Archive for July 2016

Terrorism and 2016 CEO Economic Forecasts

Jul 31st, 2016 | By | Category: Corporate Growth

“’Economic uncertainty’ was the top business concern cited by executives around the world, across virtually all regions. U.S. finance executives say that their companies have entered a holding pattern, awaiting clearer direction from a business environment shaped by: continued depression of oil prices slippage in China troubles in Brazil terrorism touching Europe,” according to the […]



5 Ways to Build Your Firm’s Talent: Part II—A Players and Moneyball

Jul 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Corporate Growth

The people a firm hires, promotes, and retains are undeniably critical to corporate profitability and success. Reviewing the different approaches available for management to choose from—most of which tout that their system, metric, or methodology is THE BEST and works ALWAYS and in ALL SITUATIONS—made me realize that first thinking about a specific company’s environment […]



Political Talk At Work

Jul 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Career Growth

In this season of politics, here’s a quiz that will help your career avoid the mine fields of incorrect responses to situations when discussions of politics arise at your workplace. Answer: True, False, or It Depends: You can express what your political views are about the candidates up for election this year because the First […]



5 Ways to Build Your Firm’s Talent: Part I – Analytics & Political

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Corporate Growth

The people a firm hires, promotes, and retains are undeniably critical to corporate profitability and success. Reviewing the different approaches available for management to choose from—most of which tout that their system, metric, or methodology is THE BEST and works ALWAYS and in ALL SITUATIONS—made me realize that first thinking about a specific company’s environment […]



Exponential Optionality™ Career Growth

Jul 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Career Growth

Your first investment(s) in your career usually provides you with technical employment skills—e.g., you earn a JD to become a lawyer; a BS in Accounting to become an accountant; a BA in Marketing to enter advertising, public relations, sales, market research, or product development; or an engineering degree to become an engineer. Your next investment(s) […]



Protect Your Investments from Repeat Offenders

Jul 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Financial Smarts

Take 650,000 registered financial advisers in the U.S. today managing over $30 trillion of investable assets. Know that a little over half of all American households sought advice from a financial adviser in 2010 = 64 million households representing some 153 million people in 2010 used a financial adviser…and that number hasn’t declined. One out […]



Topsy Turvy Turnover

Jul 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Corporate Growth

  If turnover is so bad, why are so many companies doing it? Even at the top of corporations, turnover is high: CEO turnover globally was the highest in 15 years in 2015. For the U.S., it was the second highest in 15 years.[i] CFO turnover is near or at an all-time high in the […]




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