CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – Forbes Media announced today that Dave Shank will join the company as Midwest Sales Director based in Chicago, effective immediately.

In his position, Mr. Shank will be responsible for managing Forbes’ Chicago office and leading the Midwest-based sales team, actively managing strategic accounts and overseeing revenue growth and performance in the Midwest.

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I'm one of three employees in my department.

They didn't want to leave the department without any supervision or coordination so they decided to promote one of the three senior designers to Team Lead.

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When it comes to resigning, otherwise astute executives often make fundamental mistakes that cast a cloud over their leaving and damage their reputations. And don’t erase company files, because under forensic examination (if it comes to that) it can look fishy.

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Consumer confidence, jobs and wages are all high or rising.

Based on its survey, the NRF sees spending on clothing, books and other items by college students and parents hitting a new high at $54.1 billion.

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Despite how polarizing the health care debate has become in our country, all sides must agree that one program in particular, Medicare Part D, consistently beats spending projections and improves patient outcomes.

Passed under broad bipartisan support, Medicare Part D represents the type of health care reform our leaders in Washington must deliver today.

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5 Deadly Communication Barriers and How to Solve Them [0.11]

Posted on July 17, 2017, 5 a.m. by Biz 3.0 @ [source]

Over 80% of Americans think that employee communication is a key factor in creating trust with their employers.

In a study on employee engagement, 80% of workers who are unhappy with their direct manager feel disengaged at work.

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Most of us consider people that would hurt the elderly as the lowest of the low. But unfortunately there are scores of people out there who make their living doing just that.

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What Is It Like To Be A Woman In A STEM Field? [0.11]

Posted on July 7, 2017, 3:49 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

What is it like to be a female engineering (or STEM) professor? Women are likely to be accorded less credit for papers they have co-authored, are less likely to find enthusiastic mentors, and are more likely than men to have their personalities criticized and their assertive behaviors interpreted in a negative light.

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We all have personality characteristics and experiences that may suit us better for one type of business over another.

So before you rush out to by a franchise because it makes a better cookie, or installs mufflers faster, or requires salesmanship that you never mastered, think about what kind of owner you want to be, then find a franchise in a growth industry that matches your personality.

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It's well established that the economic empowerment of women isn't just good for women, it's good for everyone. For organizations, to be more proactive in developing mentoring programs that foster a culture where mentoring is institutionalized, as the value of mentoring often goes well beyond the boosting of individual careers.

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I spoke to Daniel McGinn, author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, about what science tells us about mental preparation, how to raise your confidence at work, how to become a better public speaker, his pre-performance rituals and best career advice.

McGinn works as a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections, manages the magazine’s annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking, and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.

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Jimmy Buffett's recent announcement that he is expanding his Margaritaville retirement communities is shining a light on a booming sector of the real estate market.

Jimmy Buffett is planning to break ground on a second location in his recently announced string of luxurious Margaritaville active adult communities, the first of which is currently being built in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Successful Female Leaders in Business [0.09]

Posted on May 23, 2017, 5:31 p.m. by Women on Business @ [source]

Getting to the top of the business world is never easy — especially not for women, who are subjected to various forms of gender discrimination, such as the wage gap and unequal opportunities for job offerings and promotions. She had Lawrence Summers as a thesis adviser, and when he became Deputy Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration, Sandberg was asked to be his chief of staff.

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I just finished reading survey responses about strategic priorities from a senior management team. And when you think about it, why is it any more ridiculous than a senior team that collectively identifies a dozen or more "strategic priorities" with minimal overlap across the team?

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Companies that take on leadership roles within their sectors have a team that is driven towards company success. After all, their success is the company’s success.

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The incumbent Hassan Rouhani has been selected, not elected, to a second-term as the mullahs’ president in Iran.

Rouhani’s first four years were engulfed with nothing but mounting executions – over 3,000 to be exact – and an intense crackdown campaign, rampaging poverty and injustice in the domestic stage; and intensifying foreign meddling and skyrocketing military/security budgets alongside efforts to advance the regime’s ballistic missile drive.

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Many companies continue to struggle with advancing and retaining women. Five years into it, their promotion rates for women have increased by 22 percentage points among senior managers; the retention of women in mid-career levels is now at parity with that of men; and satisfaction with BCG’s efforts to retain women has increased by 20 percentage points for all women and by 30 percentage points for senior women.

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If you’re a startup, rolling out a new service offering, or an organization wanting to build an inbound marketing funnel you may be struggling with the decision of whether or not to build an internal marketing team or outsource to a third party agency.

Outsourcing marketing operations isn’t always the right solution for every organization.

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Let me begin by stating the obvious: I’m not a woman. I do, however, lead a content marketing company where women make up the majority of our workforce, and our senior leadership team is somewhere in the ballpark of 80 percent women.

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Big Omaha completed their 2017 speaker announcements this week with Mona Bijoor.

During her time at JOOR, she has been awarded numerous recognitions including Crain’s 40 under 40, Big Apple Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and Wharton’s 40 under 40.

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