Monthly Archives: November 2014

Gary Kapanowski: Utilizing LinkedIn to improve your career

How is social media going to help my career you might ask?  Well if 94% of the recruiters are active on LinkedIn it seems to reason that we have to be there as well.  Currently, only 36% of job seekers are active in LinkedIn.  It seems that we found a variance or disconnect between supply […]

Gary Kapanowski: Utilize Incentives & Technology to Increase Voting Participation

Doesn’t it seem that the voting process is stuck in the 1800’s?  Triplicate of paper forms, lines to wait in, and hanging out in school gymnasiums.  Not exactly a recipe for a good time or at least an inviting night out.  There is a clear disconnect with the voting public and the process that produces […]

Gary Kapanowski: The Reason behind Excelsior

Even since I could remember, I knew of the word Excelsior, mainly due to the characteristic sign-off of Detroit radio personality Mark Scott.  After researching this word more, I related to it even more.  By definition, excelsior is a Latin adjective meaning “higher” or “loftier”.  In English, this is an interjection with a poetic meaning […]

Gary Kapanowski: Poverty data is in – Women and Southerners lag behind

The poverty data from 2009 to 2012 reveals many interesting detail on the state of the US citizens.  As discussed in the Equal Pay blog, women experience the most variance in data from men.  This covers all aspects of poverty. Although 15% of Americans live in poverty, women represent 16% to men’s 13%. Women remain […]

Gary Kapanowski: Greenspan says bubbles can’t be stopped without ‘crunch’

When former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks, people listen.  The guru of modern day economics, he orchestrated many of the post bubble exits and kept the positive economic conditions available for positive corporate results during his 18 year tenure, from 1987 to 2006.  Many have criticized him for his policies, but we must realize […]

Gary Kapanowski: Tony Robbins tells you how to make money like a billionaire

You may like him, or you may distain him.  Tony Robbins brings this out in us and that is not by mistake.  Tony is all about change, and hopefully for the better.  His has produced positive results not only for himself but others.  I have seen people change by utilizing his methodologies.  In that regard, […]

Gary Kapanowski: Pressure building for corporate tax reform?

You may have noticed that the latest crisis in the US is the tax law favoring US companies.  After reviewing the detail, this is a minor point.  This is clearly a political move to draw attention away from other concerns.  Here are the facts: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that U.S. companies […]

Gary Kapanowski: Pay Raises for Women, What’s taking so long?

Breaking down the walls takes time, but a good twitter backlash can expedite the process. The comments from Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella displayed everything that fosters stagnation. By emphasizing the stereotypes for women workers, we ignore the facts. For Lean Six Sigma practitioners, this is one area we must champion for two reasons. The first […]

Gary Kapanowski: Peter Drucker’s Keys for Management

There are many things written about the scholar that invented the term “management consultant” and the study of business management. He transformed the business equation from the behavior of commodities into the behavior of people. Below are some of his notable accomplishments, most were completed from 1919 to 1950. Drucker’s Keys The father of modern […]

Gary Kapanowski: Persuasive Writing Made Easy

It is said writing is a lost art form.   I tend to agree. This article by Lou Carlozol clearly explains this situation and provides actionable steps to improve this skill set into a strength. Let me know if this is something you found useable. Article Link: http://www.yesware.com/blog/2014/04/04/turn-bland-text-persuasive-sales-email/ Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black […]