Leadership
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6/22/2017

Netflix's slideshow of its cultural values has been admired for years, but the company this week debuted a shorter version of its values that focuses on 10 principles, including courage, passion and selflessness. Notable changes include the replacement of "honesty" with "integrity" and the addition of "inclusion."

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6/22/2017

Mental toughness means thinking of challenges as opportunities to overcome, writes LaRae Quy, who lists seven ways of thinking to get away from. Don't pretend pain or negativity can be avoided, or that emotions can't surface, and don't pretend you're nothing but a victim, she writes.

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LaRae Quy
6/22/2017

The years can take the toll on your passion, and taking a break is one way to regain some of that enthusiasm and drive, writes Dan Black. After that, consider focusing on the positive differences you make in your employees' lives and what your purpose is in leadership.

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Dan Black
6/22/2017

Arkadium CEO Jessica Rovello's Ukraine-based infographics company became impossible to operate after its location was annexed by Russia and became subject to US sanctions on doing business. Rovello discusses what she learned while helping employees move to a new country and the challenges of things like currency changes and registration switches.

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6/22/2017

A good story can inspire and illustrate in just a few words or examples, writes David Grossman, who offers a short table of what defines good storytelling.

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David Grossman
6/22/2017

Uber's cultural problem with sexual harassment is an example of how complaints about sexism and other behavior are often dismissed, writes Laurie Ruettimann, a former corporate HR employee. HR has the difficult task of finding talented employees while also keeping those employees from successfully suing the company, and for "most companies, HR is an administrative department that has no real authority beyond our four walls," she writes.

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Laurie Ruettimann
6/22/2017

David Brewster patented the first kaleidoscope in 1817, and people immediately imitated and ripped off his invention. The device was such a huge hit that it inspired poems, altercations over sales of the item and a legacy that lives on through the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society.

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Quartz
6/22/2017

Because a regional National Labor Relations Board director erroneously counted ballots, the Teamsters cannot represent workers at a Hanson Logistics facility in Hobart, Ind., according to the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Specifically, the court held that the NLRB could not count a contested ballot in favor of unionizing and couldn't dismiss as moot a challenge to a second contested ballot.

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6/22/2017

Employees at an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Hawthorne, N.Y., continually harassed a transgender waitress and management did nothing to stop the reported abuse, according to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit. LGBT discrimination accounts for less than 2 percent of the cases the agency receives.

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6/22/2017

Los Angeles police may not seize vehicles and keep them for 30 days unless the action is justified under the Fourth Amendment, according to a panel from the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In the class-action case, officials refused to release a car to a woman who presented a valid driver's license, citing the 30-day mandatory hold.

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