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Minimizing Workplace Polarization

“I think it puts managers in a very complicated position,” says Ashley Fletcher, licensed clinical social worker. “It’s difficult to say you’re not allowed to share your views on those …

Janice Goocher, co-owner of Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders, says it’s important to show your employees that they are valued team members. By evaluating their performance and letting them know about …

Tom Faulkner, director of Crosslines, says it’s critical for businesses to utilize services from local nonprofits to help impoverished workers. Faulkner says by partnering with a nonprofit to teach …

“I think we have to surround ourselves with people who have the same morals and values as us, but don’t necessarily think the same way,” says Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller …

Just Do It

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Danny Collins, founder of 37 North, says if you want to try your hand at being an entrepreneur, just do it. “The first year was just testing the waters,” Collins says. They tried everything from …

“It’s really hard to market yourself as a product,” says Michael Frizell, graphic novel author and director of Student Learning Services at Missouri State University. Frizell says he’s …

As creative manager for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Jennifer Johnmeyer says when she and her team brainstorm about promoting their films, it’s about creating a sense of community. “You really do …

Kelly Harris, Director of Safe to Sleep, says the biggest obstacle faced by the working homeless is transportation. She says many times, homeless people need a place to keep their possessions while …

Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University, says recruiting new talent for his team can be difficult because other schools offer players more perks. “What we try to do is …

Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, says a high work volume lets you choose your projects and partners. “The guys the we really like to work for, those are our targets. In a …

Selecting the right IT partner for your company is daunting. Not all IT companies are the same. Learn five qualities to look for in your next IT partner beyond the products. This is sponsored …

“LinkedIn is not Facebook,” says Claire Sakaoka, owner of engage5w. “You should have a professional photo - that means no selfies.” Sakaoka says a recent research article said more than 80% …

Carrie Richardson, executive director at Leadership Springfield, says one of the greatest tools for networking is to look at your social circle and seek to connect with people outside that group. …

If you are experiencing inefficiencies in performance, you might need to look at your tools and processes. Sherry Coker, Executive Director of OTC Center for Workforce Development gives you tips for …

“You have to invest in your own personal and professional development, and that helps you stay relevant, stay on top of things that are trending, topics that you need to know about to be more …

Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, says it’s easy for builders to get work, but hard to find the manpower needed to staff job sites. “There’s a lot of good people, …

“A lot has to be done within 72 hours,” says Keke Rover, Director of Ambassadors for Children. School enrollment, court dates and finding daycare are several issues a foster parent must …

Carrie Richardson, Executive Director at Leadership Springfield, says they build their board with the same model they teach. Using the CliftonStrengths development model, it allows them to tailor …

Jamie Kinkeade, owner of The Studio and The MVMNT, says many clients who moved away from Springfield told her they missed her gym. She responded by starting an online fitness studio. She hired a …

Jenn Darden, Marketing Manager for Russell Cellular, says they know they’ll never be the biggest retailer, so their goal is to be the best. “ So our motto and as a company, everything we do is …

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