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Soft Skills in the Workplace: From a CEO’s Perspective

Every employee or prospective employee you have ever crossed paths with has a set of skills that can be broken down into two key categories: soft skills and hard skills. But as you hire people and build your business,...

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Investing in an Inflated Economy: Diversification through Alternative Investments

Market inflation is the decline in purchasing power of a currency over time that results in rising prices for goods and services. In other words, the value of a currency decreases in times of high inflation. Many...

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Diversity of the Texas Economy: Factors Driving Growth in the Lone Star State

The American dream is alive and well in Texas. Texas continues to represent something of an American ideal, and the recent trend of moving to Texas exemplifies that. Texas is pro-growth, which is what draws many...

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Al Hartman Interview on Top Five Trends to Watch in the Future Of Work

This interview was originally published on Authority Magazine by Phil La Duke. Hyper focus on the employee experience to keep employees long term. Companies trying to implement remote, partially remote, or in-office...

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Small Business Entrepreneurship: Business Basics

Small business entrepreneurship is the process of setting up a small business — and assuming the financial risk and enormous amount of work that comes with it — in the hope of making money. It’s often a...

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Creativity at Work: 6 Strategies from Al Hartman

Intelligence, aptitude, experience — these are all qualities business leaders typically look for as they build their teams. They are also wonderful qualities to have in the workplace, but they are missing one thing:...

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How to Become a CEO: 6 Strategies for a Leadership Mindset

If you ask 10 people how to become a CEO, you will probably get 10 different answers: get an MBA, network, work 60-hour weeks. These answers are neither right nor wrong. Yes, a well-developed professional network can...

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October Letter from Al Hartman

Dear Hartman Team Members, I am proud of the work and dedication you have all put into making our vision mapping sessions a true success this year! This process is vital to the success of our company and it...

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Achieving Excellence in the Workplace: Building Your Organization’s Leadership

This is part 2 of my Excellence in the Workplace series. I invite you to read the first part if you haven’t: Establish a Culture of Excellence in the Workplace: It’s All About Customer Service    Achieving...

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Establish a Culture of Excellence in the Workplace: It’s All About Customer Service

A good friend of mine, a member of our board of directors here at Hartman Income REIT Management Inc. and the co-founder of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., shared about having a culture of excellence in his book...

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