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Transformational CSR: When a Pro-Bono Client Metamorphizes Into a Cultural Change Agent Within an Agency

*This blog was first published at Waxing Unlyrical. By Lisa Holtorf and Dawn Buzynski For most companies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means giving back to the surrounding community. It is typically done by supporting specific organizations either financially, through time and resources, or both. Companies choose to give because it’s the right thing to do, and it directly impacts the communities in which their employees live and work.

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Why the Best Companies Practice Self-Reflection

By Jill LaBarre and Stephen Smith “How was your day?” This question is asked millions of times across the world every day. Why? Because we all share a thirst for collecting new information. As humans, we are constantly exploring and learning, most often from people and sources we trust. While asking this question demonstrates a curiosity, it also demonstrates care.

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The Value of Giving Back

Since Strategic America opened its doors almost 40 years ago, finding a way to help others has been at the core of our business. As we approach a season full of gratitude and appreciation, it’s also a time where we are reminded of the importance of giving back. SA and our employees have partnered with a number of organizations to find meaningful ways to give back to the community – whether it be serving on a board, providing our talents and services, volunteering time or raising funds.

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Finding our agency’s collective strength—associates

Alternately titled: All the things you can do with spaghetti and a marshmallow By Dawn Buzynski and Jill LaBarre Can we ask you a question? What motivates you? More specifically, what is it about your professional occupation that drives you to give your best every day? If something did not immediately jump to mind or if you cannot really vocalize—even to yourself—a meaningful purpose to your work, chances are you are disengaged or simply disinterested in your job.

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Dear College Graduate

College Graduates: Advice When Sending Your Resume

Dear College Graduate…. Spring has sprung and with it a new crop of college graduates looking to land their dream job right out of the gate. We’ve all been there and we all know how hard it is to get the attention of a hiring manager. As I see my inbox fill with the resumes of so many hopefuls fresh out of the classroom, I do make note of who is interested in our agency.

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How to Manage Company Moves/Expansions

The growth of any organization brings a level of excitement and, honestly, apprehension for all team members. Why? Because it means change – change to the physical space they sit in, who they sit next to, how far it is to the printer, what they do and even how they do it. Growth typically requires a review of the organization’s physical space needs.

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Lifelong Lessons From Sprint Relays

It might sound strange, but I like to see team sports participation on a resume. Don’t get me wrong, it’s never going to impact a hiring decision, but it does say something about experience. It doesn’t matter the sport. The higher the level, the better—but I think team sports are best. The lessons learned are lifelong: preparation, accountability, trusting others to do their part, a focus on the fundamentals, and of course, teamwork.

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Make Thanksgiving Special

  Get ready for the aromas, the family activities, making memories at this special holiday. Yes, it has special significance so I wanted check on some who had found clarity, like… “Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks — I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.’ ~Irving Berlin “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.

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