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September 2015

Sep, 1 2015 9:26 PM
Nicki Weiss

It's a contradiction, I know. How can habits - doing the same thing again and again - be the basis for change?

Well, sometimes you need a habit (creative) to jolt you out of a habit (not productive) that's got you stuck.

Having one...

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April 2014

Apr, 24 2014 10:27 AM
Nicki Weiss

She related a metaphor of the pencil. The message can help all of us can remember what it is to be human, how to be a leader, and that our presence in the world makes a difference.


The pencil maker took the pencil aside, just before putting it into the box.

"There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world," he said. "Always remember these five things, and you'll be a great pencil.

ONE: You are capable of many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand.

TWO: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil.

THREE: You have the ability to correct the mistakes you make.

FOUR: The most important part of you will always be what's inside.

FIVE: On every surface where you are used, regardless of its condition, you must leave your mark.

The pencil understood and promised to remember.

 ~Author Unknown 

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March 2014

Mar, 25 2014 10:40 AM
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November 2013

Nov, 19 2013 8:40 AM
Nicki Weiss

I am in the throes of reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  Saying I can’t put the book down is an understatement. 

As we all know, Steve Jobs was an incredibly complicated person who was passionately dedicated to creating great products that were uncomplicated to use.

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August 2013

Aug, 15 2013 9:51 AM
Nicki Weiss

Searching for a new way to engage your employees? Try asking them to read the same business or management book in the next 30 days. Turning your company into a reading group gives you a chance to understand employees better and allows them to freely share their passions and ideas....

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March 2013

Mar, 19 2013 9:13 AM
Nicki Weiss

 As an HR expert and leader her the field, Meghan Biro discusses the importance of developing leaders and having loyal, happy employees as the most important aspect of today 's best business practice.

Biro presents the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management survey about challenges facing HR in the decade...

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February 2013

Feb, 19 2013 9:50 AM
Nicki Weiss

Ignore your employees’ development at your peril

Even during challenging economic times, your best and brightest have options to work elsewhere. If you don’t help your employees grow and develop, they will take their talents to a company that will.

Or they could stay and wreak equal damage...

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