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How to Have a Great Business Culture!

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How to Have a Great Business Culture!

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“Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass – you don’t see it, but somehow it does something” – Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Yes, culture certainly does something within an organization. Culture sets the tone of how we do things around here. It defines and explains the way a business operates.

How is Culture Like An Iceberg?
We know from the Titanic that only the top of the iceberg was visible; the larger portion was underneath the water and invisible yet had great impact – it brought the Titanic down!

So, the visible aspects of culture (the 10%) are what we see on the surface: For example, the company logo, symbols, how space is used, the way people dress or the way they talk.

The not so visible, elements of culture (the 90%) are the values (what’s important, what we care about) and the norms (the ways people are expected to act). They impact the organization in three things:

1. Establishes an identity – people feel connected and committed.
2. Aligns everyone’s behavior so that they’re rowing in the same direction.
3. Provides the basis for making the right decisions and taking the right actions.

Essentially, it is what’s below the water line that drives the organization to success or failure.

Why Is Culture Important?
In a Deloitte Consulting study, 98% of executives and 88% of employees believe workplace culture is important to business success. Companies, with a strong culture, outperform companies with weak cultures because:

Their reputation as a great place to work will attract and retains great talent.
People who have a shared purpose work better together and achieve more.
Greater customer satisfaction will lead to better retention and referrals.

What’s Your Culture?
Culture is not putting nice sounding words on a piece of paper and posting it on the walls. Or trying to imitate or copy another company’s culture. It gets built one day at time, one interaction after interaction. So, how to start? Get feedback.

1. At your next staff, team or board meeting ask:

If you had to describe what it’s like to work here, what would you tell someone?
If you could change one thing to make your job easier, what would it be?
What kind of a person succeeds here? Fails here?

2. Also talk with your customers and ask:

What is it like to do business with us? Are we easy or difficult to work with?
If you could change one thing to have a better experience, what would it be?
Do we exceed, meet or disappoint your expectations? How can we improve?

Smart Moves Tip: The Business Edge 
Much of culture is played out in the day-to-day interactions between employees and their managers and between customers with your staff. So what leaders, who want to get results, need must realize is that their actions –what they do or don’t do—influences the perception of the company’s culture both inside and outside the company.

Boomer Demise- “Unfunded Liabilities”

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Boomer Demise- “Unfunded Liabilities”

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I listen to talk radio a lot.  Being a talk show host leads you into the talk show world and I always want to improve not only the vocabulary, find new issues to talk about and I just enjoy the learning process.  So I have been hearing this term “Unfunded Liabilities” quite a bit and I know it is election season so we hear all kinds of issues.

This topic, however, is something I want to talk about in depth, as it really gets my motor firing!

I am convinced that the best way to deal with our nation’s unfunded liabilities is for each and every one of us to deal with our own, personal, unfunded liabilities of health, fitness, happiness, and finances.

I want us all to improve our quality of life.

In our efforts to build the American dream, encourage people to work hard and be good law abiding citizens our society invented the safety net of social services and financial back-ended rewards such as pensions and social security.  Great motivators, and I am all about motivation, however when you put in the time and then the reward is not there when you need it creates the “great consternation”, this my friends is called “Unfunded Liabilities”.

If you borrow money from a bank, you are expected to pay it back. If you gamble at a casino on your credit card, you are expected to pay back your losses. If you promise a friend to help them in the future, your friend expects you to help. If you don’t have the cash to pay back the loan, squander your credit on gambling, or have no intention of helping your friend, those are “Unfunded Liabilities” which will damage your relationship. A bank can harm your credit rating, and you might lose the friend; the gambler may bring some real hurt to collect the debt.

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Ignoring debt can only make matters worse, putting your head in the sand will not protect you when the tsunami hits the shore.  Unfunded liabilities, entitlements, pensions and the like started as great ideas.  However moving forward into the future they have become the albatross around our country’s neck.

We don’t have to do it alone. We can help each other solve our own problems… together. Friends help friends, neighbors help neighbors, and, ultimately, citizens reach out to each other to improve our collective health, fitness, and finances. That will make a lot of us happy.

It is time to step up and fix things.  Through adversity grows opportunity I like to say.

I call this idea the Boomers Rock 21st Century Deal.

We need to become engaged in the process of improving our QOL (quality of life), because our road trip is just beginning and we need all of the tools and supplies that will make this a memorable road trip into the future, so what are these “tools and supplies”?

Here is the start of our list, and I would like everyone to contribute their own thoughts. No idea is a bad idea; that’s why it’s called “Boomers Rock”, not “Boomers Die”!

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Live in the moment and look forward to the future. Reminiscing is Ok but we have way too many cool things coming to dwell.

Take small steps to improve your QOL. Great road trips take planning, making changes in your life takes time. Use your imagination, set goals, adopt a positive mental attitude.  Now we are talking!

Accept the fact that to worry about unfunded liabilities and entitlements is a waste of time. Strategize, find your passion and don’t sweat the small stuff.

Build your foundation for the road-trip by equipping the bus with all of the tools that will empower us to have a blast. Whether it’s education, training, or volunteering, nutrition, fitness and rest, all of these tools need to be in our toolbox.   I have been building our collective mindset on the talk show to think in the present and our futures in regard to our finances with anticipation not dread.  I do not like to do negative talk radio, so focusing on our family of listeners and knowledgeable guests, our collective is in the light of positivity.  So that is where the concept of the “ReFirement-Zone” came to life.

The “igniting your life” and kicking “Retirement” to the curb is the mindset of all of us at the “Boomers Rock” nation.

Jump on the proverbial bus, make our voices strong, and find your seat! There are plenty available on the bus, welcome aboard!

Peace

Tom Matt is the host of “The Boomers Rock Radio Talk Show” heard here on VoiceAmerica.  He welcomes email at- tom@boomers rock.us or comment on Twitter- Boomers_Rock

Sulfates, Romancing the Stone, Money & Happiness By Cynthia Brian

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Sulfates, Romancing the Stone, Money & Happiness By Cynthia Brian

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Welcome to Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with your hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on the Voice America Empowerment Channel.  Our goal is to seed, stimulate, and support space for positive, meaningful conversations that will get you talking around the dinner table.

What is the truth about sulfates. Lots of shampoos advertise “sulfate free”. What is it? Is good or bad for you? Ask our Health Hero, Heather Brittany as she uncovers the details in Health Matters. 

There is not enough water to subsidize our landscapes and many people are wondering how we can win the fight to minimize our usage of H2O and still have an attractive garden. One solution is to romance the stone. Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian will show you how to build an arroyo seco or dry creek.

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Does money make you happy? Statistics prove that wealthier people, communities, and countries are happier. Cynthia Brian investigates the link between happiness and increased income. Feel free to Listen at Voice America and Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions. Also Buy books by Cynthia Brian

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The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.

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Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead. Previous guests and fans of the program on World Talk Radio will always be able to access the archives. Tune in the Power Hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/70-8pmET at  and join our empowerment party.  For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more!

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She has the Midas Touch and wants to share it with you!

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MoneyDawn Abraham was an enormous success in the corporate world. Everything she touched earned tremendous money for the corporation and translated into a large six-digit salary for her. However, her passion grew and expanded within her: how could she coach and train other men and women to also attract success and wealth? Now, as a wildly successful life/success coach, Dawn shows people how to think, believe, and use social media to their advantage – instead of disadvantage. Tune Mondays to Wealthy Thoughts as Dawn Abraham shares her secrets to success and wealth as well as how to avoid the traps and mistakes so many people innocently make. Only on the Empowerment Channel at Voice America. 2PM Central, 3PM Eastern, 12PM Pacific, 1PM Mountain.

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Do you catch yourself thinking negatively sometimes? Do you carry around a lot of suppressed anger or envy towards others? If so, these thoughts could be holding you back from success without you even realizing it! “Wealthy Thoughts” with Richard Levy will empower you to live a more positive and prosperous life. Richard believes that there are certain thoughts and actions that attract wealth, while others repel it. During this show, Richard provides CLEAR and SIMPLE direction for anyone seeking a positive lifestyle change. Our Topics include releasing negativity, anger and abusive relationships, improving health, overcoming debt, following your life’s passion, attracting your dream job and/or soul mate, eliminating fears, the power of affirmations, and more. Listen for Wealthy Thoughts, every Monday at Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Purpose Plus Passion Equals Fulfillment with Richard Levy

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Delina fajardoDelina Fajardo lived in a small one-bedroom apartment with her mother until her early teens. They lived near the very affluent city of Boca Raton, Florida. Why were her classmates driving luxury cars like BMW and Mercedes Benz? How did their parents own enormous, plush estates? Delina, having learned to believe in herself and to never let anyone say ‘you can’t…’ began questioning how her friends’ parents became so wealthy and successful. The seed was planted: success = money = status. Delina wanted that lifestyle and now she has it. As a successful life coach, Delina Fajardo has written three books on living a successful, passionate life full of love and wealth: “Purpose Now: 8 Steps To Find Your True Purpose” “Purpose Now: Who Is This Sex For Anyways” “Purpose Now: Are We Friends or Acquaintances?” Tune into Wealthy Thoughts with Richard Levy as Delina, a Certified Life Coach and Peak Performance Results Coach with Anthony Robbins, tells you how to find your path to prosperity. Tune in Now for this weeks episode “Purpose Plus Passion Equals Fulfillment.”

Do you catch yourself thinking negatively sometimes? Do you carry around a lot of suppressed anger or envy towards others? If so, these thoughts could be holding you back from success without you even realizing it! “Wealthy Thoughts” with Richard Levy will empower you to live a more positive and prosperous life. Richard believes that there are certain thoughts and actions that attract wealth, while others repel it. During this show, Richard provides CLEAR and SIMPLE direction for anyone seeking a positive lifestyle change.  Our Topics include  releasing negativity, anger and abusive relationships, improving health, overcoming debt, following your life’s passion, attracting your dream job and/or soul mate, eliminating fears, the power of affirmations, and more. Listen for Wealthy Thoughts, every Monday at Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Release Anger, have Happier Relationships, and Better Health By Richard Levy

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CoachMD, otherwise known as Dr. Charles Glassman says many, if not most, problems people go to the doctor to solve actually stem from the challenges of daily life.  How can you unleash the power of the mind? Why is more vulnerability good for you? What does he say about the habit of forgiveness? What is his simple affirmation to disarm feelings of anger? Finally, how can early childhood teachings about money and rich people affect your present day wealth? Health and wealth do begin in the mind! Listen to Wealthy Thoughts as host Richard Levy interviews Dr. Charles Glassmant

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Do you catch yourself thinking negatively sometimes? Do you carry around a lot of suppressed anger or envy towards others? If so, these thoughts could be holding you back from success without you even realizing it! “Wealthy Thoughts” with Richard Levy will empower you to live a more positive and prosperous life. Richard believes that there are certain thoughts and actions that attract wealth, while others repel it. During this show, Richard provides CLEAR and SIMPLE direction for anyone seeking a positive lifestyle change.  Our Topics include  releasing negativity, anger and abusive relationships, improving health, overcoming debt, following your life’s passion, attracting your dream job and/or soul mate, eliminating fears, the power of affirmations, and more. Listen for Wealthy Thoughts, every Monday at Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Tapping to Double Your Income By Richard Levy

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Tapping to Double Your Income By Richard Levy

Dream BigDo you ever feel like you’re putting in 110% of the effort, and only getting 10% of the results? Are you struggling to achieve, to succeed, but something keeps getting in your way? Are you not making the money, and not having the life you’ve been dreaming about? It’s not your fault. You may be sabotaging your success without even knowing it! It’s time to change all that.  You CAN create success, more quickly and easily than you ever thought possible.  There are new, cutting-edge techniques that can help you make a quantum leap in your business, your money, your life. Pamela Bruner tells Richard Levy, host of Wealthy Thoughts, it’s time to make more money doing what you love!

Listen Every Monday at 2PM CDT, 3PM EDT, and 12PM PDT, and 12PM MST Tune in Now! For his new Episode “Tapping to Double Your Income” on the Voiceamerica Empowerment Channel.

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Do you catch yourself thinking negatively sometimes? Do you carry around a lot of suppressed anger or envy towards others? If so, these thoughts could be holding you back from success without you even realizing it! “Wealthy Thoughts” with Richard Levy will empower you to live a more positive and prosperous life. Richard believes that there are certain thoughts and actions that attract wealth, while others repel it. During this show, Richard provides CLEAR and SIMPLE direction for anyone seeking a positive lifestyle change.  Our Topics include  releasing negativity, anger and abusive relationships, improving health, overcoming debt, following your life’s passion, attracting your dream job and/or soul mate, eliminating fears, the power of affirmations, and more. Listen for Wealthy Thoughts, every Monday at Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

A happiness dividend by Ann Hutchins

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A happiness dividend by Ann Hutchins

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Last week I heard a speaker relaying the story of her early teaching experience -which she hated – and how THINKING more positively about her teaching actually made her more creative in her teaching and able to get out of her own way.  She was still clear that teaching wasn’t for her and left the profession – but she left with achievement instead of bad memories.  I’m an incurable optimist, so overall positive thinking comes naturally to me.  But this got me wondering two things: 1. how many times a day to I think about money? 2. what percentage of those thoughts are positive?  I honestly have no idea – but I do think about money a lot during the day: writing contracts for clients, doing the grocery shopping, listening to market reports – heck, listening to the news in general (the Budget, healthcare premiums, jobless/jobs reports), making travel plans for business or work – THINKING about making travel plans.  Well, you know.  And then my follow-on thought: if I switch negative thoughts to positive thoughts, what kind of happiness dividend over time because of my view?

So join me in an experiment – take a few pauses during the day to reflect on how often (in the last hour, in the last 4 hours – don’t make yourself crazy, but notice) you’ve thought about money. I’ll check back in next week with what I learn.

To listen Now! Tune into “Money in Your Life” with Ann Hutchins and Co-Host Brian Farr Fridays at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel.  The new episode for this week is entitled “Pound foolish?” Nov. 15th at 7am. They will be talking about the dark side of the personal financial industry with blogger, author, and researcher extraordinaire Helaine Olen. 

To listen to past shows, Click Here for more past episodes.

Ann Hutchins is a consultant and coach focused on increasing the strategic effectiveness and financial intelligence of clients. Using the skills developed in a 20+ year career as security analyst, portfolio manager, and chief investment officer in the investment industry, combined with coaching skills developed as an independent consultant and certified coach, she collaborates with her clients to ignite awareness and access understanding of what drives financial choices. This type of coaching engagement leads her clients to increased confidence in making their personal financial choices rooted in their personal financial style, and to develop new skills that allow them to access available resources that support them in their financial choices for the future.

What do you really feel about money? BY SIMRAN SINGH

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What do you really feel about money? BY SIMRAN SINGH

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Welcome to my daily diary… I have lots of contemplations and today is about the energy of Money. There are things going on around us and they either resonate or they do not. I can tell you, you will feel it in your body if they don”t. So, what do we do about that? It is time to dismantle what no longer works. It is time to be courageous and step out and speak it!

 

In Love, Of Love, With Love and Laughter… Simran Singh

 

Simran Singh, award winning publisher of 11:11 Magazine & 11:11 Talk Radio, has released a powerful new book, Conversations With The Universe, guiding how signs, symbols and synchronicity are the way the world speaks to us. Simran states, ‘You are not on a journey, YOU are the journey!’ Readers of Conversations With The Universe receive FREE support videos, meditations and audios at:
www.ConversationsWithTheUniverse.com – www.simran-singh.com

 

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