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June 2015

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How to be an Overnight Success

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By: Maurice Gilbert It takes about 15 years to be an overnight success.  You’ve heard that one, right?  The truth is, successful professionals don’t stumble on success — they strive for it in a disciplined and deliberate way. Author Malcom Gladwell reminds us in his best-seller Outliers that practice isn’t…

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The Role of Executive Management in ERM

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By: Jim DeLoach Ultimate responsibility for ERM starts at the top. However, everyone who matters within an organization should participate in the ERM process. While several executives have significant responsibilities for ERM, including the Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Audit Executive, the ERM process…

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Cover Letter Basics

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By: Taunee Besson While few people relish the idea of looking for a new position, many professionals find some facets of the job search process more distasteful than others.  In 20 years of working with job seekers, I’ve discovered that writing cover letters typically produces more avoidance behavior than either cold…

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And the Surveys Go On

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In the past week I’ve experienced a notable increase in people asking my opinion. That’s good news for a consultant who considers opinion-giving the coinage of her realm. But clients didn’t ask; businesses did. As I checked out of the FedEx store where I’d bought envelopes, the nice clerk handed…

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