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4/25/2018

You have a better chance of convincing someone of your viewpoint when you speak from confidence based on well-researched facts, writes Jim Anderson. "The first thing you will need to do is to figure out why you are having an argument in the first place," he notes.

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4/25/2018

Ryan Marshall, CEO of PulteGroup, seeks leaders focused on developing talent with a passion about their work. "I think my job is to be a great navigator and to clearly articulate where it is that we're going as an organization and why," he says.

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4/25/2018

HBO's "Westworld" bears a resemblance to a Charles Dickens short story published in 1838 in which rich young men can run amok in a park populated with "automaton figures," writes Lynda Clark.

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4/25/2018

The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond has surpassed 3%, indicating interest rates might increase. The yield, a benchmark for many financial contracts, peaked at 3.0014%.

4/25/2018

US District Judge John Bates has ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program be restarted and that new applications be accepted. Bates, who said the move to end DACA was based on "meager legal reasoning," is giving the Trump administration 90 days to restate its legal opposition before the ruling takes effect.

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DACA, Judge John Bates, Federal court
4/25/2018

Spending time on a hobby -- even one that doesn't seem directly related to work -- can help you learn new things and become a better leader, Mary Jo Asmus writes. Think about what emotions you experience and which skills you can apply to your day job, she advises.

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4/25/2018

Major investment firms are pressuring companies in the UK and US to improve gender diversity. "We are likely to vote against directors that don't make progress on diversity without a specific and credible explanation," asset manager BlackRock said.

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4/25/2018

Most men take less than two weeks of paternity leave, and men are less likely to take leave after the birth of a second child than after the birth of the first, research from Ball State University finds. Some observers see this reluctance to use paternity leave as causing problems for women's careers.

4/24/2018

Domino's manages its digital platforms in-house and that helps the company offer innovative customer service, says Dennis Maloney, chief digital officer. The IT and marketing departments are closely aligned and follow agile methods to break projects into smaller pieces that can be acted on quickly, Maloney says.

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4/24/2018

High expectations can be inspiring for a business team as long as "they're consistent and clearly communicated," says former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. In this interview, Mayer discusses her time at Google, her tenure at Yahoo and what she is doing now.

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