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Performance Nail Biters and Annoyances: Tools and Processes

If you are experiencing inefficiencies in performance, you might need to look at your tools and processes. Sherry Coker, Executive Director of OTC Center for Workforce Development gives you tips for …

“You have to invest in your own personal and professional development, and that helps you stay relevant, stay on top of things that are trending, topics that you need to know about to be more …

Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, says it’s easy for builders to get work, but hard to find the manpower needed to staff job sites. “There’s a lot of good people, …

“A lot has to be done within 72 hours,” says Keke Rover, Director of Ambassadors for Children. School enrollment, court dates and finding daycare are several issues a foster parent must …

Carrie Richardson, Executive Director at Leadership Springfield, says they build their board with the same model they teach. Using the CliftonStrengths development model, it allows them to tailor …

Jamie Kinkeade, owner of The Studio and The MVMNT, says many clients who moved away from Springfield told her they missed her gym. She responded by starting an online fitness studio. She hired a …

Jenn Darden, Marketing Manager for Russell Cellular, says they know they’ll never be the biggest retailer, so their goal is to be the best. “ So our motto and as a company, everything we do is …

“Skills that we really need right now are more what we call the soft skills,” says Mailyn Jeffries, Human Resources Director for Greene County Missouri. Jeffries says many employers are seeking …

“Unfortunately, we’re seeing a lot of retail stores - brick and mortar - that are closing and it’s all because of the online sales that have been taking place,” says Vera Gibbons, managing …

In a tight employment market “I think the first thing is really being more open to hiring someone who struggles with literacy,” says Kristy Frans with the Council of Churches. “Just because …

“So the worst has happened. You’ve been told that you’re going to be let go, and now you wonder how am I going to position myself to get my next position or move on in my career so that I’m …

Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …

Justin Branham, President of Branco Enterprises, says the moment you decide to build a building, you need to have a preconstruction meeting with your contractor, designer and other stakeholders. …

Scott Opfer, President of Opfer Communications, says they are building a new studio and office facility to become more efficient. “Our intent is to change our model so that we spend the majority of …

Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, says your business is like a baseball team — every team needs a coach and the best teams have specialized coaches to …

“More people in your community want to give to you than you realize. Sometimes they just don’t know how to give,” says Michael Buttacy, Executive Director of Ozarks Teen Challenge. Buttacy says …

Young professionals who aren’t interested in owning a home yet, still can expect to live in luxury. Sam M. Coryell, Derek McCrea, and Jessi Beauchamp of Coryell Collaborative Group provide five …

Jody Dow, Executive Director of The Springfield Dream Center, says her coworkers can usually tell when she’s getting emotionally worn down. Dow says they keep a folder full of their clients’ …

“In the restaurant industry, the profit margins are very thin. Your two prime costs which is your food and labor are very high, and then you’ve got your rent and all your other expenses on top …

“Branson’s brought in international folks for many decades to work in the show industry and other segments of our economy and they’re a vital part of our community whether they’re here …

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