201702.13
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World Traveler

The world seems different. I seem different. Yet the same, experiencing what had been overlooked, ignored, hidden, unknown, or misunderstood. Like me. Always present. Ever ready. Open-armed. Waiting to be examined, analyzed, appreciated, accepted, challenged, and alive. We are complex, yet simple, depending on our choices and needs in a moment. It passes quickly, or…

201702.06
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FAQ: Does the NYS WCB have a voluntary disclosure program for employers?

No. There is currently no voluntary disclosure provision for dealing with the Workers’ Compensation Board. The Board and its Advocate for Business indicate that employers must wait for a penalty notice before any action can be taken to remedy a potential error. This notice might come within a few months, never or in as many…

201701.30
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Leap and the Net Will Appear

The following post is a guest post from the April 2007 Grayfiti Newsletter (while Nance was on vacation). Since Nance is on vacation again (which seems to be an every five year kind of event) and Mary Carlomagno is working on her next book, we thought it would be fun to re-post it. There is a…

201701.16
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FAQ: What Can I Expect at a Trial in the WC Claim Against Me?

You will be presumed liable unless you can prove your injured worker is lying or exaggerating, and the evidence you need in hard to produce. Cases are regularly established even when the accident was unwitnessed, the initial hospital records are not produced (or are suppressed), or the description of the accident makes no sense. One employer lost…

201701.09
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Seven Ways to Start Anything Powerfully

Millions of people were expected to make New Year’s Resolutions. Many have probably already broken theirs. Maybe they weren’t really that committed to the change required to achieve the desired result. They might have been trying to lose weight or stop smoking to please a loved one. They might have planned to get up 30…

201612.19
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Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Even with Clients

Horst has been working as a consultant for a large international corporation for more than a decade.  Over the years, he has conducted audits, helped the transition of work to new vendors, managed vendor relations, and done other work beyond his primary duties. He enjoys the intellectual challenge and the opportunity to be of service…

201612.05
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It Begins with the Listening

Listen for the hurt, the broken dreams, and the opportunities to heal them. Listen for the fears, the shame, and the cue to hug them. Listen not for the hate that developed in a world that rejected them, embarrassed them, cheated them, and battered them. Listen for the vulnerable one they try desperately to hide….