helps me get the garbage out of my head.  As our group interacted, something interesting revealed itself. Procrastinators and overachievers are much more alike [Read More!…]

  • How Your Credit Score Affects Your Love Life
    How Your Credit Score Affects Your Love Life

      Having poor credit that is different from your partner can be very difficult and embarrassing. But, when both of you have a bad report and scores, it can be very stressful. Not being able to have a good credit report is hard, and it is very hard to admit [Read More!…]

  • 10 Romantic, Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas
    10 Romantic, Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

      There are plenty of ways we can fall into the traps of overspending on Valentine’s Day. But you do not have to shatter your bank account or your budget to show someone you love them. Here are ten ideas of some affordable gifts or date options that won’t break [Read More!…]

  • Because that’s the Way We’ve Always Done it…
    Because that’s the Way We’ve Always Done it…

      “It’s like deja-vu all over again.”~Yogi Berra There’s an old story about a man who is watching his wife make pot roast for dinner. As he’s watching, his wife prepares the meat and then just before she puts it into the pot for roasting, she cuts off both ends [Read More!…]