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Forget Warren Buffett and Bill Gates — Your Dream Business Mentor Is Already on Your Speed Dial.

If you’re like me, in my search to find the right coach, I dream about enlisting someone at the top of their field – the Stedman Graham or Steve Jobs of our profession. Conventional wisdom suggests that if you want to get good at something, you need to learn from the best. But does this always hold true?



Warren Buffett, Bill Gates are posing for a picture


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This week I visited with management expert Roger Connors, perhaps most known as the best-selling co-author of The Oz Principle and several other workplace accountability books. Most recently he’s heading up a new organization called Zero to Ten and his newest book, Get a Coach | Be a Coach, will be available soon.

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We talked about the unexplored magic in mentoring – or being mentored – with individuals just one or two levels above or below us in a particular realm. It may be

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McConnell announces he will hold vote on small business loan bill

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that Senate Republicans will attempt to move forward on a “targeted” coronavirus relief bill when the Senate returns to session next week — a sign that prospects for broad stimulus agreement have all but faded before Election Day.



a man wearing glasses and a suit and tie: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a Republican senate luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Democratic members of the House that they would not break before the November elections unless Congress funded an additional round of stimulus to aid the economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a Republican senate luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Democratic members of the House that they would not break before the November elections unless Congress funded an additional round of stimulus to aid the economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Republicans do not agree that nothing is better than something for working families,” McConnell said in a statement referencing the small business loan Paycheck Protection

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Senate to Vote on ‘Targeted’ COVID Relief Bill as ‘First Order of Business’ after Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) announced on Tuesday that the Senate will debate a “targeted” economic relief legislation once lawmakers return from recess on October 19.



Mitch McConnell wearing a suit and tie: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 30, 2020.


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 30, 2020.

Congress has approved over $4 trillion in economic aid to businesses and individuals since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Attempts to pass another round of aid have stalled, however, with the Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate unable to agree on a price tag for new legislation. The House passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill earlier this month, but Senate Republicans have attempted to keep the number under $1 trillion.

Senator McConnell indicated that certain relief programs could be supported by Republicans without passing comprehensive legislation.

“There is no excuse for Democrats to keep blocking job-saving funding for the Paycheck

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Union Home Mortgage CEO Bill Cosgrove Named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year for its East Central Region

Union Home Mortgage President & CEO Bill Cosgrove was awarded as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the East Central Region.

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Bill Cosgrove, Union Home Mortgage President & CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

“As a company, we are so proud of what we’ve built here in Northeast Ohio and so it’s truly an honor to be recognized for those efforts,” said Bill Cosgrove, President & CEO of Union Home Mortgage. “I share this award with our 1,400 Partners all-across the country. It’s through their tireless efforts and sacrifice, particularly in a year that challenged us in so many ways, that we continue to achieve success and deliver a world-class experience for our customers.”

He continued, “We’re proud of this award, especially in terms of what it means for us as a local employer,” said Cosgrove. “Union Home Mortgage was

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Adopting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will limit business in spiking neighborhoods

In red zones, a maximum of 10 people at allowed at a religious gathering, mass gatherings are prohibited, only essential businesses are allowed to remain open, schools are closed, and takeout dining is the only option.

Orange zones are considered surrounding areas and yellow zones are considered precautionary areas. These zones will vary in terms of their commercial activity and school closings. Orange zones will close high-risk non-essential businesses like gyms, bars, and restaurants, as well as schools, while permitting outdoor dining. Yellow zones will open businesses, allow indoor and outdoor dining, and keep schools open.  

A large part of South Brooklyn—including Borough Park—and two parts of Queens have been designated into the three cluster zones by the governor’s office.  

The new rules could go into effect as early as Wednesday and no later than Friday, though local officials will be in charge of initiating the rules. They will be

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Texans fire head coach and GM Bill O’Brien after 0-4 start

After assuming the role of general manager in the offseason, O’Brien received almost universal criticism when he shipped superstar receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for running back David Johnson and draft picks.

Asked to reflect on some of his personnel decisions, O’Brien said he had no regrets.

“Every decision we made was always in the best interest of the team,” he said. “We had long conversations. We put a lot of research into them. There were things that happened within the walls of an organization that the outside public will really never know. And that’s just the way it is.”

The pressure on O’Brien only intensified as the Texans limped out to the terrible start with Johnson struggling as their running game was the worst in the NFL and with the defense allowing the most yards in the league.

O’Brien was in his seventh season in Houston where he compiled

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Texans fire coach and general manager Bill O’Brien after 0-4 start

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans fired coach and general manager Bill O’Brien on Monday.

The firing comes a day after Sunday’s 31-23 loss to the Vikings dropped the Texans to 0-4 for the first time since 2008.

“In this business, it’s a bottom-line business and we weren’t able to get it to where we needed to get it,” O’Brien said.

After assuming the role of general manager in the offseason, O’Brien received almost universal criticism when he shipped superstar receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for running back David Johnson and draft picks.

Asked to reflect on some of his personnel decisions, O’Brien said he had no regrets.

“Every decision we made was always in the best interest of the team,” he said. “We had long conversations. We put a lot of research into them. There were things that happened within the walls of an organization that the outside public will

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Maryland police reform: Lawmakers split on Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Instead, Democrats and Republicans on the panel spoke about body cameras, use-of-force policies and who should investigate police.

The panel is supposed to vote on recommendations next Thursday.

Advocates are calling for a full repeal of the statute, describing it as an impediment to accountability and transparency, while leaders of the Fraternal Order of Police say that the law “works well.”

“I don’t know if we’ll have to have a whole meeting on LEOBR if we don’t have a consensus by next week,” Atterbeary said in an interview before the start of the meeting.

Members of the panel have said privately that they are at loggerheads over whether to repeal the protections or replace them. They expect the issue to be one of the major battles facing lawmakers when they return to Annapolis in January.

Several cities and states across the country have taken a close look at policing in

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The Daily 202: Trump’s $750 tax bill helps Biden sharpen pitch to working-class Whites who defected to GOP in 2016

“We’re picking up an awful lot of the folks who used to be Democrats. They’re coming back home,” Biden told a small group of reporters. “They know they’ve been screwed by Trump, but also they’re not sure that there’s the old Democratic Party back looking at them, listening to them, and so I think it’s important.”

Biden made these comments at John Murtha Airport. Murtha, very much a creature of that “old Democratic Party,” represented Johnstown in Congress from 1974 until his death in 2010. The area’s realignment toward the GOP has accelerated during the intervening decade.

In 2016, Trump carried Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan by less than one percentage point each. All three states had voted for every Democratic presidential nominee in the previous six elections, including the two in which Biden was the vice-presidential nominee, before flipping to Trump. A key factor was that the president really ran

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EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year.

The EU action underscored the worsening relations with Britain, which was a member of the bloc until Jan. 31. Both sides are trying to forge a rudimentary free trade agreement before the end of the year, but the fight over the controversial U.K. Internal Market bill has soured relations this month.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the British plan “by its very nature is a breach of the obligation of good faith laid down in the Withdrawal Agreement.”

“If adopted as is, it will be in full contradiction to the protocol of Ireland-Northern Ireland” in the withdrawal agreement.

The EU had given London until Wednesday to withdraw the bill but

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