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Worked to Death

People sometimes joke that they’re being worked to death, but in some cultures it’s no laughing matter. Author and consultant Rosie Ward, Ph. D., says in Japan and China, death by overwork has …

Chelsey Bode, president of Pearson Kelly Technology says she never expected to be part of a generational business. Her father, Mike Kelly, started the business when she was in college. Bode intended …

Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, recently hired three women to help her. She says it’s a great opportunity for everyone because they can work while watching the children and …

“Most of the messy challenges we face that are related to our well-being are adaptive,” says author and consultant Rosie Ward, Ph. D. Ward says incentivized programs are an attempt at a technical …

Steve Kelly, senior vice president with Arvest Bank, started a real estate brokerage during the 2007 recession. His business closed and Kelly returned to banking. He says the experience helps him …

Chelsey Bode, President of Pearson Kelly Technology says low rural bandwidth has hampered remote work for some employees during the pandemic. She says a lighter workload on office equipment allowed …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark says remote work can be challenging with distractions you wouldn’t have in an office setting. Nielsen says music helps him focus on the task at …

Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, says he likes challenging people to hire the homeless. He says it requires understanding from the employers, but the dividends are smart, loyal and hard working …

Nicole Chilton, director of marketing and development with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, says a great arts community helps draw talent to an area. She says the arts bring in $29.8 million to …

Eddie Gumucio, organizer and founder of the Queen City Shout Music festival says his wife’s experience with poverty relief agencies helped expand the number of nonprofits they could help. He says …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they learned early in their career to practice listening and humility. Robinson says these abilities are critical to being a good leader. Robinson …

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most companies promote good employees to management positions. She says that’s why it’s critical for managers to know the basics of …

Christina Ford, president and founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she made a point to visit with local businesses to learn about potential partners. She says donations of time and services are …

Kirk Baumann, team member experience manager with O’Reilly Hospitality Management, says community outreach is critical to organizational culture. He says doing the right thing builds engagement …

Technology business consultant Mackenzie Scherer says too many social media posts can be counterproductive for your business. Biweekly website updates help with Google searches, but always announce …

Taylor Otwell, CEO of Laravel, says don’t be afraid to bring employees on board. Otwell says you want to protect your business, but the increase in productivity is worth it. Duration: 0:31

Singer-songwriter Justin Larkin says moving to virtual performances is similar to his busking days. He says services like Venmo and Virtual Tip Jar provide some income, but fall short of paying …

Speaker, coach and writer Erika Gerdes, says overwhelm is very real for her. Managing a career and household as a single parent means prioritizing the things that are most important. Duration: …

Sarah Walters, organizational leadership coordinator with Evangel University says partnering builds a sense of community. She says building relationships and networking are just two advantages to …

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most of her practice deals with helping businesses reduce challenges and implement best practices for FMLA and ADA. Wente is a 2020 Springfield …

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