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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

An abundance mindset is part of our workforce problem

A thriving talent ecosystem demands tighter cooperation. In an era of abundance, companies could go it alone. Now, it’s critical to collaborate to build an ecosystem that develops our talent and keeps skills up to date — especially in an era of exponential change.

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Mosaic Marketplace

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

EEO, AA, diversity — what’s the difference and why does it matter?

You’ve probably heard someone ask, “Why should I care about workplace diversity when the government has already taken care of it with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act?” or “Why do we need diversity when we have affirmative action?”

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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

Injecting a dose of urgency: Clinical trials at UW Health get fresh approach

Three years ago, a group of health-tech entrepreneurs, investors, and others familiar with the UW—Madison’s painfully sluggish clinical trial process delivered a plea to campus leaders with the power to make changes.

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer and Ashlie B. Johnson

Snow day: Do I pay my employees?

It happens every year in Wisconsin. A snowstorm is brewing (or seemingly shows up out of nowhere) and you have a decision to make: Do I close the office?

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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

The key to happiness is no expectations

Long-time readers will notice that most of my blogs come to me while I’m biking because, well, that’s when I have quiet time to think.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

In business, are you the bug or the windshield?

We all have had those days when we are the bug. Nothing goes right. One negative experience leads to the next. Even the simplest task becomes impossible.

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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

Maximize the impact of your corporate sponsorships with social media

Companies in Madison constantly amaze me with their generosity, both inside and outside our community. Here’s how to ensure both you and the charities, nonprofits, etc. you’re supporting gain the maximum amount of exposure and awareness for their causes.

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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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Use Boss’s Day to create better relationships

The opportunity with Boss’s Day is much more important than simply bringing your boss a cup of coffee or bringing your employees doughnuts.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

What squirrels can teach us about business preparedness

Mother Nature began October in Dane County with above-average heat, then spirit-dampening rain, and then the return of cold weather. Of course, along with the cold comes the promise of a colorful fall season.

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Transportation Matters

with Debby Jackson

In Wisconsin, taking the road less traveled is worth it

People who know me are aware of my slightly contrary nature. I travel my own path.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos

Balancing data security and data commercialization

Data breaches and identity theft are now everyday events, but that state of affairs doesn’t make them any less dangerous, distasteful, and annoying. However, most people with an online footprint understand that at some point in their lives they are going to be the victim of an internet crime — that is, if they have been fortunate enough to avoid it to this point.

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Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

Lordy, lordy, Epic is 40!

The presentation evoked memories of disco. The CEO, who goes back a bit further than the company she founded in 1979, evoked memories of Woodstock. But the fundamental message from Epic’s annual Users Group Meeting was that innovation is both timeless and relentless.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

How to figure out if you’re being pushed or pulled in life — and do something about it

Do you remember the Doctor Dolittle stories? In them, there is a unique animal known as a “pushmi-pullyu.”

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Progressive HR

with Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek

Podcasts are changing the way we learn. Can they also change the way we work?

Today, 73 million Americans listen to podcasts. That’s nearly one in four Americans who are taking control of life’s soundtrack and turning their quiet or mundane moments into opportunities for self-empowerment, professional development, and exponential learning.

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

Preventing suicide by cultivating meaning at work

I chose to write this blog post because September is Suicide Prevention Month and the topic is important to me because I am an attempt survivor myself.

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