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The Top 5 Leadership Myths

Excerpts from The Top 5 Myths about Leadership by Robin Maddell for U.S. News. The concept of great leadership is one of the most often discussed – and least understood – workplace topics. We may recognize certain people as exceptional leaders when we see them in action, yet have a difficult time pinpointing what it is that they do differently...

Local Focus Pays Off for Arizona State Credit Union

By Paul Stull, senior vice president, strategy and brand, Arizona State Credit Union, Phoenix. In October 2011, Arizona State Credit Union received its highest monthly membership growth in more than a decade. We did it by focusing on local roots. We’ve been monitoring consumer sentiment for some time and knew there was a strong preference to buy local. Even big...

10 Steps Toward Balance

By Jake Weyer of FenderBender.com Creating a symbiotic relationship between work and the rest of a life can be a challenge, to say the least, especially in a small repair facility that is dependent on the owner’s regular involvement. When there’s money to be made, backing away from the daily grind can feel impossible—and some operators are perfectly happy (or...

Employees and Social Media

Navigating the Slippery Slope of Employees Using Social Media at Work and at Home Without a doubt, the internet is the greatest technological innovation of the 20th century. It is an extraordinary tool, helping us find answers in a keystroke or two, increasing our efficiencies and productivity, and of course, connecting us to the world and potential markets. Despite all...

Congratulations to Arizona State Credit Union

4 Time Winner of the Award for Workplace Excellence PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the fourth time, Arizona State Credit Union has received the Peter Barron Stark Companies’ Award for Workplace Excellence. The award is especially significant this year as Arizona State Credit Union received an overall favorable response rating from its associates despite the difficult times facing the financial services industry and...

How to Get Employees Excited About Your Business Vision

By Josh Spiro of Inc.com It’s no secret that, as a business owner, your venture is your baby. It’s needy, it’s frightening, and you’re completely devoted to it. If only you could make your employees feel the same way. Well, at least the devotion part. The first step to getting employees pumped about the company’s direction is to examine what...

Synopsis of Peter Stark’s “Engaged!” Presentation at SHRM10

The text below is taken from SHRM’s blog entry, Employee Engagement Marathon – Monday Recap, written by David Bowles A San Diego local, Peter has an impressive resume and clearly lots of experience. He is also a talented and funny speaker who had a full house in the palm of his hands. His speech was based on what appears to...

Give Your Staff A Spark

By Michael Mink, Investor’s Business Daily Effective leadership can result in a stronger bottom line and account for up to 70% of an employee’s job satisfaction. With that comes increased productivity and better employee retention. To be a supervisor who brings out the best in people, incorporate the following: Be clear. Communicate company goals, says Peter Stark, co-author of “The...

Peter’s Passion for Organ Donation

After losing our daughter Brittany, in 1998, Kathleen and I have become passionate supporters of organ donation. We hope you will join us as we continue to spread the word – Peter Ever thought of having one of those pink dots on your driver’s license? Kathleen Stark hopes more residents will do so, after spotting a bumper sticker that she...

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