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Lessons from the White House: Credibility Matters

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Credibility of leadership is often something we take for granted. We assume, whether it be our CEO or a government official, that those in a position of authority are credible people. When this is challenged, and credibility is diminished, we not only doubt the individual’s ability to provide guidance and support but question the reliability of the system that has put them in a leadership role. When the current administration took up residence in the White House, many relied on the credibility of the Presidential office and governmental institutions. As time has gone one and the administration has produced more…

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Managing Your Business While on Vacation

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This article was written by guest author, Jim McKinley of Money With Jim, retired banker providing free financial counsel.  You may think that you can’t take a vacation while running your own small business.  Surveys suggest that 49 percent of owners take fewer than three days away during the holiday season — other studies suggest 50 percent never even take time off — but you actually can. In fact, you’ll be doing yourself a favor. If you’re not in the position to entirely close up shop for a duration of time (especially if you have several employees), here’s what you…

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With Retirement Looming, Help Boomers Share Their Knowledge

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As a influx of Millennials (and soon, Generation Z) enter the workforce, a growing percentage of Baby Boomers are exiting it. And as Baby Boomers set off for retirement, they take with them valuable knowledge, lessons, and attributes – all of which current managers would be wise to extract while they still have the chance. Baby Boomers grew up in a time before the convenience of the Internet. They understand the importance of going the extra mile to get the job done because for the first half of their careers, they didn’t have access to the advanced technology that society…

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#HiringUsingSocialMedia

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The advent of numerous social media platforms has redefined so much of our society in recent years – including the hiring process. Most candidates have multiple social media profiles making it an ideal place to both source candidates and communicate your employment brand. As you might expect, employers are increasingly utilizing social media sites to recruit candidates. While LinkedIn is the primary social media platform for recruiting, Facebook is also a hotbed in its own right, largely in part to its 2 billion users. So, it only stands to reason that social media is an avenue for finding talent: people…

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