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Rick & Amy Simmons: “A great company is one whose end product permeates all levels of the system”

Thrive Global

A great company is one whose end product permeates all levels of the system?—?individual, As part of my series about the “How To Take Your Company From Good To Great”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rick & Amy Simmons. Rick Simmons is the chief executive officer at Telos.

“Focus less on your wealth and more on your income.” Ben Taatjes & Beau Henderson

Thrive Global

Wealth and growth of wealth is what we are accustomed to pre-retirement, but income and growing income is what we need to be ready for in retirement. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ben Taatjes. Taatjes believes in the concept of “True Wealth”.


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Jim Dischert of Three Sixty Wealth Management: “Focus on your TEAM”

Thrive Global

Focus on your TEAM: Tough times often bring isolation, which tears at the foundation of any team. With the right FOCUS, your TEAM can thrive even in tough times. Jim Dischert, RFC serves as Founder and CEO of Three Sixty Wealth Management based in the Chicagoland area.

“Put yourself out there and try new things, even if you are not sure where it leads”, With Douglas Brown and Dr. Amy Wang of Cogniac

Thrive Global

What I have learned is that we often take our own failures or stagnations very seriously and think the whole world views it the same way as we do. Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. I feel the excitement. Hire the right people!

“You’re going to have good days and bad days.” with Eric Yaverbaum

Thrive Global

So you can’t ride the highs and lows, or the rollercoaster as I like to say. Don’t place too much value on your big wins or big losses; instead appreciate your moments of victory and learn from your mistakes and losses, while knowing those moments will pass. I like the heat.

Cheryl L.M. Phillips-Thill: “No other disease or condition of companion animals takes as many lives as euthanasia. In fact, no other disease comes close”

Thrive Global

A resident had been searching for help to round-up and neuter the abandoned cats in the community. We have helped flea-infested cats and cats with severe dental issues needing tooth extractions, cats with serious medical problems, and some left lying on the street suffering until we rescued them. The felines do not fall from the sky; they are there due to irresponsible pet ownership. On a part-time basis, Cheryl has conducted management training and lectures.

“Keep hold of who you are and what your passions are.” With Beau Henderson & Craig Hudson

Thrive Global

When you align your personality traits to things outside of work, this is what I call “the new freedom,” your identity is not solely defined by your career, so you can be fulfilled when you stop working. Can you share with us the backstory about what brought you to your specific career path?

“One Must Have The Courage To Take Chances And Make Big Moves” With Naima Spencer

Thrive Global

Patience with self and the journey. It’s about the journey, not the destination! One must have the courage to take chances and make big moves. No matter how the outcome was! Get the momentum going by taking small actions towards your goals.

” Does the advisor provide value at the first meeting?” with Randy Kurtz and Tyler Gallagher

Thrive Global

Does the advisor mention risk at all? But they cannot guarantee they’ll repeat their results.People facing retirement are more concerned about losing money than making a lot more money. If the advisor doesn’t center the conversation around risk, they probably don’t understand it.

“Leadership visibility” With Charlie Katz & Chuck Stokes

Thrive Global

Leadership visibility — Deliver good news and bad news but deliver “the news.” Be sensitive to the pain. As part of my series about the “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chuck Stokes, BSN, MHA, FACHE.

Emily Perbellini of LaserAway: “Creating a sense of camaraderie and collaboration between remote clinicians nationwide”

Thrive Global

One challenge in managing a remote medical team is recruiting experienced, specialized clinicians that can answer questions from other clinicians in the same field. At the age of three, I discovered I could play the piano?—?somehow mostly because of the different time zones!

Jason Redman: “You need to take care of yourself”

Thrive Global

In this interview series, we are exploring the subject of dealing with crisis and how to adapt and overcome. The context of this series is the physical and financial fallout that resulted from the COVID 19 pandemic. I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Redman.

“Partnership & Mentorship.” With Jilea Hemmings & Ted Foxman

Thrive Global

I am working right now with an awesome minority businessman who wants to take the restaurant industry by storm providing eco-friendly solutions to all restaurants and venues, like cups and straws and spoons that normally destroy the environment. Can you share the story with us?

“Be deliberate, disciplined and focused” with Tom Lawyer of Transwestern Commercial Services

Thrive Global

The keys to moving projects forward are to be deliberate, disciplined and focused. As a part of my series about “How to Slow Down to Do More” I had the pleasure to interview Tom Lawyer. He ensures service excellence through the firm’s 34 U.S. I retired from J.P.

“Prepare your self and consider all the situations you may encounter. ” With Charlie Katz & Dave DeRose

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Prepare your self and consider all the situations you may encounter. Work hard to be the best that you can be. As part of my series about the “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times”, I had the pleasure of interviewing author Dave DeRose.

“Five Things You Need To Know In Order To Create A Successful Service Based Business” With Charlie Katz & Wade Brannon

Thrive Global

Our customers tend to come in at a lot of the same times resulting in their having to wait for a cut. If we are doing our job, the customer knows about how long they’ll have to wait or hear less busy times should they not be able to stick around that day. I had the pleasure to interview Wade Brannon. Brannon was ready to head back to work in the franchise industry, and as fate would have it, the original owner of Pigtails & Crewcuts was ready to sell the salon.

Conference Twitter Primer #SHRM18


And now, once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #SHRM18 conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR conference! Bookmark this page and refer to it during the event if you need someone’s Twitter ID. The Basics. JohnnyCTaylorJr : CEO of @SHRM; Proud to serve on the boards of @Gallup, @univmiami.

Six HR Leaders Inducted into NAHR


The National Academy of Human Resources inducted its 2015 class of Fellows at its annual dinner and installation ceremony Thursday night in New York. Six HR leaders were recognized by their peers in the academy for their level of achievement, including Mark Biegger, chief HR officer at Procter & Gamble Co.; Barclay, who retired from her post as senior vice president of human resources for The Kroger Co. He was also named HRE ’s HR Executive of the Year in 2010.

Mike Gould: “Pivot into the crisis”

Thrive Global

“Fear is a healthy emotion and is key to survival but panic is the most dangerous way to channel fear!”?—?Mike The context of this series is the physical and financial fallout that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. What “take away” did you learn from that story?

Navigating semantics and skills: reskilling vs. upskilling

CLO Magazine

We’ve seen the research before: By 2030, according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, as many as 375 million workers may need to switch their occupations in response to “digitization, automation and advances in artificial intelligence” that are disrupting the way we work.