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January 10, 2013
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Everyone Wants to Win, Not Everyone Knows How
According to Jack Welch, winning isn't only important for top executives but for everyone — from the boardroom to the mailroom — who wants to get ahead and help his or her organization. Download the Winning book summary and learn more, now.

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Benefits & Compensation 
  • Weight-loss competitions at work have pros, cons
    Employee weight-loss competitions are a popular wellness tool for companies because they get quick results and reduce health care costs, but experts say they can encourage unhealthy eating and cause tension among team members. Cornell University professor John Cawley says programs that offer financial incentives work best but warns that employees tend to regain weight after the incentives stop. The Wall Street Journal (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

The HR Leader 
  • Why smart bosses start book clubs
    One way to foster engagement is to ask your entire team to read a particular business or management tome, writes Baron Christopher Hanson. Turning your company into a reading group gives you a chance to understand employees better and allows them to share their passions and ideas more freely. "Everyone in the company is guaranteed to have something in common to talk about going forward," Hanson writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • If corporations are people, can they carpool?
    A California man fined $478 for driving solo in a car pool lane says his ticket should be thrown out because he had his company's articles of incorporation with him. If corporations have status as legal people, he told a court, then they should count as passengers for car pooling purposes. A traffic court upheld the ticket, but the man says he hopes to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Wired.com/Threat Level blog (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Luck enters into every contingency. You are a fool if you forget it -- and a greater fool if you count upon it."
--Phyllis Bottome,
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