Monthly Archives: April 2018

Stocks, Alphabet, Caterpillar, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 28th US stocks posted a down week on an increase in interest rates and mixed earnings reports.  The S&P 500 edged down 0.1% and the Dow fell 0.6% for the week.  Internationally, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Follow-Through

Consistently failing to follow through isn’t just bad for your personal credibility. It’s bad for your bottom line. Whether you’re making good on a promise, enforcing a company policy, or even just responding to an email, lack of follow-through is … Continue reading

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Raising Your Social Media Presence

You know how kids start out being cute cuddly babies that we need to constantly care for and monitor?

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Ep. 26 – Successful Government Contracting: It’s the People and the Systems

In this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, Sharon Tiger, Vice President of Business Development at Raffa Financial Services and Glenn Anstead, a partner in Raffa’s technology practice, discuss government contracting and their rules and regulations.

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Sales, Wells Fargo, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 21st US stocks rose on solid corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% and the Dow gained 0.4% for the week. Internationally, Japan jumped 1.8% and Europe climbed 0.7% for the week. … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to the Annual Review. Say Hello to Weekly Conversations.

For many companies, performance management is the thorn in our sides. We know it needs to be done, but we haven’t figured out how to make it efficient, effective, and a wise use of everyone’s time.

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How to Improve Your Employee Communication Processes

Good communication shows employees they are valued. Lack of communication can make them feel unimportant or under-appreciated, both of which can easily lead to disengagement and low morale.

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