Celebrating and Developing Leaders

cherylAt this time each year, we celebrate the gift our country was given in the leadership skills of tow men when we needed them most  — George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Both presidents arrived on the scene when our country was divided and in peril of disintegration.

So what does it take to develop these skills? I did some research for what the “experts” were saying about growing leaders and I’ll share a bit of what I learned with you.
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That Lovin’ Feelin’

DavidValentine’s Day is coming soon, and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss that special relationship we all have with our significant other – Yes, our job. Are you singing, “whoa…whoa…you’ve got the best of my love”? Or perhaps it has become just a J-O-B and you’re singing more along the lines of, “you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’.”
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What’s in Your Closet?

Photo 57 (2)There comes a time when, male or female, you look into your closet and realize your clothes may not fit your new job or worse yet, they don’t fit you! You were able to fake it between interviews because most of the employers saw you only once. You wore that same suit to every interview because the companies were different and no one was the wiser, right? Never fear, you can still maintain your colorful personality and charming individual style by using a common sense approach to updating your closet.
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Winning an Unemployment Claim

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Our latest unemployment rate in the Gulf Coast is 8.2% or about 234,000 people, with many receiving unemployment benefits. To replenish the Unemployment Compensation Fund and pay those unemployment checks, the Texas Workforce Commission increased the employer tax rates. So, in addition to the bad economy that caused you to lay off and struggle to stay in business, you’ve got the burden of higher unemployment taxes. You’re liable for charges on employees you lay off, but don’t pay for those employees you deservedly fire. Continue reading “Winning an Unemployment Claim”