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The importance of becoming a worthy collaborator

A team’s capacity to deliver impacts a client’s experiences, an employer’s reputation, operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and profitability. Resilient teams are essential for organizational health. That’s why I’ve been working with clients to develop stronger and more adept teams. In ...

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Relaxing the rules for business writing (access required)

Some live by the saying “rules are meant to be broken,” while others follow rules to the letter. Grammar gurus and lawyers alike typically fall into the latter camp. After all, the rules of writing, style and grammar are there ...

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Make politics local again!

Why vote? Why bother, especially in “odd-year” elections like this one, when local candidates and issues are the only items on the ballot? People used to say, “All politics is local,” but in fact, voting participation rates keep dropping, especially ...

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Talent and health care among top concerns for middle-market companies

While the state of the economy is always top of mind, middle-market companies are constantly confronted with many concerns. But which are most pressing right now and where should your focus be? To find out, KeyBank surveyed over 400 middle-market ...

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The future of work in Idaho

Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, and they will have to adapt to change in their careers more than any other generation before them. In a word, they will have to be agile. Technological advances and the anticipated automation of more ...

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The power of diverse perspectives

According to economist and author Scott Paige, “When we solve problems with generally one perspective, we build an error rate of 30%.” An example of this error occurred in the car industry. Previously, teams responsible for testing car safety were ...

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Businesses having a harder time getting credit, survey finds

Small and mid-sized businesses are having a harder time getting credit and that’s having an impact on their plans to hire. Those are findings of a quarterly survey of small businesses released Monday by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business ...

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