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The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is so fundamental to the American psyche that it is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, one of three inalienable rights that the government is designed to protect. The Founding Fathers were on to…
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Clients and Friends

In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Harry asserts that men and women can’t be friends because “the sex part always gets in the way.”   One could say the same about being friends with clients, not because of sex, but because the business part…
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Questions That Matter

The other day, I drove home from the supermarket so deeply lost in thought that I don’t remember the trip. Has this ever happened to you? If you’ve been driving for a while, and the trip to the supermarket is a routine occurrence, I am…
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The Power of Transformation

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  -- Confucius Every Sunday night at 9 pm EDT I host A Climb to the Top: Stories of Transformation on New York’s Talk Radio 77WABC. The show features individuals from…
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A System That Works

As a 10-year-old in the 1970s, my husband built television sets from used parts. He taught himself how to do this by taking apart dozens of TVs and analyzing how the pieces fit together to create a functional whole. He rarely watched. …
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The Soul of Your Business

“Every company has a soul. Every company has a distinct set of values that colors its priorities and behaviors. Companies believe in different things to different degrees, including innovation, value, quality, freedom, choice, price, and so…
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8 Signs of Employee Depression

Understanding your employee's symptoms of depression is vital to your business productivity and their health The holidays are a complicated time of year for any business. The workplace can be filled with merriment and good will…
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Master of the Obvious? Why, Yes!

MOO stands for Master Of The Obvious. My husband John is an accomplished engineer with several patents to his name. From the first days of our relationship, we’ve enjoyed cooking together and exploring flavorful dishes from…
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Small Business Absent With Leave

 The best defense is to have the right policy in place here are four tips to help avoid minefields. It’s rarely easy for a small business to work around the loss of an employee who’s out on a leave of absence. But you may have to…
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Interviewing for Authenticity

Part 2 in the New Year, New Hires series. Part 1 is entitled Kick Off The New Decade With A New Hire: A Refresher Course On Hiring Happy new year and new decade to all! As promised, I am sharing the second part in the…
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Hiring Better Fitting Employees

Hiring an employee is knowing what you are looking for and how to find it in an applicant. Considering hiring a new employee? Despite what we see in the movies, meeting an interesting stranger, hitting it off after a few
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Sink or Swim

There’s no better teacher or motivator than being immersed in a situation where you need to quickly adapt. We’ve all heard the phrase as it relates to being thrown into the proverbial “deep end” in any number of scenarios…
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Who are Your Influencers?

Your influencers affect your success. Stop and recognize who or what they are, and understand the role they play in your life. Looking at things differently and taking small steps each day is how to best make changes that take hold. At the…
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The Best Salesperson I Ever Met

What differentiates a good salesperson from a great one? Six Traits! Last week, I got a call from a recruiter looking for a sales representative for a cloud company.  I get those kinds of calls all the time, but this was…
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How to Keep Your Best Employees

It can be difficult for Hispanic small businesses to retain top talent; however, it’s not impossible. In this article, you can learn the main reasons employees leave and how to prevent turnover of your best performers. Losing a…
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Confidence is Key to Getting Hired

Getting hired requires confidence that often trumps skills when it comes to the intangible connection between interviewer and interviewee. The key to getting hired is not always about possessing ‘required’ skills. More importantly  
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