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Local Address:  Studio City , California , United States
ACF Property Management , Inc.

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  • university degrees , accounting , law , education and writing
  • university degrees , accounting , law , education and professional writing
  • degrees , accounting , law , education and professional writing
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Yesterday, we looked at some performance ..., 7 May 2015 [cached]
Yesterday, we looked at some performance review recommendations by Alan C. Fox, the president of ACF Property Management, Inc. and the author of PEOPLE TOOLS: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity. Today, we present the rest of his list.
"If my goal is to retain my team member for another full year, I sometimes pay part of their increased salary as a bonus at their next anniversary date," Fox says.
They work with me to accomplish a mission, not to lose their freedom to visit a doctor when they need to, or watch their daughter's soccer finals," Fox says.
"When I improve as a manager, my coworkers improve at their positions. That is why I no longer dread reviewing them, because, in reality, we are helping each other," he concludes.
Money is one reason the annual review is dreaded, notes Alan C. Fox, the president of ACF Property Management, Inc., and the author of PEOPLE TOOLS: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity. A second reason is that the employer needs to give the employee “constructive� criticism.
“But why should we think of the review as being about the employee?�, asks Fox.
You can come back tomorrow,’� Fox says. “I cringe at the thought of how I would feel if my new boss of 1 day said that to me.� Recently, Fox hired someone to help with the marketing and promotion of People Tools. At the end of the first week he asked, “Are all of us providing proper information and support so that you can do your best work?� If you have properly helped your coworkers during the year there will be no bad surprises for either of you at the annual review, Fox notes.
This article is adapted with permission from the publisher, SelectBooks, from PEOPLE TOOLS FOR BUSINESS: 50 Strategies for Building Success, Creating Wealth, and Finding Happiness by Alan C. Fox.
The Faces of FCF | Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, 5 Sept 2015 [cached]
Alan C. Fox
12 Books, 15 Nov 2014 [cached]
A conversation with best selling author Alan C. Fox about his book "People Tools for Business" live with members of the 12 Books Group A conversation with best selling author Alan C. Fox about his book "People Tools for Business" live with members of the 12 Books Group
(Denver, November 15, 2014) Successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and best-selling author Alan C. Fox will personally lead the discussion of his book, People Tools for Business, in December as part of the 12 Books Group. The largest online book group in the business genre, 12 Books introduces readers to a business leadership book each month and provides the unique experience of an author-lead discussion forum.
“I’m thrilled to be featured in December’s 12 Books club. My mission is to inspire joy and positive interactions, helping you to create the best life yet. I welcome questions and comments. We’ve only got today. Let’s make the most of it.� says Alan.
In People Tools for Business, Fox lays out simple and clear tools for bringing about positive results in various circumstances like developing self-confidence, improving management skills, and even responding to being fired. Members of the book group will have access to an online discussion led by Fox, in addition to bonus materials and opportunities to win free signed copies of the book. At the end of the month, members will be invited to a live Q&A discussion with Fox.
Alan Fox has lived a long and joyful life, achieving tremendous success in many different arenas. He has advanced degrees in accounting, law, education, and professional writing. He has expanded his commercial real estate company, ACF Property Management, Inc into a billion dollar enterprise since founding it in 1968. He founded Rattle Poetry Journal (in 1994), a nationally renowned publication including his conversations to noted and Pulitzer Prize winning poets. In 1999, he founded The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, a non-profit that provides funding to youth education projects. And in the midst of all this, he has raised a large and loving family.
ITI - Mission, Develop new models, programs, and delivery systems for healing trauma, 9 Sept 2015 [cached]
Alan Fox
Alan Fox is the father of six outstanding children, and is the editor and publisher of Rattle, a well respected literary magazine. He highly values education, and has accumulated college degrees in Accounting, Law, Education, and Professional Writing. In his spare time he is the CEO of a successful commercial real estate firm which specializes in purchasing and managing large shopping centers in the Western United States.
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By Alan C. Fox
Having obtained success in fields as diverse as commercial real estate, philanthropy, and the arts, Fox attributes his accomplishments to what he has learned about building relationships and finding pleasure in everyday life. "Successful relationships are the bedrock of successful careers, families, and friendships, which in turn are the hallmarks of a successful and enjoyable life," he explains. "The more tools you have, and the better you understand the tools you use, the more quickly and effectively you will achieve success," says Fox.
In PEOPLE TOOLS, Fox speaks openly - and often with humor - about his life and how he has learned to use a myriad of People Tools. For example, he describes how, in a psychology class, he questioned the premise that positive reinforcement is the best way to encourage repeat good behavior. Because this was the opposite of what he had been taught by - and had experienced with - his own father, Fox was convinced that the professor was mistaken. However, when encouraged by his teacher to conduct his own experiment, he quickly realized - by complimenting his wife on preparing his favorite meal and his son on his accordion playing - that "Catching Them Being Good" is, in fact, the strongest reinforcement of behavior.
"Just like hammering in a nail, thriving in life requires that you find and apply the best tool for each job," Fox writes. Among the other People Tools he describes are:
But, says Fox, the real question is: Which prophecy will help you succeed more often? "If prophecies tend to be self-fulfilling, I prefer to infuse them with optimism," he writes.
Target Practice: A life goal is a target. Fox advises approaching this form of "archery" by expanding your target - making your goal more and more general. "Instead of using a miniscule bull's eye, I aim at a target big as an IMAX screen," he writes.
Stuff It Into Your Sub: When facing a tough problem with no immediate solution, Fox suggests that you "stuff it into your sub (conscious). That is, put it to the back of your mind, and then revisit it in an hour, a day, or a week. Chances are, you'll find you've devised a solution without even "thinking" about it.
Climb a Mountain: Just as Fox did when he allowed a more physically active friend to persuade him to hike up a mountain, occasionally do something you are not accustomed to, even something you fear. Get all the help you need. The vistas will be worth it, says Fox.
Throughout PEOPLE TOOLS, Fox shares his own experiences in business, as a husband, as a father, and as a son. The fifty-four People Tools he describes provide a foundation on which anyone can build. As he explains, "The total potential supply of People Tools is virtually unlimited. You can easily invent your own personalized set of Tools, selecting those which work best for you and eliminating those which are not helpful."
"When you experience joy in your life, what else do you really need? asks Fox.
ALAN FOX has enjoyed a number of lifetimes during the past seventy-two years. He has university degrees in accounting, law, education, and professional writing. He has been employed as a Tax Supervisor for a national CPA firm, established his own law firm, and founded a commercial real estate company in 1968 that now owns and manages more than seventy major income-producing properties in eleven states. Fox is the founder, editor, and publisher of Rattle, one of the most respected literary magazines in the United States, and he sits on the board of directors of several non-profit foundations. PEOPLE TOOLS is the distillation of his experience in accounting, law, real estate, poetry, three marriages, and raising six children, two step children, and one foster child. Visit
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