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Essential skills for contemporary leaders
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The post-recession workplace harbors a new reality for leaders. At a time when discretionary efforts and intellectual property are essential to drive innovation and organizational growth, those who are able to earn natural and enthusiastic followers will deliver the best results. But, doing that means operating with the right actions, not the right titles. More

Ways to implement change
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Many companies make big changes in technology, organization charts, compensation, marketing plans and other initiatives, yet just send an email and expect the organization to change automatically. But a new book argues that successful change requires the following must-have ingredients. More

A sneak peek at the store of the future
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Given the rapid pace of technological change and shifting consumer expectations, the retail store of today will likely look quite different five to 10 years from now. Certain trends already taking shape provide clues about what the retail store might look like as we approach the year 2020. Here's a sneak peek at what will shape the store of the future. More

Embedding strengths in your company's DNA
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If you want to build a strengths-based organization and enjoy the benefits of reduced turnover and greater productivity and profitability, you can't go halfway. This means that you must significantly shift your company's language; you must change how managers interact with their employees and how employees interact with their peers. What's more, these changes must go deep into your company's DNA. More

Stop pet sale bans    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Citizens may lose the right to buy pets from pet stores in the City of Los Angeles before the end of the summer of 2012 if we don't act now to stop pet bans. An overwhelming vote by the Los Angeles City Council has directed that a pet ban be considered and an ordinance drafted. The Council will vote on whether to adopt the ordinance once a draft is complete and a proposal made to the Council. For more information, you can follow the campaign on Twitter as well. More

The "Original" Freestanding Pet Gate

Richell USA offers a complete line of patented freestanding pet gates that provide both style and function. From the Standard to the new Premium Plus, each gate safely confines pets beautifully in the home!

Interzoo draws visitors from 111 countries for new petfood, treats
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Interzoo, a global exhibition for pet supplies, drew 36,792 trade visitors from 111 countries to Nuremberg, Germany to exhibit and learn about the latest pet food and pet products. At Interzoo 2012, 79 percent of the exhibitors came from abroad with a total of 1,539 companies from 53 countries. The leading exhibiting countries besides Germany (321 companies) were China (293 companies), the U.S. (136 companies), Italy (104 companies) and Great Britain (100 companies). More

Falcons, and their handler, inspire at-risk US youth
Agence France-Presse via Yahoo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Benny and James are a pair of handsome Lanner falcons, bred in Saudi Arabia, that came to the United States a few weeks ago on a mission to change the lives of inner-city youth. If that sounds unlikely, then so too is the story of Rodney Stotts, on whose gloved arm they perched one muggy summer morning in the unexpectedly lush countryside a half-hour's drive outside Washington. More

Pet Store Pro launches new manager course
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Pet Store Pro, the free online training program created by the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), has added a new course focused on communication. The new chapter teaches six essential skills managers can use to develop employees and maximize productivity. Communication for Retail Managers is the latest addition to Pet Store Pro's manager curriculum. The program offers interactive, self-paced courses for employees and managers and is free to qualified pet retailers. More

Biologist joins PIJAC staff as consultant
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Scott Hardin, former bureau chief of fisheries services for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will join the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Washington, D.C., as a consultant beginning July 1, 2012. "Scott Hardin's extensive experience with exotic and invasive species is a tremendous asset to PIJAC," said PIJAC president Mike Canning. More

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