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7/17/2018

Be confident in yourself, connect with others, be clear about what needs to be done and find the courage to make decisions, writes Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners. "You need to speak persuasively -- in a way that's clear, direct and honest and that reflects your care -- while listening with openness, compassion and love," he writes.

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7/17/2018

Employees who take lunch breaks are more productive, engaged and satisfied at work, a survey says. "You need to model the behavior and not reward the person who never takes breaks," says Jennifer Deal from the Center for Creative Leadership.

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Workforce online
7/17/2018

Too many leaders rely on traditional presentation tactics and tools, such as PowerPoint decks, to communicate and their messages fall onto deaf ears, Tim Pollard writes. Pollard says speakers should understand the audience's brain and how it processes information then align their messages accordingly.

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Training magazine
7/16/2018

Resisting changes at your company can cause you to miss opportunities or even be fired, Suzan Bond writes. Work to understand the reasons for the change so you can contribute creative solutions.

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Suzan Bond
7/16/2018

Wimbledon cleaning crews say they had insufficient breaks and were not paid enough to buy food while working 15-hour shifts at the tennis tournament. One staff member says some cleaners waited for chefs to throw food away to pick discards from the trash.

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7/16/2018

When networking, it's better to strive to appear "interested" than "interesting," Ivan Misner writes. Demonstrate interest through smiles and comments, avoid "power poses" and give people an arm's length of personal space.

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Entrepreneur online
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Ivan Misner
7/16/2018

Every week, ask the people you manage how they are doing and if they need help with anything, Alyse Kalish writes. Every month, have a conversation about priorities and every quarter, discuss longer-term goals.

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The Muse
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Alyse Kalish
7/16/2018

When resigning, meet with your boss in person if possible, Alison Green writes. Give at least two weeks' notice and make sure your boss knows about your resignation before your co-workers do.

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The Cut
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Alison Green
7/16/2018

Morning activities such as writing and prioritizing a to-do list can set the tone for the day, Kathryn Vasel writes. Consider designating time for pre-work activities, like responding to emails and relaxation.

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7/13/2018

Mike Picarella was only one victim of Eileen Hedges, a Wall Street executive who nurtured a toxic culture of bullying and sexual harassment that went unchecked for years, David Dayen writes. Dayen details Picarella's experience of reporting Hedges to HR, hiring a lawyer and enduring unexpected fallout that overlapped with federal accusations of money laundering, internal investigations and a shocking trial verdict.

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