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7/17/2018

The scent produced by ring-tailed lemurs is lessened during injury, something other lemurs can detect by smell and take advantage of, says a Duke University study. "Injured animals may lose their high-ranking social status, or lose breeding access to potential mates," says Rachel Harris of the Duke Lemur Center.

7/17/2018

The recent saga of the trapped 12 Thai youth soccer players and their coach is likely an example of calm leadership in dangerous circumstances, writes Thomas Kolditz, who coined the phrase "in extremis" leadership. "If you give people an alternative future to the one that's occupying their fears, and you give them a sense of purpose, it helps," he says.

7/17/2018

Amazon's Prime Day was created by Amazon as an attempt to generate sales in the slow summer months without bearing the financial costs of discounts. The actual date of Prime Day is kept a secret for months, and vendors are required to sign nondisclosure agreements.

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7/17/2018

Presentations can engage audiences through giveaways, live polling and Q&A sessions, Caitlin McGuire writes. A large crowd presents an ideal opportunity to use an app for live polling, she notes.

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7/17/2018

Former sales representative Greg Reidy is now CEO of UnitedHealthcare Florida, and leads with a "supportive" leadership style that helps employees grow over time. Each day, he asks himself, "Am I going to work on 100 things or am I going to do three things really darn well, and advance our business to try to do things in better ways?"

7/17/2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he has reservations about the proposed $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media. "The evidence we've received suggests that certain station divestitures that have been proposed to the FCC would allow Sinclair to control those stations in practice, even if not in name, in violation of the law," he said.

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The Hill
7/17/2018

Executives at Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce are being pressured by employees to end contracts with agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Employees are concerned that their products aren't being used for the public good and that the agencies' work runs counter to the companies' publicly stated values.

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National Public Radio
7/17/2018

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva says the key to her leadership style is that she only asks subordinates to do things that she would be comfortable doing herself. Georgieva advocates for gender diversity at the World Bank and did the same during her previous position on the European Commission.

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CNBC
7/17/2018

Julie Smolyansky was just 27 years old when she became CEO of Lifeway in 2002 after the death of her father. In this interview, Smolyansky emphasizes the value of taking risks, trusting your instincts and being grateful for the learning opportunities that come with professional setbacks.

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7/17/2018

The 60 women on Forbes' list of richest self-made entrepreneurs and executives have $71 billion in total net worth. Entrants on the list come from a wide variety of fields, including cosmetics, technology and food.

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