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Your Office Coach: Leader-in-training needs to stop passing buck

Q: A supervisor who reports to me tries to avoid responsibility for unpopular decisions. For example, when employees had to work on Saturday last week, "Jeff" told his group that they must do it "because my boss says so." While I don't mind being the bad guy, blaming me makes Jeff look like a puppet instead of a leader.

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Piper Jaffray's Christine Esckilsen pitches women on financial services career

MINNEAPOLIS - Christine Esckilsen is the chief human capital officer at Minneapolis-based Piper Jaffray and is in charge of employee development and the overall culture at the investment bank and asset-management firm. She is in charge of recruiting, including adding more women to the investment industry. Piper Jaffray has been hosting Women in Finance events since 2005. Esckilsen and her team run the events in cities where Piper is located. Its most recent event was Jan. 12 in Minneapolis, and the next is Feb. 16 in Chicago. Piper also conducts events in San Francisco and New York and looks to add more events whenever it opens or acquires an office in a new city.

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They took on the tobacco industry — and won

Miami Beach lawyers Robert Grover, Norman Ciment, Marvin Weinstein and Sherwin Stauber have accomplished much in their 53 years on both sides of the bench, including winning the first — and only — secondhand smoke case against a tobacco company.

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