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Breakfast of Champions

Often I get asked, why in the world do elite athletes need jobs?  Aren’t they all on cereal boxes, have big-money sponsors, and financially set for life? For the majority of US Olympic and Paralympic athletes, nothing could be further from the truth.  Of course there are the few superstars everyone knows like Bruce Jenner, […] Read Article “Breakfast of Champions”

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

On a cold December night in 2003, a close friend (and Naval Reservist) persuaded me to attend a social at a military base. Never having been to a military base, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. The idea of dating a military man did not interest me at all. It wasn’t […] Read Article “Military Spouse Appreciation Day”

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Calming down an upset client: the ASAP model

Maintaining good client relationships is a huge part of our business and having a plan in place to manage those relationships is critical for success. A very accomplished colleague of mine taught me the “ASAP” customer service model below – and it WORKS.

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Year-to-Year Joblessness Continued to Fall Within a Majority of Metropolitan Areas

According to the BLS’ most recently published “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment” report, which was released on May 2nd, joblessness continued to decease within a majority of the United States’ metropolitan areas in March.

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Private Sector Hiring Doesn’t Perform As Well As Hoped

On May 4th, the BLS released its most recent “The Employment Situation” report, which revealed that, for the second consecutive month, private sector hiring was not nearly as extensive in April as it was in January and February.

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April 2012 Jobs Report Recap

The April jobs report came out at the end of last week, disappointing some economists and businesses. But one month does not an employment situation make. If we look at a six-month rolling average for employment we can see that we are headed in the right direction. There will be no magical or overnight recovery […] Read Article “April 2012 Jobs Report Recap”

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The Competitive Edge

There are many life lessons that sports have taught me over the years; how to win, how to lose, how to work within a group and most importantly, how to compete. Nobody goes into a situation or a game without preparing, scouting, doing their homework, and understanding all the players involved. This approach and attitude […] Read Article “The Competitive Edge”

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Game Change

Five years ago, I decided to change careers. And I did it on a whim. I’d been working as a journalist since I graduated college, and at the time, was in my 11th year as a reporter for a financial newspaper. I also had two young children at the time, and the last-minute deadlines, travel […] Read Article “Game Change”