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12/8/2017

Janie Goddard, president of JADAK, a manufacturer of barcode scanners and machine-vision cameras, says her years as a middle-school teacher helped shape her leadership style. "As a new leader, relate to the person in front of you and figure out: How do I need to behave to get the best out of them?" she says.

12/8/2017

Food tastes differently in flight, so airlines such as Finnair and British Airways have adapted their offerings to align with the sounds passengers experience. Research has shown airplane noise boosts savory tastes, such as tomato juice, while dulling sweet flavors.

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12/8/2017

Nonfarm payrolls gained 228,000 jobs in November, and average hourly earnings increased by 5 cents. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1%.

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12/8/2017

It's important to keep conversations relaxed but cordial at holiday parties. Limit yourself to two alcoholic drinks, and gracefully exit when you notice other people starting to leave, J.R. Duren writes.

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12/8/2017

Some co-workers may not be receptive to typical time-management strategies, Karen Miller writes. These situations might require a conversation in which you express concern about the person's missed deadlines and ask whether there's a problem with your co-worker's professional or personal life.

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12/8/2017

Use video ads on social media and regular updates to your website to drum up interest in your holiday sales and promotions, advises Itai Elizur. Another way to increase interest in holiday sales is to offer loyalty programs to existing customers.

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12/8/2017

The best question you can ask potential customers is what they would like to know most about the topic most closely related to your products, according to John Nemo. This question puts customers at ease and gives you valuable insight into their needs, Nemo writes.

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12/8/2017

US growth should continue for the next two years, but a recession is likely to take place at some point in the near future, according to Comerica Bank Chief Economist Robert Dye. The US is about 18 months from having its longest period of economic growth ever, Dye said.

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12/8/2017

US politicians must focus on the debt ceiling crunch to avoid shutting down the government and triggering a recession, according to Standard & Poor's economists. Government agencies must have their funding extended by Dec. 15 to avoid running out of money next spring, the economists noted.

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12/8/2017

Change management must be slow and smooth as companies shift their digital efforts, writes Kevin O'Marah. Proper communication and a single objective that guides change management are good ways to ensure companies stay on track.

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