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Government Fines Present Real Threat for Businesses

Government Fines Present Real Threat for Businesses

I’ve been told I sometimes sound suspicious of government agencies.

But consider this: most state human rights commissions and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Read More

A “Grand Bargain” To Improve Quality and Decrease Medicare Costs

A “Grand Bargain” To Improve Quality and Decrease Medicare Costs

There are just a few key reasons why Medicare has become inordinately expensive. There is no end in sight for cost escalation. But there are 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

Every Day is the “Big Game” in the C-Suite

Every Day is the “Big Game” in the C-Suite

What Payton Manning, the Seattle Seahawks, and the C-Suite have in Common

Normally I would share a horse or cowboy analogy, but if you’ve read 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

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

10 Strategies for Business New Year Planning

10 Strategies for Business New Year Planning

If you want to make the next 12 months more successful, more profitable, and more productive than the last 12 months, these 10 strategies are Read More

Twas the Night Before Christmas- Non-Compete Style

Twas the Night Before Christmas- Non-Compete Style

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the company;
A disgruntled employee kept saying “please jump with me.”
She was trying to Read More

12 Days of Innovation: May You Stay Inspired in 2014!

12 Days of Innovation: May You Stay Inspired in 2014!

The season of eggnog and ugly sweater parties is here… threatening to slow momentum for even the most dedicated and business minded among us.  To Read More

A Gift to Yourself: Find What Matters Most to You

A Gift to Yourself: Find What Matters Most to You

Things get busier as the year grows shorter.

But is busier really better?

This holiday season, slow down and take time to reflect on what Read More

Is Your Company Ready For 2014?

Is Your Company Ready For 2014?

As you head into 2014, be mindful of trends in sales and business development that can help your team to stand out from the competition. Read More

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JFK’s Leadership and Legacy: 5 Lessons for Today’s Leaders

The 50th anniversary this week of John Kennedy’s death is a solemn reminder of his legacy.

Regardless of what you think of the man Read More

Risk, Observation, and Measurement for the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Risk, Observation, and Measurement for the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Every year, Fast Company reveals its list of the world’s most innovative companies of the year. With the topic of innovation front and center, Read More

Republicans’ Medicare Fix: Defined Benefit Becomes Defined Contribution

Republicans’ Medicare Fix: Defined Benefit Becomes Defined Contribution

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

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Conflict Minerals, Part 2: 5 Tips for 2013 Deadlines & Beyond

Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals (DFCM) is an SEC rule intended to reduce financial support for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by improving transparency Read More

Mary Kay’s 50th Anniversary: How Your Business Can Benefit from Her Insights

Mary Kay’s 50th Anniversary: How Your Business Can Benefit from Her Insights

Mary Kay Ash launched her cosmetics business 50 years ago this month, using her life savings of $5,000 to start her company in a 500-square Read More

5 Tips on the Conflict Minerals Questionnaires

5 Tips on the Conflict Minerals Questionnaires

If you manufacture or sell a product that contains anything with metal in it, you’ve probably received a questionnaire about “conflict minerals”.  You may have Read More

Why Are Medicare Costs Rising So Fast? It’s Actually Not Complicated

Why Are Medicare Costs Rising So Fast? It’s Actually Not Complicated

Medicare is complicated.  It’s also expensive to government and individuals. It’s not simple but can be understood. My last post was the beginning of a Read More

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3 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

MLK’s speech – originally entitled “Normalcy, Never Again” – Read More

Newfound Optimism

Holy jobs report!

Not only did the U.S. economy generate 236,000 new jobs in February, sectors such as construction have found new found strength.  While Read More

Hurricane Sandy and its Financial Impact

Damage from Hurricane Sandy is far from fully tallied but a disaster-modeling firm, Eqecat, estimates that total economic damage from Hurricane Sandy could reach as Read More

Five Reasons Small Business Takes Center Stage In 2012 Presidential Election

Conduct a simple Google News search and compare results for “Small Business 2012 Presidential Election” with the same search for 2008.  You’ll discover data that Read More

Revolution: The Kony Video and the Future of Marketing

You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the grass roots effort to capture Joseph Kony of the Lord’s Read More

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Hey CEOs, Want to $ave Cash? Here’s What Few See, That Takes Minutes …

In my last post, I described the nightmare that CEOs in America face when dealing with employee health costs, which have become the third-largest Read More

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DOOM for Dotcom? Pleading the ‘I’m a Techie’ Defense

In January, federal prosecutors in Virginia indicted Kim Dotcom, a.k.a. Kim Schmitz, a.k.a. Kim Tim Jim Vestor, the high-flying internet entrepreneur behind the file-sharing website, Read More