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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
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
 

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