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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
Time to renew your business commitments
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Time to renew your business commitments

In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something. » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2014 2:20 p.m. | Time to renew your business commitments Comments 0 Comments
Managing when leadership is needed
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Managing when leadership is needed

When the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" was over, my wife turned to me and asked me what I thought. I told it was one of the best movies on business and leadership I ha... » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2014 11:50 a.m. | Managing when leadership is needed Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: Lenders easing credit rules
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Nancy Starczyk: Lenders easing credit rules

With demand from consumers for home loans on the rise, multiple sources report that lenders large and small are easing credit score requirements and lending guidelines... » Read More
Posted: aug. 13, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: Lenders easing credit rules Comments 0 Comments
What to do in a drought
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What to do in a drought

The National Drought Mitigation Center shows most of my home state of California is in what they call an "exceptional drought." The other levels are, in descending ord... » Read More
Posted: aug. 12, 2014 11:29 a.m. | What to do in a drought Comments 0 Comments
Pete Bellas: Where are the buyers?
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Pete Bellas: Where are the buyers?

The U.S. exports a staggering 140 billion dollars of agricultural crops every year. As can be expected the U.S. is the top exporting country for agricultural products ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 06, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Pete Bellas: Where are the buyers? Comments 0 Comments
Communicating expectations to employees
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Communicating expectations to employees

When you hear "I'll try" you are listening to someone with a lack of intention. » Read More
Posted: aug. 03, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Communicating expectations to employees Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: Beware of rip-off scams
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Nancy Starczyk: Beware of rip-off scams

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 a... » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: Beware of rip-off scams Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Too many wear crowns
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Ken Keller: Too many wear crowns

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. » Read More
Posted: jul. 27, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Too many wear crowns Comments 0 Comments
Carl Kanowsky: Your prospects if you fail to plan
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Carl Kanowsky: Your prospects if you fail to plan

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 dete... » Read More
Posted: jul. 23, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Carl Kanowsky: Your prospects if you fail to plan Comments 0 Comments
Quit fighting, move forward
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Quit fighting, move forward

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. » Read More
Posted: jul. 19, 2014 9:50 p.m. | Quit fighting, move forward Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: Home buyers add social media
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Nancy Starczyk: Home buyers add social media

More home buyers are turning to social media and the Internet in the home-buying process than ever, according to a recent survey. » Read More
Posted: jul. 16, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: Home buyers add social media Comments 0 Comments
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You are a leader, like it or not

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. » Read More
Posted: jul. 14, 2014 12:29 p.m. | You are a leader, like it or not Comments 0 Comments
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The 7 percent solution

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 eno... » Read More
Posted: jul. 13, 2014 2:00 a.m. | The 7 percent solution Comments 0 Comments
Joe Klocko: Finding the ideal employee
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Joe Klocko: Finding the ideal employee

Now that I have your interest, I'll try to let you down gently. » Read More
Posted: jul. 09, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Joe Klocko: Finding the ideal employee Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Advice for a better second half
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Ken Keller: Advice for a better second half

Last week marked the end of the first half of the calendar year. It seems like January was just last week. » Read More
Posted: jul. 06, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Advice for a better second half Comments 0 Comments
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Janice France-Pettit: Tips for growing a family

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... » Read More
Posted: jun. 25, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Janice France-Pettit: Tips for growing a family Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Advice given, heard and ignored
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Ken Keller: Advice given, heard and ignored

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. » Read More
Posted: jun. 22, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Advice given, heard and ignored Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: Student debt hurts housing
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Nancy Starczyk: Student debt hurts housing

With student loan debt nationwide at an estimated $1.2 trillion, homeownership for many recent and past graduates is a distant dream. » Read More
Posted: jun. 18, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: Student debt hurts housing Comments 0 Comments
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The conversation you really need to have

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. » Read More
Posted: jun. 14, 2014 9:44 p.m. | Updated: jun. 14, 2014 9:44 p.m. | The conversation you really need to have Comments 0 Comments
Carl Kanowsky: Employees moving could cost you
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Carl Kanowsky: Employees moving could cost you

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... » Read More
Posted: jun. 11, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Carl Kanowsky: Employees moving could cost you Comments 0 Comments
Profitability Matters, but Not To Everyone
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Profitability Matters, but Not To Everyone

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 profi... » Read More
Posted: jun. 09, 2014 3:51 p.m. | Profitability Matters, but Not To Everyone Comments 0 Comments
Hilltop Homes Preferred by Luxury Buyers
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Hilltop Homes Preferred by Luxury Buyers

Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of... » Read More
Posted: jun. 03, 2014 5:15 p.m. | Hilltop Homes Preferred by Luxury Buyers Comments 0 Comments
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Ken Keller: Are you having fun?

I've always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the w... » Read More
Posted: jun. 01, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Are you having fun? Comments 0 Comments
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Kari Aaver: Employment resources

Not yet using LinkedIn to help you find qualified professionals? You should be. » Read More
Posted: may. 28, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Kari Aaver: Employment resources Comments 0 Comments
 

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