The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Airlines for failing to protect a flight attendant who was stalked and allegedly sexually harassed for a decade by a pilot. The pilot, now in prison for the stalking, posted personal information and explicit photos of the flight attendant online but was not disciplined by the airline, according to the lawsuit.
Hot streaks in careers typically last between four and five years and can happen at any point in a person's career, according to a Northwestern University study of 30,000 people with careers in creative spaces. The study found that such streaks were indicative of higher-quality work, not necessarily more output.
Sometimes a company promotes a new layer of management over an employee, and this process of leveling can leave the affected employees feeling resentful if not handled well, writes Ed Batista. The transition will be smoother if you address employees with appreciation for the work they do and show them what their role will be and what will change about their job.
The need to have the last word is more about winning a battle than solving a problem, writes Molly Page. This victory is actually a destructive practice that replaces listening to and learning from other viewpoints, she argues.
Many businesses spend wastefully on overly complex software that provides unnecessary or redundant services or creates outdated data, says Dave McComb, an IT consultant and author. "I'm trying to get people angry, to get them to realize they're spending 10 to 100 times more than they ought to be," says McComb.
Front CEO Mathilde Collin schedules her entire week ahead of time, makes it publicly viewable and analyzes the results so she can make improvements. "You have to make sure you're not spending your entire week doing things, otherwise you never have freedom to think about spending time on the right things," she says.
Leaders have to do a lot of talking, but they need to remember when to stop and listen, writes Peter Tourian, CEO of SYNERGY HomeCare. Otherwise, they'll miss out on valuable insight from customers, employees and other stakeholders about how to improve their business, he writes.
Bryce Carlson, a high-school teacher in Cincinnati, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean from Canada to England in 38 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes for a Guinness World Record. Carlson broke the record by about 15 days.
A cancer diagnosis taught Paula Schneider that everyday mishaps aren't worth expending valuable energy. "I can have fires burning all around me, and I will stay perfectly calm," says Schneider, who ran American Apparel and is CEO of the Susan G. Komen foundation.
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