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    What Small Businesses Can Do for Working Moms

    Making the decision to become a working mother is not one that is taken lightly. Women want to find fulfillment both at home and in their careers, but balancing the two often takes effort on the part of the workers and the businesses who hire them.

    The effort is proving to be worth it. Having …

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    CSR Success: How to Choose a Philanthropic Partner

    You want to make an impact in the community. Whether it’s with a one-time contribution or through a philanthropic partnership, your next step is to select the right philanthropy for your business. What cause should you support? To whom should you donate? Where do you even begin?

    Selecting a philanthropy partner is a daunting process …

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    Lies They Tell in Business School

    Anyone who has been to business school knows that there can be huge discrepancies between what’s taught in the classroom and what happens in the working world. These discrepancies aren’t the fault of professors, but are the result of what occurs when humans – and their penchant for unpredictable and less-than-scientific behavior – are thrown …

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    Five Things You’ll Learn About Yourself on Vacation

    I’m writing this from 900 feet above sea level on the upcountry slopes of Haleakala on Maui.

    This week I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time on Maui visiting friends & family and also going to places I have been visiting for many years. It got me thinking about what has changed as well as …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development

    What Stand Up Paddling can Teach us about Business

    Summer is winding down… at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Did you get to try Stand Up Paddle boarding this summer? Or as it’s also known SUP. Did you see anyone out SUP’ing on any of the local waterways near you? If you did perhaps you thought about a few ways that Stand Up Paddle …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    Easy to Imagine, Hard to Achieve

    I saw a picture of someone “Hanging 10” on a surfboard today and it got me thinking. Thinking about how fun that would be to do. Also realizing how hard it is to actually do it.

    I’ve been surfing since I was a kid and I know how hard it is to hang 5, let …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Meetings Can Be Productive…If You Let Them Be

    A lot of people think meetings are a huge waste of time. And they can be … if you let them be.

    The pessimists view of meetings:

    ”The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” ~ Thomas Sowell

    However, meetings can also be very productive. In fact, …

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    How to Ruin Your Reputation in Human Resources

    Human Resources (HR) is a field that I love. I chose to pursue a career path in HR because I found the function to be the intersection between being able to help people and growing a business, two things that I am passionate about.

    But HR doesn’t always have a good reputation.  When I tell …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Don’t Get Mad…Get Productive

    If someone gives you some feedback that consists of “This Sucks” — what do you do?

    There are a few reactions you could have.

    One reaction you could have is to get defensive. Another is to go on the offensive. And another is to Get Productive.

    This post was inspired by a tweet from Scott …

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    Why Setting Expectations is Critical at Work

    It’s often said that your employees don’t have to like you as long as they respect you. This is true, however, there are many pitfalls that will not only make your employees not like you, but lose respect for you as well. No one wants to be a bad boss, even if we don’t expect …

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