If you are nothing without the suit, then you shouldn't have it: 3 cardinal tests for anyone who calls himself a Leader

by Swati Jena via LinkedIN

Source: http://ironman.wikia.com/wiki/Tony_Stark_(film)

Source: http://ironman.wikia.com/wiki/Tony_Stark_(film)

In organizations, a leader typically is a person who talks strategy for a living, inspires people, lives (and often creates) ambiguity, and yes.. breathes innovation instead of air. 


by Awareness Days US International Volunteer Day (IVD)

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December 5 was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. 

A word to the wise job seeker

via Inside Memphis Business

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Don't forget...

to say THANK YOU for the opportunity to interview.

According to AccountTemps, 80 percent of HR managers said they take thank-you notes into account when deciding to hire. But they get thanks from only 24 percent of candidates they've interviewed.

Suggested ways to convey thanks is via email or handwritten note. A phone call might be OK but the worst is to post on social media or send a text.

(Men-Please DO NOT text a "thank you")

The 25 highest-paying jobs in America

by Evan Comen, Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Stebbins and Thomas C. Frohlich via MSN

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Most of the highest paid workers are in STEM positions. Only six of the 25 professions with the highest weekly wages are not in STEM fields. Of the 21 high-paying STEM occupations, five are medical professions and nine are engineering roles.

Moral Mondays Organized by Religious Leaders Who Talk of ‘Fragmentation’

By Bill Dries via The Daily News

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A group of 25 local religious leaders are bringing the “Moral Mondays” effort to Memphis with a series of three “table talks” at different churches toward finding a “moral center” on social justice issues. 

A Global Day of Giving


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving  and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Top Resume Writing Tips

by Alison Doyle via The Balance

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by Pixsooz/iStockphoto.com

Do you need help writing or updating your resume? It can be challenging because your resume is going to be reviewed by software as well as by hiring managers. You'll need to write a great resume to get your application selected for an interview. 

11 students go straight from high school to the Memphis Police Department

by Daniel Connolly via The Commercial Appeal

by Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal

by Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal

The short-staffed police department wants to make the Blue Path high school recruiting program the main way it recruits new police employees. 

LeadershipWorks Essay Writing Contest

On August 23, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech to a crowd of 250,000 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  50 years later, the impact and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King is unwavering.  So, to honor this legacy, LeadershipWorks is hosting an essay writing contest for Memphis-area high school students.

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How to Network Like a Pro --- Even If You're Shy, Introverted, or Really Just Hate Doing It

by Andy Molinsky via LinkedIn

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A deep and varied network of trusted colleagues can help when searching for new business partners, when seeking investment opportunities, when looking for sources of capital or opportunities to develop your own skills, or even when looking for another job.

Suiting up for your body type

by Alan Vinson via Memphis Business Journal 



Each man has a different body type, which means what looks good on one man won’t necessarily work well for another. Due to these differences, it’s important to dress for your own body to ensure that you’re dressed to impress. 

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

by Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report via PBS

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The decades-long national push for high school graduates to get bachelor’s degrees left vocational programs with an image problem, and the nation’s factories with far fewer skilled workers than needed.