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CHICAGO–If you’re managing people, it often isn’t long before you feel generational tensions–but there are also steps you can take to avoid them, according to one expert.

CHICAGO–Can well-intentioned compliments from the boss actually become a negative? Yes, according to one expert, who said many employees report they have been offended by what their bosses thought to be positive words or actions.

BURNSVILLE, Minn.–Be authentic and true, move to get rid of toxic employees while aligning everyone else, and don’t forget Ed Filene’s advice. Those are some of the recommendations from Bill Raker, who became well-known to many in credit unions before recently retiring from Firefly Credit Union. 

CHICAGO–Planning to begin making more presentations in 2019, or even expanding into public speaking? Here are some rituals that can be practiced to lessen the nervousness.

CHICAGO–"Action learning" projects can be a boon for an organization in solving a problem, or a “colossal, frustrating waste of time,” according to one expert, who is sharing advice on five mistakes to avoid in such efforts.

CHICAGO–Although it seems like something a manager might never get around to doing, Theodore Kinne has invested some time in studying ways to better manage employees who are procrastinators.

CHICAGO–Looking to catch up on your reading or to get a jump start on 2019? A list compiled by one person of the Top 10 Business Books of 2018 offers a place to start.

CHICAGO–The days when businesses could succeed as innovators without partnering are pretty much gone, according to one executive, who is sharing advice on how to make the most of what he is calling the new “co-economy.”

CHICAGO–Among the most difficult of responsibilities facing any CEO: guiding the credit union through times of expansion. One person has some advice on how to deftly handle the task.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–Sometimes it happens that a candidate who had the right credentials, seemed to fly through the interview process, and had lovely references turns out to be an unexpected problem after hiring. What can you do?