Author: BPR

DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Most of us are familiar with intellectual intelligence, commonly defined as the ability to learn, apply knowledge, and solve problems.  But intellectual intelligence isn’t the only type of intelligence.  Many of us also possess what has become known as “emotional intelligence.” Emotional intelligence, or EI, is commonly defined as the ability to perceive, understand, manage, […]

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BIDEN’S “MADE IN AMERICA TAX PLAN” IS LONG OVERDUE

Shortly after last November’s election, I posted an article entitled, “Will a Biden Administration Finally Combat Offshoring and Bring American Jobs Home?”  I noted that, two months before the election, then-candidate Biden had proposed three primary changes to the corporate tax code designed to reward investments in U.S.-based operations and to penalize American companies that […]

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Why The Way Business Leaders Talk About Failure Is All Wrong

We learn about failure very early in life. As kids, we raced one another on the playground during recess or after school. No matter how many kids were in the race, there were just two possible outcomes: You won or you lost. It was the same in school. In every class, either you passed or […]

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IS ECONOMIC PATRIOTISM DEAD?

I have written extensively about the urgent need for American companies to stop offshoring operations and jobs, and to start repatriating overseas functions, in order to reduce the massive U.S. unemployment triggered by the pandemic.  I have also formed an organization designed to promote legislation to return offshored jobs to America called RESTORE, an acronym […]

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BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD

Small business owners turned more pessimistic in December than they have been since the pandemic erupted last spring, with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index falling by a staggering 5.5 points from November and almost 9 points from October, when it nearly matched its pre-crisis high.  Nine of the ten […]

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The Best Time to Innovate Is During Times of Crisis

Leaders don’t grow when they’re confined within their comfort zones. Think about your last great idea: You didn’t arrive at it when you were feeling lethargic or unproductive, which can happen when you’ve held yourself captive to your routine for too long. No, it was likely sparked by a flash of imagination, or perhaps it […]

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The Importance Of Being People-Focused In A Numbers World

What makes a great leader? This hotly debated question has everyone weighing in, and your answer might reveal a lot about your leadership approach. People have studied different leadership traits and determined which are effective and which can have damaging repercussions. Such studies neatly tie a bow around each style and assign it a label. […]

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NEW EPI REPORT CONFIRMS THAT TRUMP’S POLICIES HAVE EXACERBATED FOREIGN OFFSHORING

On August 3, 2020, President Trump issued yet another executive order trumpeted as another bullet in his alleged battle against foreign offshoring of American jobs, requiring federal contractors to report whether outside contractors and subcontractors on contracts awarded during the last two years “performed in foreign countries services previously performed in the United States.”  Trump […]

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