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Things a manager should never say
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People listen to leaders. It's one of the qualities that helps define them as leaders — and their followers as followers. But because of this, leaders need to mind what they are saying, and avoid knee-jerk responses. "A leader's brain must always work things out ahead of his mouth speaking them," says Patrick Alain, author of The Leader Phrase Book: 3000+ Phrases That Put You In Command. To help wannabe leaders cement their status, Alain has compiled a shortlist of four phrases that a good leader will never, ever say. Avoid these lines and people will be more likely to follow your lead. More

Leadership's new direction
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Today's young leaders are growing up with the belief that business can provide them with a way of translating a meaningful, personal purpose into work that impacts the world in a positive way. These are 20-somethings in the early stages of their careers, holding roles that require tremendous amounts of responsibility and judgment — whether it's managing a brand, starting a new venture, or transitioning the family business. More

Keep the Internet from killing your productivity
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There's a good chance you're reading this article during your workday as a distraction from whatever it is you're supposed to be focusing on at work right now. Whatever you were working on, which you still need to finish up, is likely open in another window. More

Online shoppers will buy more if they see what others have bought
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It turns out that online shoppers are really just a bunch of copycats. According to new research, consumers are more likely to purchase items if information highlighting sales statistics from other customers accompanies product listings on websites. This news can serve as a vital resource for online retailers and small businesses looking to maximize online sales as the holiday season, and Cyber Monday, in particular, approaches. More

Cardinal Laboratories honored for supporting local programs that exemplify the values of the Crazy Pet Back Bones of Character program
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Since developing its Crazy Pet Children's Foundation in 2009, Cardinal Pet Care has been dedicated to supporting non-profit programs that instill in children the qualities outlined in its Back Bones of Character™ program: Be caring, contribute, have courage, be dependable, be fair and have respect — the character-building values children learn from caring for the family pet. More

Pets suffer in hard times
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Three years of high unemployment and a busted housing market have not only taken a toll on many Americans. They've also been hell for their pets. Animal shelters and rescue groups are jammed to capacity and beyond, as people who've lost their jobs and homes are also forced to abandon their cats and dogs. More

Weinmann succeeds Sutton as Pet Care Trust president
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Brent Weinmann, president and CEO of Vitakraft Sunseed Inc., has been appointed president of The Pet Care Trust, a pet industry-supported non-profit organization that seeks to promote public understanding of the benefits of companion animals and responsible pet ownership. Weinmann replaces Lew Sutton of Pet-Ag Inc., who stepped down after nine years as president of the organization. More launches Rescue Tales Facebook contest
Petfood Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article has launched the Feeding Fido & Friends Rescue Tales Facebook Contest. The nationwide contest invites pet lovers to tell their rescue tales of inspirational pets and the rescues or shelters that helped them beat the odds. Now through Dec. 18, pet lovers can submit their rescue tales on's Facebook page. A team of judges will select 10 finalists with the most moving stories. More

Hemopet secures US patent for nutrigenomic supplements, expands Nutriscan testing
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The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent that nonprofit Hemopet says will give it exclusive rights to develop nutrigenomic supplements for companion pets in the U.S., and the organization is also expanding the testing protocol of its Nutriscan technology. The patent was originally filed 12 years ago by Hemopet president Jean Dodds, DVM. Dr. Dodds said the patent gives Garden Grove, Calif.-based Hemopet prior rights to the technology over others who filed for patents. More
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