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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Take a Break

Today’s post from rainmaking expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, comes at a fortuitous moment – I’m in the middle of reading “The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal,” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, which delves into the balancing of energy in four key areas in order to maximize your performance. We tend to believe that pushing forward all the time is the key to success, but there is great evidence to suggest that taking breaks (not just extended vacation breaks, but short breaks during the workday) are key to doing your job more effectively and efficiently. It sounds like a cop out, but I’ve been working to implement some of their suggestions in my life this week in places where I see the most issues, and I can already feel a difference in sustainability and focus. I highly recommend picking up the book!

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Christmas Crackers – Top Tips For Employers This Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year – and brings a whole set of employment issues with it. This post looks at some of the most common issues raised by the festive season and offers guidance to employers for making it through the most wonderful time of the year. 

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Thanksgiving Recipes from My Mother

Maxine Neuhauserby Maxine Neuhauser

My mom worked full-time outside the home as a writer and editor while managing a “Brady Bunch” household with six kids, a grandma, and our spaniel mutt, Shorty. Between the nine of us (not counting Shorty), and the assorted friends, cousins, aunts, and uncles from our dual family household, we always had a crowd at holiday times. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I’d share her recipe for Thanksgiving turkey.

First, buy a turkey on sale.

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