Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has apologized to teammates for recent comments about their play, and the incident led him to also call and apologize to former teammate LeBron James for resisting his leadership efforts while they played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. "You go and you say something publicly, and it ends up received in so many different ways, and you never know how fragile or what guys are going through when you say things like that," Irving said.
Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Jason Isbell and other musicians who have suffered from addiction talk about the sometimes frightening transition to sobriety and the sources of creativity and hope they've discovered. "I think part of the process for me of sobering up, and I don't know that I've ever put it this way before or really thought about it this way before, was using my work to connect with the world that I had always felt so isolated from," says Isbell.
Sophie Alpert says she has resigned as an engineering manager at Facebook after facing harassment from colleagues regarding her opinion of diversity at the company. Alpert says she has been attacked on anonymous workplace app Blind after criticizing a lack of diversity at Facebook.
Strong franchisee profitability numbers have been key for the growth of Domino's, which has grown its domestic footprint to include about 5,700 units. The brand has undergone a remodeling effort in recent years that has likely contributed to additional profitability. "We put our franchisee profitability at the center of every decision we make," said CEO Ritch Allison.
The effects of emotionally charged communication linger long after a message is delivered, writes David Nielson. He suggests considering the intended effect of a communication, taking a break and editing before sending and avoiding the visual crutch of bolding or underlining.
Vanguard Group founder John Bogle, who died this week, is being remembered for his popularization of simple, effective and low-fee index mutual fund investing, and stories are pouring in about how his advice helped people. Carmine Gallo praises Bogle for his creative use of words, including the echoing of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" in arguing for a financial revolution.
Gillette's "The Best a Man Can Be" advertising campaign is drawing comparisons to Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign, but whereas Nike sought to reaffirm the values of its customers, Gillette is asking its audience to become different, Josh Barro argues. "[B]rands do not enjoy the corrective moral authority that might be enjoyed by a church or a family or a group of community elders to tell people that they are failing to live by the right values and should change their ways," he writes.
Debating conflicting views is fine if the goal is to help the team become more productive, writes Shane Snow. To avoid emotional fallout, people should anchor their views with facts and receive the ideas of others with an open mind and respect, he writes.
If fears of not measuring up to gym veterans are keeping you from working out, try bringing a friend or joining a class, writes Josh Ocampo. The right personal trainer can help you create a routine that supports your fitness goals, he writes.
When talented people also listen, show empathy and build relationships, they're more likely to advance, says United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. "You have to make yourself the kind of person that people are willing to come up to and provide advice," he says.
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