Honoring Your Values Is The Key To Success

:: Why are your values so important to job satisfaction? You’ve probably seen the “corporate values” posted on the wall somewhere of the headquarters of an organization, or on their website perhaps. You might actually read them and think to yourself, those are nice. It might even give you a bit of a warm-n-fuzzy feel about the work that company is doing in the world. That’s great for the customers. But what does that actually mean to the employees? How do those values actually … [Read more...]

The Importance of Intentional Networks

:: Marilyn Nagel is the guest speaker for the WIC General Meeting on July 21, 2016. For more information click here.  I’ve spoken to literally thousands of women about intentional networking and always ask “How many of you have gotten a job, promotion, or large piece of business from a connection in your network?” Most of the people in the room raise their hands and this is consistent with surveys that say 65% to 85% of all jobs happen through connections. What is curious to me is that … [Read more...]

Top Four Productivity Tools I Cannot Live Without

:: I get asked a lot about all the various nifty tools I use to run ThinkResults (and me to be honest!), so I decided to pick four of my faves and share them with y'all. I count on these to run aspects of our business every day and don't know what I do without them. Try them out and tell me what you think of them! 1. IFTTT IFTTT stands for If This, Then That. I discovered this tool while working with the first cohort of Microsoft Ventures as their Go-to-Market advisor. I was working with one … [Read more...]

IRS Audits – What DO You Do?

If you receive an audit notice from the IRS, do not panic. First, read the letter completely to see what they are auditing. If you can handle the audit yourself - without getting emotional or defensive (or rambling) - then do so. If you don’t have the time, hire a professional to deal with the audit. Then, get organized! Being audited can mean that their computer randomly pulled your number. Certain amounts on the return can trigger this: high mortgage interest, high charitable contributions, … [Read more...]

You Should Work Out Loud in the 21st Century

If you have been engaging with my thinking on building thriving 21st century organizations, you will know that this is the best time to be alive as we live in an open and connected world. If this is our first encounter, I look forward to connecting and learning from your thinking. That is what is so exciting about our century: our ability to find the right people at the right time to have  conversations and co-create. To truly understand the power of technology, you need to start with what you … [Read more...]

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