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12/12/2017

The recent wave of sexual harassment allegations highlights a conflict of interest for HR officials addressing these complaints. They must balance managing personnel issues with protecting their company's interests and their own careers.

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12/12/2017

The Treasury Department released a one-page report Monday that said President Donald Trump's economic agenda and tax cuts proposed in the GOP tax plan would increase tax revenue over 10 years by $300 billion. The estimate assumes 2.9% average annual growth.

12/12/2017

Finish the year on a strong note by cleaning out your email inbox and sending thank-you notes to colleagues and managers, Suzanne Gelb writes. Set aside some time to improve your LinkedIn presence, and work on shifting to a healthier sleep routine in 2018.

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12/12/2017

Sales leaders can coach representatives who resist instruction by learning each sales rep's communication style, writes Steve Hackett. Make sure you've set distinct behavior standards and that you model coachability by being open to feedback on your own performance.

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The Brooks Group
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12/12/2017

Companies often reject candidates for upper-level jobs if they don't have industry-specific experience. But industry details can be learned, and candidates from other fields may exhibit far more important qualities, such as trustworthiness, maturity and the ability to solve problems effectively, writes Human Workplace CEO Liz Ryan.

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12/12/2017

President Donald Trump drinks 12 Diet Cokes a day, according to insiders in a New York Times' report. A button on his desk in the Oval Office alerts a staff member to bring him one.

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New York magazine
12/12/2017

Inspired by their experiences on a trip to North Carolina, Craig and Kami Putz opened The Barkery to provide environmentally friendly toys and treats for dogs. Craig Putz sells homemade treats at craft fairs, and he hopes to be able to offer them in the shop after getting government approval.

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Barkery
12/12/2017

MailChimp, which offers email marketing services to small businesses, has grown into a company with 700-plus employees and 16 million customers while avoiding outside investment. A key turning point in MailChimp's history came in 2009, when the company switched to a "freemium" model and subsequently experienced rapid customer growth.

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Inc.
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MailChimp
12/12/2017

Forwardship is the process of preparing a business for market changes and technological advances, and acting toward innovation without being stopped by fear, write Vip Vyas, Diego Nannicini and David Sherman of Distinctive Performance. When business failures are retroactively described as surprising, they argue, there is usually a trail of leadership inaction.

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INSEAD Knowledge
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Vip Vyas, David Sherman
12/12/2017

Murmuring an "um" or "mm-hmm" in conversation can show that we're paying attention -- thinking about what to say or processing what is being said to us, says linguistics professor N.J. Enfield. "When it comes to little words, I produce 'um' and 'uh' as a signal to you that I know I should be speaking right now," Enfield says.

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The Atlantic online