Papa John's founder John Schnatter, who resigned as chairman after using a racial slur on a conference call, reminds us that today's successful executives are also expected to be public figures, writes Jeff Cunningham. "Remember, when you're the leader, you're a parent, a mentor, and the moral, ethical compass of your organization," writes Motto co-founder Sunny Bonnell.
Leaders who manage remote employees need to work harder to build trust, ensure employees understand the vision and goals, and make sure meetings are run exceptionally, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "Effective virtual leaders focus less on the technology and details of connectivity and more on helping their teams create genuine, authentic connections," she writes.
Republican and Democratic senators said they will work to enact legislation that would give Congress a voice on whether the US imposes tariffs on national security grounds. However, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Congress would do better to cooperate with the Trump administration to change policy.
Every business must consistently look for new ideas while knowing how it will manage the scale that comes with innovation-fueled growth, writes Gary Fassak. Innovation "cannot be a discretionary item in the budget -- when done without a focused effort, you are leaving your company open to an all-out assault by a more innovative, nimble and efficient competitor," he writes.
We can let go of negative emotions faster if we accept them and take measures to redirect our focus, says Poppy Jamie, creator of the mindfulness app Happy, Not Perfect. Deep breathing, writing about feelings and remembering to be grateful are among her mechanisms for coping with stress.
Leaders should hire smart people, trust them to do well and give them credit when things go well, says Bill Allyn, president of the Allyn Family Foundation and a former CEO. "I like to set the goals, get out of the way, and help them in any way I possibly can," he says.
Scientists have discovered a possible deep-space source for high-energy neutrinos detected in ice underneath Antarctica's surface. These neutrinos were traced to an elliptical galaxy known as a blazar located billions of light years away.
Opinions are better received when they're specific, supported by facts and delivered with confidence, writes Avery Blank. People are more likely to listen to you if you don't pontificate and when you show an interest in what others think, she writes.
NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, who went on a spacewalk as a member of the shuttle Atlantis in 2010, discusses what he's learned about leading and following during his time with NASA and SpaceX. Being competent, working hard and knowing when to follow leadership are essential traits for astronauts, he says, especially in a crisis situation.
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