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Why Mutual Respect is Critical in Business

In today’s business climate, surrounded by what seems to be a culture of division and disrespect, it’s more important than ever to create an environment where mutual respect is encouraged, and flourishes. I have first-hand experience with the advantages of respecting your colleagues.  As a former state senator, I worked collaboratively with a number of [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur, Politics|0 Comments

It’s Never Too Late to Grow Your Network

Networking is a known quantity these days, part of any progressive career track. But effective networking is not always so well publicized. What makes networking effective? Forming genuine connections and building authentic relationships with your contacts, not just exchanging business cards and empty conversation. Super connectors are people who have organically grown their own expansive [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur, Networking|1 Comment

Mike Brubaker Wins “Essence of Humanity” Award

This January, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Crispus Attucks Community Center in Lancaster, PA bestowed the Essence of Humanity Award to Mike Brubaker and his wife Cindy for their continued efforts with the Ryan C. Brubaker Foundation. Along with their children, Mike Brubaker and his wife Cindy founded the Ryan [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

4 Ways to Communicate a Sense of Urgency to Help Your Business Thrive

In order for us to talk about communicating a sense of urgency, we must first examine where this need for urgency came from: unhappy employees, high turnover rate, loss of revenue, confusing mission statement, inaction, and an inability to transform and overcome the static slump. In other words: a drowsy company. And a sleeping company [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur, Networking|0 Comments

Leading with Curiosity: How a Spirit of Inquiry Serves You In Business and in Life

When it comes to business, one of the core components of my personal philosophy is to always lead with curiosity. In fact, I’m surprised that curiosity isn’t listed more often as a business necessity. The spirit of inquiry innate to a curious mind can serve you professionally and personally; it informs both ambition and innovation. [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments

To Succeed in Business, Be More Likable

The desire to be well-liked by our peers is human nature, and it’s even more important in business. Oftentimes, business is done between people that like, know and trust each other. If people don’t like you, they won’t buy from you and that will translate to a loss in sales. It can take some time [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments

How to Find Your Grind Time

It’s a Monday afternoon at the office. The most you can do is send a few emails and browse LinkedIn while you try to stay awake. Fast forward to Tuesday afternoon and your mind is boggled with the amount of work you have because it wasn’t done yesterday. Full of energy and regret, you actually [...]

2017-06-19T15:03:45+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneur|0 Comments