Facebook announced Friday that it would end its forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims, following in Google's footsteps and allowing aggrieved parties the option to sue. Facebook also made changes to its workplace relationships policy, requiring higher-level employees to disclose relationships with other employees.
Starting the day with meditation, prayer and preparation while focusing on the positive buoys Robin Roberts throughout her grueling schedule as anchor of "Good Morning America." Roberts says, "I just make sure that I'm absolutely as prepared as I can be; you have to change the way you think to change the way you feel."
LinkedIn rolled out a test run of its new events tool in San Francisco and New York City, and plans to launch it worldwide after this pilot period. Users will only be able to create public events initially, but LinkedIn expects to add the ability to create private functions.
Scotland will become the first country to require schools to teach material on LGBTQ history. With a curriculum based on policy suggestions from the Time for Inclusive Education campaign, students will learn about LGBTQ equality, identity complexities and how to confront homophobia and transphobia.
Officials are still counting ballots in a Senate race in Arizona and Georgia's governor's race, and Florida is holding recounts for both the Senate and governorship. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican who is running for Senate against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, has filed a suit to have law enforcement guard ballots and machines in Broward and Palm Beach counties when they aren't in use.
People with superior leadership intelligence accurately gauge the mood of a room or a lack of project momentum, writes Scott Cochrane. They watch for nonverbal cues to dissatisfaction and know when to respond with encouragement, a shift in strategy or simply removing minor annoyances to a team's day, he writes.
Teams need to look at problems from multiple perspectives to avoid wasting time on the wrong solution, write Dan Rockwell and Teruni Lamberg. "[I]dentifying the real problem is the beginning of a breakthrough solution," they write.
Instead of trying to play catch-up when its Gamecube failed to keep up with the competition, Nintendo disrupted the industry with the Wii -- a new twist on its core strengths, writes Christopher Lott. "Who would have guessed that a motion controller and only a handful of video games could bring the gaming community back into the living room?" he asks.
Industry analysts say GM's offer to buy out more than 17,700 veteran, salaried employees signals a need to cut costs and build more autonomous and electric vehicles, writes Jamie LaReau. "Technology has changed so fast and is changing so fast that if you've been out of school 10 or 20 years, you're not at the leading edge anymore," says Wayne State University professor Marick Masters.
Speakers build credibility right away if they dress appropriately depending on the audience and establish their expertise during the introduction by identifying their real-world experiences, writes Caitlin McGuire. It's also important to appear confident, but not conceited, she writes.
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