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  • What can be learned about small business from Target.
    What can be learned about small business from Target.
    What can a small business learn from a large retailer like Target? A lot if you take the time to examine the way Target does business with the public.Target uses theconcept of team. What does team look like? It is one leader, some sub-leaders, and...
  • Team Fighting Championship is the wave of the future in MMA
    Team Fighting Championship on the cutting edge of fighter safety in MMA
    According to a Jan. 23 report from LimaOhio.com, Team Fighting Championship returns with another stacked card, live Jan. 23 at 10 p.m. on GFL.tv. The event, while still not sanctioned in the United States, is a must-watch because it might just be...
  • Team
    Team Plays at The Mint
    TEAM New Indie Music Duo From TexasPlay Showcase Concert at The Mint In Los Angeles L. Paul MannEvery time I visit the little Los Angeles venue, The Mint in Los Angeles, I am reminded of the legendary Sex Pistols gig at the Lesser...
  • Two people talking
    Five things to do before letting your new hire go: Part two
    In part one of this article, we looked at the first three things that should be done before letting your new hire go. The remaining two items follow:Think about how they integrated with the team. Did your new employee have a “buddy”...
  • Success and two people
    Five things to do before letting your new hire go: Part one
    Those of us that manage a team or own a business hire people and eventually at some point, we will all make a bad hiring decision. Sometimes we’re lucky to be able to hire people around us that we’ve known and worked with; are tried...
  • Lorde performs live at Lollapalooza 2014
    Lorde performs in front of a massive crowd at Lollapalooza 2014
    On August 1 Grammy Award winning artist Lorde performed live at the 2014 Lollapalooza Music Festival. There was no fancy stage production during the set, it was just the singer belting out songs in front of a massive crowd from her debut studio...
  • Basketball3
    Lasting lessons basketball taught me part three; people, leadership and teamwork
    This article is the continuation of the series titled the Lasting lessons basketball taught me. Part three will discuss some of the valuable lessons learned about people and teamwork, all of which have implications for getting along with people...
  • Lorde at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago
    Lorde at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago Review
    Grammy Award winning 17-year old New Zealand artist, Lorde’s (Ella Yelich-O’Conner) sold-out 75 minute Chicago debut at Aragon Ballroom on Tuesday, March 18th brought out fans from all ages—including Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Dress...
  • 7 tips for transitioning into a new job with ease
    7 tips for transitioning into a new job with ease
    Professionals make bad transitions into new jobs everyday.Typically, a new employee or manager with not a lot of work experience decides to make her mark on day one. 'I'm going to show them exactly who I am and what they need to do'...
  • Employee handbook
    Employee engagement doesn't just happen
    It seems almost foolish, we put people in a business, tell them what to do and because we pay them to do it, we expect them to be fully engaged and committed to doing what they are told. But that rarely happens.They usually show up engaged on the...
  • The Two Bostons’ Initiative
    The Two Bostons’ Initiative
    Two Bostons (TB), now with two locations in Naperville and one in Geneva, Illinois, are continually reviving their goals to meet their mission (which is to improve the lives of people and their pets). That is one reason that they are hot on the...
  • Getting to know the team
    Even introverts can be taken seriously at work: Part 3
    Finding that perfect spot where you work well without changing too much of whom you are should be a joint collaboration with the company you work for. Here are a few tips for managers to help meet you in the middle:There are a lot of different...
  • Say NO! to bullying in the workplace
    Say NO! to bullying in the workplace
    The Bully CultureMuch is said these days about bullies at work. Little is said about bully cultures in Corporate America.Bullies in the workplace are shifted into shape and morphed into tyrants because of culture – i.e., social patterns of...
  • Monday funday
    Make Mondays meaningful
    It’s the holiday season and as we head into another mid-week holiday, bracing yourself for Monday becomes all the more difficult. We’re all too familiar with that sinking feeling that sets in from Sunday evening itself – be it...
  • Lorde
    Lorde announces early 2014 North American tour dates
    On Dec. 16, singer-songwriter Lorde announced headlining tour dates in an issued press release for the early months of 2014. The North American tour begins Mar. 3 in Austin, Tex., and ends Mar. 26 in Oakland, Calif. You can view a complete list of...