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Business Lessons from Reality TV

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on September 30, 2011 in Business


Reality TV. The mere mention can produce a visceral, less-than-positive reaction: Shallow. Waste of time. Zero intellectual or entertainment value. Garbage. Indicative of all that’s wrong with America. Or is it?  If…

Business lessons from reality TV

Think Local, Act Local, Part IV

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on July 16, 2011 in Community


While sustainability may initially bring thoughts of green energy and recycling to mind, it’s also about supporting your local community. Times being as they are, lending a hand to fellow members of…

Think local and act local in your community

Think Local, Act Local – Part III

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on June 12, 2011 in Community


Sustainable development practices — conserving energy, reducing carbon emissions and protecting natural resources — are increasingly becoming ‘the norm’ for businesses and individuals. However, if you’re just getting started or are looking…

Think local by saving energy

Managers: The Everyday Evangelist

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 23, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the fifth article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Twenty years ago, in 1991, it was quite a novelty for someone to have in their job title…

The everyday evangelist has a lot of energy

Think Local, Act Local Part II

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on May 15, 2011 in Community


In our last post on this issue, we discussed sustainability, which is about providing the best for people and the environment — now and for the indefinite future. Several organizations in the Fox…

Think local by becoming a steward for sustainability

StreetBall Tournament is 20 Years Old

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 8, 2011 in Community


The StreetBall Tournament hosted in the City of Neenah, Wisconsin – officially titled StreetBall 3-on-3 (www.streetball3on3.org) – is now 20 years old.  It was the brainchild of then Future Neenah Executive Director…

StreetBall 3-on-3 has become a Neenah institution

Think local. Act local. – Part 1

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on April 16, 2011 in Community


While you may think the phrase “Think Global, Act Local” is about the environment, it really goes beyond that.  At its core, it is about sustainability, which is defined as providing the…

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Think local and act local by helping the environment

Managers: The Artful Dodger

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 25, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the fourth article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad.  Do you happen to know any managers who CAN NOT accept responsibility for anything that happens?  Nothing pertaining…

The artful dodger never seems to be responsible for anything that happens

Part II: Coping with the Five Types of Toxic Coworkers

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 13, 2011 in Quality of Life


In a prior post, we took a look at the five types of toxic coworkers. Here, we’ll discuss different ways in which you can cope with them.  You may have some immediate,…

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Coping skills for dealing with toxic coworkers

Managers: The Strength Finder

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 7, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the third article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Fortunately, there are some very good managers in this world and one of them is the Strength Finder….

The strength finder is a reliable manager