The new year doesn't wipe away ongoing challenges, so leaders must continue to be resilient, compassionate, consistent and encouraging to help employees be inspired and motivated, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Leaders who train their eyes to find and celebrate the positive inspire the same in those around them," she writes.
James Clear has 1 million email subscribers, a successful book and a reputation for sound advice on habits, and he shares why his own habits -- what he reads, how he spends his time -- shape what he's able to deliver. "Ultimately, the process of changing your habits is really the process of re-writing your story and learning to believe something new about yourself," he says in this interview and video.
Mistakes -- either technical or creative -- can hamper Facebook campaigns, warns advertising expert Tara Zirker. She outlines how to test and improve copy, images and landing pages, and how to use the Dynamic Creative feature.
Apartment startups such as Landing are offering rental terms that target professionals who moved out of big cities because of the pandemic but might return to their offices when they reopen. Remote workers looking for short-term rentals are helping companies recoup losses from reduced tourism and business.
Nonprofits across the US are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday through a variety of virtual options, such as the annual parade organized by the Black Heritage Society in Houston and a prayer breakfast put together by the NAACP in Portage County, Ohio. "What has been effective throughout history is to divide and conquer throughout and we are living in a time now where we can find connection and common ground to move forward," said Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.
Entrepreneurs preparing to start a business this year need a "Maker" mindset to prototype and test quickly, from the pitch to advertising efforts, write authors Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp. They describe several archetypes and their qualities that foster startup success, including the "Outsider," who brings fresh eyes to an idea, and the "Conductor," who is focused on exploring methods that promote growth.
Smart leaders recognize when they're being overtaken by bad habits such as trying to control everything, creating too many rules or thinking they don't need feedback or advice, writes Lolly Daskal. "Even smart, committed leaders have blind spots, and you may be needlessly frustrating and irritating people with unthinking behavior and attitudes," she writes.
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