World Wrestling Entertainment's stock is up on record revenue and is considered a prime entertainment entity for acquisition, indicating its push to livestream matches and expand the brand globally is paying off, write Felix Gillette and Kim Bhasin. Promoting women wrestlers more and as equals to men is also helping to attract fans.
On-camera appearances, whether on television or in virtual meetings, are more natural if you concentrate on what you're saying versus saying it perfectly, writes Stephanie Scotti. "Adopt the tone and body language you would use for engaging in conversation at a dinner party," she writes.
Leaders can overcome a rut by tapping into their teams for ideas, writes Mary Jo Asmus. "How must we change our thinking and acting to achieve success?" is one question that can empower people to take part in thinking through and making decisions, she writes.
Frequent, open communication where leaders are also open to feedback is a fundamental way of building trust with employees, write Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss. Find the setting you're most comfortable with, whether in person or online, and be ready to answer tough questions honestly, they write.
Laura Delarato decided to take 30 days and start putting herself first, whether that meant finding time for exercise, being upfront with friends and dates, and using daily intentions to begin building habits. "Sticking to a ritual or changing the background on your phone's wallpaper to a positive reminder (cliche, I know) actually makes a big difference when your day has gotten the best of your 'you-first' journey," she writes.
Dionna McPhatter, co-founder of BLKBOX, knows that she'll face different challenges in securing funding and in business because she's a young, black, female tech founder. "It's going to take time, it's going to take a fundamental shift in the way that we think, and the way that we evaluate value and ideas," she says.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos is funding construction of a 10,000-year clock inside of a mountain near the Texas-Mexico border that will tick once a year and advance its century hand once every 100 years. "It's a special clock, designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking," wrote Bezos in a blog post.
A day after Ford Motor Co. announced the departure of North American President Raj Nair because of "inappropriate behavior" allegations, the company named Kumar Galhotra as Nair's replacement. Galhotra has worked for Ford for 29 years and was chief marketing officer.
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has given the green light to a pregnant nurse to proceed to trial with a discrimination lawsuit she filed after being fired for sleeping at work during a break. ManorCare Health Services said it fired the nurse for violating company policy requiring staff to remain awake at work.
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