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Equal Pay, a Dream Latinas Are Still Chasing

  When I first moved to the U.S., about the same time that I learned that I was a Latina (after 25 years living in...

Advice from a Genius

Reflecting on all that is going on in the world at the moment -- severe weather from climate change, a pandemic forcing quarantine, widespread...

Listen Before You Ask

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there." I’ve always loved that line from Rumi’s poem, “A Great...

Use Your Soft Skills to Communicate Effectively

Although in some parts of the United States, businesses are starting to open again, COVID-19 is still a threat, and life hasn’t returned to...

How Do You Measure Success In Business and In Your Life?

Personal and small business success is also about values.   Editor's note: This is part two of a two part series. Part one is entitled  5 Steps for...

10 Examples of Conscious Leadership for the 22nd Century

Creating an Archetype for High Frequency Corporate Leadership   Archetype concepts are intriguing to me and I believe them to be extremely powerful in creating new...

Develop Your Soft Skills As a Pathway to Success

In the 1970s, Harvard PhD and New York Times science writer Daniel Goleman coined the term “emotional intelligence” (EI or EQ) to describe the...

The Business of Compassion

The words business and compassion are rarely found in the same sentence within the business world. The use of these two words in the...

Gerry Cooney Former Heavyweight Boxer On Overcoming Hurdles [Video]

His biggest winning battle was over alcoholism. Once dubbed, “The Great White Hope,” Gerry Cooney has become an inspirational figure after his boxing career and...

Are You Ready? How To Attract Women

A definitive list if your company is ready to attract and hire more women for key positions No. This is not an article on how to...

Bill Curcio- Trainer Extraordinaire and Good Guy [Video]

After 6 Ironman races Bill has been through it all. Latin Biz Today's Dave Torromeo chats with Bill Curcio about what he's learned as an...

Dealing with Triggers in a Stressful World

Just last week I wrote about how distractions are the number one cause of unhappiness, according to an article by a veteran happiness researcher....

Want to Be More Successful? Take a Vacation

A clearer mind, a rested body, and a more positive attitude translates to more productivity and, yes, success. The concept of vacation, as we know...

Cut Down on Stress and Be More Productive

As I mentioned in my last article, happy people are 31% more productive, have 37% higher sales and are 300% more creative than their...

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is so fundamental to the American psyche that it is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, one of three inalienable...

If You Want To Be More Productive, Get More Sleep!

One of the hardest parts of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is figuring out how to keep productivity high. I did a...

Clients and Friends

In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Harry asserts that men and women can’t be friends because “the sex part always gets in the...

Questions That Matter

The other day, I drove home from the supermarket so deeply lost in thought that I don’t remember the trip. Has this ever happened...

The Power of Transformation

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  -- Confucius Every Sunday night at 9 pm EDT I host A Climb...

A System That Works

As a 10-year-old in the 1970s, my husband built television sets from used parts. He taught himself how to do this by taking apart...

Resilience, Ingenuity and Adaptability, Part III

I remember, as a first grader, my hand shooting in the air in response to a question posed by my teacher, Miss Bonk (yes,...

The Soul of Your Business

“Every company has a soul. Every company has a distinct set of values that colors its priorities and behaviors. Companies believe in different things to different degrees, including innovation, value, quality, freedom, choice, price, and so on.” – Ken Segall

Resilience, Ingenuity and Adaptability, Part II

Developing new patterns of thought and behavior to drive new habits will require resilience, ingenuity and adaptability. Resilient people are aware of their emotional...

Resilience, Ingenuity and Adaptability – Part I

We have a habit of thinking that the challenges we face today are more complex than those faced by our ancestors. This is normal...

15 Ways to BE a Smart Communicator in a Pandemic World

When most of us first heard about the coronavirus back in December of 2019, we really did not expect it to hit the U.S....

Gratitude- 5 Steps To A Sincere “Thank You”

Gratitude can improve your business—and add much, much more to your life.   The simple act of saying "Thank you" typically conveys a sense of gratitude....

What We Can Learn from Ben Franklin and His Ingenious Society

I inherited my fascination with the word "ingenious” from Benjamin Franklin, whose ingenuity is on display in his many achievements, from the legendary kite...

8 Signs of Employee Depression

Understanding your employee's symptoms of depression is vital to your business productivity and their health   The holidays are a complicated time of year for any...

Florida International University Honors College

Florida International University FIU Honors College Within Florida International University resides a gem that is the FIU Honors College. The program is currently home to 2,750...

Videoconferencing: An Ingenious Way To Network

A current theme bears repeating: After social distancing, we will emerge into a world where the rules of the game have changed. Thriving in...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Lisa Carrington Firmin

I mentor and coach many active duty veterans and now those in the private sector.   Name: Lisa Carrington Firmin Title: Associate Vice President, Veteran and Military...

Master of the Obvious? Why, Yes!

MOO stands for Master Of The Obvious.   My husband John is an accomplished engineer with several patents to his name. From the first days of...

The Importance of Growing Your Networking [Video]

Johanna Godinez on networking with people in other industries outside of your expertise is valuable. Related articles: Rixys Alfonso-The Importance Virtual Networking The Five Nuances of...

Ingenious Hacks for a Sharper Mind

Nine things I do daily or weekly to keep myself sharp and engaged.   My time in quarantine is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, each...

Rixys Alfonso-The Importance Virtual Networking [Video]

Maintaining our personal and business connections are vital as we navigate these uncertain times. Founder & CEO of Cause Mo Marketing, Rixys Alfonso shares her...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Karen A. Fishman

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Karen A. Fishman   Name: Karen Freiman-Fishman Title: Brand Rep with Zyia Active and 2 Star Golden Circle...

American Nurse Offers Front-liners A Clothing Distancing Solution

American entrepreneurs are rising to the Coronavirus challenge. Micro-breweries are switching their processes to produce hand sanitizers. Numerous small businesses are responding to the need...

What Professional Recruiters Can Do For You

What Professional Recruiters Can Do For You I speak from experience when I say that there is nothing more important to a company than its...

Working From Home Ideal Office vs. Real Office [Video]

Entrepreneur Haley Pereira is Keeping It Real Haley Sparks Pereira shares what her real life "work from home" office situation looks like today vs. what...

Confused About Health Coverage? Join the Club.

Confused About Health Coverage? Join the Club. Let’s face it, when it comes to health insurance, even the smartest, most educated entrepreneurs struggle to keep...

Let’s Alter Our Perspective to View This Time As a Gift [Video 1]

 In a part one Johanna Godinez looks at the big picture- Goal Setting Things are weird right now...really weird!! Johanna Godinez founder of Life and Style...

Job Seekers Are People Too!

Job Seekers Are People Too! I’m not a movie star or an internationally known musician, but I do receive hate mail. Well, maybe I shouldn’t...

Crayons and Conference Calls

Crayons and Conference Calls Suddenly, 80% of the country is under stay-at-home orders thanks to COVID-19. For those of us fortunate enough to still be...

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Midst of an Economic Crisis

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Midst of an Economic Crisis   We are all living in unprecedented times. Life as you and I know...

Achieving Success Means No Excuses

Blaming other people or other things for ones shortcomings will lead an individual to stagnation both personally and professionally. Turning the focus back on oneself will get the energy moving in the right direction.

Adding a New Employee Worth the Expense?

3 questions to ask prior to hiring a new employee.

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Small Business Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

A small business owner's journey toward self discovery, prosperity, and success.     On October 2, 1995. 7:30 a.m. Ed stood at the newsstand in the lobby...

What Kind of Under Stress Boss Are You?

Four insights to identify your behavior as a leader on stress.   Editor's note: This is part  two of a two part article. Part one is...

Are You Causing Second Hand Stress Among Your Employees?

Stress can be contagious it is important that you manage your stress well in front of your employees.   Editor's note: this is part one of a...

The Small Business Intersection of Sports, Entertainment and Learning

Small business and education, a new field for ideation   Ever since I was a professional soccer player while pursuing my education degree, I always wanted to...

Creating a High Trust Culture at Work 

You inspire trust from others when you practice these six behaviors.   Recently while perusing the book shelves at Barnes and Noble, a favorite pastime of...

Small Business Absent With Leave

 The best defense is to have the right policy in place here are four tips to help avoid minefields.   It’s rarely easy for a small business...

4 Tactics To Turn Around Employee Negativity

Be open to hearing what your employees have to say, even when how they are saying it is not easy to hear. Be prepared to demonstrate to your employees your openness to working with them to find solutions. Here are four tactics to address employee negativity.

Bob Dorf on Managing a Small Business Growth Workforce [Video]

Bob Dorf, "The Start Up Guy" author, speaker, shares his insights on the inflection when small business onboarding occurs.   When a small business owner begins...

4 Steps to Emotionally Realized Rational Decisions

Should rational decision making of intelligent business leaders include their gut feelings and emotions? As a business leader or manager you generally learn that decisions...

You Are About To Step Into The Limelight- Three Questions To Persuade

It's Your Opportunity To Make An Impact, Make The Most of It   It happens all the time. You arrive at the office. Coffee in hand, you’re...

Can Your Customers Spot “Professional Presence”?

We don't always know exactly what professional presence is, but we know it when we see it and your customers will too.   Earlier this week...

The Keys to Deliberate Learning for Business Agility

Three steps business leaders need to make a conscious and concerted effort to learn.   Staying afloat and staying ahead are concerns faced by many business...

3 Tips To Keep People Engaged on Conference Calls

Time to change the "boring conference call", don't assume all conference calls have to be tedious and mundane.     Conference calls are a way of life...

Interviewing for Authenticity

Part 2 in the New Year, New Hires series.   Part 1 is entitled Kick Off The New Decade With A New Hire: A Refresher Course...

Kick Off the New Decade with a New Hire: A Refresher Course on Hiring

3 takeaways to avoid the typical hiring mistakes.     Recently, I helped a start-up client with the screening and interviewing process for a new hire. It...

Five Recommendations to Change Your Mind, Your Heart, and Yourself: Happy New Year!

A perfect time of year to reflect and consider personal transformation to enhance your life.   “Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world....

Don’t Be Boring!

While we can’t expect our business lives (or any other aspect of our human experience, for that matter) to be boredom-free, we can be more engaging and engaged. 

Changing Lanes To a New Career In Life

Career changes are not easy, otherwise everyone would be an entrepreneur.   Sometimes in life we realize that we are stuck or stagnant and are not...

3 Reasons Why Every Moment Matters

What your prospects, clients and employees are thinking in key moments when you aren’'t paying attention.   Imagine this: You’'re in a hurry. You’'ve got to...

7 Rewards for Employees When There Is No More Money

How do you keep great employees happy when you cannot pay them more?   I was asked one time, by a small business owner who had...

Don’t Be Boring!

While we can’t expect our business lives (or any other aspect of our human experience, for that matter) to be boredom-free, we can be more engaging and engaged. 

Changing Lanes To a New Career In Life

Career changes are not easy, otherwise everyone would be an entrepreneur.   Sometimes in life we realize that we are stuck or stagnant and are not...

3 Reasons Why Every Moment Matters

What your prospects, clients and employees are thinking in key moments when you aren’'t paying attention.   Imagine this: You’'re in a hurry. You’'ve got to...

7 Rewards for Employees When There Is No More Money

How do you keep great employees happy when you cannot pay them more?   I was asked one time, by a small business owner who had...

Productivity Means Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

As a business owner, performing self-assessments are one of the most important keys to sustaining a thriving business. 

The Art of Hiring for Your Small Business

5 Tips for Making the Right Hiring Choices   Breathing is something we do unconsciously. We just breathe. And it happens automatically. But I have recently discovered...

Delegating Responsibilities Policies and Procedures – Letting Go

 Small business owners need to manage human resources and Identify who is needed to grow the company.   Start Up Handbook series part 5, Small business delegation...

7 Steps Toward Drive Small Business Productivity

Share priorities and plans with people who can contribute to your small business productivity.   Once you understand your time usage better you can focus taking...

Leading and Managing Others…Constant Movement While Being Still

Never underestimate the power of your own abilities to lead others.   This is something I have been learning for the past 40 years and expect...

Michelle Martinez Reyes CMO Talks Leadership [Video]

Four leadership best practices for small Business owners. Editors note: This is  part 3 of  a multi-part video series. Part 1  highlighted Diversity business  benefits.    ...

3 Steps to Confidence Winning Confidence

If every one of your clients understood these three things about you – you would win their confidence and business every time.   Lot’s of columnists...

Communications Lessons from the Broadcasters

Speaking with punctuation and getting your audience to care has three key considerations.   There’s a fascinating article that was written by Andrew Jacobs years ago...

Finding Entrepreneurial Seeds With Reflection

Ask the right questions and take the steps to entrepreneurial success.     Entrepreneurial endeavors are challenging; occasionally, the demands of the endeavor can shake us. We may ask:...

Maintaining Focus in Light of Losing a Rock Star Teammate

Five leadership recommendations for small business owners   At one point or another, we've all faced this situation: a rock star teammate leaves the company. Whether it's...

4 Questions For Perspective and Balance

Many surveys report the constant access to technology and the pressure to respond to and monitor it can be stressful. If you've gotten into the habit of prioritizing work over health or family, it's easy to remain in this mode. Balance means understanding when to work and when not to work, when to shut down and when to turn back on, and what you're doing and why.

Work With A Difficult Person? Break The Pattern

You can better deal with difficult person by managing your perceptions, determining changes you can make and sometimes walking away.   Running into a difficult person...

4 Steps to Manage a Difficult Encounter

How to diffuse a difficult encounter in situations involving difficult people   At some point, everyone will run into a difficult encounter with difficult people. However,...

Dealing With Difficult People – 4 Reaction Steps

How you can own your reactions when encountering difficult people   Editor’s Note: This is part 1 or a 3 part series on maintaining composure and...

5 Steps To Manage Conflict of Interest Scenarios

Understand and address work-life conflict of interest scenarios.   Help your brain Better manage competing needs in your business   When you are leading a business the...

Employees Are Your Most Valuable Assets

Creating a solid fringe benefit program for your employees will build value for them and for your small business.   As they say, it’s the little...