I don't do it as often as I should, but one of my favorite tools is asking thought-provoking questions of my clients.
When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.
Baseball is a leading sport in America and it is a significant business. The thirty teams in Major League Baseball are valued in the hundreds of millions and annual combined revenues are in the billions of dollars.
The blue/red strobe lights flashed against the sides of the seemingly quiet single family home in upscale Valencia.
Many people I know enjoy at least one television reality show that they will admit as being a guilty pleasure. Mine happens to be "Bar Rescue."
Together, the SCV Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC), Valley Industrial Association (VIA) and the SCV Chamber of Commerce have set an achievable goal to visit with one hundred companies in May 2014.
In a dispute dating back more than a decade, the Federal Housing Administration on March 13 proposed eliminating a rule that has had sellers paying interest on a loan for days or weeks after the principal had been paid in full.
It is Spring break; time off from school for students of all ages. This time of year is when students bring home progress reports from school and conversations are held at home about grades earned in the classroom.
Union Bank recently announced the results of its annual Small Business Economic Survey, reporting that an increasing number of respondents believe the small business climate will continue to improve in the next two years.
In my opinion, companies that under-perform almost always lack enough "A" players to become a breakthrough organization.
The United States Senate recently approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, the next to final step needed to restrain rising flood insurance premiums that delayed or killed an estimated 40,000 home sales nationwide.
In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, $200,000 has been made available to support an Industry Cluster Attraction Incentive (ICAI). The goal of ICAI is to attract new businesses to the Santa Clarita Valley in targeted industries. These industries include Aerospace & Defense, Medical Devices & Biotech, Manufacturing, Digital Media & Entertainment, and Information Technology.
In sports, winning is clearly defined. In order to win, the performance gap has to close between potential and results.
You and your wife decide, after much heated discussion, to let your eighteen year-old, Mary, have a graduation party at your home for 25 kids. You figure one concession and she should be happy.
The likelihood that devastating increases in flood insurance rates will be reversed improved dramatically with passage of a reform measure on March 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives on a surprisingly bipartisan vote.
A joint federal-state task force announced a sweep Wednesday to shut down foreclosure relief schemes that duped thousands of Southern California home owners who were already struggling to keep their homes.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
Star date: 55367 (I have no idea where they come up with that number), nearing the Galaxy LitigationRus, home to those much worse than the dreaded Romulans or the detestable Kardassians. This is the home of one of the most feared races in the Universe – the PlanNot-ians.
The signals I pick up on the economy continue to show a mixed bag. One week I think things are getting better; the next week I see signs of impending doom.
More home buyers are turning to social media and the Internet in the home-buying process than ever, according to a recent survey.
Leadership is the primary responsibility of those who own businesses. It starts by leading from the front, not hiding in an office where you cannot be seen or heard.
One of the most interesting behavioral concepts discovered is the winning edge. This principle states that small differences in key action areas can translate into enormous differences in results.
Now that I have your interest, I'll try to let you down gently.
Last week marked the end of the first half of the calendar year. It seems like January was just last week.
Starting or growing a family can be an exciting milestone in one's life. But as most experienced parents will tell you, your priorities are likely to change, and along with these changes come new expenses and responsibilities,
Being a trusted advisor is a place of honor. When you reach a certain stage in life, you are compensated not for what you do but for what you know.
With student loan debt nationwide at an estimated $1.2 trillion, homeownership for many recent and past graduates is a distant dream.
Throughout the years at the Advisory Board meetings I facilitate, I've heard a fair amount of laughter and grumbling from the business people who participate.
Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).
The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.