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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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The tsunami of dementia that is about to swamp us, as the Baby Boomers age, has got plenty of attention, but the reality has not sunk in. We stave it off with jokes: Ronald Reagan goes in for his annual... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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Today's business world is extremely complex and challenging. It's easy for even the most seasoned executive to make a mistake or overlook a detail that can lead to utter failure for his or her business. We have entered a new... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
The financial forecasts around the end of 2013 brimmed with optimism. Here are just a few examples: Many scoff at notion stock bubble exists -- Associated Press, Nov. 19, 2013 Economy Entering New Year on a Roll -- Bloomberg, Dec.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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The advent of computers and cell phones has created a sort of a fast and convenient way to communicate. But although these communication options are all quick and easy, they're not all created equal. Before you send a text or... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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By Guest Author Erika Kauffman Work-life balance is a dichotomy that career women have been discussing for as long as women have been in the workplace. But in today’s day and age, given all the advancements in technology and the growing notion that one must always be “dialed in”, this... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Career Women Coaching
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The business you lead is built on an idea. In the turbulence of daily work filled with product specs, customer initiatives, board of director meetings, and hundreds of other items, it's easy to lose sight of that idea. Over the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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With so much structural change happening within the world economy, people recognize that we need leaders more than ever before. Developing commitment in a world of "free agents" and "volunteer" talent is not an easy assignment...and… requires effective leadership skills.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
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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 Apr 14, 2014 at So Baby Boomer: Life Tips
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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 Apr 13, 2014 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 Apr 10, 2014 at Ask, Know, Do
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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 Apr 10, 2014 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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