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How to Lead a Team with Empathy and Kindness – Gary Vaynerchuk –

A lot of people think of leadership qualities as “paternal” — qualities like being aggressive or stern. I think of them as maternal. I think the best managers have caring, empathetic personalities…
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New managers, here’s how to run your first team meeting

It happened: You’re a new manager now. Perhaps, it’s the first time you’re leading a team. Or you’re taking over a new team as a manager. Either way, that first meeting as a new manager is a daunting…
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Unemployment rate sparks hiring concerns

Unemployment rate sparks hiring concerns | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
The US unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, a 48-year low, in September. While low unemployment is a sign of a healthy economy, it is worrisome news for companies scrambling to hire and retain workers, as the restaurant and retail industries seek to fill hundreds of thousands of job openings.
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'They want us to be robots': Whole Foods workers fear Amazon's changes | Business | The Guardian

'They want us to be robots': Whole Foods workers fear Amazon's changes | Business | The Guardian | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Employees at the supermarket chain have begun to organize in an attempt to push back on changes made since Amazon acquired the company in 2017
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How Bosses Waste Their Employees’ Time

How Bosses Waste Their Employees’ Time | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Managers are often oblivious to the impact of their words and actions. Here’s how they can open their eyes.
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Goodbye Facebook? Why some small businesses are quitting the social network

Goodbye Facebook? Why some small businesses are quitting the social network | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
“One of the Facebook policy changes decreased my income from Facebook by 60 percent, overnight. No explanation," said one small business owner.
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What the "retail apocalypse" decimating American malls looks like

What the "retail apocalypse" decimating American malls looks like | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Through photographer Jesse Rieser’s lens, the architectural fallout of the e-commerce revolution is beautiful.
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They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties - The New York Times

They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties - The New York Times | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Walmart and other companies are using aggressive legal tactics to get the money back, demanding payments even when people haven’t been convicted of wrongdoing.
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Americans are spending like crazy. Can the good times last?

Americans are spending like crazy. Can the good times last? | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Walmart, Macy's and Home Depot earnings will give an important read on the US economy.
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9 Seemingly Harmless Things You Should Never Have On Your Resume

9 Seemingly Harmless Things You Should Never Have On Your Resume | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
We all know you have references available upon request.
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More People Are Quitting Their Jobs Than Ever Before. Here’s Why

By now we’re pretty used to challenging the status quo when it comes to how we work. Since the boom of the Internet, we’ve witnessed a fundamental shift in how, where, and when people work…
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Two different surveys confirm that cable companies are screwed –

Two different surveys confirm that cable companies are screwed – | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
It is not a pleasant time to be a cable company. Decades of regional monopolies are being swept away, leaving us with -- the horror! -- actual competition. Prices on streaming bundles are so low that companies are actually struggling to make money on the $40-a-month skinny services.
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Best Buy Should Be Dead, But It’s Thriving in the Age of Amazon - Bloomberg

Best Buy Should Be Dead, But It’s Thriving in the Age of Amazon - Bloomberg | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
The big-box retailer doesn’t just want to sell you electronics. It wants its in-home consultants to be “personal chief technology officers.”
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Taylor Swift made waves when she told her followers to vote

Taylor Swift made waves when she told her followers to vote | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Shaking up financial markets with an Instagram post makes Taylor Swift this week's champ. While retail took the worst of the market's beating as the chump.
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Best Brain Game To Stave Off Alzheimer's Could Be Your Job : Shots - Health News : NPR

Best Brain Game To Stave Off Alzheimer's Could Be Your Job : Shots - Health News : NPR | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's prevention specialist Jessica Langbaum says that like most working people she gets plenty of mental exercise without playing crossword puzzles or brain games. She says work is the key.
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6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein

6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it

Inspiration for online teaching can appear in surprising places.
 Who says it should be confined to conferences or journal articles?


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 6:54 PM

Liz Hardy offers 6 quotations from Albert Einstein as anchors for sound advice on the often misunderstood realities of online teaching. As always elegant insight wrapped in clever perspective. Listen to Liz! 

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Workday BrandVoice: The New Era of Professional Services: Q&A with Jeanne Urich of Service Performance Insight Research

Workday BrandVoice: The New Era of Professional Services: Q&A with Jeanne Urich of Service Performance Insight Research | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
The professional services industry is experiencing strong growth, yet new opportunities bring new challenges. Jeanne Urich, managing director at Service Performance Insight (SPI), discusses industry trends and the role of professional services automation (PSA).
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How not to be plastic, smarmy, shady, or fake when marketing your business

I woke this morning to a post where a fitness influencer with a following of over 500K posted a dangerous and dismissive comment about mental illness, essentially saying that “being present”…
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Dumb Rules That Make Your Best People Want to Quit – Member Feature Stories –

From performance reviews to vacation time, here’s a guide to ensure your office has the best and hardest workers.
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Target CEO signals end of retail apocalypse

Target CEO signals end of retail apocalypse | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Target just reported its strongest same-store sales numbers in 13 years, and CEO Brian Cornell says strong consumer spending is to thank for that. "We're currently benefiting from a very strong consumer environment — perhaps the strongest I've seen in my career," he said in a call with investors.
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How to Create Seamless Customer Experiences | HelloSign Blog

How to Create Seamless Customer Experiences | HelloSign Blog | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
By implementing a few, relatively simple practices, you can dramatically improve every customer experience.
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TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack: Which store is better?

TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack: Which store is better? | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack both sell on-trend pieces at affordable prices, but which store does it best? We visited New York City locations of both to find out.
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Life Doesn’t Reward You For What You Know, But For What You Do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating McDonalds every meal. In the documentary film, Super Size…
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Managers: You’re not prepared for your one-on-one meetings. Here’s what to do.

Or at least that’s what employees think when it comes to one-on-one meetings. In a recent survey we conducted of 125 managers and 45 employees, we found 35% of employees believe their manager is only…
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How to handle a needy employee –

“I think I’m going to have to let someone go.” I was at lunch the other day with an executive who admitted this to me. “She’s in my office every five minutes, asking me for help. I don’t have time to…
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