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The Ig Awards Are In

The Ig Awards Are In

| October 20, 2015

The 25th Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony was held on September 17, 2015 at Harvard University.   The Ig Noble awards are a parody on the Nobel Prizes, and “honor” achievements that make people laugh – but then make them think.  The awards are handed out in a fun filled gala for the strangest of research […]

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Becoming an Active Agent of Transformation

Becoming an Active Agent of Transformation

| September 13, 2015

“The relationships Christians have with the people around them are key to reaching the world for Christ,” says Mark Greene, respected speaker and pioneer in workplace ministry for two decades. “Mission research reveals that the key element in most people’s conversion to Christianity is a relationship with a person.” Greene serves as the executive director […]

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The Gig Economy: How Independent Workers are Changing America

The Gig Economy: How Independent Workers are Changing America

| September 13, 2015

A “gig” is the colloquial term for temporary work  — as when a musician books a performance, moving often (maybe even daily) “from gig to gig” to work in a different venue and for a different establishment.  Take that concept and expand it into other fields, and you have “the Gig Economy” where workers are […]

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Seven Rules for Staying Productive When Working Remotely

Seven Rules for Staying Productive When Working Remotely

| August 18, 2015

Telecommuting is now a norm in the marketplace.  The 2014 National Study of Employers found that 67% of American workers spend some time telecommuting.  Many work entire from a location apart of the Company offices, and most often at home. On a whole, telecommuting is a great boon to the employees and through them the […]

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A Few Simple Questions: A Look at Workplace Personality Tests

A Few Simple Questions: A Look at Workplace Personality Tests

| August 18, 2015

For an employer almost nothing is worse than hiring a promising new employee, spending time and money training him or her, and then having that employee struggle, get frustrated, and quit soon after starting. For most businesses, short staff turnover times are more than just an annoyance, they can mean unhappy employees, dissatisfied clients, and […]

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The Courtship of Referral Sources

The Courtship of Referral Sources

| August 18, 2015

Every business needs a new flow of work, and so every business needs some form of marketing.  But when you market – what are you marketing for? The obvious answer is “We market to get customers or clients.”  But the obvious answer is wrong – the most effective marketing is not looking for customers or […]

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Do What You Love: Planning a Career Change

Do What You Love: Planning a Career Change

| July 10, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average employed American spends over 7.5 hours a day at work or doing a work-related activity – more time than any activity other than sleeping.   According to a recent study, over 55% of Americans want a career change. Why do so many people continue to spend most […]

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MAGNA CARTA: 800 Years Ago the Foundation for Civil Liberties was Laid

MAGNA CARTA: 800 Years Ago the Foundation for Civil Liberties was Laid

| June 7, 2015

June 15 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”).  It is the foundation document for Western government and for civil liberties.  It is renewed by every British monarch and embodied in the United States Constitution.  June 15, 1215 is one of the […]

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Spark and Echo Arts

Spark and Echo Arts

| March 6, 2015

Spark and Echo Arts is a Christian ministry in and to the artistic community.  Founded by composer and performer Jonathan Roberts with actor and musician Emily Clare Zempel,  Spark and Echo is on the ambitious project of creating or commissioning a work of art, music, theatre, poetry, dance or film in response to every passage […]

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The Three Key Character Traits for Entrepreneurs

The Three Key Character Traits for Entrepreneurs

| March 6, 2015

Management guru Peter Drucker wrote that “entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art.  It is a practice.”  If that is true, then what are the personal character traits that a person must have to be a successful entrepreneur?  Now there may be an answer to that question, found at an intersection between leading management […]

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