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John G. Agno
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Truth flows from universal law, not personal views.
Interests: As a former corporate executive, business owner and management consultant, John Agno has personally coached executives, business owners and mentored professional coaches for many years. He is a certified executive and business coach and has written self-coaching books along with coaching tips to targeted audiences. Personal coaching helps clients build their leadership capability and get to where they want to be in their life and career.
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By Elliott Wave International Close to ninety percent of all traders lose money. The remaining ten percent somehow manage to either break even or even turn a profit -- and more importantly, do it consistently. How do they do that?... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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The average fuel-economy of light vehicles sold in the United States, increased by about 5-mpg over the past eight-plus years, but has been flat recently: from October 2007 at 20.1 mpg to April 2016 at 25.2 mpg. Our personal family... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Twitter on Tuesday announced several tweaks to the format of its posts to make its social-media platform simpler and more appealing. Among them, it will no longer count usernames sent in reply tweets and media attachments in 140 character limit,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ask, Know, Do
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Leading a business transition through a cultural change, to deliver dramatically increased value, is a tough assignment. Getting the people side right can make all the difference. Business transitions are times of heightened emotion where perceptions, feelings and hunches trump... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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The prospect of living to the age of 100, once a rarity, has now become so commonplace that its implications for the way people plan their lives, as well as for governments, businesses, and public policy, can no longer be... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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"How to lose $355 million in two weeks" It's a lesson tech CEO Jack Dorsey just learned the hard way. Over a recent two-week period as April rolled into May, shares of the two companies Dorsey founded and now runs,... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Alibaba’s Pathway To someone in the Internet industry in the United States, the success of Alibaba is rather peculiar. Although one can vaguely see some traces of American Internet companies in what Alibaba has accomplished, the overall shape of its... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Mentoring and Sponsoring are compelling in the context of the new economy because they are consistently effective in helping women get ahead. This is true regardless of participants’ specific objectives, industries, or roles. What is Mentoring? Mentoring is a relationship between the mentor and the mentee based on mutual respect,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Career Women Coaching
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"At the current pace of progress, we are more than 100 years away from gender equality in the C-suite." Sheryl Sandberg Facebook’s own Sheryl Sandberg said that only after her husband’s death she understood the challenges faced by single mothers, some of whom live in poverty, work multiple jobs and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Career Women Coaching
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Ever post your resume online and feel like it fell into an enormous black hole? CareerBuilder is shining a much-needed light on the progress of one’s job search by launching exciting new features that tell job seekers which companies are... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Callings come in many ways, some unexpected. Such events are more prevalent than one might expect. A 2006 Gallup poll of 1,004 adults, the most recent it has done on the subject, found that 33% of Americans said the following... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Personal relationships are the centerpiece of many women's lives, providing them with a sense of purpose and core identity. When significant relationships change in life-altering ways, a woman may feel as though the center has dropped out of her world. Patti Clark's "THIS WAY UP: Seven Tools for Unleashing Your... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Career Women Coaching
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Author Jill Griffin in her new book, "EARN YOUR SEAT ON A CORPORATE BOARD: 7 Actions to Build Your Career, Elevate Your Leadership, and Expand Your Influence," said "You know, being on a corporate board is leadership at the highest... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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FRAMEWORKS OF REFERENCE Frameworks of reference are ways to describe our brains’ processes when making a decision: knowing those frameworks allows us to shift our focus on the process we need the most or to quickly identify what tool can... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Kaya Singer, author of the book “Wiser and Wilder,” says that success comes to those who focus on being authentic, in the right circle of people, in a balanced and actualized way, with a strong voice. Her new book is designed to help people ready to walk a soulful path... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at Career Women Coaching
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The evidence is overwhelming. Why do so many organizations struggle, while others succeed at delivering change? “At the root of all change and innovation challenges is a leadership opportunity,” argues Chris Laping, in his new book, “PEOPLE BEFORE THINGS: Change... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
"Trend is your friend"? Yes -- but how do you know when a trend may end? Watch. By Elliott Wave International Back in February, when crude oil prices fell to $26 a barrel, you may remember a chorus of mainstream... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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Over the ages, many famous thinkers have grappled with the choices people make and how these choices affect their lives. Indeed, the message is that choices are daring declarations that we are masters of our own fate. Who am I?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Everything we’ve previously been taught about negotiation is wrong. The real art of negotiation lies in mastering the intricacies of No, not Yes. In “NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” by former FBI negotiator... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Maneuver strategy has been used by the military since King Leonidas and Genghis Khan, yet businesses all too often neglect it. In their new book, “OUTMANEUVER: OutThink, Don’t OutSpend” strategy and innovation consulting experts Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky examine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Many of today’s up-and-coming, eager professionals are articulate, talented, well-educated and technologically savvy, but many of them are also unaware of the nuances to manage their career and may become labeled as obtuse. They simply lack the political perception and professional skills to get ahead. Author Jena Abernathy is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Career Women Coaching
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There’s a leadership crisis in American politics and business—a crisis that extends around the world. What’s the problem? We find the training and managing of leadership is broken. It’s stuck inside an outdated industrial revolution model. Yet, today, we live... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Despite their best efforts, women still face obstacles pursuing a career and being a mother. Unconscious to the many limitations placed on their choices, women still believe that they face a stark choice of either their careers or a happy home. Aspiring women deserve a solid "heads up." Women who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Career Women Coaching