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12/11/2017

Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook tells TV creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes that corporate culture can only overcome problems with sexual harassment and inequality when women have more power. "We know that organizations that think their system is meritocratic and people who think they are meritocratic often have the worst results because they don't correct," Sandberg says.

12/11/2017

US employers added 228,000 jobs in November, according to the Labor Department, making 86 straight months of job growth. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1%.

12/11/2017

Being of service is a mindset in which you look to make your co-worker's day better through acts of listening and kindness, notes John Baldoni in this blog post and video. Crucial to taking this action is knowing both your organizational role and that of your co-worker.

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12/11/2017

As you prepare to leave your office for the holidays, keep a list of any time-sensitive tasks to complete before your break. Make sure anyone with whom you work closely knows who to contact if they need anything, and block off the first couple of hours upon your return for catching up, writes Sarah Greesonbach.

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A winning sales attitude requires representatives to embrace adversity instead of fleeing from it, writes Colleen Stanley. Furthermore, top sales reps tend to have an internal locus of control, meaning they feel they are in control of their sales outcomes.

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12/11/2017

Bud Light sent a man dressed in medieval clothing to Modist Brewery in Minneapolis to read a cease-and-desist message from a scroll calling on the brewery to change the name of its "Dilly Dilly" Mosaic Double IPA or face a tour of the pit of misery. "Dilly Dilly" is a trademarked slogan of Bud Light, and Modist can sell the rest of the beer in its taproom but won't be able to brew a beer with that name again.

12/11/2017

Michigan-based restaurant company Meritage Hospitality Group is buying 57 Wendy's locations in the eastern and midwestern US in a move that is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018. The locations are expected to generate more than $100 million in annual sales.

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12/11/2017

Nearly 40% of working Americans age 65 or older had previously retired but then rejoined the workforce for personal as much as financial reasons, a study found, while more than half of retirees age 50 or older said they would go back to work if the right opportunity arose. The "unretirement" trend marks a significant shift away from the earlier model of leaving the workforce entirely upon reaching retirement age.

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12/11/2017

Proposed tax changes could discourage small employers from offering 401(k) plans, as they would gain a tax advantage by dropping them, the American Retirement Association says. The organization wants the public to alert lawmakers about the situation, saying an estimated 24 million workers could lose 401(k) access if the "pass-through" tax rate proposal is not modified.

12/11/2017

Before pitching a complicated idea or project, it's important to identify what your audience already knows about it and the most important point you want to make, writes Matt Eventoff. Another way to keep your presentation clear and focused is to avoid jargon.

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