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2/22/2018

Empathy can help companies know what path they should take next, says Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. "The source of innovation is your ability to grasp the unmet, unarticulated needs of customers," he says.

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2/22/2018

Bold leaders are not impulsive or overbearing, but they do act decisively while knowing how much risk their team can manage, writes LaRae Quy. "They have mental toughness -- they believe they will prevail in their circumstances rather than expect their circumstances to change," she writes.

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2/22/2018

The US Supreme Court unanimously sided with Digital Realty Trust in a whistleblower-retaliation case, saying employees exposing wrongdoing have no protection unless they report allegations to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The court said that because the employee in this case did not provide information to the SEC before his termination, "he did not qualify as a 'whistleblower' " under the Dodd-Frank Act.

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2/22/2018

The next time you're feeling cynical about work, try redirecting those feelings toward exploring joy, writes Scott Savage. This can mean taking a "no complaining" pledge, offering forgiveness and listing three things each day that make you feel grateful.

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2/22/2018

Apple's success is driven by playing the long game with innovation and not worrying about quarterly headlines, says Apple CEO Tim Cook. "You also want to have the flexibility to go right up until the last minute so that you are continuing to explore and use the product and discover more things that you want to do," he says.

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2/22/2018

Audiences will overlook a flawed delivery if they can tell you care about providing useful information, writes Kindra Hall. "You might pace or sweat or use too many hand gestures, but if you're passionate about the content you're sharing, it's okay to let that show," she writes.

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Inc. online
2/22/2018

A McKinsey & Co. report suggests global productivity could increase by at least 2% annually for the next decade due to full employment and increasing demand forcing businesses to work more efficiently, although demographic challenges and digitization could hurt this growth. "To incentivize broad-based change, companies need competitive pressure to perform better, a business environment and institutions that enable change and creative destruction, and access to infrastructure and talent," the report's authors write.

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2/22/2018

Almost all of Britain's ancient population was supplanted about 4,500 years ago, lending credence to the theory that large-scale migrations took place in ancient times, writes Paul Rincon. "The newcomers brought ancestry from nomadic groups originating on the Pontic Steppe, a grassland region extending from Ukraine to Kazakhstan," he writes.

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BBC
2/22/2018

President Donald Trump spoke Wednesday with students, parents and teachers about gun violence in schools, expressing support for allowing weapons-trained teachers and other staffers to carry guns at school. Trump also endorsed stronger mental health screening for those attempting to purchase guns.

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2/22/2018

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that American plaintiffs cannot take Persian artifacts, on loan from Iran, from a University of Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million judgment against Iran related to a 1997 suicide bombing. The plaintiffs, who were injured in the attack, said Iran was complicit.

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