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Much of what supervisors do is solve problems and make decisions.  New supervisors, in particular, often solve problems and make decisions by reacting to them.  They are “under the gun”, stressed and very short for time.  Consequently, when they encounter a...
Much of what supervisors do is solve problems and make decisions.  New supervisors, in particular, often solve problems and make decisions by reacting to them.  They are “under the gun”, stressed and very short for time.  Con...
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Now that we are all done with our New Year's resolutions, and broken most of them...
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Living a Broken Life
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An essay about how physical activity can release your mind.
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At times, we've all felt like Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz – in a strange place, surrounded by people from a different culture, wearing shoes that we would never wear at home. Take heart: Dorothy soon found her way home, making friends and learning somet...
At times, we've all felt like Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz – in a strange place, surrounded by people from a different culture, wearing shoes that we would never wear at home. Take heart: Dorothy soon found her way home, m...
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The Ripple Effect: See What You Share - A New Project
#TheRippleEffect

Spotted this over on +Melissa Daniel's page:

+Daria Musk is starting a new collaborative project, and once again, will tap into the +Google+ community for contributions. To add your words and ideas to her project:

• Visit http://timc.idv.tw/wordcloud/en/# and make a word cloud out of your Google+ Posts (Mine is below!)
• Share a screen shot of your word cloud with the hashtag #TheRippleEffect
• More will be revealed, by Daria, in her Hangout Concert tomorrow at 5 ET.

What will your word-cloud show?
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I know quite a few exceptionally intelligent women, but many of them are not recognized as such even among their friends, because they don't present in the same way that similarly intelligent men do. Men often engage in certain social displays, such talking authoritatively and with the assumption they'll be listened to about their subjects (not to mention other subjects), or holding jobs in business or STEM fields with high prestige. Some of the women I know do this -- but many don't, and this short article by +Amy Sundberg digs in to why and what that means.

One thing I'd call out is jobs. We tend to be blind to this because we treat a certain way of doing things as the default: if these women are so intelligent, why aren't they in ambitious, high-powered jobs? Turn this thought around for a moment: being in an ambitious, high-powered job requires intelligence, but it also requires that you make being in this job your top priority. These jobs require tremendous sacrifice in all aspects of your life, shape your personality, keep you working 16-hour days. You have to value this sort of job a lot for that to be worth it. Men in the US are raised to value it just this much -- but that's an unusual exception, not the rule. Even if you go over to France, you find a very different attitude towards the importance of one's work in life; 100-hour work weeks are almost unheard-of there. The fact is, if you're very intelligent and can figure out a way to do things you love and not work 100 hours a week, unless you personally happen to really want to do that you would be an idiot to do it.

And that's one thing I see very commonly among my most intelligent women friends. They could get one of these jobs, but not being pressured externally to do so in the same way that men are, they instead work in areas that they're passionate about. Because those areas often aren't big corporate jobs, they therefore don't have that big metaphorical "hey, I'm a smart, important person!" ID card hanging around their necks -- and people don't take them seriously.

Especially, I have noticed, people stupider than they are. Noticing that someone is smarter than you are, especially when they're quiet about it, is actually kind of tricky.
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she thought to herself, "it's the little businesses that need big tools."
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Kelly Rainford adds an extra dimension to the finance team with her client-first proactive attitude towards business. Kelly specializes in business processes and reporting, and full utilization of software as a business tool. 

With over ten years of experience in GAAP and cost accounting, Kelly has been responsible for cleaning up the financial statements and expanding company-wide use of the ERP system and peripheral software for a more accurate set of books and business asset tracking. Kelly’s business process evaluations and initiatives have resulted in improved internal controls, a more transparent reporting environment, and more efficient processes; reducing costs and increasing the effectiveness of existing personnel.

Kelly is an active volunteer in the community. She is Treasurer on the board of the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association. She also gives time to DECA. She is passionate about horseback riding and often attends Reining Horse shows with her daughter. She lives with her family, pets, and horses on a small ranch near Falcon, Colorado.
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I'm an accountant in Colorado Springs. I also enjoy riding and showing my performance horse.
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How Starbucks, Walmart And IBM Launch Brands Internally And What You Can...
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This article is by John F. Marshall, senior partner, Global Director of Strategy, Lippincott. Last year, for well over 100 brands, it was ti