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It’s a good time to pivot to more active cash management

Now more than ever, the combination of the current interest rate environment along with some economic uncertainty calls for a more active approach to managing cash. In fact, while many companies have taken a passive approach while focused on growing ...

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Make a move to unlock and unleash innovation at your business (access required)

Innovation is top of mind for business leaders today. And for good reason: To stay relevant, to grow and thrive, businesses need to be agile and inventive. Able to quickly adopt and adapt to advanced technologies and processes, respond to ...

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Dancing to diversity

At the recent Idaho Business Review Breakfast Series forum on building inclusive businesses, Anselme Sadiki, head of the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, reminded us of an old saying: “Diversity means inviting people to the dance. Inclusion means asking them ...

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Promote a strong, honorable culture by striving for ethical excellence

In recent months, AT&T has been blanketing the airwaves with its latest advertising campaign featuring a variety of professionals who don’t quite make the grade. These include a surgeon who has “almost” been reinstated, an amusement park ride operator who ...

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Manager unsure what to do about disengaged, rude employee

“I took one of my employees out on a meeting at a client site recently and had a really disappointing experience. My employee was texting someone repeatedly on his phone during the meeting. And while that was rude by itself, the ...

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In a world rocked by climate change, firms must adjust

Building codes and construction regulations have long shaped the minimum requirements for the safety of our built environment. These requirements have been based, in part, on recorded patterns of regional geography, temperature and weather. The apparent stability of those environmental ...

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How women can negotiate salary and benefits with confidence

To have a successful career, women (and men) need solid negotiation skills. We negotiate every day with our teams and clients on ideas, projects, deadlines, contracts and more. Asking for a higher salary can be intimidating, but it’s necessary to ...

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Choosing the right metrics critical to assess tech ecosystem

Managing metrics is rarely easy. So many choices… and what metrics you choose make a huge difference. Two recent events hammered that home. First was a great webinar for the Kauffman ESHIP Goal 5 team by Chad Renando, leader of ...

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