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Is your potential employee confident or arrogant?

There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and unfortunately in business, it can be the make-or-break quality of a successful leader. Arrogant leaders are prone to being disagreeable and aggressive; they tend to push down their employees, drain away motivation and loyalty and paralyze productivity. Erika Napoletano, in a recent Entrepreneur.com article, calls arrogance “the idiot cousin of the confident businessperson.” Motivational sales trainer Patrick Henry Hansen, who has advised my company on a number of issues over the years, puts it this way: Confidence is always attractive, and arrogance is always repulsive.

June 14, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


'Jurassic World' and the maternal instinct

At the outset of the early 1990s, long before 3-D made an aggressive comeback and computer-generated imagery was still a rare novelty, Steven Spielberg released a film about dinosaurs that quickly became nothing short of a cultural phenomenon.

June 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Humble Beginnings

The Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps Reunion Weekend July 11 – July 14

June 14, 2015 | | Business


BBB advice on navigating through the timeshare jungle

Ever since the timeshare phenomenon began in this country, back in the early 70s, the industry has been plagued with accounts of dissatisfied customers, on both the buying and selling sides of the equation. Dubious marketing tactics like pushy, gimmicky sales pitches have contributed to the problem. Add outright fraud to the mix and you have plenty of incentive for consumers to take a dim view of timeshare vacations.

June 14, 2015 | | Business


Three area students earn scholarships from Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank has awarded three scholarships to local students that participated in the bank's Community Ambassadors Program. Rachel Doll from Ellinwood High School earned a $1,500 scholarship. Catherine Barrington and Kacee Kasselman from Great Bend High School each earned a $500 scholarship.

June 14, 2015 | | Business


Central Kansas Dream Center now enrolled in Thrivent Choice program

The Central Kansas Dream Center is now able to receive grant funding from Thrivent Financial through the Thrivent Choice® program.

June 14, 2015 | | Business


America's most famous college dropout thinks you should go to college

Bill Gates, who is still the richest man in the world according to Forbes, is a big fan of college.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eating locally is actually pretty easy, and that's good news for reducing food waste

Upwards of 80 percent of Americans could restrict their eating habits to food grown within 50 miles of where they live, according to a new study published by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, which means that if consumers want it, there's more than enough potential to buy food exclusively from local markets.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Did Rick Perry's prayers end the Texas drought?

Glenn Beck recently went on record saying he thinks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserves a little credit for ending the Texas drought.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Marriage isn't the only relationship that's in trouble for 20-somethings

It's well known that millennials are the most unmarried generation in American history, but a new report by Gallup suggests that tying the knot isn't the only union youngsters are avoiding.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Danceography new class

Danceography has recently added couples classes instructed by Matt and Jaimie Fehr to the studio. These classes focus on classic country dances including 2 step, 10 step, 20 step, waltz, and western swing, but when time allows, they also throw in several other fun numbers such as the electric slide and cotton eyed joe. Matt and Jaimie have been dancing together for over 16 years, learning a multitude of dances through both formal and informal classes. They enjoy teaching others in a fun, laid back atmosphere, helping couples to learn at their own pace.

June 10, 2015 | | Business


Doonan Specialized Trailer LLC announces hire of manager of Marketing and Inside Sales

Doonan Specialized Trailer LLC, a leading manufacturer of platform trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, oilfield trailers, extendibles, RGN lowbeds and double drops, announced today that Michael Hinton has joined the company as Manager of Marketing & Inside Sales.

June 10, 2015 | | Business


The promise and pitfalls of timeshares

If you’re in the mood to get away from it all, $1 might seem more than a fair price to pay for a vacation in a resort destination.

June 09, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


The key ingredient to a more fulfilling life

What's the key ingredient to a more fulfilling life? According to a new poll by YouGov, the answer might be marriage.

June 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


More men think this is morally acceptable than women

When it comes to what are appropriate morals in a relationship, men and women seem to agree on plenty.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sterling House of Great Bend Senior Living Community to connect with its larger Brookdale family

If something seems a little different to you the next time you are near Sterling House of Great Bend, don't be surprised. Its new name of Brookdale Great Bend will reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides for senior adults. Not only is Sterling House of Great Bend changing its name, so are other Brookdale communities across Kansas.

June 24, 2015 | | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.

June 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.

June 17, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business


Metro Real Estate group

Nicole Kennedy, a broker with Dave Neal & Associates, has bought the agency from Neal and is renaming it Metro Real Estate Group.

June 17, 2015 | | Business


Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.

June 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

The rise of mandatory paid leave for both men and women who have children has been meteoric, according to The New Republic's Lauren Sandler.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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