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March 27, 2012
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  • Learning about leadership from Canada geese
    The teamwork that Canada geese use to fly back to their northern homes in the spring can teach business leaders a thing or two about organizational leadership techniques, Tanveer Naseer writes. In order to be a successful leader, you need to encourage employees to develop their skills, effectively communicate your vision so everyone is on the same page and learn to put your team ahead of yourself, Naseer writes. (3/20) Email this Story
  • How to help make good luck happen
    A study by LinkedIn finds that 84% of professionals believe in career luck, but is there a way to cultivate luck to help you become successful? Some believe you can, and this article rounds up six rules to making luck happen -- such as having a humble heart, a strong work ethic and a go-with-your-gut mentality. Inc. online (3/16) Email this Story
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  • Upkeep on foreclosed homes gets a helping hand from neighbors
    HOA presidents such as Sammie Sias of the Sandridge Community Association in Augusta, Ga., are picking up the slack when foreclosed homes become vacant and quickly turn into eyesores in his neighborhood. Sias cleans up trash and cuts the lawn of homes that banks have taken over, and he's not alone. A report forecasts that the number of foreclosed homes is set to rise 25% this year, indicating more neighbors will need to pitch in to keep up unoccupied properties. The Augusta Chronicle (Ga.) (3/23) Email this Story
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