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Unlike phone books, the internet isn’t alphabetical. If it were, I’d be the proud owner of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAlpine Fence Company. It doesn’t work that way.  What really happens is more like a popularity contest with the ‘votes’ coming in the form of a backlink. Look at my tagline at the bottom of this column. See the red link to my company? That’s a backlink, and Google keeps track of them. Backlinks tell the internet (Google) that this CoBiz website is friends with my company website. That’s good. By David Sneed

Top five tips for learning how to think
Most of the training and tools leaders receive are good at assessing and fixing a piece of the organizational system. Fixating on one thing may improve that one thing, but most likely it will create multiple new unintended issues.  Leaders who establish a big-picture perspective not only reduce unintended issues, they improve collaboration among their teams because they will work together to understand the system instead of finding someone to blame. By Michael Vaughan
The 150-year-old firm sets clear objectives to increase gender equality in the traditionally male-dominated legal profession. The Denver office has one of the highest percentages of female attorneys – 45 percent – in the city. Statewide, only 33 percent of all Colorado attorneys are women. By Gigi Sukin

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Looking at the past can help inform the future, and it’s a good time to look at the trends coming our way in 2014. How will advances in technology impact the business world and HR processes? How will the rise of a global marketplace change the way people are hired? How will the need for more diverse and skilled workers affect the hiring process? Here are some HR trends to consider as we move into the new year. By Pat Greer
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