An ill-defined networking meeting in a coffee shop is not the most effective or productive use of your time, writes Ryan Estis. He suggests early breakfast meetings, preparing an agenda and saving alcohol for celebrations, among other practices.
Robots will displace millions of jobs, but they could improve the economy overall as a supplement to aging workforces, Ruchir Sharma writes. While the societal upheaval of automation cannot be discounted, James Pethokoukis argues, robot work could give "workers more time to focus on the creative, design, or emotion-driven parts of their work."
Former Office Depot CEO Steve Odland believes that the tariffs planned by President-elect Donald Trump could harm the US economy. Odland stressed that the US represents only 5% of the world's population and that the country relies on exports as well as imports to function properly.
Your leverage as a job seeker is greatest when an offer is made to you, writes Corrie Shanahan. This is the best time to make any requests and negotiate the terms of your employment, Shanahan writes.
Linda McMahon, co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, will be nominated to lead the Small Business Administration. President-elect Donald Trump has praised McMahon for expanding WWE from a 13-person operation to a worldwide enterprise with more than 800 employees.
People often remain silent when confronted by workplace problems such as strategic mishaps, abusive bosses and abrasive co-workers rather than voicing their concerns. However, leaders can encourage workers to speak up constructively by setting a positive example and engaging in dialogue.
President-elect Donald Trump will name Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's parent-company CKE Restaurants Holdings, to run his Department of Labor, sources say. Puzder has been a vocal campaigner for deregulation and has opposed the Affordable Care Act and a higher minimum wage.
President-elect Donald Trump has named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a prominent fossil-fuel industry ally, to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmentalists and congressional Democrats vow to oppose the appointment.
President-elect Donald Trump will hand operational control of his businesses to his family but won't divest his ownership stake, insiders say, leaving him tangled in a vast web of conflicts of interest, with little public transparency or accountability. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was unconcerned by Trump's businesses and advised the president-elect to handle them "however he wants to."
Americans are divided on the government's role in ensuring they have access to quality health care, a Gallup poll reveals. The poll also shows people are less likely to see health care as a government responsibility than they were before the adoption of the Affordable Care Act.
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