Sales leaders must remember to reward effort and work ethic as well as pure skill when they recognize accomplishments, writes Sean McPheat. In addition, consult your sales representatives when making decisions that affect them, and have your top reps help create training programs for new hires.
A recent Business Insider ranking of major US cities' economies placed the San Jose, Calif., metro area first, noting San Jose topped other cities in average weekly wages, GDP growth rate and GDP per capita. Meanwhile, the San Francisco and Austin metro areas took second and third place, respectively.
Americans' confidence in the stock market experienced the quickest swing the Conference Board has seen, with the number of people who expect stock prices to rise in the next year dropping from 51% in January to 33% this month. More people had negative attitudes toward the stock market than positive in April.
Designer Tory Burch discusses her daily routine, hobbies and the importance of socially responsible business in this interview. " 'Always stay intellectually curious' is something that is truly important for me in business, as well as in life," she says.
Kristan Ware and Bailey Davis, two former cheerleaders suing the NFL for discrimination, have offered to settle for $1 each and a four-hour meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell and league lawyers to "prepare a set of binding rules and regulations which apply to all NFL teams." Ware alleges gender and religious discrimination while working for the Miami Dolphins, while Davis was fired after posting a photograph of herself on Instagram that the New Orleans Saints deemed a violation.
President Donald Trump probably will pull the US out of a six-nation deal signed in 2015 that restricts Iran's nuclear program, French President Emmanuel Macron says. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to urge Trump to remain in the accord when she visits Washington, D.C., on Friday.
The Supreme Court heard arguments about President Donald Trump's order to ban travel from certain countries, and questioning from the justices indicated that the court would likely uphold the ban. Questions included whether the court should consider Trump's tweets during his campaign, whether Trump acted within his power and whether the ban was effectively a ban on Muslims.
Former press secretary Sean Spicer appeared at Madame Tussauds museum in New York to help unveil a wax figure of first lady Melania Trump, which appears next to a figure of President Donald Trump. "I'm not kidding, I looked at a photo I had with the first lady before I left and I mean -- it's pretty remarkable how lifelike it is, and the same thing with the president," Spicer said.
Gender flipping leading roles in film and on television has become popular in Hollywood, and showrunners, actors and producers working on series such as "Lost in Space," "Elementary" and "Doctor Who" as well as the film "Oceans 8" say the swaps allow characters to be explored anew, challenge cultural norms and help audiences see women differently. "Back in the day, we used to have much more male-centric shows," "Battlestar Galactica" star Grace Park said. "You still have male-heavy shows, but having a woman in there adds a new dimension."
As the "Scandal" series came to an end last week, executive producer Betsy Beers reflected on how the show's seven seasons shattered stereotypes of "likable women" and women in positions of power. "I hope that people take away from Scandal is that people are people and a strong woman is a strong woman. This is what life looks like," Beers said. "There's no need to make a woman more likable so people will forgive her for whatever potential flaws. She's a person."
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