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Our Favorite Blog Posts of the Week

The Internet produces a wide array of content between each blink of the eye. Making sense of all the information can be daunting, much like running a small business.

Let us take the pressure off by giving you bite-sized tastes of what we think are the best posts of the week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the news.

1. When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job

The U.S. is one of four countries without a mandated parental leave policy for employees. This article examines the impact of pregnancy on work, and it raises important questions about our country’s responsibility for health and welfare.

2. Want To Be A Better Worker? Get A Creative Hobby

Creativity outside the workplace isn’t isolated to after hours. Research from San Francisco State University shows that hobbies and job performance go hand-in-hand. Any manager who values employees’ efficacy will take this into consideration when judging their performance.

3. Interview With Best-Selling Author: Kevin Kruse

Kevin Kruse is an expert on employee engagement, and his insights will prove helpful to any manager or leader who oversees managers. He also walks the walk: His company won an award as the Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania.

4. A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure of the Startup That Was Going to Change the World

There is a wealth of relevant advice to glean from the story of Shai Agassi – formerly voted one of the most creative people in 2009, who eventually led his company to remarkable failure within four years.

Among these nuggets of wisdom are what to do and what not to do as the leader of a breakthrough idea.

Did we miss one? Post your favorite in the Comments Section.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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