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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Never underestimate the value of a smile

Readers of this column know I am a big fan of Dale Carnegie, the master of making friends. I carry an excerpt from one...

Personality tests failing workers

If you applied for a job recently, there’s a good chance that you were subjected to a personality test. In some areas, the tests...

Leaving a trace at work with your biometric data

Biometrics measure an individual’s unique physical characteristics, creating a digital trail of the person’s monitored activities in the workplace. Traditional employment tools of time...

Networking hard, or hardly networking?

If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met over a lifetime, I’d say it is...

Leadership: The key to succession planning and creating value

Do you have a solid plan to transition your business?It’s a question that most business owners and senior executives have heard at some point...

Don’t be afraid to embrace change

A new year often brings new beginnings. I was intrigued to discover how one company used a novel way to motivate employees to think...

Ensuring a positive first impression

Each day, we come into contact with so many different folks; they may be work colleagues, your kids’ teachers or just the people you...

Proven ways to lose your next sale (and how to avoid...

Behind their assertions of self-confidence and annoying arrogance is an undeniable fact: It takes guts to get the endless unknowns and oddities of customers....

Raising funds, on a serious tip

A little girl asked to see the president of a large company. She explained her club was raising money and asked if he would...
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What you need to know about Rhode Island’s tax amnesty

If you owe back taxes in Rhode Island, you may be able to become current while paying significantly less than you owe. To generate...
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