AppleOne CEO Receives Two Entrepreneur Honors

AppleOne is pleased to announce that our CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd, is the recipient of two prestigious honors: Viacom network's The BET Honors Entrepreneur of 2008 and the Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma's Entrepreneur of the Year. During her illustrious career, Janice has been described as innovative, trailblazing, stellar, focused, inspired and a true partner. She has won numerous awards, including the 2005 Spirit of American Enterprise Presidential Award and the 2007 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award.

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Five Steps to Becoming a Better Mentor

Aspects of mentoring include giving useful feedback, mapping out career goals and developing the respect and trust of your protégé. One of the unrecognized values of mentoring is that it reinforces the good habits and traits being absorbed in the mentor as well as cultivating them in the student. Many organizations give themselves a pat on the back for implementing mentoring practices, then become complacent about monitoring and continually improving them. Here are five steps you can take to increase the quality of your mentoring and take it to the next level.

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Book Review

Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life
by author Julie Morgenstern

Managing time is an art in itself and much has been written about this forever timely topic. Time stretched managers recognize how vital it is to be able to effectively manage their schedules. What sets Time Management from the Inside Out apart is its approach to time. Morgenstern advocates making time tangible instead of viewing it as an abstract concept. To help the reader grasp this she uses Time Maps, visualizations, and actual case studies. Anyone interested in maximizing their time in and outside of work will find this helps inform daily decisions and sharpen your short and long term goals.

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Q.  I was looking through you 2008 salary guide, which is great by the way, thanks. I was just wondering what the salary variances were and how I should use those.

A.  The salaries provided in our guide represent an average national salary. Due to regional variances, some cities will generally pay more or less than the national average. The salary variances allow you to personalize the salaries for specific locations.

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