Secrets to Success Aren’t Really So Secret By David Rutkauskas

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The one question I get asked most often as I live and work in Tulsa is, “What’s your secret David? How did you do it?” I guess it’s the word secret that bothers me most about that question because if a secret to entrepreneurial success exists, no one has shared it with me. What I know for certainty is that there are several common factors that when aligned with pent-up demand in a marketplace, can lead to the creation of a successful enterprise. I think it all starts with a vision. Usually that vision is stimulated by an un-met need—a gap in the marketplace. Sometimes the vision is driven by market research– other times our frame of reference (sometimes called gut-feel) plants a little twinkle in our eye. Vision is not a mysterious gift that only a few are blessed to receive. All of us have eyes to see lightening bugs as they signal potential mates but disappear into darkness if we don’t capture the moment. Vision is exercised. Practiced. Cultivated. The second factor that makes a major impact on successful ventures is the creation of systems. “How do you get people to do what you want them to do?” …

Your Approach Toward Immigration Laws Effects Your Organization’s Performance. BY: Amir Farzaneh

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Undoubtedly, immigration related issues are among the hottest national topics today.    The Administration’s “get-tough policy” has not only resulted in countless raids and criminal charges for employers, but also it has caused a general sense of xenophobia among organizations.  How does this translate into your organizational performance? This environment will either cause an often unintentional reduction in immigrant work force, or will result in undue fear of trouble with immigration authorities based on the company’s immigrant friendly hiring practices.  Either scenario will negatively effect your organizational performance.   What is to be done? The solution lies in adopting the proper balance between immigrant friendliness and non-discriminatory hiring practices on one hand, while maintaining a legally sufficient immigration compliance program on the other hand.   Initially, organizations should not lose sight of the fact that the law prohibits discriminating against a potential employee on the basis of national origin or citizenship status. Therefore, immigrant friendliness is an integral part of a well performing organization. On the other hand, organizations must adopt an immigration compliance program that is appropriate for its needs. The two principles mentioned above are the key to maintaining proper immigration balance, resulting in improved organizational performance.  Here is …

ALANIS MORISSETTE Shares her Performance Views on Authenticity and Wisdom ….

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PERFORMANCE: Authenticity and wisdom seem to be rare characteristics in people of stature today, what does this mean to you? ALANIS: “A woman of wisdom and power’ to me is someone who loves themselves first and foremost, and prioritizes self-care and self-love and self understanding; and understanding of our spirit, and having a life that is lived in service of contributing to the planet. Knowing that if the cup is empty, that there is really nothing to contribute. So having that priority to be the self first, and contributing, and being of service and nurturance to other people, being secondary to self.” PERFORMANCE: As a musician and influencer of others, what drives you? ALANIS: So my aspiration turned from trying to be perfect to ultimately trying to be whole. And that changed everything for me.” Far be it for me to stand on a pulpit or a soapbox and say what I think George Bush should be doing, or anyone who is in the public, in any sort of leadership role, should be doing, if I myself am not living it. And I believe that when I am living it, it ceases to be a huge incentive for me to …