Posts by Mark Phillips

Return to Routine

Mark Phillips

Staying home during the pandemic opened up a lot more free time for many working people. Even those lucky enough…

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Values Pave a Path through Chaos

Mark Phillips

What if I told you every decision you made over the last few months was wrong? Would it strike a…

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The Hidden Costs of COVID-19 Soon to Hit Your Budget

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Last week, three different friends had to replace or repair appliances in their homes. One surmised her oven finally gave…

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How to Stay Close to Your Customers While Maintaining Social Distance

Mark Phillips

The past few weeks, we’ve learned how to do without in many areas of life, including our instinctual need for…

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Today’s Employees Wants Purpose Beyond Profit

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What’s your purpose? If you’re anything like me, you’ve pondered that question many times throughout your life. It can be…

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5 Strategies for Keeping the Dream Alive

Mark Phillips

Let’s talk about those fabulous personal and business goals you set a few weeks ago in honor of the new…

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How Fiscally Responsible Are You (on the Company’s Dime)?

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Inspired to become even better stewards of our money, my wife and I took on the One-Day-No-Spend challenge. If you’re…

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Good Lookin’ Out: The Value of Taking a Break from Sales

Mark Phillips

When was the last time you recommended something to a client? If you’re in sales, I’m guessing you’ve already done…

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Evolving Workplace Policy for the Gig Economy

Mark Phillips

The gig economy is growing three times faster than the total U.S. working population. If that growth keeps up, roughly…

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Great Bosses Slow Down, Build Communities

Mark Phillips

If part of your job is managing people, you probably feel compelled to keep getting better at it. One of…

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Making the Mid-Year Review More Reward than Work

Mark Phillips

Because our best laid plans often go awry, the mid-year business review is not only a good idea, it’s an…

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5 Reasons Healthy Team Members Lead to Healthier Companies

Mark Phillips

Employers are devoting an increasing amount of attention to the health of their employees, and for good reason. Here are…

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The Economic News that Actually Matters to Your Business

Mark Phillips

With so much information from so many different sources flooding into our daily lives, it can be difficult to separate…

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5 Ways to Be the World’s Greatest Non-Profit Board Member

Mark Phillips

Not many things feel as good as being asked to join a non-profit board. The idea that a group of…

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3 Ways to Invest in Iowa’s Qualified Opportunity Zones

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When I first learned of the prospects of opportunity zones in Iowa, my imagination went wild. Opportunity zones are low-income…

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Give Me One Good Reason to Switch Banks

Mark Phillips

There isn’t a soul on earth, nor in business, who relishes the idea of moving financial institutions. But perhaps it’s…

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The 8 Most Essential People to Help Sell Your Business

Mark Phillips

Setting a course for the future of your business is a team sport. While many of the decisions you’ll have…

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Get Your Ears in Gear: Three Ways to Listen to Customers

Mark Phillips

Ever Googled yourself and discovered all the people who share your name? I share mine with a Canadian CBS News…

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Overcoming 3 Common Fears of Giving

Mark Phillips

The most generous time of the year is just around the corner. With holiday spirits high, corporations and individuals will…

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5 Ways to Make Rising Rates Work for You

Mark Phillips

A hike in prices is rarely met with optimism; unless you’re the one profiting from them. As the cost of…

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How Much Tech Can Your Money Take?

Mark Phillips

There isn’t a single aspect of our lives that hasn’t been impacted by technology. Largely positive, these changes have made…

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Changing Attitudes About Money Will Shape the Future of Cash

Mark Phillips

When I was growing up, a child of the 80s, people who paid with plastic seemed to be in a…

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What My Kids Learned about Money from The Tooth Fairy and Some Really Big Pumpkins

Mark Phillips

Last weekend over breakfast, the second of my four sons called out the Tooth Fairy for what he perceived to…

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