Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discusses how Facebook is responding to recent events including Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook user data and acknowledges mistakes in the past few years as well as changes in the company's philosophy. "I think the feedback that we've gotten from people -- not only in this episode but for years -- is that people value having less access to their data above having the ability to more easily bring social experiences with their friends' data to other places," he says.
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America is having the entire company train on agile methods as part of its emphasis on talent development, says CEO Deanna Mulligan. "We're retooling ourselves, for the way not only millennials want to work as our employees -- but also to be flexible, also for people who are not our employees," Mulligan says.
Transparency can be improved through ongoing communication, sharing institutional knowledge and using common platforms, among other tactics suggested by members of the Young Entrepreneur Council. "Creating a safe space for your team to share critical feedback or ask hard questions is key to building a strong, transparent culture," said Jennifer Mellon of Trustify.
Companies need to do more than remain impartial to protect themselves from boycotts, including knowing the vulnerabilities of their business and supply chain partners, say Tim Calkins and Brayden King of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. "You have to move so quickly, but if you're not careful, you'll just make the problem bigger with a tone-deaf response," Calkins says.
Audiences are more receptive to speakers who stand relatively still, face the audience and keep their stance and hands open, writes Nick Morgan. "As such, the general body language messages the speaker sends out are extraordinarily important for setting the tone of the occasion and for determining how most of the audience will feel about the speaker," he writes.
Resiliency is worn down by negative thought patterns, so try breaking them by taking action, such as a quick workout or deep breathing exercises, writes Tchiki Davis. How we deal with failure -- not being afraid or exaggerating -- is also critical to how well we weather adversity, Davis writes.
How did the slider, tuna tartare and bone marrow make it on a list of the most important American dishes of the past 100-plus years? "We looked for dishes that have been endlessly adopted or outright copycatted on other menus, kicked off a lasting trend, or became staples that still define the way we eat today in 2018," according to Thrillist.
President Donald Trump is threatening to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill, increasing the chances of a government shutdown at midnight. Trump says the bill does not adequately address issues related to his proposed border wall and to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Leaders with grit pivot to new solutions instead of giving up in the face of adversity, writes LaRae Quy. These leaders don't try to improve weaknesses but do leave their comfort zone to explore their strengths, she writes.
Audiences may look like they aren't paying attention or are uninterested, but they might simply be processing what you've said, writes Anett Grant. "What you can control is your message and how you choose to deliver it," she writes.
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