GARY KAPANOWSKI: Say Nice Things About Your Colleagues This Week. You Won’t Regret It

It doesn’t cost anything to be nice.  It’s a great saying and true.  A study by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organizations provides a guideline to assist everyone in improving tram moral.  Remember shallow comments don’t add value.  Affirmations that are meaningful and effective include the following: Create a […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Flint water crisis, same as it ever was

The updated news coming from the Flint water issue is alarming.  Government officials note the water quality is improving but not in the clear.  At the same time of this announcement, job postings for lead abatement jobs were issued by the government.  This is the denial – acceptance two step in action. Some questions that […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Timing is everything, especially when the 2008 financial crisis occurred

This is to document that Ford Motor Company was in worse condition than both General Motors and Chrysler in 2006 and needed a revised mortgage of $23.6 billion to allow its restructuring to implement change.  This allowed for Ford to operate through the 2008 financial crisis without the immediate worry of bankruptcy facing the other […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Body-language can instantly boost your confidence

In a new study, a Harvard business school professor argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.  This pose is open, take up a lot of space by holding your arms and legs away from your body, i.e. the “Wonder Woman” pose.  This suggests that […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: People judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

In a recent publication of over 15 years of research, several Harvard business school professors discovered people quickly answer two questions when they first meet someone:  Can I trust you?  Can I respect you? This is referred to as the warmth and competence dimensions. In order of importance for professionals, the study found that competence […]

Gary Kapanowski: YouTube Millionaires

How would you describe a millionaire? Today that would include YouTube video content. The article by Jurica Dujmovic describes how some people were able to use the YouTube business model in their favor to become millionaires.  Enjoy!! Article Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/safe-for-work-meet-the-youtube-millionaires-2014-07-03 Gary Kapanowski The following blog is the opinion of Gary Kapanowski and Garykapanowsk.com. It is […]

Gary Kapanowski: What’s wrong with the American economy

This is a great article by MarketWatch explaining how the American worker has doubled productivity but haven’t experienced any wage increase since 1979. There are many conclusion drawn from this report, but the main issues is that the change in the wage structure as a connection with productivity does not hold anymore in the new […]

Gary Kapanowski: Enhancing Effectiveness of the IMA

The IMA, or Institute of Management Accountants, works for both the interests and advancement of career-minded accounting and finance industry professionals, offering an abundance of career resources. These resources, says Gary Kapanowski, include research, education, professional certifications, networking and the promotion of only the highest ethical and professional practices. Gary Kapanowski is a firm believer […]