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Interviewing Six Pack

Interviewing. Most of us have done it, and at various times, many have been both the interviewer as well as the interviewee. Think about your interviewing experiences, and which ones stand out as memorable? What did YOU do in the interview that was memorable? How about the other person(s) in the interview? Successful interview experiences …

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U.S. Dietary Guidelines Fail to Change Course

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-u-s-dietary-guidelines-reject-recommendation-to-cut-sugar-alcohol-intake-11609254000?reflink=share_mobilewebshare In 1977, the first edition of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines was published with an intent to reduce heart disease and diabetes through a diet high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and paying attention to measurements like blood cholesterol. Since that seminal moment, the health of Americans has spiraled downward with obesity, diabetes, heart disease …

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Generations Y & Z On the American Dream

The attached article highlights some interesting responses from a June 2020 survey of 4,000 Generation Y (Millennials) & Z respondents. Three things that stood out: Faith and emphasis in work ethic as a catalyst to achieving their version of the American Dream. Just over 80% believe their hard work will enable them to succeed. Nearly …

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Virtual Meeting Fundamentals

I read the below article on virtual meetings from Julie Winkle Giulioni with a smile on my face. https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2020/07/how-run-effective-virtual-meeting-stop-blaming-zoom Prior to COVID-19, most of us used some method of virtual meeting technology and application, but it was the exception, not the norm. What certainly was the norm? Meetings. Lots of Meetings. More than we want …

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Carb Loaded

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=carb+loaded+documentary I recently watched a documentary on amazon.com/amazonprime called Carb-Loaded, and would encourage anyone who is interested in health & wellness, either for themselves or for their organization, to watch it. It follows a similar theme to other health & wellness documentaries - that what we are eating is hurting us, making us sick, driving …

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Leading Through Adversity

A global pandemic with COVID-19. A global economic shutdown. An oil price war. Lives lost and threatened. And that is just the first 75 days of 2020. To say we are in a world of uncertainty right now would be a gross understatement. And, it will get worse before it gets better. That's the bad …

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The Relationship Between Leadership & Culture

https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2020/03/are-you-leading-culture-your-organization-or-culture-leading-you Which comes first, the leader shaping the culture or the culture affecting and shaping the leadership? In this article by Janet Szumal, it's not as much a question of which comes first, but recognizing there is a fluid and constantly influencing relationship between the leadership and culture. Think about a sample of the most …

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Ketone Brain Power

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/06/low-carb-diet-may-reverse-age-related-brain-deterioration-study-finds?fbclid=IwAR0fuHMrOrV-oWL0neYcwiLPXR7P80dqfs8uUmC6ZXFQOaeQGnuWvXSP5F4 Food as fuel is one my favorite phrases. There is so much power in such a short phrase, and now another study may provide clues of how food can also be brain fuel. Researchers set out to understand how diet effects brain aging, and found a combination of bad news & good news. Bad …

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