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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

New year means it's time to get back to work

Change is afoot and we need to be ready. We face three major issues — the body gap, an exponential change rate, and alignment around pragmatic actions. How we respond to these challenges will determine our destiny.

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Mosaic Marketplace

with Deborah Biddle — A blog for diverse business enterprises in and around Madison.

Preparing for workforce 2020

For at least 20 years, labor bureaus, demographers, census researchers, and statisticians have predicted the rise in population diversity and its impact on the workplace. Seeing the handwriting on the wall, proactive companies have already begun working toward diversifying their teams.

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

You're probably underestimating your vacation budget

In my practice, we focus a lot on detailed cash flow, but there are always a number of cash flow items I find clients severely underestimate.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Evers’ message to business group measured, but largely upbeat

Gov. Tony Evers is the first to admit that, after 40-plus years as an educator, he’s not going to be a leopard who changes his spots. He’s passionate about schools at all levels because that’s where he spent his career before running for governor.

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer and Ashlie B. Johnson

Hidden dangers of checking out employees or candidates on Facebook

Social media provides insight into a person’s life, or at least what that person wants others to see of their life. Hopping on Facebook (or Instagram or Twitter) to browse an employee or potential employee’s posted content is tempting. However, the ease of obtaining personal information with just a few clicks brings with it potential dangers for employers in Wisconsin, as well.

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Applied Mindfulness

with Ed Maxwell

From marshmallows to mindfulness: How to achieve success through self-control

Delaying gratification to maximize one’s ROI testifies to the importance of patience.

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Mind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

With corporate philanthropy, you get more than you give

Philanthropy is important to me as an individual, and it’s an essential piece of our culture in our company. Not only that, I think it makes us more profitable.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Effective leadership: The 5 drivers of success

We define leadership as creating environments that influence others to achieve group goals. Management, on the other hand, is the creation, implementation, and monitoring of processes.

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Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

Importance of business valuation, as exemplified by ‘Shark Tank’

Have you ever heard of Shark Tank? I’m not talking about diving deep into the ocean to watch sharks lurk about from behind bars. The ABC television show broadcasts businessmen and women looking to gain investments in their homegrown products and services.

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#SocialBiz

with Spencer X. Smith

Why I was arrested at 4 years old, and the surprising business lesson it can teach you

In 1980, I was dropped off by a police officer at my parents’ house for a reason that may never have happened in all of history, except for that day.

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The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

Why the final changes to wage and hour law may have you crying 'uncle'

After much anticipation and speculation, the final regulations changing the salary basis test for determining exemption status have arrived. Among other changes, the final regulations have more than doubled the amount that employees must minimally be paid in order to be considered exempt. This is no small matter, as it is anticipated that millions of currently exempt employees will be affected.

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Open Mic

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7 business takeaways from the Sears demise

In every great game, the win is determined by what you bring to the playing field. The world of business is no different. As a long-time business owner, I saw things Sears could have done early on to save the company. Here’s what they are.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Setting your GPS for the new year

Happy new year! Time flies when we’re having fun! Just the other day it was Jan. 1, 2018, and here we are already starting another year. It’s time to set the GPS for success in the coming year.

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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

Failing to plan costs us more than money — it costs us time

While much of the discussion about the poor condition of Wisconsin’s road network has centered on funding in recent years, the less covered story is the lack of planning.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos

What you need to know about the legal implications of data scraping

Data scraping is a technical means for gathering and copying targeted data from a website or other database.

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Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

A long overdue civics lesson

To address a lack of civics education in our schools, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has established the Wisconsin Civics Games, a statewide contest designed to reignite interest in public service.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Unpacking stage one of value maturity: Identify

In my last post, Introducing the 5 stages of value maturity, the question was posed: Where is your company at within the stages of value maturity?

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Progressive HR

with Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek

HR insights to propel organizations forward in 2019

Closing out a very exciting and productive 2018, I thought it would be a great idea to offer insights from some of Wisconsin’s executives and HR leaders, with the intent to create a list of seven progressive HR “predictions” for 2019.

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

In business and life, resolve to live like you're dying

Did you create any New Year’s resolutions? For yourself? For your company? I’d like to invite you to go deeper than you usually go, and do things differently this year. I want you to make your plan as if you are dying.

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