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Walk the talk: 4 tips to be an extraordinary leader
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It's common knowledge that there are two kinds of leaders, those who speak and those who do. Those who speak are referred to as "vocal leaders," and those who do are referred to as "servant leaders," though the title of the latter is frequently off-putting to business leaders of self-proclaimed high stature. While leaders with excellent communication and motivational skills are often praised for these skills, they're not the only component to being an effective leader. It's the servant leadership that is most frequently hard to find. More

If small businesses are bummed, why are they hiring?
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Small and midsize employers added 145,000 jobs in September, driving most of the private sector hiring reported on Wednesday by payroll company ADP. Robust hiring by businesses with fewer than 500 employees belies the picture of Main Street paralyzed by uncertainty and weak demand. Small business confidence, as measured by the widely watched NFIB Optimism Index, has been at recession levels since 2008. What's going on here? More

Why you need to tell stories
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Business author and marketer Janine Popick writes, "Recently, we acquired an amazing social media marketing company called Roost. I had to tell my company about it at an all-hands meeting. I started to put together the presentation — and I bored myself. Instead, I decided I needed to develop a story." More

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Study indicates that viewing cute pet photos and videos could boost work performance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is no shortage of cute pet videos and images floating around the Internet. Plenty of pet owners are happy to share. And it makes sense. Often you'll hear people say that viewing adorable images gives them a much-needed boost. A recent study out of Hiroshima University reinforces this idea — and it indicates that looking at photos of cute animals might even make us more productive. More

In US, pudgy pets hit the treadmill, too
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As the obesity rate soars among Americans, their dogs are getting potbellied, too, encouraging fitness companies to come up with a range of equipment and classes to get pampered pets back into shape. From canine-tailored treadmills, to puppy pedometers and group fitness classes, there's no shortage of tools to trim and tone the sagging paunches of pooches. More

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Do dog seatbelts keep your pet safer?
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VideoBriefA proposed law in New Jersey that would require dog owners to secure their dogs with seatbelts has been causing controversy, but a new study shows that dog seatbelts may not provide any extra protection and may even injure the dog. NBC's Mara Schiavocampo reports. More

Survey: Most shelters don't make vet recommendations
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About two-thirds of pet adoption shelters did not refer adopters to a specific veterinary clinic, according to a survey of about 10,000 new owners. The poll of people who adopted pets from July 2011 to July 2012 was conducted by the Canadian animal wellness company Pethealth Inc. More

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Demand for premium petfood drives market for EPA/DHA
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Global consumer spending on EPA/DHA omega 3-fortified products, such as petfood, is expected to grow from $25.4 billion in 2011 to $34.7 billion in 2016, according to a report released by Packaged Facts. Demand for products enhanced with EPA/DHA will reach a compound annual growth rate of 6.4 percent over the period from 2011-2016. More

Contest saves 8,000 more pets than during the same period in 2011
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced on Oct. 11 that in August and September that the 2012 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge was responsible for 33,185 pets either being adopted or reunited with their owners. This is a substantial increase over the same period last year, reports the ASPCA. More

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