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February 5, 2013
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  • State, local hiring rebounds in D.C. region
    The Washington, D.C., region gained 8,900 government jobs in 2012, despite losing 3,400 positions at the federal level, according to the Labor Department. The numbers suggest that state and local governments in the region are starting to increase their hiring, experts say. "The state and local governments, the worst is over for them," said James Bohnaker, associate economist at Moody’s Analytics. The Washington Post (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How to tap talents you didn't know your workers had
    Managers who spend time getting to know their workers, who are more open to the initiatives that their workers suggest and who push people to take more responsibility for their projects may find those workers have skills they never knew existed, Laura Vanderkam writes. CBS MoneyWatch (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Aim for the stars -- but keep an eye on the road ahead
    It's fine to have sky-high ambitions, but you should make sure your hopes and dreams don't distract you from the banal but vital process of running a business, says John Baldoni. "Aspiration is a process of reaching for the stars. But before you can reach for the stars, you check the ground upon which you are standing," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."
--Robert Louis Stevenson,
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