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The Key to Happiness is No Expectations

Long-time readers will notice that most of my blogs come to me while I’m biking because, well, that’s when I have quiet time to think. I wasn’t able to bike…

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Volunteer Time Off Builds Strong Work Teams

The other day, a newer employee made an observation that beautifully encompassed how I feel about working at First Business. He said, “It feels like we’re all in this together…

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Is This A Goldilocks Economy?

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. She went for a walk in the forest, and soon she came upon a house. The breaking and entering…

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Making Good on Promises in Kansas City

Earlier this year, we promised “More For You, More for KC” through an ad campaign in the Kansas City area that pledged a respectable CD rate, but also the assurance…

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La Tienda The Difference Is The People

Recently I was thinking about the little stores that I’ve seen in Central America and Mexico. Maybe it’s because I’m trying to learn Spanish for the fourth time and things…

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Structure is Key to Setting Your Goals High

I recently read an article about how different the job market environment is today for college graduates compared to when their parents were entering the workforce a few decades ago.…

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Harnessing the Ripple Effect for Good

One rock thrown into a pond creates ripples. Sometimes you see the rock as it’s thrown, but other times you only have time to react to the ripples. We don’t…

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When Teamwork Makes All The Difference

We’ve all heard the phrase, “there’s no ‘I’ in team.” For many people, this may be a meaningless, everyday expression, but to me these few words encompass one of the…

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

As a teenager, I had several different jobs in the Milwaukee area – the punch-in, punch-out type you need to pay for car parts and gas. Soon enough I was…

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Going Above & Beyond: The Client Experience

Recently, a business client sent me a text saying they had a personal emergency. I quickly called to see how I could help. The client was on vacation and needed…

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Do Men’s Underwear Purchases Indicate an Economic Downturn?

As humans, we’re hardwired to dislike uncertainty. We gravitate toward patterns and predictability, in general preferring the known. Perhaps that’s why over the years different people have developed rather colorful,…

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle Has Been the Key to Success

As a full-time mom and full-time professional, I’m about as strapped for time as anyone. It’s so easy to start to cut corners and skip things like exercise or focusing…

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