Craft beer brewers are innovating, creating jobs and gaining market share with pricier, high-quality products, and lessons from the beer industry can offer insights into other industries, writes Derek Thompson. "Alcohol regulations have long discouraged vertical consolidation, encouraged retailers to leave room for new brands, and more recently made it easier for individuals to introduce their own batch of beer to the market," he writes.
Leaders who admit their mistakes and take responsibility show self-awareness and strength, notes John Baldoni in this blog post and video. "Leaders accomplish very little by themselves -- they survive or fail on the actions of those they lead," he says.
The government doesn't all stop at once when it shuts down. For example, even though the Department of Health and Human Services will furlough about half of its workforce, the agency will continue critical services, including a suicide-prevention hotline, product recalls and patient care at the National Institutes of Health.
Senate leaders reached a deal, and the Senate approved legislation to end the government shutdown with a promise to take action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration issue. The agreement keeps government operations funded through Feb. 8 but must be approved by the House and signed by the president before the current shutdown can end.
Vice President Mike Pence assured Israeli leaders today that the US is committed to moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In an address to the Knesset, the vice president said the move will be completed by the end of 2019.
The Ralph Lauren-designed parkas that will be worn as part of Team USA's uniform at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics have their own heating system. Carbon and silver ink printed inside the jacket conducts heat, and the heat is controlled by a slim battery pack.
Employees need to be fully energized or their creativity and innovation may suffer, writes Brett Steenbarger, an associate professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. "In the environment energized by the right leadership, we tap into hidden strengths and become better versions of ourselves: seeing more, doing more, learning more," he notes.
Democrats joined with Republicans to advance a stopgap spending bill in an 81-18 vote. The measure, which could reopen the government through Feb. 8, still needs final approval from the Senate and to pass in the House.
Decision-making is often hampered by a complicated organizational structure where no one feels they can make the call, among other factors, say Aaron De Smet and Leigh Weiss of McKinsey. They identify and discuss the four types of decisions and what organizational actions need to happen with each.
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