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Nov 28th


The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss—or Life—Throws at You

The No Excuse Guide to Success:  No Matter What Your Boss—or Life—Throws at You"Life is not what you've been taught; it's what you believe. It's not what you've experienced; it's the choices you've made as a result. It's not about what happened to you; it's about how you remembered it. It's not what challenges have come your way; it's what you've seen as challenging.

Savings tool helps build assets and change lives

Savings tool helps build assets and change livesBobbie Harris is following her dream of developing a self-publishing company that will publish literature to improve reading literacy. Now a student at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, her goals are to engage readers to want to read more to support self-sufficiency and personal development. She got her start through the Eastside Financial Center in St. Paul where she enrolled in a matched-savings program that helped her complete her bachelor's degree.

Black corporate role model

Black Americans need to know and respect our heritage. Know the contributions of your ancestors, and you will learn who you are. One of America's greatest strengths today is “diversity.” An African American who blazed the trail toward diversity, innovation, and marketing creativity across corridors in corporate America while concurrently opening doors previously closed to Blacks is corporate pioneer of note, Houston native Henry Hartford Brown.

Broken Record

In the old days, a broken record meant either you had accomplished something beyond what others had previously accomplished (think, four minute mile) or your vinyl record album was mishandled by a careless friend and now has a scratch which causes the same few lines of a song to be repeated endlessly.

Not Too Honest: Leave your most personal issues at home

Workplace conversations can get even the best employees into trouble. Working with the same people day after day, week after week, the comfort level goes up and good judgment goes away. Employees who tell too much can find themselves at odds with co-workers, managers and sometimes with HR. The best way to get ahead at work is to stay upbeat, professional and successful.

Public meeting on workforce center relocation

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will hold a public meeting at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center in North Minneapolis on Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to provide updates on the relocation of the North Minneapolis WorkForce Center.

Binder debacle: Why diversity and inclusion are good ideas

Diversity is trending right now. Everyone is curious about it. Discussion, debate and crafting of policies around Employee Diversity and Inclusion is the latest corporate craze. Stating specifically what a company's stance is on employee diversity seems like a decent way to take care of employees. In reality, however, Diversity and Inclusion policies are equally beneficial for companies.
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