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Leadership Keys

Effective leadership is critical to the health and success of an organization. The question is, with so many books and articles about leadership, what behaviors are the most important? Research done by the multi-national consultancy firm, McKinsey and Company, reveals a specific set of skills that closely relate to leadership success. These leadership keys can…

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Weight loss: Easier Than You Think

Your 2015 Fitness Resolution Solved You said it, “This year I will lose weight”. Then you agreed with yourself that you would eat less and move more. Thousands of Americans have stepped into 2015 with the same resolution, but resolving is not enough. Now it’s time to make and execute a plan. You’ve been on…

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Smart Women Smart Money: Spousal Benefit

Hello Emmy. My husband and I are both retired. He’s receiving Social Security. As a former teacher, my pension comes from CALPERS and I don’t receive Social Security. Am I still eligible for spousal benefits from my husband’s social security? You are certainly eligible to apply. But I’m sorry to say, due to the Government…

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New Year Ahead

The start of a new year is a perfect time to commit to actions that will positively impact you and your team. Here are six resolutions to get you started. 1. Acknowledge the Good Work of Others: Most managers only give feedback when things are going poorly or exceptionally well. Be a standout manager by…

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So You Want to Start a Small Business?

The United States is home to millions of small businesses. While many thrive, there are certain risks and challenges that often accompany operating an independent company. If you’re thinking about starting a small business, keep these considerations in mind. ” Create a business plan. When you’re fired up about an idea, it’s easy to overlook…

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Lifeline For Pets Cat of the Week: “KAYLEY”

Dear Kayley, age three, is one of our shy ones. She is a sweet, sensitive, beautiful calico, whom we have had for over a year now. Kayley was adopted once, as a kitten, and had a happy life at first, but then circumstances changed, and she reacted by becoming untrusting and depressed. She was finally…

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Motander’s Musings: Amos Alonzo Stagg, the bowl and the man

The NCAA National Championship game is being played tomorrow night at 4 p.m. No, I’m not kidding. And this one is without all that BSC and selection committee nonsense. I am talking about the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III championship, which this year will again pit the Purple Raiders of Mt. Union…

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Powerful Words

Powerful Words Words are a powerful thing. Can you remember words from your childhood that affected you as a kid and maybe still do today? The words leaders use are powerful and impactful. A recent study at Stanford by Gregory Walton and Priyanka Carr show that motivation rises when the word “together” is used. “Together”…

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