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LENOX Non-Profit of the Month: Freestore Foodbank's Fresh Produce Initiative

LENOX Non-Profit of the Month: Freestore Foodbank's Fresh Produce Initiative

LENOX Non-Profit of the Month

Freestore Foodbank's Fresh Produce Initiative

Bringing Fresh Produce to Communities

As Freestore Foodbank works to solve the critical issue of hunger for the 273,060 food insecure residents of our region, increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables is essential.

“I wish I could have fruit and vegetables at every meal,” said a visitor to our Food Room at the Customer Connection Center. “My daughter has high cholesterol. My food stamps just barely cover the basics and there is nothing left for fresh food.” 

Over 45% of low-income residents in the 20 counties we serve live more than one mile from the nearest supermarket, making it challenging for people to access healthy foods. Freestore Foodbank is working with our community partner agencies, including Power Pack and School Pantry sites, to increase the amount of produce available. 

“Most of our clients don’t have transportation and its $10.50 round trip to take the bus to the closest grocery,” said Kim with MercyWorks/LightShine in Clermont County. “The food we provide sustains them. We have a lot of elderly residents and children who need access to healthy food.”

Pop-up produce mobiles bring at least four varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables to communities across the tristate. These distributions are provided at no cost to our partner agencies and offer up to 20 pounds of produce to each family.

Freestore Foodbank is also using pop-up produce mobiles to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables directly to school sites in order to reach children and their families. This is especially important for School Pantry sites without refrigeration. Some School Pantry sites are planning to offer these pop-ups monthly; others will request them in conjunction with a specific event, like parent-teacher conferences or arts night.

“One thing I’ve noticed is that when your budget is low, you don’t buy produce,” said Cathy, one of our School Pantry site managers. “Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of storage, so we are now getting pop-up produce mobiles every month, and we distribute everything! Our parents love the produce! They always ask when it’s coming again.”

To find out more about how Freestore Foodbank is working to solve hunger or to see how you can get involved, visit www.freestorefoodbank.org.

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LENOX November Book of the Month: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

LENOX November Book of the Month: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

LENOX November Book of the Month

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Title and status do not define a leader. A leader is anyone who takes the time to see the potential in people and ideas, and helps to develop that potential.

Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”

Encouraging read for us all!

dare to lead

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LENOX RECOMMENDS--   ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE OCTOBER 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS-- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE OCTOBER 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS

ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE OCTOBER 2018


INTERESTING INITIATIVES

 

EXCLUSIVE: Former P&G executive shares $26M plan to draw manufacturing to Uptown


Rich Kiley has a big idea and one that could change the  people and product work environment in the Cincinnati area. Check out CoMade.

 

 

BUSINESS

 

P&G JAS 2018 Results: "A very strong quarter" ?



A objective look at the P&G quarterly results from a P&G alum.

 

 

 

LEARNING




190 Universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.




Interested in some additional learning? Lots of options out there- and most for free!

 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH





THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF PROCRASTINATORS—HERE’S HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHICH YOU ARE





Hmmm…I guess I will get that done….well, maybe tomorrow. Why do I do that- take a read and find out!

 

 

 

INTERESTING

 

This Machine can make Gallons of Fresh Drinking Water right out of Thin Air






Can you imagine how this machine could change areas of the world by pulling water out of thin air? This could be life-changing in today’s world.

 

 




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LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE SEPTEMBER 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE SEPTEMBER 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS — ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE SEPTEMBER 2018

PRODUCTIVITY

 

Unlearning May be our Biggest Challenge

As Warren Buffett said it few years ago: “It’s not what I don’t know that’s the problem, it’s what I do know that’s wrong that’s the problem.”

 


INTERESTING THOUGHT!

 

First, Ten

So simple. Are you worth more inside or outside the big company you work for today? Those ten people need what you have to sell, or want it. And if they love it, you win. Identify and ask the first ten.

 

BUSINESS

 

Investment Management with FinLife Partners

Lenox is celebrating United Capital and it’s extraordinary platform and the positive impact it has had both on the client experience and the growth, development, and value proposition of our employees. It is such a win when you partner with a firm that is so focused on improving what you can deliver to your clients.

 


PERSONAL GROWTH

 

Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement

If you want to be successful, these 17 Principles are a great start.


ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

 

10 Things Alpha Women Need in a Relationship

A good friend send this to me today. My Mother is very strong. My wife is very strong. Overtime, I have been blessed to attract very strong woman into my life. Reviewing this article and discussing it may be a good idea for many couples I know.

 

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LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / LATE AUGUST 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / LATE AUGUST 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / LATE AUGUST 2018

 

PRODUCTIVTY

 

The Garage Group of Cincinnati is on a roll.  Number 945 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

http://www.thegaragegroup.com

 

 

INTERESTING FACTS!

 

Ever wonder who serves on the Board of Directors of the 50 Largest US Companies? Here is a little insight that you will find very interesting!

 

 

BUSINESS

 

Looking for a good book? Check out this list of the 5 best investing books you may not have heard of.

 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

 

In a world moving so fast, it's easy to lose hold of the values that propel us into the direction of our best self. Most often it's not that we're trying to do anything wrong, we're just doing what success seems to demand. We're told, do whatever it takes! But I'd counter that success that isn't in alignment with our best self, won't ultimately feel like success. You can't hide from yourself. It can be easy to forget that it's not all about what CAN you do, but what is the RIGHT thing to do? Of course, right and wrong is a long continuum and we've all different ways we navigate. Some of us turn to faith. Some to what we've learned from our parents or teachers. Some of us hope that our insides will be our barometer. With so many shades of gray, how can determine, collectively, what ethical action looks like? But one of best integrity filters I've ever seen is #RotaryInternational's Four-Way-Test:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Imagine a world in which we all operated out of this same simple code. Of course we can't police the world around us, we can only be responsible for ourselves. But that's a pretty good place to start.

By KIMBERLY DAVIS

 

 

ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

 

Most people are reluctant to take in information that is inconsistent with what they have already concluded. When I ask why, a common answer is: “I want to make up my own mind.” These people seem to think that considering opposing views will somehow threaten their ability to decide what they want to do. Nothing could be further from the truth. Taking in others’ perspectives in order to consider them in no way reduces your freedom to think independently and make your own decisions. It will just broaden your perspective as you make them.

By RAY DALIO

 

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LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / AUGUST 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / AUGUST 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / AUGUST 2018

 

PRODUCTIVTY

 

Do you want to change the world or build better habits? Either way, Peter Drucker believes you need to align your behavior with your intentions. Take a look at Drucker’s principals.

The Rules of Effectiveness by Zat Rana

 

 

INSPIRATIONAL

 

Which are you?

 

 

 

BUSINESS

 

Did the "It's a Tide Ad" campaign actually grow the Tide business? We now have the USA Neilsen market share numbers, and the answer is…….read below!

Tide's 2018 Super Bowl ads: building business, or just generating talk?

By Philippe Bovay

 

 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

 

How do you double your income in the next 7 years? Change how you think. Intentionally Grow. Change what you read and develop a growth plan.

Six Steps to a Stronger Mind by Mark Victor Hanson

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

 

Are you going in the right direction? If not, are you adjusting your course? What are you waiting for?

 

 

 

Past Performance is not indicative of future results.

 

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LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / JULY 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / JULY 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / JULY 2018

 

SOCIETY

 

Primer on Universal Basic Income

 

How do we, as a country, deal with the income/opportunity gap?

Universal Basic Income is one of several ideas floating around for dealing with this.

 

 

INSPIRATIONAL

 

45 Motivational Quotes for Every Millennial Still Trying to Figure Life Out

 

As you look back, what are the things you wish someone would’ve told you before you started your career, got married, etc. Here are a few we could all benefit from!

 

 

BUSINESS

 

Amazon and Walmart are fighting it out as online grocers. But Kroger has its own business plan to grab a spot.

 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

 

Checklist: 6 Clues to Identifying Your Unique Ability

 

What is your sweet spot? Are there times that you could do something all day long with SO much energy and other times your feet are stuck in concrete? Maybe you need to identify your Unique Ability.

 

 

ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

 

The CEO and the Three Envelopes

 

When you take over as a new leader, whether for the company, a department, a project…..do you take charge or do you need to prepare your 3 Envelopes? A little learning here.

 

  

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LENOX RECOMMENDS –– ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / JUNE 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS –– ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / JUNE 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS –– ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / JUNE 2018

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

Walking Away Money

 

Ramona had a dream. She mostly enjoyed her current position, but wanted to write. She loved to write! And so, she and her husband came up with a plan…

 

 

MINDSET

 

Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

 

If your friends said things to you that you say to yourself, would you be friends? We all could learn a little self-compassion for ourselves. Self-compassion- the new word for today!

 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

 

6 Ways to Act on Your Ambition

 

“Success isn’t in the having. Success is in the doing” is just one of the enlightening statements in the following article. How we can push ourselves to succeed…is it through learning? Brainstorming? Take a read.

 

 

CHILDREN AND FINANCE

 

This Chart Should Convince Every Teen to Start Saving for Retirement

 

When should we start saving money? When we have our first job out of school?….or maybe, we should start sooner. The difference several years can make in our savings.

 

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING

 

6 Key Value Propositions a Good Financial Planner Can Provide For Clients Seeking A Better “Return On Life”

 

What makes a good Financial Planner? The belief is that a financial planner is all about spreadsheets. But what about what we WANT out of life? Perhaps an advisor can help with that too!

 

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LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / MAY 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / MAY 2018

LENOX RECOMMENDS –– ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / MAY 2018

What are we reading at LENOX?

 

BUSINESS

 

Why Coke, PepsiCo, and P&G Look Like Bargains

Keith Snyder of CFRA expects acquisitions to help the top line. P&G is buying the consumer-health unit of Merck KGaA _ (MRK.Germany) for $4 billion. The deal will add “significant scale overseas,” says a recent Wells Fargo Securities note. The stock yields nearly 4%. It might take a little while for better top-line growth to materialize. But, says Snyder: “I don’t mind sitting on a 4% dividend yield waiting for that to happen.”

 

WORK

 

Decoding millennials in the gig economy Six trends to watch in alternative work

There is reason for optimism as the Large Companies reduce their headcount by 50%! A recent 2017 study reports that overall self-employment is likely to triple to 42 million workers by 2020, with millennials leading the way. As people consider new forms of employment, many organizations are turning toward the growing alternative workforce segment and seeking to hire more workers off their balance sheets as part of a workforce ecosystem.

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

 

PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESS: AN ULTRA MINI-SERIES ADVENTURE IN 30 MINUTES IN 8 EPISODES

Whatever success I’ve had in life hasn’t been because of anything unique about me—it’s because of principles that I believe anyone can adopt. I created this animated series to share them with you. Ray Dalio

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

3D Printing: Ship Shapes: New 3D Printing Research Aims To Rejuvenate Navy Gear

This is a must-see demo. We know these trends are coming. Will you wait too long to prepare for them?

 

MINDSET

 

Agility: Mindset Makeovers are Critical

The traditional mindsets of scarcity, authority, and high certainty no longer fit for everyone in today's fast changing world. They cause us to focus inward and backward, often losing sight of changes that are coming and opportunities. Making fundamental shifts to mindsets of lifetime growth, abundance, partnership and discovery allows us look confidently outward and forward, unleashing our highest potential. To prepare, Individuals need to increase their self-awareness to know who they are, and how and when they add the most value in a fast changing economy. Employees will need a robust combination of assessments, internal performance feedback and outside coaching to help them identify these unique gifts and grow them.

 

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Event Recap - A Discussion with Jim Stengel

Event Recap - A Discussion with Jim Stengel

Event Recap - A Discussion with Jim Stengel

 

Jim Stengel, author of “Unleashing the Innovators: How Mature Companies Find New Life with Startups”, spoke to a group of over 70 people at Lenox Wealth’s event on Wednesday evening.

After giving a brief history of his experience as CMO at Procter and Gamble and launching his business 10 years ago, Jim talked about the work he is pursuing now. Believing what you read is first and foremost, the audience piped in about what they were reading today. He commented on the different books and their relevance in today’s world.

His revealed his latest read, a book called “Scale” based on the statement that the only way to grow your company is to reduce it’s reliance on you.

His other? Hero of the Empire about Winston Churchill, a fascinating read.

Jim asked what the odds of a company being in business 200 years ….1 in a billion! Procter and Gamble is 180 years old. The takeaway is that many older companies can get caught up in what they are and are too slow to react.

Startups take risk, trying new things and bringing new life to some of our oldest companies by disrupting them. This leads to a stronger and more viable company.

At one point, Jim discussed a one-month job swap that was done between Google and Procter and Gamble employees. The learning was incredible- both Google and Procter and Gamble benefited greatly from the exercise, rethinking how they looked at their day-to-day businesses, their culture, how people work together, etc.

In his book, he takes us inside some of the great corporations to see what they are learning from their alliances with the startups.

Bottom line, there is always learning in everything we do and experience.

  • Keep an open mind, your way may or may not be the best way.

  • Find a career that matches your special gift.

  • Find your sweet spot and passion.

  • Love what you do.

  • Failure is not a sin.

  • When a company gets more from you than you get from them, it is time to move on.

  • If you leave a big company and it doesn't work out, you can always go back.

  • Take more risks.

  • Enjoy life!

 

At Lenox, we work closely with people of all ages to help guide you in every aspect of your financial life –– from budgeting and savings, to career planning and coaching, to paying off debt, funds for education, wealth creation, wealth building and wealth management.  Looking at the big picture is one more way we help you FUND A LIFE YOU LOVE™.

If you’re ready to discuss financial, business, career and life planning that will allow you to Fund a Life You Love®, we’d love to tell you more.  Let’s talk.  It’s your tomorrow. Call us for a complimentary 1-hour review.  Call 513.618.7080 or visit www.lenoxwealth.com to Fund a Life You Love.

 

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LENOX Spotlight: Jim Stengel

LENOX Spotlight: Jim Stengel

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Lenox Spotlight: Jim Stengel

Jim Stengel is President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company.  A prolific writer, speaker and advisor, Jim is the author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies, and Unleashing the Innovators: How Mature Companies Find New Life with Startups.  He is also author of an exclusive six-part online series with Fortune® on companies activating their ideals and outgrowing their competitors. 

Jim is widely known for leading innovation and for his commitment to building leading-edge marketing capabilities.  In 2011, he was named to the first-ever Fortune® Executive Dream Team, has been named multiple times by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing, and is a 2017 American Marketing Association Hall of Fame inductee.  In 2017, Jim was appointed Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor within the Kellogg Markets & Customers Initiative.  Jim has served as Dean of the Young Marketers Academy at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity since 2011.  In 2013, he pioneered the CMO Accelerator program at the Cannes Lions Festival, and continues to serve as Dean.  He is Chairman of the International Advisory Board for in/PACT, an interactive cause-marketing firm, and serves as an Advisor for Compound, a venture capital firm.  Jim is the former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble, one of the world’s most admired brand-building companies.  He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of AOL and Motorola.

Jim grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, and an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal School of Business.  Jim and his wife Kathleen have two children, and split their time between Cincinnati, Ohio and Coronado, California.


Upcoming Event:

A Discussion with Jim Stengel - Unleashing the Innovators

 

Join us for a vibrant and eye-opening discussion with Jim Stengel, author of “Unleashing the Innovators”

On Wednesday, April 11 from 5:00-6:30, Jim will discuss how mature companies find new life with startups –- the current and “aha" topic not to be missed. The event will take place at Via Vite (520 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202) on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.

Books will be available to be signed and purchased.

Doors will open at 4:30 PM for Check-In and Networking. If you have questions, please call us directly at (513) 618-7080. You can also RSVP by emailing info@lenoxwealth.com.

SEMINAR: Lenox Talks P&G’s Big Opportunity

SEMINAR: Lenox Talks P&G’s Big Opportunity

SEMINAR: Lenox Talks P&G’s Big Opportunity

Lenox cordially invites you to attend a special event with guest speakers John Lame (CEO) and Steve Reder (President). This event will take place at two different times to better accommodate schedules.  A complimentary meal will be served.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Why the 2018/2019 Firm Forecast is So Important

  • Lenox’s P&G Outlook

  • What We Know About Trian & Nelson Peltz

  • P&G’s Big Opportunity

  • How Your Career and Finances Go Hand in Hand

  • How Lenox Can Help You and Your Family

Space is limited. Please RSVP by February 23 to reserve your seat. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session. Feel free to invite family, friends or coworkers - whoever might also be interested in learning more about the future of P&G and the opportunities this outlook presents.

 

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