Forty-two trade associations have banded together to advocate for the DRIVE-Safe Act in an effort to address a shortage of truck drivers. Among other things, the act would allow drivers under the age of 21 to participate in interstate commerce.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey accepted the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards last week. In her speech, Dungey spoke about the power TV has in young kids' lives. "It was important for me and for other young girls to see women on TV portrayed as strong and smart because I truly believe that if you can see it, you can be it," Dungey said. "Stories tell us who we are and what we can believe in."
Sales teams can build good relationships with customers while encouraging future sales by determining what they have of value and giving it away when it makes sense to do so, writes John Ruhlin. Teams shouldn't focus on quick sales, but instead should prioritize creating trust and establishing long-term relationships with buyers.
Public relations activities can help companies provide information to prospects while offering recommendations on how to communicate with them, writes Curtis Sparrer. Companies should use PR to share news of awards and positive media coverage of their products, Sparrer adds.
It's easier to be influential on LinkedIn if you accept all incoming connections and share original opinions and content to educate others. Try to post content regularly to consistently engage your audience, writes Darren Marble.
The US economy continues to grow even as the global economy slows, said Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El-Erian. Government spending, consumer spending and pro-business policies have helped the US economy perform at a high level, El-Erian said.
Company culture is a key component of business success, and it has to be preserved as the enterprise expands, writes Susan Gallagher of BPI group. "Using the right technology will become increasingly important in making workers feel invested in and connected to your organization's culture," she writes.
Giving workers a high degree of decision-making power and encouraging them to lay out their long-term goals can help keep them engaged, says Facebook's Jennifer Dulski. It's also important to customize your approach, as different employees may be motivated by different things.
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