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What Athletes Can Teach You About Embracing Diversity

Fast Company: Athletics teach you to maximize your strengths, while also asking you to compensate for your weaknesses by relying on the strength of others. It asks you to embrace and respect the unique skills and talents of your teammates and how what they bring to the table contributes to the overall success of the team. AthleteNetwork founder/CEO Chris Smith shares how the same lessons that lend themselves to success on the field can also help build better leaders off the field.

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Leading Ladies: Heather Whaling

StephanieCarls.com: Stephanie interviewed Heather for her Leading Ladies series, chatting about her career journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way

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Don’t Risk Destroying Your Culture: Know and Live Your Values in These 3 Areas

The Agency Post: It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day minutia of tasks, meetings, and emails when you’re running an agency. But what happens when you get so busy sweating the small stuff that you lose sight of the bigger picture? Suddenly, the agency you’re running is far from what you wanted it to be — and that’s not good for anyone involved. Why do people want to work for you? Why do clients want to work with you? What are those beliefs and nuances that make you, you? If you want to ensure your agency grows in the right direction, you have to crystallize those values first. Then, use them to guide how you make decisions and approach your business. Heather discussed how your values can affect business development, team building and hiring/firing.

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Geben Communication approach to PR for tech startups: ‘Embrace the crazy’

Columbus Business First shared how Geben’s approach to work — “embracing the crazy,” as we like to call it — has helped us carve out a niche among local and national tech startups.

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Get That Life: How I Started an Online Business School for Women

Cosmo.com: Hello Fearless co-founder Sara Davidson wants to help female entrepreneurs launch successful companies without totally burning themselves out. She talked to Cosmo about how she made her dream a reality.

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Aver Informatics names new execs

Modern Healthcare: Aver Informatics, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that makes bundled payment analytics software, announced two new hires: Michael McDonnell was appointed chief people officer and Mike King will become the company’s VP of global sales.

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Networking 101: Making valuable connections before ever leaving school

USA Today College: UChic founder Christie Garton shared three tips to help college students make the most out of networking.

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Career Tips with Jonathan Poma

UWeekly: “Drive, focus, and willingness to take risks separate the successful from the average as much as, if not more than, intellect and intelligence. (Those things, and always using the Oxford Comma, of course.)” Whence co-founder Jonathan Poma shared a few career lessons students could learn from his entrepreneurial journey.

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Firm on hiring binge as software catches health reform’s ‘bundled payments’ wave

Columbus Business First: “Increasing demand from insurers, employers and health-care policymakers to pay for better medical outcomes instead of more stuff is creating a growing market for Aver Informatics Inc., the software and data analytics startup that Drive Capital LLC moved to Columbus this year. The company has grown to 35 employees from 10 at the beginning of the year, is on track for 10 more hires by spring, and could conceivably hit 75 by the end of 2015, CEO Kurt Brenkus told me. They’re a mix of data scientists, programmers, sales and customer support staff.”

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The Top 10 Social Media Podcasts Right Now

SmartBlog on Social Media: With more than 250,000 podcasts currently available on iTunes, cutting through the noise in order to find the right podcasts can be a challenge. Jay Baer created a solution for marketers with the launch of MarketingPodcasts.com, a brand-new discovery engine that sorts podcasts by category, host, number of reviews, iTunes ratings and more. In addition, the team at MarketingPodcasts.com reviews podcasts each week so you can be sure you’re not just getting something – you’re getting something good. Based on MarketingPodcasts.com’s Audience Approval Rating, Jay shared the top ten social media podcasts. These shows feature information on social media, and occasionally marketing, digital marketing, entrepreneurship and other related topics.

 

 

 

 

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