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Are You Using Your Power Wisely?

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"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want
to test a man's character - give him power."

- Abraham Lincoln

Earlier this year we went through the season of honoring our historic presidents - and as we are living in very interesting political times I think it serves us well to look back so we can move forward. I expect I wasn't the only person who googled Abraham Lincoln on that 'not-quite-a-holiday-so-we-still-had-to-work" recognition of his birthday, and found a treasure trove of quotes that are still relevant today.

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Closing the Minnesota Workforce Gap - United Means Jobs For All

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It is a privilege to be in the business of matching great people with great jobs as we support our clients across the Twin Cities.  Our success - and that of our clients - is dependent upon having a deep pool of well trained, diverse, experienced and AVAILABLE job seekers ready to join our teams.

And - as an employer in Minnesota - I have to say that I'm worried.

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The Privilege of Being President (And Knowing When To Keep Your Mouth Shut)

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"If you are not listening, you are not learning."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

"Leadership means duty, honor, country. It means character and even listening from time to time."
- George W. Bush

"Being President is like running a cemetery; you've got a lot of people under you but nobody's listening."
- Bill Clinton

I consider it a privilege to be President at Creatis. I wasn't elected into the role. My team didn't necessarily get to "vote me in" or choose that I was going to be their boss. But I had worked hard over the years and then got a bit lucky by being in the right place at the right time. And I take my 'presidency' role very seriously because with privilege comes obligation. The obligation to work hard to be a great boss. To know when to speak and, more importantly, to know when to keep my mouth shut. And yes, I am still working on that last part.

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It's National Boy Scout Day - How Prepared Are You?

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So today is National Boy Scout Day. How cool. Unfortunately, I was never a Boy Scout because in my day they didn't let girls join the troop. Which always bugged me because even back then girls could certainly hunt, camp and survive in the woods. Oh well, at least we had our cookies.

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