While it's easy to assume that talented sales representatives will become excellent sales managers, the opposite is often true, writes Yael Warman. Less-successful sales reps often have hard-won sales knowledge earned through failures and have more of a team-based mentality than top sales reps do.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested that if he is elected, the US may leave the World Trade Organization. Trump explained that he would consider tariffs on companies that move operations to other countries, then said the US could simply "pull out" if the WTO rejected such tariffs.
Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" involves a lot of rules, as Stephanie Vozza discovered. "Tedious is an understatement, and according to Kondo's rules, you can't do the process while watching television or even listening to music," Vozza writes.
Real empowerment comes when employees feel safe to exercise judgment, John Guaspari writes. Leaders can create this environment by clarifying situations when employees can act autonomously and by avoiding overreaction to unexpected problems.
The Affordable Care Act offers an appealing way for workers who do not have access to employer-sponsored health insurance to get individual coverage, writes Robb Mandelbaum. He explains how to calculate whether it would make more sense for your business to offer insurance or to leave it up to your employees to buy their own.
First lady Michelle Obama gave a rousing and well-received endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, jabbing pointedly at Donald Trump without mentioning the GOP nominee by name. "It was as pure a piece of political oratory as this campaign has offered, and instantly entered the pantheon of great convention speeches," writes Yoni Appelbaum.
A series of recent polls show Donald Trump with a significant post-convention bounce, and the GOP candidate would likely win if the election were held today, according to FiveThirtyEight. "Clinton isn’t just going to glide to victory," writes Nate Silver.
Donald Trump's awkward air-kiss of running mate Gov. Mike Pence sparked a flurry of media coverage -- but convention smooching always does, writes James Poulos. Al Gore raised eyebrows with his enthusiastic embrace of wife Tipper in 2000, and the Clintons will face similar scrutiny in coming days.
Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a full-throated endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, telling his supporters -- some of whom had booed previous speakers -- that a Democratic president was needed to enact the numerous policy concessions he had secured from the Clinton camp. "Based on her ideas and her leadership, Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States," he said. "The choice is not even close."
Building a business takes time and determination, says Janet Kosloff, co-founder and CEO of InCrowd. When you're looking at years before becoming liquid, "you have to trust that if you keep with it, good things will happen," she says.
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