Your coworker stomps out of the room. You look at the group and ask, “What did I say?” It is not what you said that bothered someone… it is how you said it. Hard skills are the measurable skills people engage in to perform their everyday tasks; soft skills are the attitudes and approach people take to communicating and accomplishing things. Hard skills like counting, measuring, typing are trainable. Soft skills are more engrained and take real effort to teach.
Commerce Department launches new online financial guide for military servicemembers and their families
The Minnesota Department of Commerce this week launched a new section of its website dedicated exclusively to providing financial tips and tools for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
“Knowledge is power, and information is often the best defense for the financial wellbeing of any family,” said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. “We know the stresses of deployment can have a significant impact on the budgets of military families. With a long list of uncertainties to navigate, it is essential for military personnel and their families to utilize all available resources to make informed financial decisions before, and after deployment. That’s what this effort is all about.”
Oscar winner, then nominee, Octavia Spencer from The Help along with actresses Pam Grier, Kerry Washington and Paula Patton were honored during the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon held Feb. 23. The Visionary Award was presented to Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of the television hits Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
The luncheon was sponsored by Lincoln, which exhibited its new MKS as the centerpiece of the event on site for guests to enjoy. Ten other Lincoln vehicles were made available for a VIP/celebrity shuttle.
Left or right? Big Mac or Chalupa? Snooze or not snooze? Daily life is all choices. Generally, people navigate without agonizing over decisions they’ve made or even that they did make a decision. But occasionally, people are faced with red light situations: stop-and-think choices that will impact the direction of one (or many) lives.