The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed criminal complaints against former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and another former executive, Greg Kelly, on suspicion that they underreported Ghosn's income. Prosecutors in Japan reportedly suspect Ghosn's income was underreported by roughly $80 million over five years.
If companies value listening as a leadership skill, they'll promote people based, in part, on their ability to engage others with questions that cultivate fresh ideas and perspectives, writes Anne Perschel. This represents a shift from recognizing people solely for work output and assertiveness, she writes.
Businesses can help customers slow down by creating personalized, relaxing retail experiences and vacations that encourage a timeout from technology, among other ways, write Giana Eckhardt and Katharina Husemann of Royal Holloway University of London.
Preparing for meetings, practicing off-the-cuff speaking with a colleague and volunteering to ask questions can help your readiness the next time you're on the spot, writes Allison Shapira. People tend to respond at length when caught off guard, so focus on making one point succinctly, she writes.
If you're feeling the need to express yourself more, let your manager know you'd like to speak publicly more often or engage with clients or other stakeholders, writes Art Markman. "Strange as it may seem, you might need to go out of your way to let your supervisors know how much you enjoy being out in front of people," he writes.
Remote work requires a dedicated work area, consistency in routine and a daily task list you're held accountable for, write academics Paul Frater and Lauren Sullivan. "You may also have to guard against social disruptions, as some people seem to think that if you work remotely, you can do whatever you want at any time of day," they write.
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was indicted in Japan for allegedly filing securities reports that understated his total pay package. The company was also indicted, as was former Representative Director Greg Kelly, who allegedly conspired with Ghosn.
Pursue worthwhile ideas that have the potential to be impactful in some way, even the ideas that seem obvious, suggests Andrew Forman. It may not seem obvious to everyone, as was the case with Steve Jobs in the beginning, so understand that obviousness is one of the five steps in the creative process, experts at the University of Minnesota point out.
A study by Bridge by Instructure found that 78% of employees think working more hours will lead to a promotion, although a Stanford University study contradicts that by finding longer hours lead to decreased productivity once an employee hits 50 or more hours for the week. The key driver to getting a promotion is focusing on quality of work and not quantity, writes Maurie Backman.
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