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John Agno
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Truth flows from universal law, not personal views.
Interests: As a former corporate executive, business owner and management consultant, Agno understands that in the business world, we don't speak much about the heart. Yet, since all businesses are ultimately people serving people, our life's work should come from the heart. Long after your products or services have been delivered, the feelings and knowledge shared during the business relationship remain. Coach Agno believes that people need connection, belonging and meaningful contribution. They need to know that their life and work matter. Many people find that personal or career transformation is an excellent time to better understand their life's work and direction.
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There are two key elements to creating wealth, and they are inextricably linked: time and rate of return. To help you understand their importance, take a look at The Doubling Penny: Imagine you have a penny in your pocket and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
What working woman hasn’t had the demoralizing experience of proving herself again (and again and again) or watching a male colleague get credit for her idea, her comment, her suggestion? What woman — working or not, mother or not —... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Trading Insights These days there's no shortage of books about trading. You could read for months before you find a book that applies to your trading style. The free 45-page eBook -- The Best of Trader's Classroom -- is specifically... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ask, Know, Do
By Guest Author Anne Allen, University of Missouri (MU) As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, state governments face the likelihood of higher workforce turnover. For example, in the State of Missouri, more than 25 percent of all active state... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
Despite the Fed's leverage and its attempt to inflate throughout the economy, the deflationary pressures in the U.S. are overwhelming. Watch this six-minute clip from Steve Hochberg's presentation at the Orlando Money Show. To learn more about the inflationary/deflationary process,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis lived her life with poise, grace and zest regardless of any pain or disappointment. In her words, which are quoted in Andrew Roberts' essay on self-awareness: But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
Structural changes in the United States are plainly at work; based in part on slower-moving demographic factors. A 2012 study by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago estimated that about one-quarter of the decline in labor-force participation since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
At big companies, bad news travels fast. General Motors CEO Mary Barra acknowledged as much in testimony on Capitol Hill this week as congressional investigators sought to find out exactly when GM executives knew that faulty ignition switches in some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
Often, it is employees at the front line who are the first to recognize that Average has slipped in. Somehow the organization knew there was a way for the employees to let Leadership know there was a problem. The organization... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
So you have a great idea. And whether it's been percolating in your head for a week or marinating in your mind for years, the key to transforming this idea from concept to profit is action. Acting on that idea is what will differentiate you. But arbitrary action leaves too... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
If you turn on CNBC first thing in the morning, you hear a lot about market indicators. Consumer behavior, GDP numbers, the Fed, interviews with CEOs -- it's all in the mix. Instead, Steve Hochberg of Elliott Wave International looks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
It's a natural part of growing older. People start to long for grandchildren—and many start to pressure their adult child, in overt or subtle ways, to produce those grandchildren. For the current generation of would-be grandparents and their children, those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
A memorable moment in American labor history was the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Mass., when, according to lore, predominantly female workers marched with signs reading, “We want bread, but we want roses, too.” The apocryphal slogan, revived in songs recorded in the 1970s and ’80s by Judy Collins and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
Temporary employment has accelerated since the last recession , and new data shows that an upward trajectory will continue throughout 2014. According to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), more than 2.9 million U.S. workers were employed in temporary jobs in 2013, jumping 28 percent since 2010 and outpacing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
Michigan has an estimated 261,400 women-owned firms, employing 247,600 and attributing to roughly $31,830,800 according to the fourth annual American Express OPEN State the of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a comprehensive report released today analyzing the 1997, 2002, and 2007 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s quinquennial business census, the Survey... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
Before making an important decision, prudent managers evaluate the situations confronting them — and often fall into traps of faulty thinking. Researchers have identified a series of flaws in the way we think when making decisions. They are hardwired into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
One of the often overlooked points to remember about the onboarding process is that the informal connections are often some of the most crucial. Folding an employee into the team in a real way, where they have people they understand... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
The activity of entrepreneurship goes back to ancient times. As for America, our nation was founded, quite literally, by entrepreneurs. In 1607, the Virginia Company sent three ships across the Atlantic and unloaded 109 passengers at what become Jamestown, Virginia.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
A 2013 Gallup poll showed that 73% of boomers expect to remain in the workplace well beyond the time they'll be eligible to begin collecting Social Security (41% by choice and 32% by necessity). Among entrepreneurs ages 20 to 64... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
Hiring diverse teams and then hoping for the best is not enough. How can companies best tap the talent of their diverse workforce? How can leaders adjust their leadership style to do so? The answer to effective communication in today's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
The essence of creativity lies not in finding the right answers, but in asking the right questions. Leaders who exhibit this ability are able to integrate seemingly uncorrelated trends and events, and blending intuition with probing analysis, come up with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
StoryWorth was founded in late 2012 by Nick Baum, a San Francisco-based software engineer and product manager who left his job at Google in 2011 to pursue an entrepreneurial path. The idea began with a simple experiment. Mr. Baum built... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
Find out how at the 4th Annual Social Mood Conference By Elliott Wave International Robert Prechter forecasted more than 10 years ago that the War on Drugs would become more violent, leading eventually to the decriminalization of the possession and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Ask, Know, Do
Dallas Fed president: Asset-price bubble "may result in tears" for investors By Elliott Wave International Editor's note: You will find a text version of this story below the video. Start your free 2-week trial of our Financial Forecast Service now.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips