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February 21, 2017

How to Coach Employees to Help Themselves

Kathy Crosett

If your new sales assistant seems intimidated by the bully in the budget office, she might be in the habit of relying on you to get the monthly sales numbers. To prevent this situation from getting out of hand, follow the advice of Marlene Chism and train your team members to solve more of their own problems.

February 21, 2017

How to Draw A Crowd At Your Next Trade Show

Jessica Helinski

If you want to attract attention at your next trade show, give participants a reason to look you up. Before the event, think of an activity that will generate interest. A contest or a change to win a prize get intrigue people. And don't forget to send out an email blast ahead of time.

February 21, 2017

Diabetes and America’s State of Well-Being

Courtney Huckabay

New research examines the five key elements of well-being – purpose, social, financial, community and physical – as well as other important health metrics within the United States. Through a daily survey of 500 adult Americans, the Well-Being Index creates a composite picture of health and well-being within each state that can inform public and private efforts to design and implement initiatives to improve well-being.

February 16, 2017

Do You Really Need to Call That Meeting?

Kathy Crosett

In a recent SmartBrief.com post, Julie Winkle Giuloni cites the Association for Talent Development statistics which show that the typical mid-manager spends up to 4 hours a day in meetings. Here are a few suggestions to cut down on meeting time.

February 16, 2017

Nail It with these Manicure Trends

Courtney Huckabay

2016 was the year of chrome, scorpion-embedded designs, and holo hysteria. Do these design elements have staying power for the coming year? Read the input from Nails Magazine experts to see what local nail salons can expect to be creating and buying for 2017.

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