From Fast Company

Don't be afraid to ask, "Why does it have to be that way?" Read More

From Entrepreneur

Improving ROI is a matter of ensuring your work efforts end in tangible results. Read More

From Inc.

7 Tips for Being a Highly Effective Listener Read More

A Message from Intercorp

ORANGE, CALIFORNIA -- Intercorp., an importer and master distributor of high-performance construction fasteners under the Strong-Point® brand, is pleased to announce the release of their new product and submittal catalogs. Featuring more than 500 items, these catalogs are complete resource guides for Strong-Point® construction fasteners.

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From Human Resources Executive Online

New research finds many employers responding to the new DOL overtime rules by cutting flexible work options. What must HR consider while implementing and communicating such changes? Read More

From Fast Company

Productivity experts spill their secrets on what gets them going first thing in the morning. Read More

From Tom Reilly

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." (Mark Twain)

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From Paul Reilly

In a recent Reilly Sales Training study, we asked salespeople about their personal purchasing behavior.

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Steel prices likely will experience a boost in the wake of U.S. International Trade Commission rulings in recent trade cases that favor the domestic steel industry. Read More

From Credit Management Association

If you’re a contractor who’s been stiffed, or a supplier left holding the bag, the idea of taking legal action around the concept of a mechanics lien might sound complicated and expensive. Actually, it isn’t at all hard to file a mechanics lien. Read More

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From Lawrence Heim, Elm Sustainability Partners

Conflict minerals information requests from customers increasingly include cobalt.  While cobalt is not an official conflict mineral, and the basis for the recent public attention is not the funding of armed groups, it is nonetheless being included in conflict minerals CMRT requests.

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From TechCrunch

A new mindset is taking shape — the era of AI-human hybrid intelligence. This combination of a human brain and a computer intelligence is known as a centaur, and the applications for the centaur model in the workplace are potentially endless. Read More

From Expedia

The hand shake can help to make or break a relationship from day one. Read More

From Consumer Reports

There's a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you're using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you're at home or in a coffee shop. Read More

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach Read More

From U.S. Department of Defense

Without knowing the common ways our data is collected, who is collecting it, and where it can end up, safeguarding our information becomes difficult. Read More

From Lawrence Heim, Elm Sustainability Partners

It has been an unusual campaign and election for the US presidency. Donald Trump will take office in January and the Republicans will control of both houses of the legislature.

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A Message From Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government Relations, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

Since my last update to you on this topic there have been a number of procedural developments of significance to our legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s new overtime regulation scheduled to take effect on December 1st:

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Kevin Chavis of Star Stainless Screw (Commerce, California) was elected to serve a second term as president of the Pacific-West Fastener Association at a recent meeting of the Pac-West Board of Directors.

Chris McCaffrey of R&D Fasteners (Rancho Cucamonga, California) was elected as the association’s vice president, and Ron Stanley of Empire Bolt & Screw (Spokane, Washington) was elected secretary/treasurer. Rick Peterson of All-West Components & Fasteners (Seattle, Washington) stays on the Board as immediate past president.

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From the Disney Institute

 “We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling ‘purpose’ — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet another?” Read More