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2012.09.25

The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.

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2009.06.29

The largest gathering of twins worldwide, double-down in Twinsburg each August for the annual Twins Days Festival. Sometimes Twinsburg will even see triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets and so on and so forth at the festival. The history of Twinsburg and the gestation of the festival goes like this: In 1819, a set of identical twins from Connecticut came to what was then known as Millsville. They were Moses and Aaron Wilcox, better known as the Wilcox brothers. They arrived in Millsville to sell parcels of land and attract settlers to the area. Twofold, they proposed six acres for a town’s square and suggested twenty dollars for the first school, under the condition that the people of Millsville would agree to change the name of the settlement to Twinsburg. The residents agreed and they double dog did it! And so it was that since the first set of “reportedly” unidentifiable, hard-to-tell-apart Wilcox brothers paired ...
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2009.06.29

Bad breath happens to even the best of us. Yep, at one point or another the majority of us will exhale an unpleasant odor into the atmosphere. Not only could this create an immediate schedule change for anyone who may be spending time with you, but perhaps a game of dodge ball will immediately begin (you being the ball to dodge) with the anyone in general and no one in particular. Surely with a case of bad breath, anyone within a five-foot radius will strategize an action plan to avoid your odorous emissions. There is always the chance that someone may throw you a lifeline, a saver…that is a Life Saver candy! Maybe this individual has “been there” before. Maybe this person is your soul mate, or perhaps he or she is an environmentalist. Whoever the hero is, this gesture of courage and nobility would be impossible if it wasn’t ...
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2009.06.29

It’s unusual to run across a person that doesn’t know about PEZ. You know…the PEZ candy and dispensers. Most of us happily accept the rectangular orange, cherry, lemon or strawberry sugary sweetness when offered, all of which are PEZ’s original fruity flavors. Yep, the candy can give you that quick sugar fix but what really grabs interest and garners international attention within the PEZ community, is the dispensers. Oh yes, those cartoonish characters that relinquish the small rectangular hunks of confected bite-size treats are what all the noise is about. You may be accused of under-noticing these cute little characters to their fullest respect, but don’t feel guilty. Rest assured, that your slack is picked-up by the colossal posse of Pezheads. That’s right, Pezheads or PEZ collectors. Pezheads hold gatherings, conventions, and festivals all around the world. From Austria, (the country of PEZ origin) to Myrtle Beach, Los Angeles, and Minnesota, ...
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2009.06.29

Each Labor Day weekend, the Cleveland National Air Show hubs legions of aviation fanatics to Burke Lakefront Airport. A highly superb American event and a national attraction, enthusiasts from all over Northeast Ohio and far-off places trip it to the north coast to witness history in the making, climb inside the jets, see the latest and greatest innovations, and to get all-out lifted! Since 1964, the Cleveland National Air Show has soared throughout Northeast Ohio’s skyscape every year. However, the show didn’t just come out of thin air. No captain. It was raised from the downfall of the Cleveland Air Races…yea, that’s right, air races! Back in 1920, the concept of an air show flew over to the United States from Europe. A publisher from the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, doled out money for an air race on Long Island, beginning with the first Pulitzer Trophy race. The Pulitzer ...
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2009.06.28

Asking for a raise or promotion is not an easy thing to do. Some feel that it’s best not to ask for a promotion, that instead it should come to you. Others have been promised a promotion or raise, but when they reach certain goals, their superiors set the bar even higher. When a promotion is imminent and you feel that you’ve met the qualifications for the promotion, don’t let the fear of hearing the word “NO” inhibit you from communicating your desire for the job. Before talking to your boss about the promotion or raise, you should know the company’s policy about the time of year promotions and raises are given. Do they happen only at employee review time, or does your company have a different kind of policy? Knowing this will prevent the disappointment from being turned down because you asked at the wrong time. When asking for a ...
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2009.06.01

Congratulations! You have served and you have served well. However, as the marching song goes, “You’ll never get rich by digging a ditch, you’re in the Army now,” and you need to get back to work. Your Transition Assistance personnel at the base may have assisted you so far. They have talked to you about your highly marketable skills, the strong work ethic you possess and how civilian employers cannot wait for you to show up and apply for their job. Those are wonderful motivational words, but in reality, it isn’t gong to be that easy. Finding a new job may require some simple steps, which may require a little detour to better prepare you. It may even require a full makeover. So lets get started, or should I say, “Forward, march!" As with all job searches, you must first figure out what you want to do. Some military Occupational Specialties make this ...
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