Business Growth: Human Resources


Surviving a Social Media Disaster

It could happen at any company: an employee says something offensive on social media and you find yourself—and your brand—in the harsh glare of public scrutiny. What’s a leader to…


Final Rule on the overtime pay regulation

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-anticipated Final Rule on the overtime pay regulation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule will…

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Building Your Leadership Ecosystem

By Todd Averett Leading People Partners, LLC As a consultant, executive coach, and leadership educator, I often get asked by clients to help with leadership issues.  In many cases, I…

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The New Smoke Break

By Jamie Slack Social media and cell phones have been fully integrated into our lives for nearly a decade. We use these tools daily to network, close deals and communicate with…

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Book Review: Double Double

  By David Callanan a co-founder of Advisors Excel  I read Double Double about six months ago and realized that at Advisors Excel we were already implementing many of the suggestions…


Uncovering Talent

By Pamela Hann Regional Operations Manager KANSASWORKS The state of Kansas has reached the lowest unemployment in 15 years. People are working, gaining new skills and talents, and providing for…


Branders: take that foot out of your mouth

By Martha Bartlett-Piland, MB Piland Advertising + Marketing The starlet (insert name) was stunningly beautiful—until she opened her mouth and became a devastating disappointment to her fans. Her foot will…

3 kinds of hoarding that smother your brand

By Martha Bartlett-Piland, MB Piland Advertising + Marketing Look into the proverbial closet of your organization. Chances are, there are a few habits or tactics you know you need to…

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From groan to great: make your next retreat the best yet

By Martha Bartlett-Piland, MB Piland Advertising + Marketing Be honest: have you ever heard an employee (sincerely) say “OH cool—I’m so excited!” when you announced a staff retreat? For many,…


Surviving Introversion at Work

Jordan Mayfield, LMSW, LAC Valeo Outpatient Psychotherapy Services The concept of identifying as an introvert has received a great deal of public attention and curiosity in the last few years….