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with Jody Glynn Patrick

November 2012

The personalities companies want and the traits they don’t

11/27/12

The personalities companies want and the traits they don’t

There are a plethora of personality inventory models used by HR departments in the hiring process today, but whether you are “green-blue” (The Edge) or “INFJ” (Myers-Briggs), personality assessments are common workplace tools created to measure how you think and/or behave – relative to the rest of us. In essence, a personality inventory asks how you view the world, and then, in turn, your score reveals how the business world now views you.

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‘Get a grip or get out of the way’: Candid remarks from humanitarian Melanie Ramey

11/20/12

‘Get a grip or get out of the way’: Candid remarks from humanitarian Melanie Ramey

Recently it was my pleasure to be invited as Melanie Ramey’s guest to the luncheon where she received the Swarensky Humanitarian Award (named for Rabbi Swarensky) from the Downtown Rotary Club for her lifelong commitment to humanitarian issues. I was pleased because, as I wrote to her in a congratulatory note after learning of her selection as recipient, she was one of the first folks to catch my attention in Madison. Melanie Ramey, now CEO of The HOPE of Wisconsin, was the panel moderator at one of the first functions I attended – a mayoral debate – and then, it seemed, she emceed or moderated about 90% of all events in 1996.

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The yins and yangs of a happy life

11/19/12

The yins and yangs of a happy life

There is a popular belief in the world (I’ve heard it is attributed to Chinese philosophy, but I won’t assert that as fact) that one-third of things that will happen to you in your life’s journey are sad and sorrowful and that two-thirds, by comparison, are happy and joyous. There is also a belief that with great sorrow there is great reward – the lower the valley, the higher the next peak. And that brings me to a short list of Thanksgiving musings.

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Two extra-special blessings this holiday season

11/13/12

Two extra-special blessings this holiday season

In December, we’re going to be featuring “Favorite Holiday Memories” collected from a wide variety of people. I have so enjoyed editing the submissions that I’ve decided to give you a sneak peek this week of stories provided by IB blogger (and president of Total Awards & Promotions) Donna Gray and Edgewood professor and corporate trainer Elaine Beaubien. But first, I’d like to share a very personal introduction of these two fascinating ladies.

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We like parties, we like soup. We like masks with lots of goop.

11/06/12

We like parties, we like soup. We like masks with lots of goop.

I’m happy to report that IB’s first annual “What’s in your Cauldron?” office party got a two-thumbs-up rating from attendees. It really was a lot of fun, courtesy of our staff, who cooked up their favorite soups, baked desserts, put tattoos in odd places, and decorated masks for the occasion.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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