Archive for October 2014

Being More Effective

Oct 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

QUESTION: What does a Jesuit priest who is a school superintendent, a marketing entrepreneur who writes a weekly newspaper business column, and a New York networking maven have in common? ANSWER: They are all proponents of effective time management. The first two—the priest and the marketing entrepreneur—are big fans of personal productivity guru David Allen’s […]



Gambling to Save?

Oct 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Financial Smarts

“What is the biggest obstacle to saving your money? What technological and/or banking solutions might help you and your friends begin to save?” The above question is what children who are entering in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week’s 2015 Money Smart Kid (MS Kid™) contest need to answer. It’s a great […]



Increasing Labor Force Productivity

Oct 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Corporate Growth, Featured

Companies exist to make profits. They make those profits through the utilization of the optimal profit-making mixture of labor and equipment that creates a product or service that enough consumers want to purchase—“enough” being all amounts above the creation costs…and the more “enough” the better. One of the benefits of your labor force is that […]



Pressure on Corporate Boards Is Building

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Corporate Growth

The demand for more women on corporate boards continues to build. Last week Credit Suisse Research Institute shared its results based upon over 3,000 companies globally. Their findings: “Greater diversity in boards and management are empirically associated with: Higher returns on equity Higher price/book valuations Superior stock price performance Higher dividend payout ratios. In my […]




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