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Retaining Quality Talent in Your Organization

Organizations today are facing several challenges, and talent management is one of the greatest. Attracting, developing, and retaining quality talent is more costly and has a greater impact on the bottom-line than ever before. Retiring baby-boomers, the expectations of Gen X and Gen Y employees and Millenials add up to a drastic shift in the way organizations are managing their…

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Dream Your Life – Impossible is Only a Word

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn't fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn't dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships? Often, we dream big dreams and…

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Save Money and Energy Using Your Thermostat

During the summer months, do you have the air conditioning set low enough that it feels comfortable to wear a long sleeve shirt or pants? Do you grab for a blanket? This is a signal that perhaps you could raise the thermostat and still be quite comfortable. Raising the temperature can save you energy and money. By the same token,…

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It Pays to Be an Optimist

"Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars."- Frederick Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts If you’ve placed second in a writing contest, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to join again? In life,…

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Defy the Odds and the Obstacles

My birth name is Ghassan Ali Hamade. I chose the name ‘Mark,’ because when I moved to the United States from Lebanon in 1985, I was teased and bullied for having a middle-eastern name. I wanted to blend in, so I quickly learned English and tempered my accent.…

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