Healthcare's Hidden Fees
Will your unhealthy habits end up costing you more money in 2011? November is the month many of us receive information from our employers on health care options for the coming year. When reporters for CBS-television in St. Louis (KMOV-TV) started finding some extra fees on enrollment forms based on employees' lifestyles, they asked Walker School of Business health care management expert Jim Brasfield to explain why. Watch Hidden Health Care Fees.
Webster Opens Office of Corporate Partnerships
Strengthening and initiating corporate relationships is the charge of Webster's new Office of Corporate Partnerships to be lead by Benjamin Akande, dean of the Walker School of Business & Technology. Dean Akande has also been named to the board of directors of Ralcorp Holdings Inc., maker of Post cereals and a variety of store brand foods.Learn more about Webster's Office of Corporate Partnerships.
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Speaker Series: From Social Consciousness to Social Media
If you'd like to see merit instead of money guarantee success, you're a lot like Michael Sherraden one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential thinkers in the world. Dr. Sherraden, known for his ground-breaking work on asset building for low-income people through the founding of the Global Assets Project, believes everyone should have the sense of security that comes with sufficient funds to ride out life's sometimes rough ride.
"In the human condition social achievement makes life possible and enables people to do well and prosper," Dr. Sherraden said. "We know how to make this possible so let's do it for everybody."
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Social media is about building relationships, something businesses need to survive. But simply setting up exposure on Facebook or sending tweets to followers on Twitter won't guarantee success to your bottom line or enhance your personal brand. Learn how the right tools with the right motive and plan can put your social media on par with the best when the Walker Speakers Series presents the panel discussion Social Media: Bettering Your Business. Join media and marketing experts Chris Reimer, Chief Marketing Officer, Scorch Agency; Kathleen Manning, Media Specialist, Monsanto Co. and Dave Collett, SVP and Global CRL, Weber Shandwick, Thursday December 2 at 8am. RSVP for this free event and networking breakfast now.
Getting Others to Buy In
If the trial balloons you launch keep getting deflated, leadership and change experts John Kotter and Lorne Whitehead say it's time to stop your naysayers in their tracks. Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down is geared toward helping anyone anticipate attacks from enemies and turning them to their advantage. Read the review here.