Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 27 2012

Repurposing Your Career to Create a New Business Model

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Retired astronaut Bill Pogue shares insights he gained in creating a career as a consultant and author after his military and space career on this episode of Business: Engaged!

Most of my episodes are designed for business owners with at least ten years of business ownership experience under their belt. The topic of this episode is about repurposing what you do to turn it into a new product or service. In this case though, we use the military and space exploration career of Skylab 4 astronaut Bill Pogue to demonstrate the process.

After a 25-year Air Force career that included being a Thunderbird pilot, an assistant professor of the mathematics department at the Air Force Academy, and an astronaut, he left the military to launch a civilian career. He’s spent the next 33 years consulting, speaking to audiences, and creating books and other educational products that build on his space flight experience.

We learn how his consulting projects came about and we discuss how his book projects differ today from the earlier ones.You can visit Bill Pogue’s website to learn more about him. You can also visit an online bookseller like Amazon.com to purchase his latest book, But for the Grace of God: an Autobiography of an Aviator and and Astronaut or one of his earlier books.

Check in also for the fourth update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about my increased need to differentiate myself from the other candidates as the race gets more crowded. Another woman has filed to run for the same position I am which could confuse voters. The same process I’m using can be used in any business. Let’s take this journey together and learn how to differentiate yourself in elections and in business. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

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Aug 13 2012

Preventing and Addressing Workplace Injuries

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On this episode of Business: Engaged!, Steve Joseph talks about what employers need to know about workplace injury prevention and treatment.

No workplace is immune to the potential of an employee injury. On this episode of Business: Engaged!, I talk with Steve Joseph LPT of Maximum Performance Spine Sports and Physical Therapy about preventing and addressing workplace injuries. As a licensed physical therapist, he has helped all kinds of patients whether they were injured at home, play, or work or he is providing post-surgery therapy. We discuss the role that Workers’ Compensation plays in workplace injuries and creating a system where injuries are reported quickly. He also explains how important it is to create a culture of fitness in a workplace because fit people are less likely to be injured.

Click here to learn more about Steve’s company.

Check in for the third update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about the progress we’re making as a productive campaign team and insights regarding my marketing strategy. I’m not an experienced candidate (yet!) but I see so many key lessons that I’ll use in my business practices. I bet you will too. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). We love it when you tell others about the show so take a minute and post this link for your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/preventing-and-addressing-workplace-injuries/

Aug 06 2012

Recruiting and Hiring the Right People

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Jan McCormick of Job Lingo joins Carrie on Business: Engaged! Jan shares insider secrets of the recruiting process. Lots of great tips for both recruiters and job searchers.

If you’ve hired anyone — or heaven forbid looked for a job yourself — in the last few years, you know the recruiting game has changed. On this episode of Business: Engaged!, Jan McCormick Ed D of Job Lingo talks about how and why we make our recruiting decisions. There are plenty of tips in this episode for hiring managers and job searchers alike. She even talks about hiring people who have a few dings on their record that are looking for a second chance.

Click here to learn more about Jan’s company, Job Lingo.

I’ve included the second update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. The campaign team has just started meeting face to face and now we’ll travel the path to Election Day together. It’s been awhile since I’ve worked with a brand new team. I forgot how the natural process of team development takes place. Repeat after me: forming, storming, norming, and if we survive it, performing. I explain the process in this episode. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at http:// www.carrie4rogers.com.

Click here to listen to this episode.

You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). We love it when you tell others about the show so take a minute and post this link for your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

Permanent link to this article: http://businessengaged.com/recruiting-and-hiring-the-right-people/

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