Category Archives: Fast Reads

Make the Most of a College Job Fair

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Having a plan ahead of time will help you navigate a job fair. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology

7 things to learn from the El Capitan climb

The recent story of two men who successfully scaled El Capitan in Yosemite National Park holds lessons for leaders, writes Ro -More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Want to Start Your Own Business? Focus on ‘Start’

Get the message? Photo: Klaus Jakob Comes

A business idea isn’t going to do you any good if you don’t try to put it to use. Photo: Klaus Jakob Comes

Networks and Leadership: Are You Connected?

Network perspective is a leadership imperative. Do you have it? Do you make the most of it?


Center for Creative Leadership

Indie Coffee Shop Thrives in the Shadow of the Dunkin’ Empire

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Coffee Break Cafe has managed to thrive in the birthplace of global coffee goliath Dunkin’ Donuts. Photo: Coffee Break Cafe

Proposed Changes to 529 Plans Would Dampen Their Appeal

State of the Union address 2015

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama proposed changes to 529 college plans that may force the 7 million families using them to rethink their college financial game plan.

Currently, you can make contributions to a 529 plan, invest those funds, and eventually withdraw the earnings tax-free as long as the money is used for education expenses such as tuition, room and board, or books. That makes it one of the more appealing ways to save for your child’s education. Plus, some states offer income-tax deductions on contributions.

Change Agent? Pay Attention to People’s Preferences

People have different preferences, or built-in reactions, to change. Know your own – and pay attention to others” – change preferences to adapt and lead more effectively.


Center for Creative Leadership