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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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Michigan-based Aysling, a provider of marketing software solutions and digital media production services, announced it has completed chronicling dozens of issues from the Newsweek magazine library across multiple platforms. The weekly news magazine, founded in 1933, enjoys a global circulation... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Ask, Know, Do
Today, there is no shortage of opinions about oil. So why should you bother reading this one? Because 99% of oil forecasts out there are based on so-called fundamentals. The same "fundamentals" that back in June, when oil cost $107... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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Five years after the introduction of the pill in 1960, 41% of "contracepting" women had a prescription, according to The Power of the Pill, a 2002 analysis by Harvard economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz. Today, 4 out of every 5 sexually active women in the U.S. have taken oral... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Career Women Coaching
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Here is the background regarding the importance of clearly understanding the "intangible identity elements" that consist of the assumptions/beliefs, values/aspirations, vision and guiding principles as it relates to creating a Vision/Mission Statement (along with the supporting business plans that each... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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What enables great corporate leaders to detect signals that their industry, or perhaps the entire world, is about to change? How are they able to place their companies in a position to capitalize on that change? It boils down to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Nearly one in two (48%) employees believes they are ready right now for a career change, according to a survey by global talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. The study found that 13% are nearly ready and only 13% are not prepared at all. Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 404... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Career Women Coaching
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Designed by: http://business-applications.financesonline.com/ Author: Alex Hillsberg Everyone you meet these days is overworked and out of time. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coached to Success
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Everyone you meet these days is overworked and out of time. We live in a busy, noisy, complex and exciting world: where almost no one has enough time to make and act on their personal choices. In this 24/7 global economy, feeling frequently rushed and impatient, becoming easily distracted and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Career Women Coaching
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As people become more self-aware, they are usually amazed at the abilities of the conscious mind to choose, handle situations with deliberation, and behave appropriately for different occasions. On the flip side, the unconscious mind is a powerful force driving our behavior. Within our unconscious lie veiled assumptions and beliefs... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Career Women Coaching
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Google doesn't stress out about work/life balance among its employees: work this meaningful and fulfilling isn't just "work." Almost nobody is interested in working a mere forty-hour week. The Gen Y/Millenials look for meaning in their work. Everyone you meet these days is overworked and out of time. Women, Know... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Career Women Coaching
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Men this is your career guide about women you work with. The business case is compelling. Companies with more women in leadership posts simply perform better. Fortune 500 firms with the most female board members outperform those with the least... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Our instincts aren't so irrational after all. In fact, there is often logic in emotion, and emotion in logic. "Feeling Smart" by Eyal Winter reveals the hidden rationality in feelings like trust, anger, shame, ego, and generosity, and ultimately presents... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Look at each talent individually and consider how and when you’ve applied it successfully. Then brainstorm about occasions when you can pull that talent out of your tool kit and put it to work for you and those around you. Our advice is to leverage your talents. When problems and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Career Women Coaching
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, peace, terrorism, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market By Elliott Wave International You may remember that after the 2008-2009 crash, many called into question traditional... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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There are a number of ways to identify our signature talents, but let’s start with a journey down Memory Lane. Go back in time and trace when and where you’ve felt fulfilled, happy, and accomplished. List the talents you associate with that success. This is not the time for modesty.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Career Women Coaching
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The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. The epidemic of organizational disillusionment goes way beyond Corporate America. The ever-shifting cultural and commercial tides... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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The No. 1 predictor of executive success is learning agility. So we want to get a real line of sight into a person’s thinking style and leadership style. Learning agility is people's willingness to grow, to learn, to have insatiable... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Did you know there is a growing number of women just like you; confident, passionate, and successful--yet disillusioned, exhausted, and confused? With the best intentions, our parents raised us to excel and our society persuaded us to achieve. Being ordinary was not an option. A 2006 study, reported by Ina... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Career Women Coaching
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Did Steve Ballmer do the right thing in stepping down? An article by Monica Langley in the Wall Street Journal summarizes a series of interviews she had with Steve and provides fascinating insights into his thinking. It also serves as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Work conflict is risky. It can be poor and poison employee health, work relationships and organizational climates, or it can go well and help to energize problem solving, innovation and bottom-line effectiveness. Organizations are rife with stories of executives and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Our assumptions and beliefs drive our behavior. What we believe we can achieve, we achieve. Yet, when we believe we are not good enough to achieve something, we don't. Fear is the only thing that holds people back from achieving personal success. Success lies in being who you are, not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Coached to Success
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In the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business landscape expected to continue for 2015, leaders face many challenges, requiring aggressive, sustained talent management strategies to prepare them for success. New research from DDI and The Conference Board, titled The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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"To me - old age is always ten years older than I am." Bernard Baruch “Over-the-hill” in Corporate America is getting a lot younger. There are many more Americans turning 55 in recent years than turning 25. Many of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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Stepping up to play a bigger role is not an event; it's a process that takes time before it pays off. Because we are rarely good at our new roles at first, we are loath to let go of old... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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Men generally expect that their careers will take precedence over their spouses’ careers and that their spouses will handle more of the child care, the study found — and for the most part, men’s expectations are exceeded. Women, meanwhile, expect that their careers will be as important as their spouses’... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Career Women Coaching