It is often said that your reputation is defined by your community and the company you keep.
As a global business consulting firm, we are fortunate to work with a phenomenal community consisting our clients and partners. Although the confidential nature of our relationships prevents me from mentioning our entire community, I want to mention...S4X Blog
Added by Anthony Ware on December 31, 2008 at 6:45pm —
From Matt Breeden's SportsLawGuru.com
If you've read the sports page over the last few days you've undoubtedly heard about Alabama's suspension of star offensive tackle Andre Smith just days before the Sugar Bowl. While Alabama has not confirmed the reason for the suspension, it has been widely speculated that Smith had… Continue
Added by Matt Breeden on December 31, 2008 at 3:36pm —
Are you busy or fruitful? I heard this question recently, and it caused me to think about how the busyness of life can keep us from the important things, the goals we want to achieve in our families and professional lives. I’m not one to make resolutions each year, but I am one to evaluate what is working and what isn’t. Look back at your 2008—was it very productive? Or were you frequently overwhelmed by your to-do list?
Here are some strategies I’ve tried to use to make my life less… Continue
Added by Lori Lowe on December 31, 2008 at 10:27am —
Do you believe in the "Law of Mobility?"
The value of any product or service increases with its mobility.
– The Power of Mobility, Russell… Continue
Added by Milo Curtis on December 31, 2008 at 7:40am —
from the desk of Ron Sukenick
I have a theory about failure. Whether we're talking about failure in business or the failure of a relationship, I think it all goes back to somebody's failure to listen. In my book The Power Is In The Connection, my co-author Jane Surges and I explain that failure to listen occurs whenever the receiver "tunes out" the sender before receiving and understanding the entire message. We tend to listen… Continue
Added by Ron Sukenick on December 30, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Have you had the dreaded talk with your parents yet about their estate? If you or a relative are the executor of your parent's estate, you should have that talk. Do you see piles of papers on the office desk or on the dinning room table in your parent's home? When you ask them for a document, do they have to stop and think where it might be located? Is it scary to see them looking through drawers or in boxes to find what document they really need? If either or both of your parents were to pass… Continue
Added by Bridget Burns on December 30, 2008 at 8:34pm —
A townhall meeting took place today. The goal of the panel discussion, hosted by Community Health Network, was for President-elect Obama to put more steam to his grassroots healthcare initiatives and to follow through on his campaign promise to America to work on reform. Going into this thing, I was very encouraged by the positive steps being taken, particularly by the Eastside community since I live there. I was impressed with the turnout--a room filled with around 100 people taking individual… Continue
Added by Stephen Schaf on December 30, 2008 at 8:00pm —
We all know that New Year’s resolutions have an extremely high rate of failure. Life change
is tough work and many people set very ambitious goals. Life will get in the way one way or another. Too often people allow slip ups or breaks to discourage them to the point of giving up, and by March we’re back to life as it was the previous year. How can you successfully take advantage of the new beginning of a new… Continue
Added by Brooke Randolph on December 30, 2008 at 5:03pm —
The end of the year is here and I am, like many of you, looking at the cross over to 2009 and 2010. To help you refresh and upgrade, here are my interesting resource picks to help refresh (re-boot?) (upgrade?).… Continue
Added by john blue on December 30, 2008 at 4:51pm —
"Edges: A Song Cycle," with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and directed by Matthew Cunningham, opens next weekend at Theatre on the Square
. It is not a TOTS show, however. The newly-formed Programs
theatre company will present it. There will only be four performances.
The production - and Programs' marketing of it - intrigues me for a number of… Continue
Added by Hope Baugh on December 30, 2008 at 4:49pm —
Live blogging here at the Community Health discussion on healthcare provisions.... I was pointed into group 4 that engaged the 3 following questions.
What do you perceive as the biggest problem in the health system?
The group discussion on this question included the reality that we now ration our care, based on whether you have insurance or not. There are limited resources right now and how do we restructure to truly meet the majority of the needs in our… Continue
Added by aaron story on December 30, 2008 at 4:39pm —
William E. Corley, President and CEO
, posed the questions, “Is healthcare a right to every individual? Is it a federal responsibility? Should it be both federal and state? Or federal and employer? Or is it a joint responsibility- Individual, company, state, and federal? “
He continued with his own opinion that, “Yes, at a certain level of service every person has a right.”
As I ponder this, it is hard to ignore the personal responsibility. The truth is we are in a… Continue
Added by aaron story on December 30, 2008 at 4:09pm —
I am always try to browse 123 Social Media
and there was a great post by Barry Hurd
called Social Media Benefits - Marketing Comes With a Warning Label.
In the post Barry talks about the disconnect between Customer Engagement and Customer Service in the graph shown on this page. There… Continue
Added by Kyle Lacy on December 30, 2008 at 3:55pm —
OK. This is pretty cool. I'm sitting in a basement "multi service room" inside Community Hospital East. There are approximately 100 people listening to a panel of health care experts discuss problems in our current healthcare system. Meanwhile, I can see the live feed coming from this room...going out over the Web...and landing back at my laptop. It's kinda like when you're at a Colts game and you watch the big screen rather than the live action. I wish it were as loud in this room as it is at… Continue
Added by Pat Coyle on December 30, 2008 at 3:51pm —
Live blogging here at the Community Health discussion on healthcare provisions....
Two shocking statistics that William E. Corley, President and CEO, Community Health Network, shared:
78% of the total cost of national expenditures are spent on chronic health issues like diabetes.
Medicaid only pays hospitals 30 cents on every dollar of the hospitals costs to Medicaid patients. Therefore, because physicians are paid less on the Medicaid patients, they are… Continue
Added by aaron story on December 30, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Added by Brian Wyrick on December 30, 2008 at 2:00pm —
For those of you going to a New Years Eve party this year, wouldn’t it be nice to be the hit of the party? Knowing how to make small talk might just make you the “it” guy or gal of the evening.
Conversational skills are very important in business and in life. Those who are at ease conversationally have the ability to "connect" with others which builds rapport and, eventually, relationships. Developing your skills at small talk can be an important step in your personal and dating… Continue
Added by Jodi Stone on December 30, 2008 at 8:30am —
Ahhh, the holidays. What an interesting time of year. So much going on, so many different views and beliefs. The holiday season tends to evoke a wide range of emotions in people. Some are incredibly happy, excited or sentimental. Some do not celebrate or avoid the holidays altogether. Some seem to experience nothing but stress as they prepare for the celebrations, gift-giving or time with family and friends. Others approach the season nonchalantly or with lukewarm feelings. Still others are sad… Continue
Added by Laura M. McMahon on December 29, 2008 at 11:43pm —
I know it's a little bit late. The money is already flowing and the fat cats will stay in limousines and mansions for another few years. I"m not that upset about it, it's something that I can not control; therefore, there's no use in letting my blood boil.
That said, what if citizens rose up against the bailout and we encouraged our political leaders to make some additional promises:
1. For every dollar given to the banking industry, a matching dollar was given to grants… Continue
Added by Douglas Karr on December 29, 2008 at 9:11pm —
A commonly heard phrase among professionals in
and internet marketing is “Google knows everything
". For those of us who make a living tickling search engines, this means that whatever approach you are taking to create unfair advantage in the index, assume Google knows what you're doing and how it's being done. For those of us that use best… Continue
Added by Aaron Douglas on December 29, 2008 at 9:00pm —