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February 1, 2013
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Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

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  • Warren may be key to solving CFPB controversy, experts say
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is in a unique position to help resolve issues facing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as lawmakers fight over its authority, structure and funding, experts say. Neither consumer groups nor supportive lawmakers can criticize Warren for trying to change an agency she helped create, they say. "If she wants to get behind some kind of compromise ... I don't know where the opposition comes from at that point," said Brian Gardner, a KBW policy analyst. AmericanBanker.com (free registration) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CFPB asks for grades on college financial products
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants public input on whether financial products marketed to students through their universities and colleges are a good deal for students. Those products include student identification cards that can be used as debit cards as well as school-affiliated bank accounts. Bloomberg (1/31), The Consumerist (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why leaders don't need to solve every problem
    Most leaders have a natural tendency to look for solutions when problems arise, but sometimes employees don't need your input, writes Minda Zetlin, president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Allowing employees to solve problems on their own can help them to develop their skills, and they will be more committed to executing the solution, she writes. Inc. online (free registration)/Start Me Up blog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CBA LIVE 2013: The Future of Money
      
    Are you ready for the Future of Money? CBA LIVE 2013, March 11-13 in Phoenix, Ariz., will bring together the top executives in retail banking to learn, exchange ideas and identify solutions to the challenges facing our industry. Our 2012 event was a record-breaking success with more than 1,000 banking leaders in attendance! Now in its fourth year, CBA LIVE features expert panels and distinguished speakers across nine forums of tailored programming. Reserve your space today and join us for this must-attend event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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