Improving your awareness of who you are, how you behave and what you need helps with your career and has grounding in research, writes LaRae Quy. "Inaccurate self-assessment leads to sales targets that can't be met, deadlines that can't be carried out and performances that are promised but not delivered," she writes.
American Airlines is removing eight business-class seats on its 787-8 Dreamliners to make way for new premium-economy seats. The airline expects retrofits to be complete on all 20 of its 787-8s by the middle of next year.
At the Lido House hotel in Newport Beach, Calif., the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Experience offers a private shopping experience and spa treatments.
Carnival Corporation is now offering its original TV content such as "The Voyager with Josh Garcia" via its new OceanView Mobile app, which will also include videos of ship-christening ceremonies and onboard attractions.
As proof that it's not kidding about wooing a younger clientele, The Colony hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., has employed a "manager of fun" since November. A complimentary bicycle fleet and a pink buggy to ferry families to the beach are among touches Rickey Kalinowski has added, along with his own jolly persona.
Companies that rely too much on singular executives rather than collective leadership struggle to retain leaders and respond to competitive changes, according to a report by EY, DDI and The Conference Board that surveyed more than 25,000 people. Consider using team-based bonuses, hire and promote people known to collaborate and be able to explain the organization's purpose, write Richard Wellins and Evan Sinar of DDI.
Brazil offers several destinations where visitors can become immersed in the true magnificence of nature. Travelers can enjoy a panoramic view of Iguazu Falls on a Helisul helicopter tour, observe capuchin monkeys playing in the Tijuca urban rainforest and go hiking in Iguazu National Park.
Doing just a little more than your competitors and focusing on your top clients can make you stand out, advises Mike Marchev. Following other rules can be helpful as well, such as contacting potential clients seven times over 18 months and practicing the art of giving.
A decade after the Great Recession, hoteliers see an industry that has moved beyond recovery to growth mode. "Customers have more and more choice in their buying decisions, and providing a frictionless, personalized booking experience with seamless technology has been key to driving loyalty," said Patrick Fitzgibbon, a development executive with Hilton.
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