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Can you overcome fear of public speaking? Y.E.S.

“Churchill wrote his own speeches. When a leader does that, he becomes emotionally invested with his utterances … If Churchill had had a speech writer in 1940, Britain would be speaking German today.”  Former presidential speechwriter James C. Hume You’re ...

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Be aware of what’s on OSHA’s radar

An unfortunate side effect of the improved economy and rise in work has been a noted increase in fatality and injury rates in the construction industry, according to David Michaels with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As a result, ...

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Talking Tax: Capital gains on retirement money

Q: I recently retired and need to take my retirement money out of my employer’s ESOP. I assume if I don’t put this into another retirement account that it will all be taxable to me. But some of my employer’s ...

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Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement (access required)

Anyone who has attempted to generate a culture of continuous improvement will tell you: It’s really, really hard. It’s so hard, in fact, 97 percent of companies that attempt to instill such a culture give up within three years.Why so ...

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Affordable housing improves lives and bolsters the economy in Blaine County

It is tempting to view affordable housing as a drain on economic resources – as just another handout.  In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.  Residents of affordable housing in Blaine County are hard-working, vital members of the ...

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EEOC issues enforcement guidance addressing pregnancy-related disabilities

The July 14 enforcement guidance on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) represents the EEOC’s first effort to substantially update its position on this prohibited form of discrimination since 1983. The guidance is available on the EEOC’s website at www.eeoc.gov. Idaho ...

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Prescription drug benefits are an important piece of the compensation plan

Your pharmacy benefit program has the potential to play an important role in maximizing “human capital” — the capabilities, knowledge, experience, wellness and full potential of your workforce. When used wisely, prescription drugs can substitute for a more expensive medical ...

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How to choose Web-based legal software

These days, more and more lawyers are moving to Web-based legal software because it’s convenient, provides 24/7 on-the-go-access to case-related information, and is affordable. The good news is now that cloud computing is becoming more familiar and accepted, new platforms ...

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Tenants-in-common must beware of predatory wolves

Imagine being a tenant-in-common – or TIC – owner and a consultant promises to “save your property.” Before you know it, that consultant owns 90 percent of your property. So what just happened? You’ve been hit by one of the ...

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