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5 Risk Signs of Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Practices (UDAP) in Marketing

Posted on January 5, 2023 at 7:35 AM


The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just reached a historically large $3.7 billion settlement agreement with Wells Fargo Bank to pay consumers for harm caused by its ”widespread mismanagement of auto loans, mortgages, and deposit accounts.” According to the CFPB, the company ”repeatedly misapplied loan payments, wrongfully foreclosed on homes and illegally reposses...

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7 Tips to Find Your Ideal Job in 2023

Posted on December 5, 2022 at 7:45 AM


As the new year approaches, many job seekers are setting goals for their career development. Here are seven tips for setting good goals for the new year if you are searching for a job:


1 - Identify your Target Job - It's important to have a clear idea of what kind of job you want to pursue. Consider your interests, skills, and values, and do some research to find out what ...

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7 Keys to Success for a Great Offsite Retreat Meeting for your Team

Posted on November 8, 2022 at 1:40 PM

After a COVID hiatus, in-person retreat meetings are back with organizations in a big way for a few reasons. 

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A Superhero's Secret to Stand Out in Job Interviews

Posted on October 5, 2022 at 8:55 AM


I have been on both sides of the job interview process countless times, so I have heard (and given) lots of advice about how to stand out in job interviewing. I recently heard a great piece of advice from an unexpected place - an actor who played a superhero.


 

Micheal Keaton played the title character in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). Keaton had toiled for y...

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The 10 Most Important Job Skills for 2025 versus 2015

Posted on September 5, 2022 at 9:05 AM


What skills are the most important for employees and job seekers to develop? How have those skills changed over recent history? Since 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) -- the group behind the annual conference of leaders in business, politics, and more in Davos, Switzerland -- has published a list of the Top 10 work skills people will need to thrive in the future economy. Here are the 10 most im...

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7 Mistakes New MBA Students Make

Posted on August 5, 2022 at 9:20 AM


Congratulations! After months of preparation and anticipation, you finally are starting your MBA program. An MBA is a huge investment of time, effort, opportunity cost, and money that perhaps 100,000 people worldwide make every year. That investment in yourself can pay great returns over your career, especially IF you avoid these seven mistakes that full-time MBA students can make.


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The Journey of a First Time Author - How Book Publishing Works (Part 1 of 4)

Posted on June 24, 2021 at 10:45 AM

I decided to try to publish my first book in 2014. That book, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide their Teams to Exceptional Results (Career Press, 2015), has done quite well, including:

 

  • hitting the Top 20 bestseller list in three categories - Leadership, Management, and Teams - in the Amazon Kindle store in 2020
  • gone on to be a Top 10 all-time bestseller for its publisher, 
  • been released in English, Chinese, and Korean versions, and ...
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The Journey of a First Time Author - How Book Publishing Works (Part 2 of 4)

Posted on June 23, 2021 at 12:35 AM

 

Enter: The Agent (Jan. 22, 2014)

 

"Sideways" is one of my all-time favorite movies. The scene where Paul Giamatti's character goes beserk and sloppily chugs the spit bucket of red wine at the tasting room of a winery is a classic.

 

Do you remember what caused him to go beserk? It was talking to his literary agent.

 

Today, I communicated with a literary agent for the first time. No wine bucke...

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