Stick to the plans you make with your colleagues, and find time to interact with the new person in the office, writes entrepreneur Michael Volkmann. Show appreciation to co-workers who help you with a project by offering to help them with a task or treat them to a coffee.
Bishop Michael Curry's energetic and distinctive sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was largely effective despite the austere setting because of his adroit use of humor and rhetorical devices, writes John Zimmer. That said, there were also a few areas where Curry could have done better, writes Zimmer.
Deepak Chopra believes leaders improve their path with good self-care and clarity of purpose. "I think success is opportunity and preparedness coming together, which happens only when you're aware," he says.
The US is seeking a North American Free Trade Agreement overhaul that the three countries and Congress would approve, but President Donald Trump would also consider a "skinny NAFTA" that doesn't require congressional approval, says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have signed a deal with Netflix to produce content, such as documentaries and features, under their newly formed production company Higher Ground Productions. "Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix -- we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world," Barack Obama said in a statement.
Your team deserves recognition, so make sure you can share what they do and why it matters to the bottom line, writes Joel Garfinkle. This is best accomplished with a concise, easy-to-remember message that doesn't detail every task, he writes.
Research has determined that high expectations can lead to specific performance improvements, and this means the subtle actions people take each day add up over time, writes Shane Parrish. "Although we rarely notice it (unless we are on the receiving end of overt racism, sexism, and other forms of bias), those expectations dictate the opportunities we are offered, how we are spoken to, and the praise and criticism we receive," he writes.
If you struggle to actively listen, try committing to the moment and striving to understand the speaker's message and the emotions behind it. "Get into a place of understanding, where you're both speaking the same language, figuratively and literally," Stephanie Vozza writes.
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