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5/17/2018

Racial bias incidents involving customers at Starbucks and Nordstrom highlight that company executives are willing to apologize, but it's unclear what they'll be doing to address such incidents in their culture or employee training, Corinne Ruff writes.

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5/17/2018

Chief HR officers in the Asia-Pacific are ahead of their counterparts in North America and Europe in understanding the importance of internal digital transformation, finds a study of 500 HR leaders by ServiceNow.

5/17/2018

Leading change in the workplace is a critical ability for any manager or employee to demonstrate and requires a simple and understandable approach, writes Steve Steckler, an HR executive consultant. His five key components start with the need for a leadership-driven approach.

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5/17/2018

HR can help companies understand, plan and implement artificial intelligence improvements into the everyday life of the workplace, writes Simon Robinson. Building trust with employees, establishing a business case and creating a positive vision for the future are three areas where HR can help, he writes.

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5/17/2018

Being a good leader goes beyond giving strategic direction and performing well in the spotlight, Art Markman writes. Managers can offer a lot of value behind the scenes, such as by making suggestions to enhance processes and helping workers improve their performance.

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Fast Company online
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5/17/2018

Take another look at your career ambitions and make it known in your organization that you are looking for a way to advance your career, career coach Amy Wolfgang recommends. Prove your worth in the company by allowing others to see the work you do and build an internal network with colleagues.

5/17/2018

Use tactical tools like the Eisenhower box to classify tasks based on urgency, and to ensure you're focusing on what's most important, Clearcover CEO Kyle Nakatsuji writes. Do your best to disconnect from distractions like the internet and email so you can maximize your ability for deep work.

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Entrepreneur online
5/17/2018

A couple found a safe containing diamonds, gold, cash and a piece of paper with an address buried in the backyard of their home in New York's Staten Island. The loot belonged to their neighbors, who were robbed in 2011.

5/16/2018

Values -- personal and organizational -- make up the baseline that gives meaning and purpose to work, former President Barack Obama said at the Association for Talent Development International Conference and Exposition. Achievement, satisfaction and productivity happen when passion, not job titles or perks, guides action, he said.

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5/16/2018

Smile naturally, be enthusiastic and try to speak with an approachable tone, Sarah Landrum writes. Pauses can help add value to important points, while silence can be beneficial in establishing a strong presence.

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Entrepreneur online