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Study: Guilt-prone people make better leaders
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New research from Stanford business school suggests that people who tend to feel guilty when they do something wrong exhibit strong performance as leaders. Conducted by Stanford doctoral candidate Rebecca Schaumberg and Francis Flynn, a professor of organizational behavior, the study involved 520 people and three experiments. For each of the experiments, Schaumberg and Flynn gave the subjects online personality tests that measured their tendency to feel guilt or shame, among other traits. More

Postures to boost productivity now
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Whether you're an entrepreneur on a fast-paced schedule or a business leader in a long meeting, powerful postures can help boost your productivity at work. "Posture affects how we think," says cognitive psychologist Sian Beilock. "One of the ways we shape our thoughts is through our physical movements." Beilock is referring to a theory called "embodied cognition," which says that your brain looks to your face and body to understand how you feel. Are you energetic? Motivated? Bored? Your facial expression and body posture help your mind figure that out. More

When it comes to business, all communication is marketing
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Instead of leaving your marketing to others, it pays to learn the lay of the land, and then do the parts that work best for your personality and contract the rest — because you don't have to do it all yourself. For the budget conscious small business owner, there are several ways to contract help. This ranges from paying high end professionals to college interns specializing in the service that you need. Truly, when it comes to getting help, where there's a will, there is a way. But before you start bringing people in to help with your marketing, you need a marketing plan that you understand. More

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What we talk about when we talk about the recession
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Do feelings trump facts for small business owners? Three years after the Great Recession ended, 71 percent of small business owners indicated they "believe the United States economy is still in a recession," according to a survey of just over 1,000 of them released on Wednesday, May 30, by U.S. Bank. The recession that started at the end of 2007 nearly doubled the unemployment rate, crashed the stock market, and wiped out some of the nation's biggest banks before it ended 18 months later, in June 2009. But it did end, and for three years the economy has been growing, if haltingly. Why the disconnect? More

Rhode Island animal advocate bills on the move
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Companion bills, HB 7139 and SB 2034, allowing state veterinarians and/or representatives of the Rhode Island SPCA to act as advocates for animals in court actions are on the move in the Rhode Island General Assembly. When acting as an animal advocate, a veterinarian or SPCA representative will be allowed to make recommendations to any court before which the custody or well-being of an animal is at issue. More

Please oppose SB 969 Pet Grooming Bill
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SB 969 Pet Grooming Bill is on the California Senate floor. While NAIA have had good response to their letter writing and floor action campaigns, they feel it is time to inundate the Senators with phone calls. More

YouTube launches channel for pet lovers
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The Pet Collective, a YouTube channel dedicated to furry, feathered and scaly pets of all types, has officially launched. The channel, which was started by FremantleMedia, offers an array of original content that ranges from informative Q&As with veterinarians to comedic scripted shows about pet owners and their animals' exploits. More

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