• Introducing Yourself with a Clear Value Statement

    By Vistage Speaker Mark Satterfield   To get the most out of the time you invest in networking, you need to communicate what you do in a way that’s short, concise and memorable. Sounds simple, but it’s amazing how many people can’t do this. People tend to describe their businesses in a way that’s either too technical for the average person to understand, or way too general. An overly technical description of what you do is especially harmful if you're trying to sell to the top-level decision-maker. Most top decision-makers are fairly far removed from the detailed aspects of their...
  • Seven Strategies to Lead Your Team through the Recession

      By Vistage speaker Ian Cook and leadership development expert Scott Campbell When your employees are worried about layoffs, they gossip and commiserate about what they think is going on in the company. Sadly, this activity tends to reinforce negativity, pessimism, anxiety and stress, with the ultimate outcome of poor performance and diminished productivity. Turning this trend around requires leadership that keeps employees engaged, focused, and productive in the midst of turbulent times. Here are seven leadership responses that increase performance: 1. Pay attention to the messages you’re sendingDuring high-stress times, employees can question your messages and wonder whether you’re...
  • Our May Newsletter Has Been Posted

    Check it out. This is one incredible issue. In this issue of Managing Growth you will find: Words of Wisdom Improve Morale - Give Employees Time Off! Implementing a Health & Productivity Management Program Motivational Quotes Click Here to read this issue. Sign up for our Free Newsletter and receive a special report for FREE…INSTANTLY! We encourage your participation and comments. Also, please feel free to forward this blog to your friends and colleagues and to come back often. The JK Consultants Team You Never Know Where Professional Friendships May Lead JK Consultants brings outstanding leadership talent to organizations to help them...
  • State Of Employment

    by Fred Khachi, JK Consultants Professional Networking Professional networking events such as social gatherings, breakfasts and cocktail parties are now valuable marketing and intelligence gathering tools.  Most people attend to gather leads and create contacts with people from other companies and industries.  In addition, professionals gather to share insights and expertise from professionals outside of their immediate network.  Ideas and expertise from other professionals can be translated to different industries and applied to improve results.  Sharing information with other professionals can give valuable insight into trends occurring in the marketplace.  Today, professional networking is different from the past when most...
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    We have changed our website. It is now easier than ever to use. Visit our Knowledge Bank for important information on your career whether you are looking to hire or be hired. After you visit us at www.JKSuccess.com contact us and let us know what else you would like to see on our website so that we can serve you better. Sign up for our Free Newsletter and receive a special report for FREE...INSTANTLY! Candidate Services Client Solutions Contact Us Please leave us your comments below! You never know where professional friendships may lead!
  • Looking for Credit? Tap an SBA Loan

    By Paul Diamond, Web Editor (March 19, 2009) Did you know you can get a Small Business Administration loan for up to $4 million with a payback period of 5 to 25 years? Additionally, the recently passed stimulus bill makes it easier for companies to get loans and refinance debt. “SBA lending, including 504 financing, will be a significant and integral part of the American small business recovery effort.” says Vistage member Kurt Chilcott, CEO of CDC Small Business Finance. “It’s going to be easier and less expensive for small businesses to get loans, grow their businesses and restore jobs...
  • How to Improve Corporate Culture

    Expert Insight By Vistage member Stephen M. Paskoff, Esq. President Employment Learning Innovations, with Paul Diamond, Web Editor, Vistage International In a challenging economy, companies seek to increase productivity and reduce risks. Often overlooked is the opportunity to improve company culture. Company culture—an organization’s attitudes, beliefs, actions and values—develops out of the actions and inactions of the company leaders. Culture can’t be changed by creating new policies, sending out memos or asking ground-level employees to change their actions or attitudes. When leaders adopt a clear behavioral leadership strategy, they can overcome workplace culture issues that don’t serve the goals of...
  • What’s In It for My Business? The Economic Stimulus Plan Explained

    By Paul Diamond, Web Editor, Vistage International   The U.S. government's new stimulus plan, known formally as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is lengthy and involved. To save you time in finding out exactly what’s in it for you, we are presenting the most relevant credits, deductions and other incentives for business owners. Before taking any actions you should consult your accountant or chief financial officer.   Small-business owners President Obama’s stimulus plan intends to jump-start commerce with these incentives, deductions and credits for small businesses: Loss accounting: The IRS currently allows businesses to carry back net operating losses...
  • How to Beat CEO Stress

    By Web Editor Paul Diamond Are you working such long hours to get everything done that you’ve hit your limit? Are your employees not finishing what you ask them to do or creating more problems with poor work quality? Do you often feel that if you’re not there to manage your business, important things will fall through the cracks or not get done right? If this describes you, you’re not alone. Of almost 2,400 CEOs surveyed on the most recent Vistage CEO Confidence Index, 50 percent say they are more stressed this year than last. Only three percent say they...
  • How to Determine What Your Customer Wants

    By David Wanetick, Managing Director, IncreMental Advantage When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. – Eric Hoffer, author and philosopher. Customers don’t know what they want. Their buying decisions are more a function of persuasion, influence, and social pressure than internalized desires. Contrary to popular wisdom, the customer isn’t always right. Because of the huge gulf between what customers say they want and what they buy, basing product development decisions on what they say they want is risky. It’s a futile exercise to encourage customers to dream up possibilities untethered to the practicality...