ashley twitter photoAshley Will, niece of Valutivity technology advisor Barry Will, was was one of 55 honorees recognized in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2010 Up & Comers Awards. Ashley, Marketing Director for the Laser Spine Institute, was in the Under 30 category.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Ashley will be featured in an upcoming Valutivity Valog© item discussing her volunteerism as Marketing Chair for the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Tampa Bay Area Chapter. Her company recently honored her achievements in another blog item that describes how her friendship has driven her volunteerism choices (see below).
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wakeupTwo of my quotes related to humility were included in a recent e-book developed by Achieved Strategies, titled Wake Up and Shake It Up. It's complimentary and available at their website; click the graphic on the right hand side; registration is required. Also, check out Derrick Strand's article, Tapping Into Precious Natural Resources.

Humbleness is an attractive trait in a leader, though it is often unrewarded or even rewarded punitively.

ur-shield-smallSee this release from University of Richmond's Newsroom.

labo06Last week I was interviewed by Richmond Times Dispatch’s John Reid Blackwell for Monday’s front-page Labor Day special, “Area Residents Talk about Job-Market Experiences.” The website includes audio clips – who knew newspapers did that?

Are you a business person who might be laid off or an entrepreneur who may need to shut down their operations at some point? (Note: this includes everyone in business. Yes, you!) If so, in addition to reading this article, you should focus on these things.