What Happens In Vegas Doesn't Stay There
Posting Date: 05/14/2013
The dictionary defines privacy as freedom from unauthorized intrusion or the quality or state of being apart from company or observation. For many, that’s the way they would prefer to live their lives, but technology has changed all that. [Read more]
21 Hot Tips For Personal Success
Posting Date: 05/07/2013
Successful people are continually seeking ways to enhance their core talents, skills and competencies so they can improve their personal strategy for success. They want to leverage that knowledge so they can add value to their personal life, relationships, their clients, (internal or external) and become even more successful in their daily endeavors. [Read more]
Formula For Success
Posting Date: 04/30/2013
The formula for success really has not changed over the years. To quote John P Getty, one of the richest men in American history “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.” [Read more]
Continually Improving Critical Thinking
Posting Date: 04/23/2013
Before answering this question, you may want a definition of critical thinking? Critical thinking is a conscious evaluation of your thoughts. It is thinking about your thinking. It is the conscious act of directing your thinking to be more accurate, clear, rational and consistent with actual facts and conditions. It is a search for knowledge and truth. [Read more]
Use Knowledge To Shape Your Future
Posting Date: 04/16/2013
Wherever you turn, the medium of business communication is saturated with these words: information revolution, knowledge-based economy, knowledge worker and intellectual property. [Read more]
Developing Self-Reliance Skills
Posting Date: 04/09/2013
It’s no secret that as we have moved into the 21st Century there is a great need for you to develop "Self-reliance skills." Few companies will provide a defined and managed career path or prescribe an advancement ladder for you to follow. You will need to make strategic and tactical career choices and “manage your own career goals.” [Read more]
Why Small Business Is Important To Our Community
Posting Date: 04/02/2013
The Small Business Administration defines firms with fewer than 500 people as a small business. That definition puts the local pizza parlor, dry cleaner, real-estate agent, lawyer, hospital, shipping warehouse and our casinos into the same category. Business of that size account for 44 percent of the total US private payroll, and they employ just over half of all private sector employees. [Read more]
Econ Dev Is About Playing Off Community Strengths
Posting Date: 03/26/2013
The purpose of economic development is to support and improve the community we live in, both at work and at play. When economic development is focused correctly it provides a solid, healthy and safe infrastructure. It helps current business both sustain and grow and entices new business to relocate bringing family wage jobs.
This focused approach allows the community to collectively build good employment opportunities, an enjoyable place to live and a sound tax base. [Read more]
America's Largest High School
Posting Date: 03/19/2013
America's largest high school is not located in one specific place, it does not have a sports program or other extra curricular activities. It does not have a principle or semesters. This high school absolutely does have tests; in fact in addition to limited instruction, “tests” are what this high school is all about. It's call the school of General Education Development or (GED). [Read more]
Where Have All The Leaders Gone?
Posting Date: 03/12/2013
Where are the likes of Kennedy who called us as a nation to put a man on the moon within ten years? Where is the leadership and courage of Reagan who demanded Mr. Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall? Where is the leadership in in our country who has a “positive message?” Where is the leader who can replace the current message of fear and class warfare with a message of a brighter future? Where are the leaders who are outraged at a government that can’t stop enacting more laws and recklessly spending the citizen’s money? [Read more]
Build Your Employability Tool Kit
Posting Date: 03/05/2013
Employability refers to your capability for gaining and maintaining employment. Each of us carries with us our very own “employability tool kit.” It contains all of the skills, knowledge, and competencies we've developed over time. No one can take away your kit; it's yours forever.
What does your employability tool kit look like? Do you know what’s in your kit? Does it contain new skills, knowledge and competencies? What are you doing to increase the content and value of your employability tool kit? [Read more]
Leadership At The Local Political Level
Posting Date: 02/26/2013
This article is presented as a leadership guide to those in office and those who seek to be elected at the local political level in the future.
Politicians at the local city level across the country are faced with many challenges: lower tax revenue, rising demand for services, keeping up with ever-changing technology, turnover in staff, turnover of elected officials, changing strategies, and the ever-increasing need for true collaboration. Because of this environment the leadership role of local government is becoming more crucial than ever. [Read more]
Increasing Your Creativity-Part II
Posting Date: 02/19/2013
A single stroke of genius rarely produces a new creative process, product or service. It takes continual hard work and improvement to settle on a final creative solution. Even after creating an acceptable “new thing” gradual alterations and continuous refinement normally continue to make the best possible solution. Most often, creative people enjoy tweaking and playing with their new discovery. [Read more]
Civility Can Make A Difference In Our Local Election
Posting Date: 02/12/2013
As we enter the next few months of political discourse with regard to our city council elections, I strongly believe that we need to applaud what is right in the process rather than demonizing those citizens who take the risk in entering the political fray.
There is no doubt the rumor mill will be alive and well. There is also no doubt that our active and sometimes-anonymous vocal “watchdog individuals” will take personal shots at the candidates, which unfortunately in the past had become the norm in our community. [Read more]
The Forgotten Cold War Veteran
Posting Date: 11/06/2012
The Cold War is the longest and most costly in US history lasting from September 1945 until December 26, 1991. But the war did not just end…it was actually won. Our enemy, the USSR gave up. We had experienced the single most terrifying threat that humankind has ever experienced, nuclear war. Thanks to the Cold War Veteran, it didn’t happened. [Read more]
Posting Date: 07/31/2012
Do You Think It Is Important To Make A Great First Impression?
In case you did not notice, I did not ask whether or not you make a first impression, because “it is impossible not to make a first impression!” Beginning with the very moment people have their first contact with you - verbal, written or visual - they have started the process of forming a first or initial impression about you. You can even form impressions and opinions about others you have never personally had any personal contact with. These impressions are simply based on what a third party has told you about the person. [Read more]
Why Is Congress So Screwed Up
Posting Date: 06/26/2012
One big reason Congress is so screwed up is there are too many lawyers and not enough leaders. This has virtually always been the norm; but for the last four decades the lawyers have been the dominant voice of our congress. As a result, our society is suffering from a leadership deficit in the public arena.
How many U.S Congressmen are lawyers? Fifty-four percent of the Senate are lawyers (54 out of 100). Thirty-six percent of the House are lawyers (162 out of 441). These are astounding numbers considering the fact that the profession makes up less than “one half of one percent” of the U.S. population. [Read more]
Graduates Are Special: But Only For One Day
Posting Date: 06/19/2012
Graduation day is a special day in the lives of the graduate, their family, friends and those close to them and rightfully so. The graduate and all those who have supported their effort can well feel good about their accomplishment. It’s a day to celebrate and enjoy the pageantry of the commencement ceremony, which is held in honor of their accomplishment. It’s a feel good day, but then reality sets in. What is the graduate going to do with the rest of their life? How are they going to contribute to their future success and to society?