Condescension, entitlement and only caring for the opinions of peers and higher-ups are telltale signs of arrogance, writes Joel Garfinkle. "Give space for people to think and evaluate what you are saying and use your communication skills to fully and properly explain," he writes.
Performance reviews can be nerve-wracking for leaders, especially when constructive criticism is required, Gerry Valentine writes. It's best to offer examples of specific, recent situations when making corrective feedback, he argues.
The recent saga of the trapped 12 Thai youth soccer players and their coach is likely an example of calm leadership in dangerous circumstances, writes Thomas Kolditz, who coined the phrase "in extremis" leadership. "If you give people an alternative future to the one that's occupying their fears, and you give them a sense of purpose, it helps," he says.
Amazon's Prime Day was created by Amazon as an attempt to generate sales in the slow summer months without bearing the financial costs of discounts. The actual date of Prime Day is kept a secret for months, and vendors are required to sign nondisclosure agreements.
Former sales representative Greg Reidy is now CEO of UnitedHealthcare Florida, and leads with a "supportive" leadership style that helps employees grow over time. Each day, he asks himself, "Am I going to work on 100 things or am I going to do three things really darn well, and advance our business to try to do things in better ways?"
The scent produced by ring-tailed lemurs is lessened during injury, something other lemurs can detect by smell and take advantage of, says a Duke University study. "Injured animals may lose their high-ranking social status, or lose breeding access to potential mates," says Rachel Harris of the Duke Lemur Center.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he has reservations about the proposed $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media. "The evidence we've received suggests that certain station divestitures that have been proposed to the FCC would allow Sinclair to control those stations in practice, even if not in name, in violation of the law," he said.
Executives at Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce are being pressured by employees to end contracts with agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Employees are concerned that their products aren't being used for the public good and that the agencies' work runs counter to the companies' publicly stated values.
World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva says the key to her leadership style is that she only asks subordinates to do things that she would be comfortable doing herself. Georgieva advocates for gender diversity at the World Bank and did the same during her previous position on the European Commission.
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