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Why your managers are disengaged

The Huffington Post recently issued an 'Infographic' entitled "13 Disturbing Facts About Employee Engagement." » Read More
Posted: nov. 23, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Why your managers are disengaged   Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: Fewest first-timers in three decades
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Nancy Starczyk: Fewest first-timers in three decades

The economy and job market are improving, inventory is rising, underwriting rules are relaxing, and interest rates on home loans remain low, yet a survey released rece... » Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: Fewest first-timers in three decades Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: ‘Smell the overhead’
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Ken Keller: ‘Smell the overhead’

Right after I joined the company, I realized the owner was strange. » Read More
Posted: nov. 16, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: ‘Smell the overhead’ Comments 0 Comments
Paula Hodge: Workforce skills for the future
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Paula Hodge: Workforce skills for the future

Earlier this year I attended the 2014 Los Angeles Digital Government Summit in Los Angeles. The theme of the conference was "Future Skills" and much of the conference ... » Read More
Posted: nov. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Paula Hodge: Workforce skills for the future Comments 0 Comments
Are You Missing Honesty and Decisiveness?
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Are You Missing Honesty and Decisiveness?

In the fall of 1987 I was called into my boss's office and terminated. The meeting was short and professional. The company no longer had need of my services. » Read More
Posted: nov. 09, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Are You Missing Honesty and Decisiveness? Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: New rule can boost sales
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Nancy Starczyk: New rule can boost sales

Six federal agencies recently announced plans to loosen overly strict home lending rules so that more people can purchase a home, a move that should boost the Santa Cl... » Read More
Posted: nov. 05, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: New rule can boost sales Comments 0 Comments
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Addressing slow revenue growth

One of the most common issues in business today is how to improve top line revenue. » Read More
Posted: nov. 02, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Addressing slow revenue growth Comments 0 Comments
FedEx and the quacks like a duck test
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FedEx and the quacks like a duck test

Quiz: If a company does what is detailed in the following quote, are its workers employees or independent contractors? » Read More
Posted: oct. 29, 2014 2:00 a.m. | FedEx and the quacks like a duck test Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Five promises for 2015
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Ken Keller: Five promises for 2015

This is the time of year when many businesses are reviewing, refocusing and planning for the New Year. » Read More
Posted: oct. 26, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Five promises for 2015 Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: New era dawning on the Internet
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Nancy Starczyk: New era dawning on the Internet

A new era for real estate dawns on the Internet Thursday, Oct. 23, as registration begins for a unique top-level domain name: .Realtor. » Read More
Posted: oct. 22, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: New era dawning on the Internet Comments 0 Comments
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Ken Keller: Is company culture good or bad?

I have a client that takes deep pride on its "company culture." » Read More
Posted: oct. 19, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Is company culture good or bad? Comments 0 Comments
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Janice France-Pettit: Teens and saving

Learning to drive and buying a car can be an exciting time, especially for teenage drivers, and it's an important step toward adulthood. While it may offer a sense of ... » Read More
Posted: oct. 15, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Janice France-Pettit: Teens and saving Comments 0 Comments
Avoiding the Ostrich Approach to People Problems
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Avoiding the Ostrich Approach to People Problems

Some years back, one of my clients shared with his fellow Strategic Advisory Board members that "In order to be successful, we all have to deal with four things: our p... » Read More
Posted: oct. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Avoiding the Ostrich Approach to People Problems Comments 0 Comments
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Home & Business Expo free to the public

The 30th annual Home & Business Expo opens this Friday on Town Center Drive outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel on Oct. 18. » Read More
Posted: oct. 12, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Home & Business Expo free to the public Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: ‘Feng Shui contingencies’
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Nancy Starczyk: ‘Feng Shui contingencies’

Foreign buyers represent about 6.3 percent of home sales throughout the United States, yet interest from wealthy Chinese buyers has surged in the past year and is expe... » Read More
Posted: oct. 08, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: ‘Feng Shui contingencies’ Comments 0 Comments
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Ken Keller: Cost of ownership complacency

As much as every employer wants every employee to be fully engaged while on the job; working hard every single minute while on the clock, it just won't happen. » Read More
Posted: oct. 05, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Cost of ownership complacency  Comments 0 Comments
Joe Klocko: Get your manufacturing on
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Joe Klocko: Get your manufacturing on

Manufacturing careers in California make up a large percentage of the jobs available in the state. In fact, the state is home to more than 11 percent of all manufactur... » Read More
Posted: oct. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Joe Klocko: Get your manufacturing on Comments 0 Comments
Sand Traps, Business Hazards
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Sand Traps, Business Hazards

One of the worst places any golfer wants to end up is in a sand trap. A good golfer may relish the challenge and usually makes quick work of getting out of trouble but... » Read More
Posted: sep. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Sand Traps, Business Hazards     Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk:FHA buyers save with HAWK
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Nancy Starczyk:FHA buyers save with HAWK

A new program to be rolled out in early October is expected to open home ownership to moderate-income buyers while reducing the impact of the Federal Housing Administr... » Read More
Posted: sep. 24, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk:FHA buyers save with HAWK Comments 0 Comments
You can finish 2014 strong
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You can finish 2014 strong

Fall symbolizes the coming to a close of the year. » Read More
Posted: sep. 21, 2014 2:00 a.m. | You can finish 2014 strong Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: One easy question
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Ken Keller: One easy question

I've noticed that one of the qualities of top leaders is their ability to ask the right questions in the right manner at the right time. » Read More
Posted: sep. 14, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: One easy question Comments 1 Comment
Rising Debt, Housing Costs Haunt Seniors
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Rising Debt, Housing Costs Haunt Seniors

Keeping retirement on track-or retiring at all-is much more difficult today for home owners, especially as too few own their home outright and too many have too much d... » Read More
Posted: sep. 09, 2014 6:00 p.m. | Rising Debt, Housing Costs Haunt Seniors Comments 0 Comments
Sharing your numbers; the good, bad and ugly
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Sharing your numbers; the good, bad and ugly

Some years ago an issue for discussion was brought up in an Advisory Board I was facilitating. » Read More
Posted: sep. 07, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Sharing your numbers; the good, bad and ugly Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk:FICO reduces impact of medical debt
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Nancy Starczyk:FICO reduces impact of medical debt

Until earlier this month, an individual could have a decades-long flawless credit history and debt repayment record, but due to an outstanding major medical bill would... » Read More
Posted: sep. 03, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk:FICO reduces impact of medical debt Comments 0 Comments
The amateur manager
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The amateur manager

Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective. » Read More
Posted: aug. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | The amateur manager Comments 0 Comments
How To Make Lemons Out of Lemonade
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How To Make Lemons Out of Lemonade

Jim Colorado, the famous soccer player, visited me last week. It seems while in Brazil for the World Cup, he reluctantly (quite reluctantly according to him) succumbed... » Read More
Posted: aug. 26, 2014 12:04 p.m. | How To Make Lemons Out of Lemonade Comments 0 Comments
 

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