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Diffuse Stress, Increase Energy and Focus At Work: Mindfulness Meditation

Is your new work normal disruptive, and noisy? With the advent of instant messaging platforms, text messages, plus the social media channels that pull us in – it’s no wonder we struggle to stay focused at work. So, if this is your new work normal and you are nodding your head, this is the podcast

Don’t Struggle with Your Bottom Line: More Effectively Reach Better Profit Goals

We are operating in a new disruptive world that’s defined by a high-demand for innovation, dynamic work, rapid-fire decision-making and more. In the new book “DECIDE TO PROFIT: 9 Steps to a Better Bottom Line,” author and consultant Dorriah L. Rogers, Ph.D argues that leaders and employees need “a renewed focus on the very reason

Investment’s New ROI: Empowering Entrepreneurship for Social Change

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, even in communities that have been hit hard by financial recessions and divestment. Our innate drive to fight and remain entrepreneurial doesn’t ever go away. But, finding access to community resources and early-stage funding is not always equally or readily available for every entrepreneur with a dream of

Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion as Business Drivers

Even though we’ve made a lot of strides during the last several years, particularly in the last decade, when it comes to creating a more diverse workplace, there’s been huge interest of late in enabling and leveraging diversity and inclusion as key business drivers―whether to spark innovation, improve operating profit or enhance a company’s reputation,

How I Did It: Building and Selling a First Business

This week in In Process (Trusted Counsel’s bi-weekly podcast show), we revisit a previous interview with Darrell Mays, who successfully built and sold his first business to a multi-billion-dollar corporation. But his first entrepreneurial foray started with an unexpected beginning: getting fired. In 2003, Darrell founded nsoro LLCas a turnkey telecommunications infrastructure services company, which

Career and Leadership Counsel for Upping Your Game in the Legal Profession

Trusted Counsel’s Managing Partner, Evelyn Ashley, participated in Q&A with Bernadette Boas, a consultant, leadership coach, author and speaker. Evelyn shares her opinions and candid advice on effective leadership qualities, top challenges lawyers experience in building their practices, and her three pieces of advice for female lawyers looking to advance their careers. Click here to

When to Talk; When to Text

It’s not just you; many of us are talking less these days and texting or emailing much more to communicate with one another. This week, we revisit one of the most universally relevant topics we’ve ever covered: the art of conversation in the digital age. “I absolutely believe that technology is often negatively affecting the

Finding Your Bearings in the Brand Wilderness

Psychologically, there’s little difference between a group of survivors who crash-land on a mountain, and a group of leaders in a boardroom dealing with unexpected changes. Both groups will experience disruption and both can overcome it in the same way. Disruption, whether we like it or not, is our new normal. And it’s not going

Speed up Innovation Success. Dump the Junk

Bluetooth, the Apple iPhone, Facebook, and 4G (the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications), are undoubtedly some of the most important inventions of the 21st century. Colossal ideas of the future that required some serious innovation processes to reach each of their respective launches. This is where end-to-end process comes in, according to innovation strategist Susan

What Makes a Great Leader?

At some point in our careers, most of us have undoubtedly scratched our heads and wondered,  “How on earth did this person obtain this leadership role?” The fact of the matter is that some people in leadership roles don’t belong there. Unfortunately, companies tend to promote employees who are highly trained and have excellent technical

Are You Still Guilty of Committing Random Acts of Marketing?

Some of the companies with the most efficient operations are also the ones who have the hardest time growing. It’s a counterintuitive idea, but it’s one that has been supported by research and that serves as the basis for this week’s episode of In Process. Joining us on the show this week are Art Saxby

Best Practices for Managing Cyber Risks

Managing Partner Evelyn Ashley speaks this week at The Morison KSi North America Annual Conference in Boston, MA. Morison KSi is a global association of leading professional service firms, serving the cross-border accounting, auditing, tax and consulting needs of clients. Ashley will be presenting “Managing Cyber Risks: A Legal & Business Plan of Action.”  Below

Don’t Be Blue; Make Your Happiness

In the United States, we live in one of the richest, safest and most free countries in the world. Yet according to the “2016 United Nation’s World Happiness Report”, we rank No. 19. Why is this? We spoke to happiness expert Chris Butsch for some answers. Millennials and Unhappiness A millennial himself, Butsch believes that

Managing Your Business: Keeping Cool When Everything is Hot

In this episode of InProcess Podcast, Trusted Counsel interviews Rhett Power, the author of “The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions” and co-founder of Wild Creations, an award-winning startup toy company.  According to Power, we are operating in a society defined by instant gratification (think status updates on social media and quick online ordering). We expect immediate

Are We Getting Closer to Shattering The Glass Ceiling?

In your forward thinking organization, there might be times when you’re not able to quantify the ROI of your womens’ leadership initiatives. Or perhaps you don’t have enough next generation women leaders coming up through the ranks. You recognize the amazing talent of women in the workplace, but you’re not really sure how to leverage

Maintaining Your ‘A GAME’ Through Stress and Workload Challenges

Every day we are all bombarded with projects, commitments, too many emails – constant overload and it’s a constant challenge to maintain good focus, be productive and maintain (or have any!) energy to carry on.  It can be a vicious cycle and if you’re not able to keep up with demanding times, you’ll quite simply,

Why Foreign Business Owners Still Love the United States

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States has reached a record-breaking $3.1 trillion.  Additionally, the United States currently tops both the A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index and the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute’s Annual Index. Foreign firms’ investments in the United States benefit our economy in a multitude of ways―from building new factories

How to Grow Your Business Beyond No Man’s Land

An explosion in the number of businesses occurred through 2010 and the recession, due in large part to the multitude of laid-off workers choosing to start small businesses versus returning to Corporate America. A vast majority of those companies had less than 20 employees. From roughly 2000 through the recession, the number of businesses almost