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Leadership During a Pandemic – the Elephant in the Room

By Dean WhittakerEarlier this month I attended and presented at the International Economic Development Annual Conference. Originally set to be held in Dallas, it was transformed into a four-day, virtual event. Among the benefits of this transformation was a record attendance of over 1,800 participants. Reduction in travel costs and registration enabled broad international participation—attendees...

Better Conversation

By Brittany Ryzenga I recently listened to a valuable TedTalk by Celeste Headlee titled, “10 ways to have a better conversation.”  The topic caught my attention as improving ones’ communication skills is always beneficial.  However, Headlee made a strong observation that the world we currently live in, “this world in which every conversation has the potential to devolve into an argument, where...

The Social Dilemma

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software.” ~ Edward Tufte

Better Conversation

Better Conversation

By Brittany Ryzenga I recently listened to a valuable TedTalk by Celeste Headlee titled, “10 ways to have a better conversation.”  The topic caught my attention as improving ones’ communication skills is always beneficial.  However, Headlee made a strong observation...

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Staycation: Tourist in your own City!

Staycation: Tourist in your own City!

By Valorie Oonk Since staying close to home seems to be the theme for 2020, the idea of a staycation or vacation in your own city has become quite popular. I recently did this in my beautiful and very charming home town of Holland, Michigan. I am very blessed to live...

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WFH or WFA?

WFH or WFA?

By Dean Whittaker Since March I found myself along with many of you working from home (WFH). The big surprise for me and many companies and organizations were that it works and works well! There are many benefits. On the personal side, there is no commute to the...

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Back to School… Sort of.

Back to School… Sort of.

By Brittany Ryzenga As summer came to an end parents across the globe had been anxiously anticipating the arrival of “Back to School 2020”, unsure of what back to school would truly mean this year amidst a global pandemic.   After months of stay at home orders,...

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Name Three Things…

Name Three Things…

By Valorie Oonk Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, our team at Whittaker Associates have conducted team meetings via Zoom or GoToMeeting as our team is located in different parts of the world.  Typically, at the end of every meeting, we are each asked to name...

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Addiction

Addiction

By Sambridhi Shrestha Do we own a phone or is it the other way round?Drug addiction, rehabilitation as a cureAlcohol addiction, rehabilitation as a cureAnd most importantly PHONE ADDICTION... What is the cure???  One of the most underrated addictions of the...

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Leadership During a Pandemic – the Elephant in the Room

By Dean WhittakerEarlier this month I attended and presented at the International Economic Development Annual Conference. Originally set to be held in Dallas, it was transformed into a four-day, virtual event. Among the benefits of this transformation was a record...

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