Viet Nam News BRUSSELS — EU leaders warned on Wednesday there must be more progress in Brexit negotiations, despite hearing a personal plea by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said she was open to a longer transition phase to unblock the talks. European leaders had hoped to hold a special summit in November to seal the divorce, but on Wednesday they refused to sign off on the plan, taking the bloc a step closer to the potentially catastrophic scenario of Britain crashing out in March without a deal. May had earlier addressed her fellow leaders, indicating that she could accept extending the post-Brexit transition phase to take the heat out of the deadlocked issue of the Irish border, officials said. But she failed to respond to a call by EU President Donald Tusk for "concrete proposals" of her own to move the talks forward. When the other 27 European Union leaders met without her over dinner on Wednesday evening, they concluded that "not enough progress has been … [Read more...] about EU demands more Brexit progress despite British PM’s plea
Progressive dinner ideas
There isn’t a person alive who can say that they are always ready to roll out of bed and get their workweek started every Monday morning. In fact, I’d be willing to guess that most of the 76% of Americans who suffer from Sunday-night blues struggle with their Monday mornings. But let’s forget about Sunday-night blues for a second. In a typical workweek, each day tends to take on a personality of its own. Wednesday is “Hump Day,” celebrating the joy of making it halfway through the week. Thursday typically gets people thinking about happy hour, and the excitement leading up to the weekend. Friday is, well, Friday–everyone’s favorite (week)day as they wait for freedom to hit at 5 p.m. What has happened to poor Monday? And forgotten Tuesday? As an employer, you want your employees to be productive all week long, no matter what day is. Sure, you might not be able to control whether or not your employees enjoy their day-to-day tasks. But there are … [Read more...] about 4 creative ideas to make Mondays more fun for your team
Sometimes, an idea or cause inspires such fervent feelings and action from a large group that it becomes a movement that creates significant change in how people think, feel, and act. Over the years, movements like animal rights, corporate social responsibility, and #MeToo began as concepts and, ultimately, changed attitudes and behaviors. Jennifer Dulski, head of groups and community at Facebook and author of Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter? has been witness to her fair share of movements. As the former president and chief operating officer of Change.org, a social enterprise platform that provides a venue for people to gather support for their causes, Dulski watched familiar patterns emerge in campaigns that successfully brought about significant change. And those efforts have important lessons for business leaders who want to create change. “This is the place where often I find business leaders or individuals and companies falling down. Social organizers … [Read more...] about This is how to turn your idea for change into a movement
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Reliable Source by Emily Heil by Emily Heil Email the author April 30 at 3:51 PM Email the author If something feels just a little familiar in all the outrage/counter-outrage/disappointment/soul-searching reaction to comedian Michelle Wolf’s comedy routine at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, there’s a good reason for that. Folks, we’ve clutched these very same pearls before. Several other comedians in the not-so-distant past have scandalized the well-dressed folks gathered in Washington to hear them. Serious Washington meets Comedy, and things don’t go so well? Hey, … [Read more...] about Michelle Wolf wasn’t the first to shock a media dinner. Stephen Colbert and Wanda Sykes, anyone?
In software engineering, remote working makes a lot of sense since, most of the time, you only need a computer and an internet connection to perform your duties. There are fewer reasons to force people to sit in an office every day. As a result, it’s become an important feature of a lot of IT jobs, even here in Belgium–which in my experience isn’t always the most forward-looking job market–where remote work is common for at least a couple days a week. I’ve been working remotely for a little more than five years now, and it doesn’t come without stress. I think it’s taken a toll on me over the last couple years in particular, especially when I went almost fully remote for a year, from June 2016 to June 2017. In that period I’ve sometimes felt like I existed in a “remote-developer black box”: Related: My 400-Person Company Has A Great Work Culture–And We All Work Remotely It’s Hard To Communicate Communication … [Read more...] about I’ve Worked Remotely For 5 Years, And It’s Stressing Me Out