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  • The Elbert Files: Finding Grant Wood
    Friday, June 15, 2018 6:00 AM

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 7:43 AM
    If you think back to a time when your independence was tested -- even cultivated -- for many of us it was during those months of the year when we had extra amounts of free time.

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 7:40 AM
    The desire for perfection can inadvertently lead to becoming a helicopter parent -- someone who sincerely wants the best outcome for their child almost to a fault. The same concept can be applied at work, but there are steps you can take to avoid becoming a helicopter co-worker.

  • The Elbert Files: Time for a tax ‘do-over’
    Friday, June 8, 2018 6:00 AM
    Mike Lipsman has taken an informed look at Iowa’s new tax law and concluded that, while the changes are more reduction than reform, the door remains open for a “do-over” that could be groundbreaking.

  • The Elbert Files: Absentee voting 42 years ago
    Friday, June 1, 2018 6:00 AM
    Two years ago, an estimated 50 million U.S. citizens cast absentee ballots, voted early or used other nontraditional voting methods, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s more than one-third of the 130 million votes cast in 2016.

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:00 AM
    This guest submission is the second of several that will be offered by Jayne Armstrong throughout 2018. Armstrong's goal with each submission is to highlight successful female business owners throughout Iowa, and the lessons they learned on their way to success. 

  • The Elbert Files: Stagflation?
    Friday, May 25, 2018 6:00 AM

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 7:39 AM
    In recent months we’ve seen many powerful men topple from their high-titled workplace pedestal due to inflated egos, sense of entitlement and poor decision-making. However, men are not the only ones making poor decisions in the workplace in this day and age. 

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 7:37 AM
    I am a big fan of efficiency, but I have felt a nagging unease about this idea of systematizing everything, especially communication and relationships. 

  • The Elbert Files: Smoke and mirrors
    Friday, May 18, 2018 6:00 AM
    The truth about the $2 billion tax cut package approved by Iowa lawmakers a couple of weeks ago is that much of it is smoke and mirrors and is unlikely to occur in the time frame created by the law.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 8:00 AM
    When asked to offer one of the greatest quotes of inspiration that have guided my career, I oftentimes reply, "Never underestimate the value of planting a seed."

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 7:00 AM
    While networking comes naturally to some people (after all, we aren’t all born extroverts), like any skill it can be learned. 

    Friday, May 11, 2018 6:00 AM
    “Rudy Giuliani figured it out,” said a familiar voice. I was approaching Terrace Hill on my afternoon walk last week when my friend K.C. suddenly appeared, as he often does, when I least expected him.

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