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The importance of reflections in team building

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Thought Leadership on Team Building presented by Terrapin Adventures, LLC. When people come to a challenge course they participate in a series of different challenges. These could be introducing yourself to a complete stranger, playing a goofy tag game, passing someone through a web of rope or catching a teammate on a trust fall. If the facilitator is good, the participants feel ...

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Keeping Baltimore City secure

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Thought Leadership on the Technology of Security presented by SOS Technology Group. As someone who grew up in Baltimore and spent most of his life here, I was deeply troubled this past April by the events that unfolded in our city. Institutions that were made to help the less fortunate, and others which provide medications were looted and destroyed. Standing behind ...

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How to predict the future of your business

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Great investors like Warren Buffett have earned their titles through their ability to predict the future of the market. With a little luck, and a lot of knowledge of what business professors call “value networks,” the future of business is easier to determine. Value networks are a system of businesses and service providers that work together to create value for their customers. ...

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The critical talent gap in healthcare today

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Thought Leadership on Health Care Innovations presented by Georgetown University Department of Health Systems Administration. The influential management expert Peter Drucker noted, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence—it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” For the past decade, US-based healthcare providers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical and device firms have been operating in an ever changing landscape. Advances in ...

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Tax due diligence: Because what you don’t know can hurt you

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Thought Leadership on Due Diligence and Transaction Advisory presented by CohnReznick.  The need for tax due diligence is sometimes overlooked by buyers focused on quality of earnings analyses or other non-financial diligence reviews, but has never been greater than it is today. The growing complexity of Federal, state, and local tax laws, the myriad taxes imposed on businesses, aggressive (and sometimes, ...

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How to get your benefits package to speak to all generations

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Thought Leadership on Credit Unions as a Benefit presented by Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union.  Know your audience. You wouldn’t reference eight-tracks with a group of Millennials, right? Use this technique with your employee benefits. Is your current benefit package speaking to all generations? Executives and human resources professionals are providing benefits for employees spanning sometimes four generations. Traditionalists (1927 – ...

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Know when it’s time to kill your brand

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Sometimes, brands just need to be put out of their misery before they drain all shareholder value. Other times, simply returning to brand basics when the market is still in need could be the solution. Both cases were present in companies like Blockbuster and Radio Shack. Which one shouldn’t have died? From Harvard Business Review, here are a few prime ...

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