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Wendy N. Powell
Wendy N. Powell is the author of the critically acclaimed Managing Experience Acquired: Necessary Skills for Successfully Managing Any Employee. Her book is now available on all of the e-book sites. She has been featured on ABC, Fox, and NBC as a management and career expert. With more than 25 years of human resource and management consulting experience, Powell has spent most of her career advising managers at the University of Michigan and is currently on the business faculty at both Palm Beach State College and the University of Phoenix. A member of the Society for Human Resource Management, she received a leadership award in 2002 from the Midwest College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Powell holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in organizational management. She currently lives in South Florida with her husband, Terry, and their son, Ryan. For more information, please visit:

Entries by Wendy N. Powell

Athletic Boosters Beware: Government Orders Michigan School to Tear Down Fund-Raised Improvements

(4) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 1:40 AM

If you think you fund-raise for the benefit of your child's athletic team, think again. The rules of Title IX compliance, concerning gender equity, may prohibit you from accomplishing your goals.

The Plymouth High School Baseball Boosters in Michigan are stunned by a Department of Education decision and in...

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The President's Overtime Makeover -- And the Winners Are?

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 8:31 AM

President Obama has announced plans for a dramatic overhaul of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), particularly rules for managerial overtime exemption calculation. Obama said "Today, I'm going to use my pen to give more Americans the chance to earn overtime pay that they deserve."


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Phoebe Allens, the Little Hummer That Could

(3) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:18 PM

If you haven't had the pleasure to see the best reality show in town, visit

This site features a hummingbird webcam that shows a fabulous window into nature and a whole lot more. A bit of a warning though, Phoebe watching is highly addicting!

These tiny...

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The New Attitude of Generation "Y" and Obamacare: Washington/ Houston, We Have a Problem

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:48 AM

As a generation, the Millenials or the "Me Generation Y" is "selfie" driven and they know what they want. Their priorities are jobs, control of debt, and they want you to stay out of their way. They aren't called Generation Y without reason. They should be considered "Generation Y Not"...

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Frustrating Obamacare Employer Mandate: What's In, What's Out and What's Next

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 9:34 AM

For employers, following the Obamacare bouncing ball is frustrating and costly. After 11 delays and executive orders, the question remains: Is this just a moving target or a wrecking ball for employers? The Obamacare changes require employers to experience a daily dose of research to make sure they are in...

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Obamacare by Olympics, Rappers, and Hollywood Elites, Oh My!

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 11:29 AM

The Olympic size marketing of Obamacare is ready to reach you by TV, Tweets, and posts.
That's if you are from the generation of the young and healthy.

Let's face it; the government badly needs young and healthy Americans, so-called Invincibles, to enroll in Obamacare to...

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Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, But What's Next for Obamacare Is the Question

(3) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 1:20 PM

On Thursday, November 7, President Obama said he was sorry that people lost their health insurance. Whatever Bill Clinton's motivation, he urges Obama to make good on his promise, "If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance." And bipartisan pressure is growing to make good on that assurance...

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Holiday Mediocrity and a 'Sleepy Hollow...een'

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 9:01 AM

For generations, parading from class to class in your favorite Halloween costume has made fond memories. It may have been in a sheet with two eyes, dressed as the Headless Horseman, or digging through a box of old clothes to look silly. It was having fun, sugaring up and getting...

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Surprising Breadcrumbs in the 'Catch Me If You Can' Edward Snowden Saga

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 4:45 PM

Amongst countless Americans, my personal jury has been out concerning the NSA leaker saga, wondering if Snowden is friend to the American people or foe to our country.

By following the breadcrumbs, it is becoming clearer about the NSA leaker Edward Snowden's intentions. His game of "catch me if...

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Union Support Waning for the Affordable Care Act: Look for the Union Label on Obamacare? Perhaps Not

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 11:54 AM

Peeling the Obamacare onion is divulging how it works, layer by layer, year by year. Understanding what it is and the effects to labor unions is creating dissension among the ranks. Unions to date, collectively one of the strongest supporters of Obamacare are changing their tune, "Look for the union...

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Martha Stewart Served Time for Perjury; Should the Same Standard Be Applied to Our Elected Officials and Appointees?

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Many believe that Martha Stewart went to prison due to insider trading. To the contrary, Martha went to jail for committing the felony acts of perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. She was treated harshly because of a lack of judgment and truth, lied under oath resulting in...

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The Tax Man Targeting our Right to Diversity of Thought

(4) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:25 AM

The governmental agency with the reputation for extreme and the most practical power over people's livelihood is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They have the ability to take away, garnish wages, and require you to leap at their request. They do not have the ability to regulate your thoughts and...

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Mr. President, It's Lonely on the Administration Side of the Bargaining Table

(8) Comments | Posted December 30, 2012 | 10:44 PM

President Obama is in the throes of the biggest financial challenge of his political career. The looming fiscal cliff will affect all Americans, quite likely to trigger a new recession if not averted. That is all Americans, not just the nouveau riche of the $400,000 set; it will affect us...

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Haunted by "Ghosts of Bosses Past"?

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 1:13 PM

'Tis the season for gatherings and good cheer with friends and colleagues present and past. But do these gatherings provide you with memories of bad experiences with bad bosses, bullies perhaps?

When you have experienced the wrath of a bad manager, particularly a bully, it is easy to get...

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'Stand Down' for Veterans Day -- Then Get Them Back to Work

(4) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 11:15 PM

"Stand down veteran" is just what I would say on one special day every year. Our country celebrates Veterans Day by closing banks, government offices, and schools. It is a federal holiday intended to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces. We give a day off to some Americans...

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The Ultimate in Style and Grace: The Legacy of Becca Kirtman

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 4:06 PM

Rebecca "Becca" Kirtman was a special teen with an enormous heart and resolve. At the young age of 15, she was already working on the framework for what was to become her legacy, "Becca's Closet." Becca, a cheerleader and National Honor Society student with a penchant for making...

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Fly Like an Olympian

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 1:24 PM

The Olympic torch has been extinguished and the bouquets have wilted. The Olympics are over, but the amazement of the talent, the anticipation of greatness in action remains part of our wonderment. I miss the Games mostly because I enjoy watching success in a time when we see so much...

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Another Casualty of the Chick-fil-A Saga

(289) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 6:48 PM

Donald Perry VP of Corporate Relations at Chick-fil-A suddenly died of a heart attack amid the controversy of calls to boycott the restaurant due to the religious beliefs of their CEO and President Dan Cathy. Mr. Perry had been embroiled in the controversy about Mr. Cathy's personal beliefs about gay...

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Business Owners and Developers: Give Credit Where It's Due

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 1:20 PM

It's time to re-evaluate your business to determine who is "credit worthy" for your personal sweat and financial equity.

President Obama, in a speech on July 13 in Roanoke, Virginia told a cheering crowd of his supporters, "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that....

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Doggone It, Our Own USA Olympic Team Doesn't Buy American?

(43) Comments | Posted July 14, 2012 | 2:24 PM

One thing you can be sure of, our USA Olympic Team is true blue. That is red, white, and blue under sheep's clothing. Breaking news: their opening ceremony uniforms are made in China with a French beret on top. Could these uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren have been...

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