WHAT MARK ZUCKERBERG’S LEADERSHIP MEANS FOR MILLENNIALS

WHAT MARK ZUCKERBERG’S LEADERSHIP MEANS FOR MILLENNIALS

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to charitable causes over the course of their lives. The news came via an open letter published on Facebook that the couple wrote to their newborn daughter, Max. The couple hopes that the donation—worth about $45 billion—will help make the world a better place for their daughter. Zuckerberg is undeniably a leader of his generation—Generation Y, or “Millennials”—and his donation is setting an important precedent for his peers: that supporting social causes is more important than accumulating tremendous wealth… And yes, he’s keeping quite a lump sum, but his commitment to giving most of it away is rare and unique. His actions say it all: That helping others is of paramount importance. That we are all responsible for making this world a better place. Zuckerberg is certainly setting a positive example for his peers, but this a generation already inclined towards philanthropy. Millennials were raised during an era that...
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PITFALLS TO AVOID WHEN GETTING A NEW JOB

PITFALLS TO AVOID WHEN GETTING A NEW JOB

I once had a client, Ann, who came to me in a panic right after starting a new job. Prior to our initial meeting, the company had been aggressively recruiting her for a position that sounded exciting. However, a few weeks after she accepted the job, her hours, her work location, and title were not what she and the employer had discussed during negotiations. …Sound familiar? I hear about workplace minefields like this all the time. Ann was devastated. And rightfully so—there’s nothing worse than starting a job that turns out to be completely different than you discussed with the employer. You may even be questioning whether you should have left your last job or whether you can get your old job back. Not a fun situation to be in. That’s why a big focus of my work as a career coach is making sure employees are going after companies and positions that are actually good for them. After all, that’s a win for...
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LET YOUR ‘WHY’ BE YOUR GUIDE

Marketing might help you make a sale, but authenticity is how you earn loyalty… and that doesn’t come from data or slogans. It comes from personal stories, and a whole lot of soul. Just the other day, a friend complained that the tote bag she’d had her eye on for weeks was completely sold out. When I asked if she could find something similar from another manufacturer, she conceded that she probably could, but, in her words “I really like this particular company. I like their story.” It reinforced a message that I deliver time and again to my business coaching clients: Whether we are service providers, entrepreneurs, or job seekers, our personal stories matter. They connect us to the people we are selling to, the people who are hiring us, the people who are choosing our products and services instead of the competition’s. The significance of incorporating personal stories in your marketing and your elevator pitch is huge, but unfortunately many of my clients...
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Why Do I Need To Use Financial Consulting Service?

Why Do I Need To Use Financial Consulting Service?

A financial advisor takes a holistic look at your financial situation by assessing your income, assets — such as a home — and debt. The advisor will use that information to help you plan for your goals and select appropriate investments. Financial advisors may also help you navigate complex financial situations such as paying down debt, tax planning or ensuring you have the right insurance coverage to protect against financial risks. Many will coordinate with outside experts as needed, including insurance agents or tax specialists. In some cases, you can pick and choose which services you want or need based on the type of advisor you select. A financial advisor can be anything from a local, human advisor offering personalized, hands-on guidance to a so-called robo-advisor offering automated, computer-based investment management. That wide range includes online financial planning services, which marry the lower costs of a robo-advisor with the holistic guidance of a human advisor. Read More ...
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Compliance is not enough to thwart cyber attacks

Compliance is not enough to thwart cyber attacks

Cyberattackers' interest in healthcare organizations continues to increase. In 2018, there were 284 breaches reported on the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) breach portal and 27 so far in 2019. According to InfoSec Institute, "nearly 95 percent of all medical and health care institutions have been victims of some form of cyberattack." Most people think of healthcare and cyber-risk as related to the compromise of sensitive patient data. This is true, and it's also a fact that healthcare data is valued significantly higher than credit card data. Stolen health credentials can go for $10 each, about 10 or 20 times the value of a US credit card number. Protecting this data is critical, and this is at the core of the long-standing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, including the HIPAA Security Rule. A high percentage of healthcare organizations successfully check the HIPAA compliance box. However, it's unhealthy to confuse being HIPAA compliant with being secure, especially as healthcare cyber threats...
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