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L.A. Fire Department needs to change hiring practices, report says


  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Los Angeles Fire Department needs to update its hiring and management structure to counteract charges of mismanagement and nepotism, a report by Rand says. The report recommends merit-based screen… Read More

Don't be afraid of fear


  • Entrepreneur online

Fear of failure can limit a leader's potential, writes Iman Jalali of ContextMedia. "The best leaders are those who embrace failure and understand that it's necessary on the way to success," he writes… Read More

Briggs & Stratton, Ryobi blowers help deal with winter storms


  • Pueblo Chieftain (Colo.), The

Briggs & Stratton has added a serrated auger, dubbed "SnowShredder" to this season's single-stage snowblowers. The auger provides the power of a two-stage snowblower paired with the maneuverability of… Read More