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25 01, 2018

Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

By |January 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

scym / Pixabay Merriam Webster defines greed as “a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (such as money) than is needed.” If you're old enough to remember, there was a time in the popular culture where greed was celebrated because of Gordon Gekko. In many ways, the spirit of Gekko remains [...]

18 01, 2018

Does Your Business Team Lie to You?

By |January 18th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Does Your Business Team Lie to You?

rawpixel / Pixabay I was recently reminded of a story about Alan Mulally. One September in 2006, he walked into the offices of the legendary car manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, to assume the role of president and CEO. Before this point, he had been the chief that turned Boeing around from lackluster performance, [...]

16 01, 2018

What Happens With Charitable Giving and the New Tax Law

By |January 16th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on What Happens With Charitable Giving and the New Tax Law

stevepb / Pixabay Now that we're into 2018, it's vital if you're a nonprofit leader, fundraiser, or board member to understand what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may do to the philanthropic sector. Keep in mind that this is the first major overhaul of tax regulation in more than a generation, so [...]

4 01, 2018

How Your Business Can Ensure Success in the Experience Economy

By |January 4th, 2018|Business, news|Comments Off on How Your Business Can Ensure Success in the Experience Economy

chau_cn / Pixabay Way long ago in 1998––yes, that long ago––B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore published a piece in Harvard Business Review that the experience economy had arrived. And, sure, in 20th Century terms, it had. As they explained in their article, the progression began with families buying items, such [...]

28 12, 2017

2018 Is the Time to Think of Social Responsibility for Your Business

By |December 28th, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 2018 Is the Time to Think of Social Responsibility for Your Business

FotografieLink / Pixabay If you're a business owner, the next few months ahead are going to probably be spent with your legal and tax advisors as you get a handle on the tax changes that are about to sweep our country. No, this article is not about the pros and cons of tax [...]

14 12, 2017

You Don’t Own Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts

By |December 14th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on You Don’t Own Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts

LoboStudioHamburg / Pixabay Recently, I’ve noticed more and more that small businesses and groups are “asking” their employees to change their cover or profile photos to the brand of the organization where they work. And, while some managers understand that this is a fine line, others have pressured their teams to help them [...]

7 12, 2017

Your Blog Alone Doesn’t Cut It Anymore: The Keys to Content Marketing for 2018

By |December 7th, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Your Blog Alone Doesn’t Cut It Anymore: The Keys to Content Marketing for 2018

geralt / Pixabay I recently fell upon this article, “How Much Data is Created on the Internet Each Day,” and I was blown away by the following information. According to IBM, 90 percent of the data that is on the Internet today was created since 2016. When you think about it and the [...]

30 11, 2017

5 Business Marketing Trends You Need for 2018

By |November 30th, 2017|Business, news|Comments Off on 5 Business Marketing Trends You Need for 2018

We're at that time of year again where we're in a swirl of activities around the holidays, but every business leader understands that this is the time he or she should be looking to ensure next year's success. Marketing is an essential aspect of any group or organization, and in the digital era, it's critical [...]

28 11, 2017

10 Nonprofits to Support for #GivingTuesday

By |November 28th, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 10 Nonprofits to Support for #GivingTuesday

Welcome to #GivingTuesday 2017! If you’re someone who cares about social good for your community, or even for others around the world, then this day is for you. Today is the day to do something good for others by donating to charity, volunteering and, of course, sharing your experiences with social good organizations or giving [...]

16 11, 2017

Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

By |November 16th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

Women have been in the news a lot lately, and while this article is not a reflection on what’s been happening as the issue of sexual harassment has dominated the headlines, the reality is that we need more women in leadership positions in business. According to the National Women’s Business Council, women begin their businesses [...]