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November 21, 2012
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  • Affordable Care Act focus shifts to new regulations
    The Department of Health and Human Services has already submitted rules on essential health benefits, wellness programs, insurance regulations and quality initiatives to the Office of Management and Budget, but has yet to present regulations on the federal exchange. Now that the political future of the Affordable Care Act is assured, the focus will shift to an upcoming flood of regulations, according to this article. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • What will people say about you when you're gone?
    To lead well, it's worth taking a moment to think about the mark you're leaving on those around you, notes John Baldoni. Try drafting your own eulogy, and reflecting on whether you could be doing more to make a positive difference. "Too often we are overwhelmed by the minutiae of the day, and it is hard to take a step back and gain perspective," Baldoni writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Why bosses should find their "off button"
    Leaders shouldn't be afraid to turn off their smartphones and iPads, write Henry Mintzberg and Peter Todd, as digital distractions make it harder for bosses to relate to their workers effectively. "By giving managers the illusion of control, the rapid flow of information through new technologies threatens to rob them of real control," the pair write. Strategy+Business magazine (free registration) (Winter 2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • A groundbreaking solution like no other
      
    BSCAI's Purchase Advantage Program is a groundbreaking and free solution that provides new choices, which put you back in control of your business, your service level, and your bottom line. This program helps you meet the double challenge that BSCs face today: increasing demands for cleaner, healthier buildings alongside expectations to continually lower costs. This program is a BSCAI member benefit that offers the best prices on the best products from trusted national brands. Learn more, sign up and start saving. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • BSCAI increases its value of membership in 2013
      
    Attention, current BSCAI members: Did you know that your BSCAI membership will become even more valuable in 2013? In addition to our popular face-to-face educational and networking events, we will be expanding our Certified Building Service Executive and Registered Building Service Manager certification programs. This expansion includes updated materials, additional regional workshops, testing, study groups, online testing, and online materials. This is just one of your many current member benefits. Don't miss out on what's to come in 2013. Renew your membership today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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