A survey by Zocdoc and Kelton Global revealed that 60 percent of US respondents don't feel free to leave the office for preventative medical care. Numerous companies have joined a campaign to give employees paid time off for "unsick days" in 2017.
High-performing employees can be forgotten because they're not struggling, but they deserve and need more from their managers, Karin Hurt writes. She shares seven suggestions of what managers can say to their best team members.
Leading change starts when we accept that we are the authors of our own lives and stop looking for the safe path, write Bob Anderson and Bill Adams of Full Circle Group. "We either move through the fear toward our passion, or we slowly and inexorably die," they write.
The idea of grit, as popularized by Angela Duckworth, includes perseverance but also requires the willingness to reflect and adjust when you hit a wall. "The thing to be sticky about, the thing to be tenacious and uncompromising about are your higher-level values that guide what you are doing, that have many roots to it," she says.
Resource allocation is a simple enough concept for executives, with the challenges awaiting in the details, Yuval Atsmon of McKinsey writes. Atsmon offers advice on deciding where to put resources, how much to allocate and how to execute internally.
Don't shy away from upheavals caused by a mid- or quarter-life crises, as open communication is a good way to work through these periods, writes Jon Mertz. "If you are having a mid-life conversation and no one under 30 is involved, then find someone younger and find out where they are and what they are trying to figure out," he suggests.
Retirement has given David Letterman time to put his life's work -- and how much energy he put into it -- into perspective, including his rivalry with Jay Leno. "I'm a little embarrassed that, for 33 years, it was the laser focus of my life," Letterman says.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is close to proposing rules making it easier for shareholders to vote for corporate directors nominated by investors, rather than candidates backed by management, people familiar with the matter said. The rules would create a universal ballot to be used when elections are contested.
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