Everyone has had a boss, teacher, parent, or something where someone else was in charge of you and it was expected that you take instruction from them. I have recently been on a project that has asked me to help management understand how to better promote mangers from with in the group. This task has made me think harder about the question of Leader vs. Manager. What I mean by this is that in my life I have had some great leaders that I would follow into anything and many times I did follow and did so with out question. That same leader though I had no confidence that they could have the management skills to make sure my paper work for vacation time was properly filled out. This person was when I was in the U.S. Army, but in the civilian work force now for over 8 years and I have had many different managers or just project managers for a single task, but very few were leaders. In my whole life I think I may have had one person that had a strong hold on both Leader and Manager, but even in that person one was stronger than the other on the side of management. Now that I have explained what I am talking about has anyone ever really had both equal parts in person that they were working, learning, or had to listen to? Just asking. You can answer me here on Tumblr or over on Twitter @Genosinvesting
This is great and it will help figure out to either pay a guy or get off my ass.
Use this calculator to determine your hourly worth. Once you’ve figured that out, use it as a guide for determining if it’s worth it to pay someone to complete a task for you, or if you should just do it yourself. You could also use this number to help you understand the value of things. How long will it take you to earn back the money you spent on the new iPad?
The trick is, when you decide to pay someone to do something for you, you need to use the time you gain in a productive way.
After you read the article come back and listen to my rant…
Ok now your back. If I remember correctly the U.S. goverenment bailed out GM and many said “Don’t do it! Let them fall!” And now GM has turneda profit, saved many jobs, and has paid back most of the bail out loans. It looks like this was a good idea and in 25 years we might say that it was part of the great saving of American from a Great Depression II.
Everyone is all excited about Facebook IPO, but we all know it will not pay a dividend any time soon. Most tech IPO’s and even tech companies do not pay dividends(Apple and Google). This story explains that there are new IPO companies that start off paying dividends and have huge growth. Watch the video and if you want to read the whole story at the link listed: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/breakout/secrets-dividend-paying-ipos-wall-street-hot-odd-210804514.html
Warren “Hova” Buffett…The Roc! Also my current desktop what is your desktop pic?
JC Penny now is JCP new logo, new CEO, new sales plan. CEO Ron Johnson (who has worked at Target and Apple) has big plans for JCP and the backing of one major player in Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital. Must be nice to to have friends like that. Anyways look for JCP to shoot for the middle between Macy’s and Target. Watch this video of Ron Johnson and get your own look at the new boss of JCP and the guy who brought us all the Apple store now has an iconic retail brand to transform and lets see what JCP will be in the next few years.
America is still number one and must lead and stop arguing with ourselves. Gordon Brown is just reminding us that we are the big kid on the block and we need to act like it.
These two things are not a mirror of each other. As the attention of our economic health is put on unemployment and how Wall st did us all wrong a funny thing is happening…The stock market is over 11k and rising. Companies have learned how to do more with less. Cash is cheap and companies are having good earnings and doing well. They are not hiring because over the past three years during the recession more had to be done for less and slap on the fear of employees maybe losing their job and they worked harder. Yes I said it…Companies got more out of workers because of fear! That is not right but it is the reality of what is happening. Over time things will correct and our economy will grow more jobs will be out there(Boomers will retire), but percentage wise is 9% the new normal when your population is over 300+ million dollars only time will answer that.