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Big Windshield Looking Forward, Small Mirrow Looking Back

By: Everett “Bud” Hendrickson

This truth has gained more relevance considering the challenging year we all have endured. To effectively lead entering the summer of 2021, we need to recognize key learning points from 2020 and early 2021. Looking back …

By Dave Wells
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Study Finds Event Marketers Continue to See Gaps in Event Tech

As the pandemic has worn on and digital events have evolved, event marketers have found they offer benefits — such as gathering enhanced analytics and achieving higher attendance — that were more difficult to attain at in-person events, according to a new 

By Dave Wells
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12 High-Paying Jobs That’ll Let You Tap Into Your Creativity

When you’re a naturally creative individual, job searching can feel particularly challenging. It’s easy to feel like any job that isn’t obviously artistic will force you to either give up an important part of yourself or settle for a low …
By Carina Finn - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Why Most Agile Approaches are Clear, Simple, and Wrong

With so many different agile approaches out there, guidance is often conflicting, causing confusion and debates in the agile community. If agile is a recipe for a way of working, Disciplined Agile is training to be a chef. Mark Lines discusses how Disciplined Agile gives you the freedom and confidence to customize …

By Dave Wells
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The New World of Work

Financial services provider TIAA had a jump-start when planning for the post-pandemic return of employees to its New York City headquarters. Before the public health crisis upended life, TIAA was already redesigning its midtown Manhattan location to create more areas …

By Dave Wells
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