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What's your influencing style?
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Effective leadership today relies more than ever on influencing others — impacting their ideas, opinions, and actions. While influence has always been a valuable managerial skill, today's highly collaborative organizations make it essential. Consider how often you have to influence people who don't even report to you in order to accomplish your objectives. Success depends on your ability to effectively influence both your direct reports and the people over whom you have no direct authority. More

5 deadly business sins
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Just how lethal are Peter Drucker's "five deadly business sins"? You might ask Eastman Kodak, which has committed at least a couple of them and now finds itself on the verge of bankruptcy. Fundamentally the company has slipped because it fell prey to two of what Drucker identified in a 1993 essay as a quintet of "avoidable mistakes that will harm the mightiest business." More

NRF: Holiday retail sales rose 4.1 percent
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After a season full of peaks and valleys, retailers' 2011 holiday sales beat expectations, rising 4.1 percent to $471.5 billion — slightly surpassing NRF's holiday sales forecast of 3.8 percent growth. According to the National Retail Federation, December retail industry sales increased 4.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year and decreased .06 percent seasonally adjusted from November. More


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Oklahoma rule amends breeder regulations: Comments due Jan. 17
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On the heels of legislation adopted during last year's session, the Oklahoma Commercial Pet Breeder Board is proposing amendments to regulations governing commercial pet breeders in the state. The proposed rule would modify provisions governing meetings of the Board, procedures for declaratory rulings, administrative hearing procedures, and imposition of administrative fines, as well as revising substantive standards of care under the regulations. More

AAFP rolls out cat friendly practice initiative
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The American Association of Feline Practitioners unveiled its "Cat Friendly Practice" initiative at the North American Veterinary Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. The initiative provides strategies to help practices become more accommodating to the needs of cats and certifies practices as "Cat Friendly Practices." More

Hill's plans to bolster sales force
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Hill's Pet Nutrition plans to expand its network of national and regional selling agents to make regular visits to more than 22,000 veterinary hospitals and clinics beginning in April 2012. The Topeka, Kan.-based company is making the expansion to advocate "nutritional recommendations" as the "5th Vital Assessment" in pet healthcare, alongside temperature, pulse, respiration and pain. More

Report: Global petfood market growth from product innovation
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The pet food industry has experienced much growth due to increased pet food market segmentation and pet product innovation, according to a new report on the global pet food industry from Global Industry Analysts Inc. The research report, "Pet Foods: A Global Outlook," includes a collection of statistics, market briefs and research findings to provide an analysis of global pet food market trends and pet food market issues. More
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