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Differentiation, connectedness and universal law of ethical leadership

For over a decade now, I’ve had the privilege to serve as an ethics officer for five multinational corporations. As you might imagine, it’s been—and continues to be—quite a ride. I’ve had my share of successes and failures and I’ve ...

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Allow staff to work at home but clarify expectations, limits

“I am a new team leader at a small but rapidly growing company and am trying to learn the ropes here and grow a high-performing team. The company has a very general policy allowing telecommuting, which is fine and very ...

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On the Rex effect, Boeheim’s future and Kentucky hoops

You might have heard the news that the Buffalo Bills have sold 53,000 season tickets so far. That’s 5,000 more than last April, and just 4,000 shy of the franchise record set in 1992, the season after the Bills’ first ...

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Per capita personal income increases 3.2 percent in New York

New York’s per capita personal income—a figure that includes net earnings by place of residence, property income and personal current transfer receipts—increased 3.2 percent to $56,231 last year, according to preliminary 2014 figures released March 25 by the U.S. Bureau ...

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Strategic plan should identify strengths and weaknesses

“You must always be able to predict what’s next and then have the flexibility to evolve.” —Marc Benioff Several of my recent columns have discussed the transformational change occurring in our health care delivery system at the federal and state ...

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Your credit card is about to take the next evolutionary step

“Apple Pay” is not how teachers are paid or a way to keep doctors away. “Chip and PIN” is not a local pub. EMV is not an online version of the DMV. They are, however, all affecting how we in ...

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Rochester showed negative net migration in recent years

The Rochester metro area attracted a net influx of more than 12,000 international immigrants in recent years, but lost an even greater number of its residents–more than 17,000–who migrated to other domestic locations, according to population figures released yesterday by ...

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Non-Profit Report: It’s About Caring for Kids Inc.

It’s About Caring for Kids Inc. was formed to help Upstate New York families in need of financial assistance during their child’s long-term inpatient/outpatient hospitalization. IACKids provides financial assistance if the families are unable to cover their housing, transportation or ...

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‘Moments of awe’ in the workplace will inspire employees

“We choose to go to the moon … and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” — John F. Kennedy When President Kennedy set out to land on the moon, he inspired a ...

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Planning a future around events

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From creating elegant holiday place cards as a child to planning events for high-profile celebrities, Pauleen Vacca has found her calling in the event industry. Vacca, 25, owns Pauleenanne Design, an event firm that employs two full-time and a part-time ...

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Fast Start: Start that side line

Kimberly Palmer, senior editor at US News & World Report, writes about personal finances. Her new book, “The Economy of You,” shows how launching a side business can help establish financial security and provide a creative outlet. What’s driving this ...

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Revised employment data show stronger 2014 gains

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released revised employment estimates dating back to April 2013. The annual “benchmark” revisions incorporate more comprehensive information from state unemployment insurance tax records, producing job count tallies that are significantly more accurate ...

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Non-Profit Report: Trillium Health Inc.

Trillium Health Inc. has a 30-year history as a leading community health center serving the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. Formed by the 2010 merger of AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester, Trillium Health delivers primary ...

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Trends and compliance in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

With the announcement of the first U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action in 2015 only six days into the new year, the U.S. Department of Justice sent the message to companies with business overseas that it would continue its ...

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