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Executives and business owners can often spend too much time focused on just their business. Balance is critical to being a great leader. The Beyond Business category is content that reaches beyond the walls of your office to help find answers to unusual questions.

Big Banks Go Small with Small Business Loans

Big Banks Go Small with Small Business Loans

Need a loan for your small business? You’re in luck: small business loans from big banks are on the rise. Small business loan approval rates Read More

Vistage CEO Doubles-Down on Kidz and Seance Programs

Vistage CEO Doubles-Down on Kidz and Seance Programs

Vistage CEO Leon Shapiro revealed a piece of stunning news today about the role the Vistage Kidz and Vistage Seance programs, which were rolled Read More

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

Sustainability is the concept of managing an organization by considering environmental, social and a broad range of economic factors – and the external reporting on Read More

Cincinnati a Gogo: Why Traveling Can Help Your Career

Cincinnati a Gogo: Why Traveling Can Help Your Career

People asked me, “Why do you travel so much?” After all, I have been known to travel up to 42 weeks in a calendar year. Read More

Incapacity Planning: Guardianship

Incapacity Planning: Guardianship

Estate planning is the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and re-titling of assets.  The process of linking asset protection Read More

Incapacity Planning: Durable Power of Attorney

Incapacity Planning: Durable Power of Attorney

Estate planning is the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and re-titling of assets.  The process of linking asset protection Read More

Set Your Business Compass,  Takeoff & Don’t Look Back!

Set Your Business Compass, Takeoff & Don’t Look Back!

What would happen if you picked a point on your “business compass” and you were passionate about arriving there?

It would be clear who Read More

Wills and Estates in Florida: When to Update Your Will

Wills and Estates in Florida: When to Update Your Will

We can define estate planning as the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and retitling of assets.  The process of Read More

Could You Become a CEO Before Your 30th Birthday?

Could You Become a CEO Before Your 30th Birthday?

Many of us, indeed, most of us probably dream of leaving the 9-5 grind and carving out a career as a freelancer, or perhaps becoming Read More

Cross Over Issues of Wills and Estates in Florida: The Lost Will

Cross Over Issues of Wills and Estates in Florida: The Lost Will

We can define estate planning as the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and retitling of assets.  The process of Read More

How a Day at the Funeral Home Changed My Life Forever, Part V: The Finale

How a Day at the Funeral Home Changed My Life Forever, Part V: The Finale

Part IV:  How a Day at the Funeral Home Changed My Life Forever: “I see dead people.” 

“Did you just say the body is Read More

Controlling Medicare Costs Through Primary Care Physician Reimbursements

Controlling Medicare Costs Through Primary Care Physician Reimbursements

Is there a good solution to the Medicare cost and quality issues? Setting aside either the Democrats’ approach to basically enact price controls by ratcheting Read More

Career Education: Helping Young People through Internships

Career Education: Helping Young People through Internships

What can you do to address the unemployment and underemployment of today’s young people?

Study after study show that young people are not getting the Read More

12 Steps to Getting Along with Difficult People, Part 3

12 Steps to Getting Along with Difficult People, Part 3

How are those difficult relationships working for you? They are tough aren’t they!

In the last 2 blog posts I introduced 12 core competencies for Read More

Republicans’ Medicare Fix– Defined Benefit Becomes Defined Contribution

Republicans’ Medicare Fix– Defined Benefit Becomes Defined Contribution

The Republicans’ proposals for Medicare are quite different than the Democrats’ in that they begin with fundamental structural changes that will convert Medicare from a Read More

Estates and Wills in Florida: Amendments to a Will or Mistakes in Will

Estates and Wills in Florida: Amendments to a Will or Mistakes in Will

We can define estate planning as the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and retitling of assets.  The process of Read More

The Democrats’ Plan to Fix Medicare: The Affordable Care Act

The Democrats’ Plan to Fix Medicare: The Affordable Care Act

The 2 party’s approaches are quite different and their positions are polarized.  Politicians realize that Medicare will not be able to continue on its current Read More

Innovation is About Risk and Failure

Innovation is About Risk and Failure

Last week at my Vistage meeting, I had the good fortune of hearing Gustavo Grodnitsky speak on the topic of understanding and motivating the millennial Read More

3 Tips for Wrangling in the Holiday Stress

3 Tips for Wrangling in the Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be one of much joy, but also much anxiety. Between your roles with your family as the cook, present provider and/or Read More

How Do You Know Your Life is Successful?

How Do You Know Your Life is Successful?

Are you successful? You may be saying, “Are you kidding? I’m at the top of my game!” Or, perhaps, “Wow, I have no idea how Read More

10 Scary Questions for Halloween to Get the Most Out of Life and Your Business

10 Scary Questions for Halloween to Get the Most Out of Life and Your Business

Halloween is around the corner.

In the spirit of the season, here are 10 scary questions for Halloween you can answer to get the most Read More

Vistage All City: The Power of Networking and Staying “Ahead of the Curve”

Vistage All City: The Power of Networking and Staying “Ahead of the Curve”

With over 400 attendees at the Vistage All City event in LA on Tuesday, the atmosphere was energetic.

“One word to describe the event Read More

How to Turn Business Difficulties into Opportunities

How to Turn Business Difficulties into Opportunities

“It’s not the mountains we conquer but ourselves.” This quote by Sir Edmund Hillary is a favorite of mine, because it places wise emphasis on Read More

Untapped Potential: Using Assets You Didn’t Know You Had

Untapped Potential: Using Assets You Didn’t Know You Had

Starting and maintaining a business takes every ounce of willpower, perseverance and tangible assets you own. Many business people consider assets as capital or things Read More

How Your Business Can Help Shrink the Youth Skills Gap

How Your Business Can Help Shrink the Youth Skills Gap

You’ve heard the numbers:

  • American has an unemployment rate above 7.6%, and youth unemployment is double.
  • The Associated Press conducted a study and found
  • Read More