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4/26/2017

Your actions are a demonstration of your integrity, so keep in mind that everyone is watching what you say and do, says S. Chris Edmonds in this blog post and video. He shares the story of a golf match where his playing partner's creative scoring revealed his integrity, or lack thereof.

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4/26/2017

The National Labor Relations Board has received four complaints that allege Tesla's confidentiality agreement "coerces and intimidates" assembly workers into nonunionization. A Tesla representative says the agreement seeks only to protect proprietary information and does not bar workers from discussing unionization.

4/26/2017

An annual summit hosted by Major League Baseball as part of its Diverse Business Partners program allows companies to pitch MLB teams on products and services that may be of use to them. During the meetings, the competition is extremely heavy, with vendors having to impress purchasers on the grounds of uniqueness, fast turnaround, price and other factors.

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Entrepreneur online
4/26/2017

The US political environment is the biggest concern that most Americans have for the nation's economy, according to a recent Bankrate.com poll. In the poll, 38% listed the political climate as their top economic concern, while instability abroad and terrorism received 19% and 14% of all votes, respectively.

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4/26/2017

Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who led the department through last year's fatal shooting of officers, recently spoke about his career and the power of humanity and compassion to change lives. "The moral of this story is: We all have a responsibility to one another -- one life at a time," he said.

4/26/2017

Define what you want the next stage of your career to look like, as well as your likes and dislikes, in order to start making healthy career decisions, Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter writes. "Bottom line, being clear on your destination for the next chapter of your career is critical for getting there," she writes.

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4/26/2017

The Department of Commerce has ordered a 20% tariff on lumber imported from Canada, which could translate to nearly $1 billion in tariffs. President Donald Trump also took to Twitter to rebuke the Canadian government for its dairy trade policies, which he said have hurt American dairy farmers.

4/26/2017

Although 530 senior-level jobs requiring Senate confirmation remain vacant, President Donald Trump has only put forth 37 nominees to fill those positions. Government officials such as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt have voiced frustration at the lack of personnel in their departments.

4/26/2017

Leaders usually lean toward one of three categories -- fighter, fixer and friend -- and each comes with strengths and the danger of overuse, says Refound CEO Jonathan Raymond. Fixers, for instance, are diligent about details and small errors, but that perfectionism can leave team members feeling as though nothing is good enough.

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4/26/2017

Businesses should have a succession plan whether the owners are looking to retire or whether they seek a strategic deal, writes Holly Swan. Advisors can help develop this process and assess how much the business is worth, she writes.

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Executive Street