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Measuring and Maximizing the Value of Your Firm: Insights from Joel Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Value Management, on Critical Mass Radio Show

December 15th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

As firms and businesses grow, making sure to maximize the value within is an important factor. Stern Value Management helps clients develop implementations and programs designed to maximize the value of the organization. Rather than developing from the top down, Stern Value Management believes that all employees have something to offer, regardless of their status. […]

How Effective Decision-Making Can Transform Your Firm: Insights from Mike Whitaker, Author of The Decision Makeover, on Critical Mass Radio Show

December 10th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Behind truly successful people lies the ultimate decision­-making skills. Author of The Decision Makeover Mike Whitaker uses his background in professional services to share how much of a difference effective and efficient decision-­making can have on an entrepreneur’s success. He joined us on the show to share more insight. Here are three takeaways from our […]

Grow Your Leaders Within: Insights from Ally Spinu, Founder and CEO of USA Link System, on Critical Mass Radio Show

December 10th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

The secret to USA Link System’s success is that they study the ins and outs of their clients’ industry to understand their business whenever they conduct a marketing ad campaign. Founder and CEO Ally Spinu joined us to discuss how her firm has grown from 2014 to 2016 and is the #1 company on the […]

The Transformational Power of Emotional Intelligence: Insights from Steven Stein, Author of The EQ Leader, on Critical Mass Radio Show

December 3rd, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

According to a global survey by Deloitte, leadership is the most urgent concern when considering gaps in workforce readiness. When leaders channel emotional intelligence skills, their leadership levels are heightened as a result. Steven Stein, author of The EQ Leader, joins us to share the importance of emotional intelligence in the workforce. Here are three […]

Be Positive, Be Real & Be Brave: Insights from Mika Leah, Founder and President of Goomi, on Critical Mass Radio Show

December 1st, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Goomi brings on­-site classes, which stretch both body and mind, directly to the workplace, promoting the values of Be Positive, Be Real & Be Brave. Founder and President Mika Leah joins the show to discuss her firm and what makes Goomi unique from other wellness firms. Here are three takeaways from our time with Mika […]

Protecting Your Company from Cyber Attacks: Insights from Kim Chatani, Advisory Partner and Board Member at Khronicle, on Critical Mass Radio Show

November 20th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

With the many digital trends in the business world, cyber ­attacks and threats are constantly lingering. Not only do these cyber­ attacks slow down operations, but can also jeopardize the firm. This is why it is crucial for all business leaders to make cyber ­security a wide priority. Kim Chatani, Advisory Partner and Board Member at […]

Search Engine Optimization and How to Get YOUR Website to the Top: Insights from Dennis Backer, Partner at Cando Digital Solutions, on Critical Mass Radio Show

November 18th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

More than eight out of ten people utilize search engines to find information and products to purchase. If your site doesn’t come up on top, you could be losing traffic and sales to competitors. Dennis Backer, Partner at Cando Digital Solutions, joined us in the studio to talk about how Cando Digital Solutions’ customized digital marketing solutions […]

Strategy + Courage = Effective Execution: Insights from Chris Steely, Managing Director of GPS Business Group, on Critical Mass Radio Show

November 12th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Business leaders are always looking for opportunities to grow their firms. There are endless ways to build a brand, whether it be through new systems, services, or even an increase in social media presence. Chris Steely, Managing Director of GPS Business Group, joined us to share how he uses strategic methods to help organizations achieve […]

Why the Book is Just the Beginning of the Story: Insights from Rob Kosberg of Best Seller Publishing on Critical Mass Radio Show

November 12th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Writing a book and getting your ideas out to the general public is something many of us have on our to-­do list. But, where do we start? That’s where Best Seller Publishing comes into play. Rob Kosberg’s trademarked system not only helps people write books, but also teaches future authors how to profit and become […]

23rd Annual Economic Forecast Conference: Insights from Anil Puri, Director of the Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting

November 7th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

I had a great time attending the 23rd Annual Economic Forecast Conference and interviewing Anil Puri, Director of the Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting.  Here are three takeaways from my time with Anil Puri: 1. US expansion will continue, with slower but continued economic growth predicted over the next several years. Anil Puri […]

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