Monday, September 26, 2022

Business Spotlight

Three Pillars Recruiting Adds to Its Ranks

“What drives me is empowering people to surpass their professional expectations of themselves.”

Those are the words of Avi Mally, founder and owner of Three Pillars Recruiting, a premier recruiting firm that places top-tier professionals into the ranks of Fortune 500 companies and disruptive


Monitor and Review

In a previous series, I laid out a five-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a productivity blueprint” (see my bio for how to access.) This post goes deeper on the second of the five steps, sharing for maximal productivity. The fifth and final piece of the second productivity step—“share it”—is to


How Inflation and High Interest Rates Affect Investing

If you turned on your TV, opened a newspaper or checked your phone at any point in the last month, it’s very likely you saw the word inflation. Amongst all the pressing issues currently being discussed, inflation is always high on this list—and it’s easy to understand why.

In the


How to Read Job Market Numbers

If you were surprised that June continued the job market’s relentless growth—18 straight months, in fact—you shouldn’t have been. It’s not just that we’re on a streak and a pace that has no precedence in history, it’s that if you know how to read and interpret the numbers, much of this should be, if not predictable, at least


Guard Thy Tongue or Beware the EEOC

This is a story that I have never shared with anybody. Up until now. But it’s a lesson that all supervisors should take heed of and be forewarned about.

My saga extends back decades. However, the incident is as vivid to me today as if it occurred yesterday. And it is still relevant. The anguish I felt



Have you ever been to a chasuna or a party, had a drink or two, and then a few more? For a while you were feeling great. Without mentioning all the gory details that transpired later that evening, you wake up the next morning with a terrible hangover. You make a promise to yourself (bli neder, of course) that you will never let that happen


Ramp Up Your Resume, Using a Good Old-Fashioned Pie Chart

I have it on good authority that in France, what we call a pie chart is referred to as camembert; in China it is called a flatbread chart, and in Portugal, a pizza chart. Here in America, we love our pie chart almost as much as our pizza. I also think of it as the foundational starting point of a hardy resume.


The Chair Market Has Custom-Made Chairs at Wholesale Prices

Are you sitting down?

Usually that question is the precursor to bad news, but this time it’s good. If you’re not happy with the chair you’re sitting on, The Chair Market will solve your problem. The Chair Market in Brooklyn not only builds commercial chairs and banquette seating, it has


Eye on Jobs: A New Career Tool

After 25 years of running my independent career coaching practice, 19 years of writing newspaper columns on careers and jobs, and 75 years of navigating this planet while picking up a few nuggets of wisdom along the way, I’ve concluded that the single most important change we have to make in our careers is, well, not what you might


Do You Have a Succession Plan for Your Business?

A couple of weeks ago I met with a man who owns a business with his sister. He kept on talking about how in sync he and his sister are in all decisions they make, which is why their business has grown by leaps and bounds over the past several years.

I asked him, “Robert, is your sister


Are You a Social Worker Or a Fundraiser?

My wife, Barbara, was a very talented party planner when we lived in New Jersey. She coordinated many weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and even corporate events. Now she has become a gifted artist and interior home designer, skills that lay dormant during our tenure up north. But I learned a very important lesson from her party planning


Managing Wealth During Uncertainty and Volatility

As a society, we often do everything we can to avoid uncertainty. Whether it’s checking the weather before we leave the house or getting insurance to protect us from unfortunate events, we do what we can to avoid uncertainty. This is especially true when it comes to our money. Ask anyone about investing, and I bet that they’re

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