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Leadership author
set to speak at UR

Leadership author to speak at UR Sally Helgesen, author of the best seller, “The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership,” is slated to speak at the University of Rochester on Feb. 14 as part of UR’s Women’s Week. Hailed as ...

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Personal development can
foster professional growth

Ten years ago the total quality movement was all the rage. TQM/CQI/QIP, businesspeople believed, was the key to making all enterprises competitive and operationally successful. But the processes by themselves didn’t help some businesses improve at all. What they didn’t ...

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At-work sharing
has strings attached

Perhaps that means bringing in a consultant to conduct workshops or retreats. Or maybe it means otherwise fostering an environment where introspection and revelation are expected components of the workplace. But is the end always worth the means? Is this ...

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Focus on individuals builds stronger work environment

Two years ago, Edward Parrone, executive vice president and CEO of engineering firm D.J. Parrone & Associates P.C., knew his company had some internal problems that needed to be addressed. “I wanted to talk it through with these guys, away ...

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Realty groups support laws on property rights

Realtors went to bat for property owners in 1995 and scored several victories that will have a positive impact on the Rochester community if and when they are enacted into law. Here are some of the major legislative issues the ...

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Yuppies, empty-nesters flock to townhouses

“We wanted our freedom back,” says Diane Cort. “We spent too much time on the lawn and maintaining the outside of the house.” The solution? The Corts, like more and more Monroe County professionals, invested in a townhouse. Townhouses offer ...

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Buy a home for love, not money

“It’s not just a home, it’s an investment” was the line several generations of real estate agents used to edge nervous first-time buyers into home ownership. It is a line few buyers are likely to hear today. While home owners ...

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Faith investing can
be agent of change

For John Best, tying money management to religious or philosophical values has always made sense. While he is not overtly religious or “Boy Scoutish” in business, he says, he operates from a “deep, abiding belief in the goodness of fellow ...

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Mark financial-planning calendar now for fewer headaches later

January handed out big surprises to those who watched their winnings mount in the stock market but overlooked the capital-gains tax bite. Likely to feel particularly bushwhacked are latecomers driven to ride the wild bull in the comparatively safe saddle ...

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Details

–“Money Management for People of Faith,” Feb. 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Feb. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Strong Auditorium, Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Co- sponsors: Howe and Rusling Inc., Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. and ...

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Health resources abound on the World Wide Web

A handful of searches can reveal millions of relevant Internet, World Wide Web and Usenet stops. Hardly surprising when you look at the Internet’s beginnings in academics and government. Below is a list of health-related online sites that should offer ...

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Midwifery offers
nurses job growth

If so, read on. The name of the midwifery game has changed significantly in the last 20 years. Since 1971, when the profession officially was recognized by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the number of certified nurse-midwives in ...

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Competition gains upper hand in health care

Integration and competition seem unlikely partners. But Rochester health care experts say the two herald a new era for a system long known for its cooperative complexion. “I’m not sure if that’s going to mean more players or more intensity, ...

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“Sell yourself,” survey advises

Arrogance is not good. But confidence is. Thus is the message from a recent survey showing that job candidates may not be selling themselves enough during job interviews. One-third of executives polled said that during interviews, applicants often are too ...

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Labor Bureau projections show shifts by 2005

Whites, who now make up 77 percent of the labor force, will account for only two-thirds of the entrants into the work force by 2005. Blacks and Hispanics will be represented nearly equally, with more Hispanics than blacks entering the ...

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