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What Not to Wear to the Office… Especially when the Weather is Hot

By Syndi Seid
 Having to go to work when the weather is extremely hot is never fun.  Yet, regardless of how hot the weather may be, there are certain pieces of clothing a person — man or woman —should never

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How to: 3 things to know about entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

By Samantha Obery
 I recently spent two weeks in Silicon Valley visiting two to three companies on a daily basis. Silicon Valley (SV) demonstrates the power of amplifying entrepreneurship. The volume of deal flow is astounding!
Three elements of this

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The Case for Hangers

I travel and stay over quite a bit. Once I reach my destination, my stay-over place has to welcome me. Hotels, B&B’s, apartments, etc. must comply with a standard that makes me feel comfortable so I can kick off my

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Work, Study, Life Balance Simplified

We all know that studying is a key input to advancing your career and a critical element to personal development. Unfortunately for many people, the idea of going back to class while working is a very daunting prospect. Recently I

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EcoFacts: “Recycling” vegetables!

by Anuradha Roa
Ever recycled any of your vegetables? Strange as this may sound, it’s completely possible and extremely easy! Spudding potatoes from compost bins, celery from leftover stalks and onions from white ends could all be part of your

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Inside Pétanque

 
…during the months of September and October 2012.
 
Welcome to the Pétanque Family
We welcome Selwyn Shuman who joined the Pétanque team in September. He joins us as Programme Manager in our venture with Achievement Awards Group.
 

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Road Rage

Curbing Road Rage: Pedestrian and Driver Manners

By Syndi Seid
There was a time, to be on time, I’d run red lights, speed, and elbow my way into elevators. I’d get there OK, but anxious, aggravated, and exhausted.  I then realized in order to arrive, calm, alive,

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How To: 3 things to know about Risk

How To: 3 introductory things to know about Risk Management


By Wayne Poggenpoel
If you went to work this morning, you took a risk. If you rode your bicycle, walked, or drove a car, you took a risk. If you put your money in a bank, or in stocks, or

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Return on Investment

Process Management: Make the investment work for you

Return on Investment (ROI) is paramount in any business decision, and no less so in Business Process Management (BPM). What are the returns that can be gained when considering organisation-wide BPM?
ROI can be defined as the performance measure used

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Controls and the Impact on Processes

Controls and the Impact on Processes

Is it possible that a control – with the intention of acting as a process enabler – may cause the process to slow down or even derail? Sadly, yes. Here’s an example.
On my way to work there is a

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