A boss in a bad mood is likely to spread that attitude downward, so it's important to know how to help manage your boss and your own outlook, Vanessa Van Edwards says in this blog post and video. "This mood won't last forever and if you treat it as such, it is much more likely to be a temporary state and not fester for longer than it has to," she says.
You can beat the urge to procrastinate by finding a good starting point for a difficult project and limiting your nonessential tasks to focus on what's more important, writes Travis Bradberry. Don't worry about failing when embarking on a tough task, because "procrastination itself is failure," adds Bradberry.
Transformation projects are prone to failure when leadership backs the plan but doesn't get involved, when smart strategists are unable to execute or when insufficient effort is made to win over people, Brian McConnell writes. He offers a fictional example of a company's failed transformation and how executives can avoid its mistakes.
Employees can feel left out even when leaders aren't trying to exclude anyone, Jimmy Daly writes. He offers advice on recognizing and rectifying situations that lead to employee exclusion and resentment.
Nestle's food business is under attack, and with the company trying to pivot toward more healthful products and branding, it's hired a CEO from outside the company and industry. "Increasingly, companies are realizing that they may need to look beyond the familiar confines of their own world to find new ways of thinking," Michelle Gerdes writes.
The expansive, inexpensive reach of the US Postal Service was a pivotal decision made in the 1700s that has helped shape the country's growth for centuries, says author Winifred Gallagher. While the neighborhood post office is threatened, Gallagher argues that it will continue to survive in some form.
McKinsey data suggests US consumers remain cautious about the economy and their spending, though there are fluctuations depending on narrow demographic subsets, as well as product types and retail channels. "It's not enough for companies to do general research on the core demographic groups in the US market, namely millennials, boomers, and Hispanics," the McKinsey analysts write.
You should demonstrate to hiring managers your ability to contribute to the workplace culture instead of just showing them you can fit in, writes Heather Huhman. Research the company and focus on its values before developing an action plan you can unveil at your interview, writes Huhman.
When expressing gratitude toward others, compliment the other person instead of framing everything according to how it benefited you, writes Heidi Grant Halvorson. This approach will help you further your work relationships, Halvorson writes.
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