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Lead by Example

“Leadership, to me, is setting the example. Don’t ask anybody to do something that you wouldn’t do,” says Rob Keck, Chairman of the Board at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. …

“It’s just listening to what they need and then seeing what you can do about it,” says Travis Miller, Owner and Senior Structural Engineer with Miller Engineering. Miller says he tries to …

Do you have different recruitment and retention strategies for different division in your workforce? Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity with Edward Jones says they have overarching …

Understanding the difference between facts, thoughts and feelings can help you put an end to workplace gossip says Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. “Knowing …

Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions, says there will be 3.7 million positions nationally and 140,000 in the state of Missouri that employers can’t fill in the next eight years. …

Amy Blansit, Founder of Solely Jolie Púr Pallette, says you need to hire people whose strengths compliment your own. Whether you’re looking for someone with people skills or an analytical mindset, …

“I feel that any time someone feels their safety is threatened, they should be calling 911,” says Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department. Schroeder says if …

Your language is either a barrier or a bridge, the skill is in knowing the difference. “As a leader, communication skills and language is one of your biggest tools,” says Marlene Chism, author, …

Kelly Lee, Business Program Manager on the Infrastructure Team at Facebook, says not just hiring practices will achieve team inclusion and diversity. Facebook takes a three pronged approach: Look for …

What would you do differently in starting your business? Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software, says she wouldn’t change much, but wishes she had known a better way to balance …

When your leadership is questioned or not appreciated, “sometimes as leaders, we want to turn that about us, where we just need to listen,“ says Shane Cowger, Sales Manager at Arvest Bank. Cowger …

“In the career choice context, we’re so serious about this that we want to remove every barrier possible to people chasing their ultimate dreams,” says Juan Garcia, Director - Associate …

According to Stan Dobbins, Branson City Administrator, ten percent of your employees are excellent performers and require very little management. Eighty percent are good workers, but require a lot of …

Interview first for ability to do the job then ask probing questions to see if the candidate will fit with your company’s inclusion policies. Susan Stith speaks from experience as the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving for Express Scripts.

Would you choose to hire an inexperienced job candidate over an experienced one? “We decided very early on that in the bar and restaurant business — sometimes experienced hirees are gonna bring …

“In a small business, I think first I would say, look for talent that can compliment the skill sets, talents and insights that you already have,” says Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & …

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