Open for Business

with Jody Glynn Patrick

February 2013

Creativity: Can you identify it in the workplace?

02/28/13

Creativity: Can you identify it in the workplace?

We all think differently, but is there a way in which creative people think alike? Yes, new brain research suggests. And those differences in brain connectivity and function may give us a framework to better identify creative behaviors and personalities.

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The Affordable Care Act: Quick answers from IB

02/21/13

The Affordable Care Act: Quick answers from IB

Your next issue of IB will feature a test tube of blood on it, signifying that we convened a health care roundtable panel, though the tube also could be likened to our separating out how much blood the new Affordable Care Act is going to cost employers and employees alike. The advice our experts gave, which I won’t repeat here in total, started with the suggestion to stop denying that this is happening or that it will affect you; both are true.

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5 ways to help LinkedIn help your career

02/12/13

5 ways to help LinkedIn help your career

As of January, LinkedIn reports more than 200 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. Quantcast reports that LinkedIn has 21.4 million unique monthly U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally. Gaining members at the rate of more than 1 million per week, LinkedIn may indeed be the most powerful business online networking tool today. It isn’t replacing face-to-face meetings or professional placement recruiters – not yet, anyway – but 79% of HR professionals in 2012 said they used it for recruitment and screening. They also turned to LinkedIn for requests from executive management to find specific expertise for project work or vendor relationships.

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Four (easy) tips to better negotiation skills

02/07/13

Four (easy) tips to better negotiation skills

I felt a parental obligation to civilize my children at an early age, and one of the first hard lessons was sharing. This lesson was best taught by letting one child divide the favorite food or candy into two piles, and then letting the other child have first choice of which pile to claim.

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