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Work Life

Steady Eddie vs the Blue Flamer . . . and Why You Need Them Both on Your Team

Every company has them, the Steady Eddies and the Blue Flamers. But not every company is smart enough to treat them with the respect they deserve. A company without the right mix of both is not functioning optimally.


The Blue Flamer


You’ve seen her. Prepared for anything that comes her way; she often has the answer before you’ve even thought of the question. Read More…

Business & Entrepreneurs

Millennials: Can’t live with them… pass the Pomme Frites.

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Millennials are generally defined as “a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000”… As an elder of said generation, I feel it’s important to understand why Gen Y, those born in the 1980’s and 1990’s, is of particular interest in Pop Culture, Marketing and specific to my current thesis, the workplace.pommes-firtes

For a hiring manager, whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen X or even a Millennial yourself, how to motivate, engage and retain the Millennials will be important –It’s not a reason to change your business, your hiring practices or your beliefs but “they” say that millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030… 75 PERCENT of the workforce – that’s a staggering number!  Read More…

Up Close & Personal

How to Share Heartfelt Mentorship: An Essay Inspired by a Journey

Written by: Sally Banek, CPA, CMA, via Linkedin

Two weeks ago, my 19 year old daughter departed on a journey.  Four months of training in Thailand, followed by two more months of missionary work in Cambodia and Laos.  If it were anybody else’s daughter, I’d be thrilled.

“What an amazing adventure!  Do it now, before life gets in your way.”

But it’s not somebody else’s daughter.  Read More…