Stocks, Bonds, Risks, and the Church

Ron Edmondson

This article caught my attention though: Bonds outperform stocks. Basically, bonds are now outpacing stocks on a 30-year average return.). Bonds are based more on the assumption of security.

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Bonds. James Bonds.

Execupundit

A recent conversation sparked a quest to determine who played James Bond and in which order. I had forgotten a few of them but was surprised to learn that seven actors have had the role. The second was a complete shock and may even be said to be a technicality. All of us can name Sean Connery.]

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Forming Stronger Bonds with People at Work

Harvard Business Review

But we can easily overlook the importance of these bonds. Connecting with others is at the heart of human nature. Recent research emphasizes that the power of connections can help us be creative, resilient, even live longer. As popular writer and researcher Adam Grant has noted , the pressure of tight deadlines and the pace of technology mean that fewer Americans are finding friendship in the workplace.

What it means to be Bonded, Licensed, and Insured

Strategy Driven

Service companies and contractors usually mention that they are “bonded, licensed, and insured” when they advertise their services. As customers, it is important to know whether a company is bonded, licensed, or insured. What does it take to be bonded, licensed, or insured?

Julian Bond, R.I.P.

Execupundit

Althouse has a video of Julian Bond interviewing Clarence Thomas

7 Team Building Games You Can Lead with Hula Hoops

Lead by Adventure

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What Difference Does it Make?

Lead by Adventure

There are a lot of team building activities that exist, and there are also a variety of team building companies that boast everything from a Drum Circle to Cooking to get your team engaged, communicating, and more productive.

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Team Building Emotional Bonds

Coaching Tip

The family-like bond that formed that day between me and the other leaders in the company fortified us through many years of tough challenges and hard work and accounted for much of the tremendous success we built during the subsequent years.". You can most effectively get your team connected at a deeper level by setting the stage for strong healthy team bonding. Love is one of our most powerful primal feelings.

The Right Kind of Stress Can Bond Your Team Together

Harvard Business Review

One of those conclusions was that stress actually made people feel more bonded to their organizations. And those bonds might just keep people in an organization, even where they’re probably getting paid less than in the private sector and might even be less safe.

How to Choose the Best Team Building Activities, Part 2

Lead by Adventure

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5 Simple Relationship Building Exercises that Your Team Needs Now. #5 is Powerful!

Lead by Adventure

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Weekly Round-Up: Why Happy Employees Are More Productive, Deepening the Workplace Bond & Inspiring Quotes for Today’s Top Leaders

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

The Importance of Trust

Leading Strategies

All relationships have trust in some form or another or else the bond will not last.

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How to Choose the Best Team Building Activities, Part 1

Lead by Adventure

For this type of group bonding activity, the debrief process is just as important (if not more so) than the actual activities. .

Three Secrets of a Super-Fun Team

Lead by Adventure

Have you ever wondered what makes some teams great and some, well, duds? So have I. I’ve been on teams that work really well together and are downright a blast to be a part of. I’ve been on others where I couldn’t wait to go home at the end of the day.

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Leadership: A Delicate Balance

General Leadership

Forging bonds with co-workers outside of the work environment or giving them extra time with loved ones generates loyalty and grows employees willing to work hard when it is necessary. There’s no such thing as work-life balance.

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Stop The Compliments and Show Me Some Gratitude

Lead from Within

Gratitude creates a bond. When you are grateful and you make it personal, you create a bond. The deal closed after months and months of negotiations. Everyone was exhausted and beyond relieved.

5 Quick and Easy Holiday Team Building Activities

Lead by Adventure

Need some team building activities for the holidays? Here are five different ones that you can use as stand-alone activities or put them together for one amazing holiday gathering.

My First eBook and Conquering Fear

Lead by Adventure

Well, today is the first official day of the launch of my eBook, 4 Steps to Choosing the Best Team Building Activities. It’s been an interesting journey. I’ve learned a lot not only about the eBook process, but also about stepping out in the midst of fear.

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10 Fun Icebreaker Games for Your Team

Lead by Adventure

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Why Authenticity is a Powerful Leadership Tool, Part 2

Lead by Adventure

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What Makes Team Building Activities Effective?

Lead by Adventure

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How Do You Define Adventure

Lead by Adventure

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7 Team Building Lessons I Learned from White Water Rafting

Lead by Adventure

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How to Have a Killer Brand

Management Craft

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How to Choose the Best Team Building Activities, Part 3

Lead by Adventure

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Voice of Experience: Augusta Sanfilippo (Citi)

First Friday Book Synopsis

John’s University the Financial Women’s Association the Gen X and Gen Y population The Glass Hammer the Women’s Bond Club Wall StreetHere is an excerpt from a profile of Augusta Sanfilippo (Managing Director, Cash Securities Operations IT, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

ABCD Model for Building Thought Leadership

Rajesh Setty

entrepreneurship Main Page ABCD Accomplishment awareness Bonding Breakaway caring Compelling Story Default Demonstrate FI Founders Institute thought leadershipI have to say that marketing via thought leadership has worked for me more often than not. Here is the video from my class at the Founders Institute where I share the ABCD model of building thought leadership. Please share this with someone who might benefit from it. Click here to view the embedded video. Have a great Thursday!

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Five More Funny Teamwork Videos

Lead by Adventure

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10 Ways to Help Your Team Be More Thankful

Lead by Adventure

Leadership Development Organizational Development Team Bonding Activities Team Building Team Building Activities‘Tis the season to be grateful.

Leadership Caffeine-6 Reasons Why You Should Pass on the Happy Hour Invite

Management Excellence

Here are 6 reasons why I believe you should pass on the post-work happy hour invite: Career Leadership Leadership Caffeine Professional Growth Bonding with Your Team Common Sense for Bosses Socializing with the BossJust say “No” to the post-work invite from the team for the beer. While you’ll feel torn because you enjoy social time as much as the next person, pay attention to that little voice in your mind trying to get your attention with, “You shouldn’t, you’re the boss.”

7 Ways to Motivate Your Team Red-Carpet Style

Lead by Adventure

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A Team Building Activity Adapted from The Biggest Loser

Lead by Adventure

I’m always looking for new ideas for team building activities. Last night, I was watching The Biggest Loser with my family. We find the show very uplifting and encouraging. One of the activities they did inspired an idea for a team building activity that I want to share with you.

20 Creative Icebreaker Questions to Get Your Team Communicating

Lead by Adventure

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How to Use Team Building Activities in the Classroom

Lead by Adventure

This week’s post is dedicated to teachers everywhere. You are a hard-working bunch, and I admire what you do and the dedication you bring day in and day out. I have a lot of gratitude and respect for educators. I consider myself an educator; although, not in the traditional sense.

15 More Creative Ideas to Boost Team Spirit

Lead by Adventure

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5 Quick Ways to Build Trust with Your Team in Five Minutes or Less

Lead by Adventure

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15 Unique Activities that Build Team Spirit

Lead by Adventure

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Tune in Tonight! – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125!

General Leadership

1 April Guests: Rebecca Bond is the co-founder of Evolve, a not-for-profit dedicated to getting everyone in America to think harder about better personal choices around gun safety and responsibility.

Understanding the Fed

Coaching Tip

When the Fed buys a Treasury bond, net inflation occurs, because it simply monetizes the government’s brand-new IOU. Stock Market What is buys treasury bonds credit supply Fed Federal Reserve force inflation IOUs monetizes money creationWe all know that the Fed created $1.4 trillion new dollars in 2008. It has told the world that it will inflate to save the monetary system. So that is the news that most people hear.