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Ken Keller: Earning gold medals
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Ken Keller: Earning gold medals

I've had the pleasure of being in the audience twice to learn of the process that John Naber, swimmer, followed to win four gold medals and one silver medal in the 197... » Read More
Posted: jan. 30, 2015 6:15 p.m. | Ken Keller: Earning gold medals Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Continued frustration or fierce conversation?
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Ken Keller: Continued frustration or fierce conversation?

When was the last time you had a conversation with your weakest link, your lowest-performing direct report; the individual not doing what you want them to do? » Read More
Posted: jan. 23, 2015 7:32 p.m. | Ken Keller: Continued frustration or fierce conversation? Comments 0 Comments
Carl Kanowsky: When does Yes mean Yes?
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Carl Kanowsky: When does Yes mean Yes?

When does "Yes" mean, "Yeah, let's do the deal?" When does "Yes" mean, "Yes, I'm interested, let's talk further?" And when does "Yes" mean, "Yes, I believe you are a r... » Read More
Posted: jan. 21, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Carl Kanowsky: When does Yes mean Yes? Comments 0 Comments
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Ken Keller: What are your (real) priorities?

Success in 2015 will be determined by how effectively the leader executes against their plan. At the end of the year, the only question that will matter is: "were the ... » Read More
Posted: jan. 18, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: What are your (real) priorities? Comments 0 Comments
Bob Khalsa:Year of the first-time home buyer
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Bob Khalsa:Year of the first-time home buyer

Even California, with its higher home prices and greater demand than much of the rest of the nation, is poised for a return of the first-time home buyer, with more tha... » Read More
Posted: jan. 13, 2015 6:32 p.m. | Bob Khalsa:Year of the first-time home buyer  Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Growth curve lessons learned
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Ken Keller: Growth curve lessons learned

Early on in my career I had the pleasure of working in a fast growing corporation that doubled its revenue to a billion dollars in six years. » Read More
Posted: jan. 11, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Growth curve lessons learned Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: What must change in 2015?
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Ken Keller: What must change in 2015?

This is the first full week of the New Year and if you are like most individuals, you are going to have a better year than last year, because you have taken time to ca... » Read More
Posted: jan. 02, 2015 7:29 p.m. | Ken Keller: What must change in 2015? Comments 0 Comments
Nancy Starczyk: Boomers Still Wield Power In Housing Market
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Nancy Starczyk: Boomers Still Wield Power In Housing Market

When it comes to housing, or most anything, the generation of Americans born between 1946 and 1964 sets trends, makes or breaks businesses and drives markets. And "bab... » Read More
Posted: dec. 31, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Nancy Starczyk: Boomers Still Wield Power In Housing Market Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Business owner’s resolutions
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Ken Keller: Business owner’s resolutions

1. The economy no longer matters to me; we are going to grow revenue in 2015 regardless of any external obstacles. » Read More
Posted: dec. 26, 2014 5:43 p.m. | Ken Keller: Business owner’s resolutions Comments 0 Comments
Keri Aaver: Staffing temporary workers
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Keri Aaver: Staffing temporary workers

If you're looking to grow your business in the face of a stronger economy, chances are that most of you will be considering increasing at least part of your staff with... » Read More
Posted: dec. 24, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Keri Aaver: Staffing temporary workers Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: The Failure to Evolve
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Ken Keller: The Failure to Evolve

A client of mine hired a long lost relative and placed him in management. For the sake of confidentiality, let's call this gentleman Steve. » Read More
Posted: dec. 22, 2014 1:03 p.m. | Ken Keller: The Failure to Evolve Comments 0 Comments
97% LTV May Change Game, Expand Credit
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97% LTV May Change Game, Expand Credit

In a move intended to expand credit for qualified buyers with little cash, first-time buyers of single-family homes now can qualify for loans with down payments as low... » Read More
Posted: dec. 16, 2014 5:57 p.m. | 97% LTV May Change Game, Expand Credit Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: Lessons I Learned at the Food Court
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Ken Keller: Lessons I Learned at the Food Court

Almost everyone looks back at their career at some point. The good times are remembered, the tough times are recalled, and the things learned that might apply to what ... » Read More
Posted: dec. 14, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Ken Keller: Lessons I Learned at the Food Court Comments 0 Comments
Carl Kanowsky: The $1.5 billion oops with Chase and General Motors
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Carl Kanowsky: The $1.5 billion oops with Chase and General Motors

Captain Steven Hiller is piloting the alien craft toward the mother ship, when suddenly he loses control of the spacecraft. » Read More
Posted: dec. 10, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Carl Kanowsky: The $1.5 billion oops with Chase and General Motors Comments 1 Comment
Ken Keller: The wimp at work
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Ken Keller: The wimp at work

Research conducted by The CEO Project suggests that the individuals who lead companies should spend their time very differently than how most are currently spending it... » Read More
Posted: dec. 05, 2014 7:44 p.m. | Ken Keller: The wimp at work Comments 0 Comments
Ken Keller: 'Be thankful for what you have and do'
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Ken Keller: 'Be thankful for what you have and do'

By the time you read this, Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday will have passed. » Read More
Posted: nov. 30, 2014 3:22 p.m. | Ken Keller: 'Be thankful for what you have and do' Comments 0 Comments
Carl Kanowsky: The true story cautions
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Carl Kanowsky: The true story cautions

This is the city, Santa Clarita, California. I carry a badge. My name's Thursday. The following story you are about to read is true – the names have been changed... » Read More
Posted: nov. 26, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Carl Kanowsky: The true story cautions Comments 0 Comments
Why your managers are disengaged
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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
 

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