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January 2014

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O, Cicero


How Right You Were Solomon, the philosopher king, said over 2,500 years ago, “There is nothing new under the sun.”  Of course we have new technology, new approaches to problems, as well as new problems to solve, but the human…

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Q & A with Connie Bradley


NAME: Connie Bradley, RN, MSN, FACHE, CNE-A TITLE/COMPANY: Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Health First MARRIED: 25 years CHILDREN: No children, just two toy Poodle Maltese “furbabies,” Annabelle and Baxter YEARS IN BREVARD: Less than 1 year  …

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Women Achievers in a Competitive Market


It’s About Performance and Opportunity, Not Quotas The path to the executive suite is an arduous one. Traveling it successfully takes tenacity, intelligence, vision, skill and maybe even a bit of luck. None of those attributes are gender specific. But…

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Beyond Cinco de Mayo


Marketing that Makes Sense to Latinos Year-Round You wouldn’t dream of promoting your services among, say, the elderly, with a pitch that is full of slang and references you picked up from your kids. It also is unlikely that you…

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Social Innovation


New Ways to Work Together Entrepreneurs are working everywhere. While we traditionally associate entrepreneurs with business, we don’t generally associate entrepreneurs with social or civic efforts. In fact, there are a growing number of social entrepreneurs in the news because…

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Mentoring: What IS It?


It is hard to be a member of any company or organization and elude the notion of mentoring.  Not being a fan of labels, I question what it means to be a mentor in these times.  For many of us,…

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Do You Need a Digital Makeover?


That Was So 2013! In this age of digital technology, your web presence is as important, if not more important, than your offline presence. When a potential customer is researching who to do business with, more often than not, the…

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A Crisis of Leadership


The C-Level Practices of True Leaders Our nation is in the midst of a severe leadership crisis. At a time when leadership is needed the most, our society’s ability to produce or follow sound leadership is waning. Maybe it is…

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One on One | Cari Coats of Rollins College

One on One, Profiles

Cari Coats serves as the executive director of the nationally-ranked Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College. This latest venture is one in a long line of successes that has characterized her career, which included joining the Orlando Magic NBA…

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Lori Booker


Whether your company is unknown or well known (which, under some circumstances, can make the stoutest heart run for cover) Lori Booker is one of the area’s “go to” individuals for turning public opinion in your favor. She founded CBR…