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How well is your net worth and your family protected?

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Thought Leadership on The Pillars of Wealth Management presented by The Seiler Group at Raymond James. Do you have the proper preventive security valves in place? An integral piece to a successful financial plan is the management of risk, both within your portfolio and in your life. How do you know if you are properly protected? You can start by checking to ...

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Third space in the workplace

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Thought Leadership on Workspace Solutions presented by Benhar Office Interiors.  In his book, The Great Good Place, the urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg wrote about the importance of third places—the informal “public places on neutral ground where people can gather and interact.” While overtly, we may not think of our workspaces and offices as communities, Oldenburg’s ideas are applicable. The first ...

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Are you reaching the self-starter generation?

Generation Z traits

Thought Leadership on Business Insights presented by Sterling National Bank. Baby Boomers. Gen X. Millennials. Generation Y. The Silent Generation. You have heard of them all. Now, meet Generation Z. Monikers aside, different generations’ preferences, habits and lifestyles have always been of interest to marketers and businesses. How can these individuals be reached? What are their values, interests and behaviors? How ...

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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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What is your company’s IT maturity level?

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Thought Leadership on Business Strategies using Technology presented by Certified CIO. We’ve all heard the discussions about business maturity levels however have you considered that there’s also an IT maturity level that corresponds to the maturity level of your business? As CEOs we are familiar with the evolution of our businesses from entrepreneurial startup through the adolescence of management evolution and ...

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How do you measure the total cost of an employee?

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Thought Leadership on Enterprise Cost Containment presented by Hays Companies.  One of your best employees has been performing job functions at your business using a repetitive motion for the past 6 months. Productivity is up, Sales are up, defects are down, inventory is perfectly managed and profits are soaring. Over the weekend he’s playing pick-up basketball using a similar motion ...

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Reforming Maryland’s redistricting process

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Thought Leadership on Improving Maryland Business Climate presented by Greater Baltimore Committee. Leaders at the Greater Baltimore Committee agree that the number one objective for strengthening Maryland’s business climate is to get the private sector and government on the same strategic page. While many business climate issues are debated by state lawmakers, there is one where the business-government consensus appears to be ...

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3 culture busters

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Thought Leadership on Corporate Culture presented by IntegrityONE Partners, Inc. There’s often ambiguity about the seemingly simple question: “how do you describe the culture of your organization?” You may hear, “well, it’s the way we do things around here” or “it’s just who we are – top to bottom.” Many attributes, characteristics, formal procedures or informal rules of thumb that ...

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Use big data to improve benefits, morale and your bottom line

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Thought Leadership on Enterprise Cost Containment presented by Hays Companies.  February 15th, 2011 may go down as a seminal day in the annals of big data. With a combined two-day total of $77,147, IBM’s super computer, Watson, not only defeated two of Jeopardy’s greatest champions but also ushered in a new and exciting era into the relevant use of data ...

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