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Lisa Pongrass of Canvas & Hyde: ?Encouragement is so empowering; When other people believe in you and what you are doing it?s a lot easier to believe in yourself?

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I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Lisa Pongrass, the Founder and CEO of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury handbag company based in Brooklyn, New York. Can you tell us the story about what brought you to this specific career path? What lesson did you learn from that?

Tara Kelly: “Be prepared to make tough decisions”

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You’ll never get to a WOW customer experience without sacrificing either time or the budget on some level. making the hard calls?—?and As part of my series about the five things a business should do to create a Wow! The list goes on, and every single one matters.

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A Lesson For Every Child: Learning About Food Allergies

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With a long history as an advocate for those with food allergies, and especially children, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, contacted author/illustrator Sally Huss to see if she would consider doing a children’s book on the subject. About the Book. Learning was everything to Mrs. Emerson.

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“Be deliberate, disciplined and focused” with Tom Lawyer of Transwestern Commercial Services

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The keys to moving projects forward are to be deliberate, disciplined and focused. As a part of my series about “How to Slow Down to Do More” I had the pleasure to interview Tom Lawyer. He ensures service excellence through the firm’s 34 U.S. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

The Social Impact Heroes of Social Media: with Chris Strub the ‘Giving Day Guy’

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My good friend and colleague in the social media industry often says it best: “Think Like a Fan.” As a part of my series about social media stars who are using their platform to make a significant social impact, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Strub.

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Optiv CEO Dan Burns: “Here Is How You Can Slow Down To Do More”

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The ability to slow down or stop allows for greater speed. The risk of speed is mitigated by the existence of a good brake system. The automotive titans knew what they were doing. This concept is the same in cybersecurity, and it’s the same in life.

Former Reporter Jason Simms: “Here Are 5 Steps We Can Take To Win Back Trust In Journalism”

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However, it’s important at this moment for all outlets to recognize they face an existential threat in the current climate of media distrust and to band together in solidarity. First, don’t forget to credit the reporting of others. The Metal Shakespeare Company in 2007.

“Five Things You Need To Know In Order To Create A Successful Service Based Business” With Charlie Katz & Wade Brannon

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In our business, we have wait times on busy days. Our customers tend to come in at a lot of the same times resulting in their having to wait for a cut. If we are doing our job, the customer knows about how long they’ll have to wait or hear less busy times should they not be able to stick around that day. I had the pleasure to interview Wade Brannon. Brannon purchased the franchising rights for Pigtails & Crewcuts in 2004.

“The best leaders are the ones who cast the clearest vision” With Charlie Katz & Joel Thomas

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I truly believe that the best leaders are the ones who cast the clearest vision for their company. At my company, we don’t just hand new hires a training manual with our company’s vision buried somewhere in the introductory paragraphs. It is the lifeblood of our company and why we exist. I had the pleasure to interview Joel Thomas, the President of Stratos Jet Charters. We’re going to lunch in the Bahamas.” You’re the CEO. ?

Zachary Misko: A rare blend of competence and courtesy in the HR industry


By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis I do not attend too many tradeshows and conferences per year. Among the ones I like is the HRO Today Forum that takes place annually in May. He didn't need to: the simple fact that Zachary had joined that organization made it interesting to me.

Six HR Leaders Inducted into NAHR


The National Academy of Human Resources inducted its 2015 class of Fellows at its annual dinner and installation ceremony Thursday night in New York. Barclay, who retired from her post as senior vice president of human resources for The Kroger Co.

Top 5 HR trends for 2012


These resolutions are traditionally based on what is valued in someone’s society and community at that time. With high unemployment & debt levels, a renewed appreciation of family & friends and emphasis on health issues in North America, it wasn’t surprising the top resolutions for 2012 are weight loss, getting more sleep, reading more books, making better money decision and journaling “awesome moments in life.”. Guest post written by: Sarah White.