By Michelle Niermann | Health Care Column
According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the number of individuals with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) has increased about 15 percent in the last decade. These plans allow individuals to pay lower insurance premiums but pay more out-of-pocket until their deductible is met.
By Jen Neumann | Guest Column
According to multiple articles and business books, I undermined my own authority with this headline. These articles love to tell us (especially women) how we should speak/behave/carry ourselves to appear more assertive and be taken more seriously by others. But I disagree.
By Gale Mote | Guest Column
While some argue that external motivation – pay increases, promotions, an office with a window – is a tool managers can use to inspire extra effort, I believe it is short-lived at best. Real, impactful, lasting motivation is intrinsic.
This week’s edition celebrates 40 of the region’s best and brightest leaders under the age of 40. Talent, workforce, whatever you want to call it — these leaders represent the high achievers we need to retain, attract and celebrate in the Corridor region.
The Corridor was fortunately spared from devastating flooding this year, but each new rainstorm and flooding episode across the Midwest reminds us that Cedar Rapids doesn’t have complete flood protection, yet.
By Linda Kuster | Guest Column
Statistics on the percentage of new products and services launched into the market each year that fail vary from 40 to 90 percent. What can you do to move the numbers in your favor?
With environmental challenges so large in scope and broad in geography, where do we start to combat them? Fortunately, the slogan “think globally and act locally” is playing out in several local initiatives in Linn County that could serve as a model for the rest of the nation.
By Maurie Cashman | Guest Column
A majority of high net-worth families have built wealth through the ownership, growth and sale of mid-market businesses and real estate. But research indicates that for 98 percent of these families, their great grandchildren will not see any of this wealth. What can be done about that?
By Jonathan Schmidt | Guest Column
In the past, I’ve been accused of being too concerned about security. My response is that people and companies are not concerned enough about it.
By Brooks Jackson / Health Care Column
As a pathologist with a background in transfusion medicine, and as a leader for a major health system in the area, recognizing the value of – and need for – maintaining adequate blood supplies is an issue that’s never far from my mind.