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Has your perfectionism gone too far?

Rick Goodman •
Business2Community

Those of us who are in positions of leadership want to get our jobs done, and to make sure that they are done well. We can be a meticulous crew, checking and double-checking our work with a fine-toothed comb, never resting until everything is just so. That zeal for excellence can obviously be a positive

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How to manage quiet employees

Jacob Shriar •
Business2Community

There’s a huge misconception in the business world that you need to be loud, powerful, assertive, sticking your chest out and grinding to get what you want. But in fact, quiet employees often are more successful and are considered better leaders. Why is that? Introverts Are Better Listeners Introverts are naturally better listeners, which is

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Money-smart tips for back-to-school shopping

By Danielle Braff •
Chicago Tribune

Retailers are pulling out every trick in the book to lure you in for back-to-school shopping. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you hit the stores. The average family with a child in kindergarten through 12th grade is expected to spend about $674 on everything from pens to computers this year,

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How to earn a gold medal with your finances

InvestorPlace.com and Jeff Reeves •
Kiplinger

At the Rio Olympics, the U.S. is dominating the medal counts in sports from women’s gymnastics to men’s swimming. However, while we may lead the world in many athletic contests, the sad reality is that some Americans are at the back of the field when it comes to their finances. We are a nation that

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8 things you should never buy at Dollar Stores

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Bob Niedt •
Kiplinger

A $1 price tag doesn’t make an item a bargain. If you find yourself filling your basket with dollar-store buys that you never use because the quality is poor or the brand is unfamiliar, then you’re simply wasting money. Hey, a buck is a buck – and they add up over time. “One of my

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