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  • Mind reading for managers: How to fully engage staff in five easy conversations

    Did you know only a fraction of your staff bring their ‘A game’ to work every day? According to companies like Aon Hewitt and the Gallup Organization, this number is about one in five. The rest? At best they are bringing their B or C games to work—at worst, their main goal is to keep from getting fired. This is the employee engagement crisis we now find ourselves in.

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  • ICA Congress: Sri Lanka sets the scene for sapphire talk and more

    Under the theme, ‘Sapphire & More,’ the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) marked its 30th anniversary at the 2015 Congress, held in the beautiful nation of Sri Lanka. From May 16 to 19, more than 250 delegates from 60 countries converged on the luxurious Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo for four days of informative talks, networking opportunities, sporting events, cultural activities, and just plain camaraderie. A special Facets Gem Show also afforded delegates the opportunity to purchase local gemstones.

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  • Going once, going twice…

    Pearls are not only June’s birthstone, they are one of the staples of auction houses around the world, with buyers eager to possess pieces of exemplary quality or provenance. Natural pearls and South Sea pearls take the lead over Akoya cultured pearls, even when cultured pearls have provenance of producer, manufacturer, or high-profile owner.

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