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Multi-axis chair aids in rehabilitation

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By Monica Mendoza Three months ago, Kevin Maher set up his Gyrostim multi-axis rotating chair at Life University in Georgia. Dr. Ted Carrick, a leading chiropractic neurologist, demonstrated the chair’s potential use in a number of physical rehabilitation treatments. Maher watched as the chair spun around and the chiropractic neurologists discussed how it could be… Continue Reading Multi-axis chair aids in rehabilitation

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Productive energy: Key to profits

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When the workforce of 800 in a plant of a large technology company was asked what percentage of their productive energy they were giving to this company, their answer was 25 percent. “Productive energy” is a way of measuring how much the workforce is giving to the employer in terms of their commitment to the… Continue Reading Productive energy: Key to profits

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Is the current U.S. Supreme Court — or more accurately, a slim majority of justices — pro-business? Some decisions from the just-finished court term led to the “pro-business” label being hurled in an accusatory tone. A recent New York Times analysis quoted Lisa S. Blatt, who served in the solicitor general’s office for 13 years,… Continue Reading The Supreme Court: Business-friendly or not?

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Employees deserve 1-on-1 time

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The most significant gift that any manager can give is the consistent commitment of quality one-to-one time with others. Most of us know that quality time is a necessity in the home, and the principle applies equally to any significant relationship — including in the office. We all are stretched for time, juggling the oversight… Continue Reading Employees deserve 1-on-1 time

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By Monica Mendoza Elvia Sandoval Caldwell has faced down the most discerning salsa connoisseurs. They shower her with questions. “Do you use vinegar? Is there cilantro in it? Where do you buy the peppers?” As people have begun to get serious about fresh ingredients, salsa — that combination of tomatoes, spices, onions and peppers —… Continue Reading Flavor tops spice for Salsa Baja

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Christopher Buckley wrote a funny novel a decade-and-a-half ago titled, “Thank You for Smoking.” It focused on three lobbyists billing themselves as the MOD (Merchants of Death) Squad, representing the tobacco, alcohol and gun industries. It was an amusing send-up of politics, lobbying, and neo-Puritan political correctness focused on “sins” as defined by the political… Continue Reading Sin taxes hurt business and society in general

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Removing barriers to change

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Even as the global recession gradually recedes, our volatile economy makes change unavoidable for all of us. Whether it’s lingering high unemployment, rollercoaster financial markets or political turmoil, the landscape for leaders keeps shifting — and most of us are quite uncomfortable in it. That’s understandable. Change, after all, entails risk and conflict. It brings… Continue Reading Removing barriers to change

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Rivada Networks dials into profits

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By Monica Mendoza Rivada Networks in Colorado Springs is getting people talking. Firefighters are talking to police. The National Guard is talking to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army is talking to the local sheriff, the Coast Guard and the Drug Enforcement Agency. It wasn’t always this way. Since the Sept. 11 attacks,… Continue Reading Rivada Networks dials into profits

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Based on various polls, it’s clear that solid majorities of voters are worried about federal government spending, debt and taxes, and related to all of that, where the economy is headed. As a result, incumbents feel uneasy heading into the November elections, especially with the Tea Party movement generating political uncertainty. However, one of the… Continue Reading Business experience can help, hurt candidates

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‘Energizers’ create sense of urgency

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Leaders in all industries are discovering that energy plays a critical role in individual, team and organizational performance. As leadership expert Richard Neslund puts it, “Energy is the fuel that powers the engines of performance.” Consider this: Researchers from IBM’s Institute for Knowledge-Based Management, the University of Michigan, and the University of Virginia collaboratively studied… Continue Reading ‘Energizers’ create sense of urgency

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