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Diversity is amplified for entrepreneurs

  By Emily D. Tisdale   Diversity is an asset for an entrepreneur, but it often starts with feeling like the “other.” Most business owners become entrepreneurs because they’re driven to be different — to provide ...

Leadership: Creating an environment of ongoing success

  By Darrell Brown   “Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right,” said the late Warren G. Bennis, an expert on leadership and a distinguished professor of business administration at ...

Indiana joins national trend in establishing commercial courts

By Edward Thomas   The civil justice system is a cornerstone of our modern society. It helps citizens identify and resolve legal disputes, most often with the help of a jury of their peers. As an experienced commercial litigator, I ...

Doing good for the neighborhood: Investing in socially conscious businesses

By Sharon Mallory   Many people think the stock market is a place where you invest in large businesses or risky tech stocks. These companies are usually located in states or countries far from your community, and rarely do you feel ...

A diverse HR department is as important as a diverse workforce

By Thresette Briggs   Today’s human resource department is much different than the personnel department of long ago, when it was once relegated to more administrative work in addition to hiring and firing employees. Now, more than ...

A matter of community

By Tom King   It has been my good fortune over the years to have jobs that allowed me to be involved in the city and state I love. Whether it was serving as president of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, my tenure as president of the ...

Black settlement and migration in Indiana’s history

By Wilma Moore   Indiana has a very rich African-American history that begins with its settlement and migration patterns. Most Blacks in the territory that became Indiana in 1816 lived in southern counties. Blacks settled with the French ...

Eight steps to your best self

Self-care, at its core, is about arranging and authorizing your life’s energies and resources in ways that both empower and enable your best self. Generally speaking, this “best self” is likely to be the bottom-of-the-list of our daily to-dos. ...

Putting lessons from my parents into practice

It wasn’t until I became an adult that I finally understood what my parents were trying to instill in me and my four brothers as children: compassion and service. Not as an extension of what you have, but in spite of what you don’t have. The ...

Fresh benefits may ease financial stress in the workplace

By Barbara Wood I recently read a report in USA Today that said one-in-four American workers are seriously distressed about their personal financial situation. That 80 percent of financially stressed workers spend time at their jobs dealing with ...