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8 Keys To Developing A High-Trust Business Culture

Marty Zwilling | Posted 01.21.2017 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Establishing and maintaining the right company culture is a major key to success in any business these days, especially with the growth of the millenn...

To the Republican Electors: A Personal Appeal

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

My name is Stacy Le Melle. I live in New York but I was born in Michigan, and over the course of my 42 years I have lived in Texas, Louisiana, Washing...

Loyalty v. Integrity: Public Figures, Endorsements, and Balaam the Seer

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Howard J. Curzer

Public figures in the sphere of politics have special obligations during election campaigns. While the rest of us have the option to take a stand or refrain, public figures do not have this choice. Sure, they can speak out or stay silent, but even their silence is a statement. Anyway, leaders gotta lead.

The Lesbian Chronicles 42: Vive La Fidelite

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 10.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I believe I am here with Honey for a reason, the reason being my need to feel my deep grief that this mother, is actually my mother, and that nothing I can do will ever change that, or change her.

4 Tips for Building Employee Loyalty

William Morrow | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Your employees are the points of contact with your customer. To build customer loyalty you must first build employee loyalty. Your employees can only ...

3 Basic Choices To Empower Our Relationships

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mario & Diane Cloutier

When it comes to our relationships, we seriously think that we have to be very cautious about the subtle effects of the "endless choices society" we live in. We think it's time for all of us to make basic choices that will empower the relationships we cherish.

Let's Regulate Frequent Flier Programs. Here's Why.

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The federal government is on the verge of regulating airline frequent-flier programs. But how far it goes may depend on you. Earlier this summer, the ...

Got Loyalty?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Linda: defines loyalty as "faithfulness to commitments or obligations." I much prefer to think of loyalty in terms of commitments that ...

Betrayal And Its Healing Field Of Loyalty

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mario Martinez

A loving bond is stronger than the love contributed by each partner. The entity becomes greater than its parts. Thus, worthiness prevents falling to the abyss of betrayal, and the loving bond strengthens individual weaknesses: A formula to end overwhelming suffering.

ADVICE 23: Loyalty, Jessup and 'A Few Good Men'

Brent Stoller | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

I would also assert these factors haven't come to fruition by themselves. Loyalty is about connection, and I believe its decline has paralleled -- and is symbolized by -- the rise of the very thing that should be bringing us closer together.

A Pledge From New Teachers and to New Teachers

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

With such a vigorous recent focus on teacher recruitment and retention, and having just celebrated a week of teacher appreciation throughout the country, I find a thank-you note I just received to be particularly poignant.

Character and Integrity at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

There are metrics for measuring goals, P&L statements to show bottom-line profits and trophies to reflect triumph however, there is not a gauge to measure character and integrity -- central to creating a successful business with loyal employees while enjoying a respected reputation.

Don't Judge my Loyalty from the Number of Loyalty Cards I Carry in my Wallet

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Anastasia Roumelioti

Over the last year, we have been working as marketing team on the most exciting project to launch yet: our loyalty scheme. We were inspired by one of ...

Why It's Not Worth It to Redeem Alaska Miles for TSA Precheck

Map Happy | Posted 03.24.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

If you actually value miles for redeeming flights, then it might be worth reconsidering.

What's holding mobile payments back this holiday season?

Megan Anderle | Posted 12.04.2016 | Technology
Megan Anderle

Why aren't smart phone users paying at stores with their phones? The short answer to this complex question is user loyalty incentives that integrate with a centralized mobile payment hubs and education on the security standards of mobile payment systems.

How the Bangor Maine Police Department Changed the Rules for Facebook

Lisa Dubino | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Lisa Dubino

How can a local police department in a town with 33,600 residents have 69,300 Facebook likes? I learned about the Bangor Maine Police Department Facebook page from a friend, not on my Facebook timeline but in actual conversation on our way to dinner.

The 3 Basic Steps to Social Media Success

Andre Kay | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Andre Kay

To truly communicate with your audience using social media, you need to listen, think (evaluate), then respond. If it's a question about your business, products, or service from a customer on your social media channel, make sure you're listening to what they are really asking and respond accordingly.

Matter of Time Before Every Health Plan Has a Rewards Program

Michael Dermer | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Michael Dermer

Health plans are entering a new competitive landscape. Rewards will not only be an essential component, but will also drive a healthier population - creating a win-win situation for all.

One Minute Longer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One of my favorite books as a child was called, if memory serves, Favorite Dog Stories. I rather doubt the collection had much genuine literary merit....

Is The Customer Really Always Right?

Andre Kay | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Andre Kay

Let's get real for a moment about our customers. It's true, most business owners are scared of saying it, but would love to shout it out from the roof...

5 Guys Overlooked In Love Who Might Actually Make You Happy

Arlene Schindler | Posted 05.28.2016 | Women
Arlene Schindler

If you want love, devotion and loyalty, check out these gems in the rough who will potentially worship you for the rest of your life.

The 5 Types Of Friends Worth Keeping Forever

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

It's an interesting process, reaching such a level of self-awareness that you finally realize which friendships deserve tending -- and which are a drag. So what kinds of friends do I want to hang onto?

Are You Paying Attention

Christa Dowling | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." . ...

Patriotism Reconsidered

William S. Becker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

It is tempting to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's recent judgment about President Barack Obama's love of country as a sign that America's Mayor will say almost anything to get back in the spotlight. We should not give Giuliani and his unapologetic lack of respect for a sitting president more attention than they deserve.

Gift of History: People and Their Stories Matter Within Organizations

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

While war veterans have their moments to reflect back and share, what about the rank and file in the business world? What are they proud of? What are their stories within the organization's history?