Month: April 2024

It’s another afternoon in the outback for Australian native Katherine. She’s at the Queensland Kmart department store shopping for candles. That’s when her 12-year-old daughter shows her something she’s found on one of the shelves. Well, two things, one of which that sends this story on a wild ride. Kmart Surprise After composing herself, Katherine
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its final ruling on non-compete clauses in employment contracts—a 570-page document detailing its decision—this week. The upshot of the Commission’s ruling is that non-compete clauses are an unjust method of competition and therefore violate Section 5 of the FTC Act, which covers unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The
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“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Yesterday my son called me from college and asked about my day. I told him about my morning, which entailed celebrating my friend’s birthday with her daughter. My friend passed away almost two years ago. Her daughter reached
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Every year, i4cp surveys its community of senior HR executives to identify what they believe leaders should be prepared for in the coming year. For 2024, the four most important topics on the minds of these leaders were: High-performance organizations stepping up HR’s involvement in AI strategy; Forward-looking organizations creating future-of-work leadership roles; Culture measures—both
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“If you feel that you are missing out on fulfillment and happiness, but cannot put your finger on why, perhaps there is something deeper going on. Believe it or not, anyone can develop an unconscious habit of self-deprivation. Usually, this habit begins in childhood.” ~Mike Bundrant For all my adolescence and over a decade of
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Maureen Gordon has weathered hard times before. She and her husband began running ecotourism outfit Maple Leaf Adventures out of Vancouver about a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks devastated international travel in 2001. The rebound was relatively quick. Fallout from COVID-19 has proven much more prolonged. “The pandemic of course was incredibly tumultuous and
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