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With nonprofit board membership comes responsibility

Nonprofit boards come under very careful scrutiny from contributors. Their tax returns are public knowledge, so it’s easy for granting agencies to see when board members are doing their jobs well and when they’re letting things slide. At the same ...

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Bobbleheads are back!

Last year, when I stopped to get a Kellen Moore Bobblehead at Jacksons I was denied! I couldn’t believe it – by 8:30 a.m. I was two hours too late. I wasn’t about to miss out this time. They released ...

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Mediation can save time and money

It’s surprising how often we view the same circumstances from different perspectives, especially when we’re in conflict. Most of us have been in situations where there was conflict between employees. When it escalated, productivity and efficiency dropped. Resentment simmered. When ...

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Goals that work

A friend of mine who is a salesman usually sets goals and usually makes a good living. One year he decided to forgo the process of goal setting, and that year his income fell far short of what was usual ...

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DOMA guidance affects Idaho employers

The Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act requires the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages valid under state law. Because employee benefit plans are regulated by federal law, many questions ...

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Equality and diversity make hard-headed business sense

On the list of the Fortune 1000 you’ll find some of the greatest names in the world of business, but you’ll also find that only 46 of those companies on have a woman in the office of CEO. The reality ...

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Find your motivation for change – before you get stuck in place

As the legal profession continues to contend with everything from layoffs to fee pressures, we have reached a point where upheaval is the new normal. The whole world as we know it has changed and continues to change. Adapting to ...

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Idahoans appreciate their wine

If you’ve lived in Idaho long, you know the state is gung-ho on promoting local goods and services. Campaigns like Buy Idaho, Idaho Preferred and Think Boise First remind us frequently that, population-wise, we may be small potatoes, but potatoes ...

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Health Reform 101

Americans have heard they’re paying an arm and a leg for health insurance, and they generally know something called Obamacare is looming in the very near future, poised to change the way health insurance is administered. But for many, that’s ...

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Reputation management is founded in character

Merriam-Webster defines “reputation” as the “overall quality of character as seen or judged by people in general.” Let’s take a second to break that down in the context of your business. The main component of your business’ reputation is the ...

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