Doodling during a business meeting, when used properly, is a form of visual communication that tends to resonate highly with people and engage them, argues Dan Roam. "If we spent our lives tapping on a keyboard, we're bypassing one of the most powerful mechanisms that our brain has to retrieve and capture information," he says.
Simulations can help companies build more prepared, nimble teams and test out strategic shifts before committing to them. According to New Relic executive Yvonne Wassenaar, simulations can foster empathy within an executive team, help identify untapped sources of talent and encourage long-term thinking.
Portland, Ore., recently voted to impose a surtax on companies whose CEOs have annual salaries more than 100 times the median pay of their workforce. The city was able to add the levy to an existing business tax, which also exists in cities such as Philadelphia.
Staying physically fit has benefits for leaders that extend beyond personal health, writes Yogesh Kumar. "One puts in more concentrated efforts and active time and mind to work which ultimately helps in the growth of an individual and the organization," Kumar writes.
Entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders should try to harness the power of positivity, says Nur-E Farhana Rahman, founder of Knotty Gal. "I think it's important to know before diving in that starting a business will be incredibly challenging and setbacks along the journey are inevitable, and that's OK," she says.
The late Mildred "Millie" DeZiel is being remembered as one of the last, and maybe best-known, elevator operator in Minneapolis. She took her first job in 1946 and didn't retire for 63 years, well after most buildings installed automated lifts.
Roughly 3,500 teaching and research assistants Columbia University in New York are voting on whether they want to unionize, after the National Labor Relations Board green-lighted the move. Local 33, the unofficial graduate student union, identified individual departments instead of grad students as a whole for its organizing strategy.
Today, the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will hear oral arguments in the case of Irek Hamidullin, a former Russian tank officer and accused Taliban leader. Hamidullin claims he is a prisoner of war and therefore exempt from criminal prosecution for alleged terrorist activities in Afghanistan.
The Equal Employment Advisory Council, the Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center asked the Supreme Court to strike a broad administrative subpoena in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's dispute with McLane Co. The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which issued an earlier opinion, is the only federal appeals court that allows de novo review in these situations.
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