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Rules for being a gifted adult, Part 2: New and improved for the 21st century

Rules for being a gifted adult, Part 2: New and improved for the 21st century

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2014 – Like many superheroes with secret origins, there comes a time for all the rest of us who’ve been carefully hiding in plain sight to let those superpowers rip. It will be good for us, it will be good for our family, and it will be good for our careers. As

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6 myths about how minimum wage hurts job growth

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2014 — Despite recent Gallup Poll data showing Americans are concerned with the economy, government performance, and jobs, the 2014 Midterm Elections have not been defined by these issues. One of the few economic solutions put forward is raising the minimum wage.  Although legislative efforts to increase minimum wage are normally associated with Democrats, the

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Discover and follow core values for a values-driven life

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2014 – Can you answer the following questions? What is the key to having a higher success rate for accomplishing your personal and professional goals? What drives the decisions you make? What does not change in life except for their priorities? What impacts whether something resonates for you or causes a feeling

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Rules for being a gifted adult, Part 1: Secret origins

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2014 – Funny: the lines between being ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and gifted are really seeming blurry these days. Diagnosis and/or determination of ADD seems to depend on the line of business the academic  advisor / counselor / psychologist / specialist / whatever happens to be in and the primary source from

David Gregory on NBC News

NBC let David Gregory go, no explanation needed

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014 — Firing personnel is the hardest action any supervisor must take. The act of firing personnel in private industry is very different than it is in government. In government, the merit system protects employees from being fired unless the justification for doing so is extremely persuasive. The documentation of how an employee

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Say what? Tips for talking to non-native speakers of English on deadline

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2014 – Do you have coworkers who speak English as a second language? Obviously, you can’t and don’t need to learn a new language every time a coworker who speaks a different first language is hired. But knowing a few words from a coworker’s language can be helpful when you’re listening to

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