Why Most Managers Hate Performance Reviews

By Billie Bowe

While we all know the intended purpose of a performance review, over the years performance reviews have become so routine that its true purpose or value may be getting lost among the ratings, weightings and vague employee performance goals. As a management consultant, I find conducting performance reviews to be the most problematic area for leaders as far as their responsibilities go. It is a drea

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Why Workplace Mentorship Programs Often Fail

By Billie Bowe

Anne Sullivan mentored Helen Keller. And while you may or may not be familiar with the mentors mentioned above, their protégés are quite well known all across the globe. I found this to be especially fascinating because although our memory of the mentors may have quickly faded into history, the impact their protégés made upon history still lives on. In the work environm

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Press Release

By Aaron Hodson

Press ReleaseLeading Real Estate CEO Steps Down to Launch Coaching and Consulting Company.Newport Coast, CaliforniaAugust 17, 2015Following more than 15 years at the pinnacle of his field, Aaron Hodson, Real Estate CEO of Harcourts International for 5 years prior to becoming CEO of Harcourts USA for the next 4 years, has made the decision to step down from his Harcourts USA CEO tit

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Let's Talk Business: Is online training in the corporate environment really worth it?

By Billie Bowe

Online learning or eLeaning, has come a long way since its early days and results from several studies indicate that students have greater learning gains and higher content retention from online learning classes. These studies revealed that a combination of four factors led to these gains: 1. Individualization,2. Immediate constructive feedback,3. Active learner involvement, and4. A

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How to Choose the Best Self-Improvement Programs

By Albert Goldson

A good self-improvement program regardless of the media format should provoke thought changing questions to help you help yourself. There are many good self-improvement programs that differ in approach and style. Critics may pan one program and praise another which is usually based more on how well the program’s style and approach meshes with their personality and spiritual inclinations.

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Shadow Market Guardians - The Valkyrie of the Federal Reserve

By Albert Goldson

Painful as it might be, think back to the near economic apocalypse of 2008 when we were at the brink of a worldwide economic collapse. The catalyst to our fears was not just the rapid stock market downfall, it was that no one knew the values and relationships of exotic financial instruments like derivatives. Even in a reasonably transparent financial environment this lack of hard information to ex

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Tycoons Under Tyranny - From Hong Kong to Moscow

By Albert Goldson

One often imagines that the life of a tycoon, even under a totalitarian government, is a life brimming with excitement and glamour, jetting off on a moment’s notice on their amenity-laden customized private jet to close a deal, then spend lunch or dinner with friends and associates at a Michelin rated eatery overseas before returning back the same night to one of their many worldwide starqui

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Become The Director of Your Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Hollywood characters represent a template for us to emulate and affect change in ourselves through transformation and self-improvement. Sure, Hollywood movies are fantasy and perhaps just “A Paper Moon”, yet it’s scientifically proven that often the subconscious can’t tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction.From personal experience – a current, on-goin

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How Hollywood Villains Can Teach Us How To Make Our Dreams Come True

By Albert Goldson

The characters in director Michael Mann’s West Coast noir thriller Collateral (2004) starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, provide excellent examples how Hollywood villains can teach self-improvement and how to get the most in life. In fact, often you can learn more from Hollywood villains than you can from the heroes. The plot in a nutshell is about Max (Jamie Foxx), an erudite cab driver who

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How Fashion Totems Enhance Personal Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Change is difficult. Big change is even more difficult, perhaps daunting. Often the most difficult part is unlearning your old routine before you can successfully learn a new one. This process results in psychological turbulence because you’re upsetting your internal status quo and, as a result, certain elements of your psyche become rebellious and try sabotaging your efforts by creating set

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