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Samuel McChord Crothers, the author of “A Literary Clinic,” refers to reading as a form of “prescription.” And according to The Atlantic, it’s a perfect quarantine activity. “Reading can be therapeutic. In fact, it might be the best antidote for the psychological toll of a socially distanced life.” While finding time to read right now is […]

  In the last 12 years, The Agora has expanded into 15 different countries outside of the US. The international businesses now employ more than 800 people in major cities including London, Mumbai, Melbourne, Paris, Waterford, and others. International CEO, Erika Nolan, tells us this growth will continue. Some of the newest markets we’ve expanded into include China and […]

  It’s Almost Valentine’s Day… Love is in the air. A lot of folks are feeling a little starry-eyed… and scammers are taking note. So be on the lookout for some of these tried and true Valentine’s Day tricks. ​The most common are phony florists, online dating scams, phony electronic greeting cards, and delivery scams. So, here are the red flags […]

Whether it be a small upscale private dinner, a large conference, or a black tie holiday party, we’ve done it. For nearly 40 years, The Agora Companies have held events of all sizes for all types of reasons in all types of places. And still today – as a global organization with businesses in 15 […]

Leadership Development Dos and Don’ts We hear the words “leader” and “leadership” used all the time. Organizations need leaders. That much is rather simple. But leadership in and of itself is very complex. In fact, leadership is one of the single most researched topics in Industrial-Organizational (“I-O”) psychology. And leadership development – while fascinating, can be a […]

  True, not all projects need a Project Manager. But there’s a reason (in fact, lots of reasons) that the demand for Project Managers has been on a steep and steady incline in recent years. And there are no signs of that trend slowing. Nevertheless, there is a fairly common misconception that a Project Manager is an excessive […]

Story Time… A man and his son were once walking with their donkey to the market. As they were walking along its side, a countryman passed them and said, “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?” So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. […]

A wet ceiling can be a really scary situation. First you hear it. Drip………. Drip…… Drip… (It’s getting faster!) Drip. Drip. Drip. Your mind spins into a frenzy while identifying every possible scenario. Is there a hole in the roof? Is there a cracked pipe? Has some enormously expensive piece of infrastructure just burst? The […]

Finding candidates that really excite us is not an easy task. Believe me when I tell you that the 14 West Talent team knows all about this struggle. But we’ve found that social media is making it a lot easier to not only find more people… but find the right people. To us, it’s just […]

A couple of months ago we talked a little bit about the Dos and Don’ts of Leadership Development. But looking back at the last read, we realized that we forgot to mention one of our favorite “dos”. So in an effort to make it up to you, we’re going to tell you one of our favorite […]