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With historically high budget deficits, ongoing financial market instability, and global competition, economic uncertainty may be around for some time. A good way to survive a challenging and unpredictable economy is smart money management. Here are some suggestions: Reduce your expenses. Start by examining your budget. Look for ways to cut back on unnecessary expenses…. read more

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by Michelle McQuaid An Interview with Professor Gretchen Spreizter Are people thriving in your workplace?  Or are busyness, uncertainty, and ambiguity leaving them feeling overwhelmed and burned out?  Let’s face it, navigating the highs and lows of workplaces these days can be challenging even for the most resilient of us. Having your people thrive at work… read more

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In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become world-class. If 10,000 hours isn’t an absolute rule that applies across fields, what does it really take to become world class in the… read more

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by Brad Smith I recently wrote about the three things I wish I’d known before becoming a CEO.  Today, I want to briefly discuss how I see the model for being a successful leader evolving in today’s fast-changing world. Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was that to be a CEO, one needed to be… read more

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by Michelle Chaffee I have spent considerable time living on both coasts but have always been proud to be from Minnesota.  I learned early that our work ethic and integrity are revered and sought after nationwide.  These attributes along with our education, clean air and affordable cost of living brought me back to Minnesota from California… read more