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Ken Keller: The Failure to Evolve

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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
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
 

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