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2/16/2018

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against President Donald Trump's most recent travel ban seeking to limit visitors to the US from six Muslim-majority nations. The decision comes several weeks after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the matter, with arguments expected in April.

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Politico
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2/15/2018

The Army's first female four-star general, Ann Dunwoody, says it's a leader's job to find ways for every team member to contribute. "And if you can bring the best out in each of your team members, then you're going to have a great team, but that also requires you to reward good behavior," says Dunwoody, who retired in 2012.

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Forbes
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Army
2/15/2018

Social media can present a false image of who people are, and leaders must be especially aware that being authentic is the way to build trust and support, writes Naphtali Hoff. "Ask yourself, 'How would I behave if money and social expectations were not factors in my life?' " he writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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Naphtali Hoff
2/15/2018

Amazon's offer to employees of up to $5,000 if they quit and never return intends to help unhappy workers exit while retaining people who realize how much they appreciate their job, writes Alana Semuels. "When employees see that they've lost $5,000 by not taking The Offer, they might mentally recommit to the company, trying to do better at their jobs and enjoy them more," she writes.

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The Atlantic online
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2/15/2018

Complainers sometimes just want a voice, so address them promptly and openly while challenging them to explore a solution, writes Dan Rockwell. "We must understand that anxiety, angst, and stress do not come from a problem, they come from not addressing the problem -- and the problem will surely grow worse," John Keyser writes.

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2/15/2018

Many economists believe retail workers displaced by automation and online competition will find positions in other industries, and many will earn more with some training, writes Matt Grossman. However, a shift from retail to distribution and warehousing employment could be harmful for women and minorities, warns Heidi Schierholz of the Economic Policy Institute.

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Economic Policy Institute
2/15/2018

The image of a gorilla sitting in the arms of one of her rescuers is the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award. The photo, shown in this article along with finalists, was taken in Cameroon by Canadian photographer Jo-Anne McArthur.

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BBC
2/15/2018

Our behavior makes us leaders whether we are being quiet or dominating the room, writes clinical psychologist Richmond Fourmy. If we don't speak up, we encourage others to follow suit, but if we challenge or ask questions, others are more likely to enter the discussion, he writes.

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Richmond Fourmy
2/15/2018

President Donald Trump wants to change how federal workers receive pay increases, proposing to slow the pace of "step increases" and tie raises and bonuses to performance. In his budget request for fiscal 2019, Trump also calls for policies that would make it easier to discipline or fire federal workers.

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2/15/2018

Companies shouldn't be afraid of proactively probing their systems for security vulnerabilities, argues Jerry Thompson of Identity Guard. "[N]o system is foolproof, and weaknesses and loopholes that can be patched ahead of time and continually monitored for suspicious activity are a company's first and best stronghold across an ever-widening threat landscape," he writes.