Finding new markets and operating more efficiently requires a culture where employees constantly look for ways the business could be better, writes George Westerman. "Leaders who want their organizations to continuously transform must not only look for dissatisfaction on which to capitalize, but also be willing to cultivate dissatisfaction in their employees," he writes.
Teams won't properly prioritize projects if they're unaware of the organization's business strategy or not measuring their projects against it, writes Chris Wallner. He suggests an approach that assigns points based on the profit potential, cost, risk and strategic alignment.
LegalZoom CEO John Suh works long hours by design, as he spends time at the office, comes home to see his family between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and then gets back to work or attends business dinners. "Instead of trying to blend everything together into one workday, I find this separation gives me more time for both work and family and lets me be completely present for both," he says.
The tendency of women to question themselves is a healthy trait for a leader, says Lynne Doughtie, the first woman to lead KPMG. "We need to kind of break down these myths of a woman's approach is the wrong one, and she should be acting more like a man, and we should think about how do we as business leaders embrace the differences of all people and advance the careers of all," she says.
The best way to gain recognition is to consistently produce exceptional work, HR expert Jordan Perez writes. Seek opportunities to stand out while collaborating with your colleagues, and be patient during tough situations.
A Polish cow escaped a slaughterhouse by ramming a metal fence, avoiding a farm worker's tackle attempt and ultimately swimming to a nearby island. A local politician has said the cow should be able to live the rest of its life in peace.
Facebook will send postcards via US mail to verify the identities of those who wish to buy election advertising on the site. The action will apply only to those who want to mention specific candidates in ads.
Caps on deductions for state and local taxes introduced in the new federal tax law could take a toll on New York residents, so Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced amendments to the fiscal 2019 budget to address the issue. Among other things, the amendments would create charitable funds to which taxpayers could donate to claim deductions.
A National Labor Relations Board attorney says Google did not violate labor law in firing software engineer James Damore after he sent a memo to colleagues stating women were not as fit for coding jobs as men. Damore is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit he filed against Google claiming the company discriminates against white, male and conservative employees.