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Can You Find My Data Now?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Marketing has brought many familiar catch phrases into popularly accepted lexicon, including "where's the beef?" and "do you hear me now?". However, i...

Tone At The Top: Culture Counts -- The Wells Fargo Saga

Tom Garrubba | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

"Tone at the Top" has become an often-quoted mantra in business circles but it appears to have shed a rather dim light when evidenced by the continuin...

5 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should be a Speaker

Christopher Kai | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
Christopher Kai

If "networking" is defined as you attending a networking event to potentially find new clients, it can often be difficult, time-consuming, expensive, and fruitless. Perhaps you attend the wrong event and meet no prospects and you spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars with zero return on investment. That isn't sustainable or an effective use of your time.

May Top Corporate Executives Be Compelled to Testify in Routine Cases?

Brad Reid | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Plaintiffs may assert that the defendant corporation's top executives (the "C suite") either created, ordered, and supervised the events complained of...

The World is Looking to the US for Third Party Risk Guidance

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

As more organizations here in North America and overseas increasingly utilize third party vendors with a global presence to perform critical functions, process key transactions and provide exposure to sensitive proprietary information, those organizations with mature third party risk (TPR) programs are receiving a loud call to provide assistance to those new to the TPR field.

5 Hacks to Help You Survive a Networking Event

Susan OBrien | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Hearing the words "I need you to attend this networking event tonight on our behalf" can trigger a series of extreme reactions in an otherwise rational person. The range of discomfort can vary from apathy and weariness to aversion, distress and even a rising tidal wave of nausea, at the thought of forced social interaction.

10 of the Most-Influential Women in Corporate America

Javier Palomarez | Posted 08.22.2016 | Women
Javier Palomarez

In June I had the privilege of attending the White House's historic United State of Women Summit and it was impossible not to be inspired for the future of women in business and beyond. Seeing the great Dina Powell of Goldman Sachs moderating a conversation with Warren Buffet in front of thousands of the most-accomplished and ambitious businesswomen in America and countless more tuning in remotely was as humbling as it was reassuring.

Executives: Are You Hurting Your Business?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Just because executives can do a job does not mean they should. I have seen this for years and have even found myself involved in tasks that my employees should be doing. I discovered that I was actually involved in a task that clearly was not my role.

8 Mindfulness Tips for Business Decision Makers

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

How great is it when a nice guy or girl finishes first? I was overjoyed to see on my LinkedIn feed that a former colleague, friend, and all-around goo...

Will anticipatory compliance be the next best practice?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Tom Garrubba

I was recently invited to speak on a panel regarding third party risk strategies for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFM...

Unlock Brain Potential to Protect Against Decline

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

While our ability to improve brain health is becoming more widespread in the neuroscience community, the general public is still largely unaware of pivotal steps that can be taken to make the brain more resilient to decline or injury and regenerate after cognitive losses.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 2

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

the hard lesson learned from this exercise is the ability to identify those people whom I can add to my short list of truly trusted advisors and add myself to my superior's list of truly trusted advisors.

It Takes a Village

Jen Cohen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Parents
Jen Cohen

Morning quickly flows into afternoon and the second shift is summoned to complete the previous tasks in reverse order. Tutoring, strength training and sport specific practice is added to the daily routine. On most week nights we are fortunate to be home by 9:00 pm.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 1

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Though I am not a psychologist, I have spent many years managing teams, leading projects, and advising people - experiences that have helped me realiz...

3 Keys for Building a Powerful Online Persona

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

As an executive living in the digital age, communicating your value is an essential task if you want to establish yourself as a credible authority and build trust with potential customers.

The Business of Etiquette

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

It's more than just the practice of good manners and following respectful protocol when doing business with others -- it's the difference between a good businessman or businesswoman and a great one.

If Something Goes Wrong, Fire the Leader?...Maybe Not

Terri Wallin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Terri Wallin

Firing the leader seems to be a common solution when something in an organization fails. Our human tendency is to hunt for someone to blame. Yet ironi...

Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

5 Reasons Why I Went Laptop-Less With My Smartphone

David Drake | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
David Drake

Connectivity remains a huge challenge in dropping laptops and embracing smartphones. If I am boarding a flight and need some work done, planning ahead is essential. When you have a laptop, then it is less of a problem as you can continue working.

Understanding the Difference Between an Investment and an Expense

Mike Harden | Posted 06.30.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

What's the difference between an investment and an expense? The difference is simple: one will start paying you back, and the other is a drain on your resources.

Why Execs Are Ditching The Lunch Meeting For Soul Cycle

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

(Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios.

Executive Decisions: Using the 'What' and 'How' Method to Lead

Terri Wallin | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Making decisions can be a vexing experience. It seems that no matter the enterprise, decisions ignite conflict, arguments, and hurt feelings. But often it is not what the decision is but how it is executed that causes problems.

8 Successful Tips to Keep Leaders Focused on 'The Majors'

Terri Wallin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Executives are under siege from countless disparate business priorities all claiming to be number one. The competing priorities are all persuasive. Priorities can come from you, your board or other boss, or from employees.

The Future Of Your Company Is Now

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 05.03.2015 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Now comes the challenge: Success has brought you to a point where the old ways of doing things are no longer as reliable as they once were.

Get Bigger, Not Dumber: Tips to Grow Output instead of Bureaucracy

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Small organizations and startups proudly tout their size, they boast about how they're more nimble, and they decry the evils of their large, monolithic counterparts.