Letter to the editor | Support for Sanders, Grant in judicial primary races

Filed on 29. Jul, 2012 in Contributors

Voters! Remember—we elect judges on the primary ballot. You have a choice of candidates with two different philosophies: those who adhere to the tenets of social justice, or those who align themselves with the principles of individual liberties and property rights, as the Constitution implies. Remember—the United States of America is the only country in [...]

Business networking on a local level

Filed on 26. Jul, 2012 in Contributors

Business networking on a local level

By Patti Rowlson Contributing Writer   Face-to-face networking can be an important marketing tool whether you operate a retail business, are a service provider or work in a large corporation. Putting yourself out there and meeting new people provides opportunities to develop mutually beneficial relationships and turn casual “connections” into valuable advocates. An assortment of business networking groups [...]

With collaboration, we have a lot to learn—and the clock is ticking

Filed on 24. Jul, 2012 in Contributors

With collaboration, we have a lot to learn—and the clock is ticking

By Mike Cook Management Developer  Is there any question in your mind whether there is ample technology available to facilitate profound levels of collaboration in our organizations, especially those with a global reach? There shouldn’t be. It seems like each week I read about some hot new collaborative technology being announced. If you read past the hype of [...]

Treat millennial employees as individuals, not generational stereotypes

Filed on 10. Jul, 2012 in Contributors

Treat millennial employees as individuals, not generational stereotypes

By Mike Cook Management Developer  Holy Cats! There is a lot of material out there that “tells us how it is” with generational differences. Thank goodness, because without this information we wouldn’t know how to manage. Imagine, having to go to the trouble of getting to know each of your employees as who they are individually? My [...]

What About Bob? Helping managers find and fix their flaws

Filed on 26. Jun, 2012 in Contributors

What About Bob? Helping managers find and fix their flaws

By Mike Cook Management Developer  A tip of my hat goes to Mike Brown of Progressive Business Publications for the subject of this week’s post. Mike and I were on the phone doing the preliminaries for a “webinar” I was delivering for his organization that day. During our call the conversation turned to my relatively slow [...]

Is 2012 the last great year to preserve your family business?

Filed on 18. Jun, 2012 in Contributors

Is 2012 the last great year to preserve your family business?

by Stephanie Hathaway Partner, Moss Adams LLP If you’re a business owner, you’re probably so involved in operating your business that it’s hard to find time to focus on your own financial and estate planning. In 2012, business owners and others with accumulated wealth have a unique opportunity to preserve their assets for the benefit of family [...]

The danger of not knowing what you don’t know

Filed on 12. Jun, 2012 in Contributors

The danger of not knowing what you don’t know

By Mike Cook Management Developer Kimberly Davis is a good friend. She is also one of the most creative people I know working in leadership development. Her work allows leaders to find their authentic voices, something we all yearn for, especially at work. She sent me the following story about her son and I wanted to share [...]

Considering a short sale? Why now may be the time

Filed on 08. Jun, 2012 in Contributors

Considering a short sale? Why now may be the time

By Kira Bravo Tax Manager, Moss Adams LLP With housing prices still depressed, many people are considering doing something they never thought they would: Sell their home for less than what they still owe on their mortgage. This is what’s known as a short sale, and while it can get you out from under an unwanted mortgage, it [...]

Freedom At Any Cost: Local hair stylist makes most of opportunity

Filed on 31. May, 2012 in Contributors

Freedom At Any Cost: Local hair stylist makes most of opportunity

By Justin Berg Contributing Writer  Imagine growing up in war-torn Vietnam, surrounded by violence and uncertainty. One day, you bid your family farewell, squeeze onto an old wooden boat with a faulty engine and 186 other people, and set sail to God knows where. That was the reality for local businesswoman Quynh Nguyen (pronounced “Kwenn Gwinn”), then [...]

Would you want your child to be a whistle-blower?

Filed on 29. May, 2012 in Contributors

Would you want your child to be a whistle-blower?

By Mike Cook Management Developer “A little integrity is better than any career.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist (1803-1882)  We’d probably all like to think that those classes we have our employees attend on business ethics truly reflect our senior leadership’s commitment to ethics and doing business in an ethical, not just legal fashion. Here’s [...]

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