Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Could We Talk Ourselves Into Recession? Advertisement DealBook Supported by Aug. 30, 2019 Updated 6:51 a.m. ET Good Friday. We’ll be taking a break for Labor Day, but will be back in your inboxes on Tuesday. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Talk of a downturn could make it a reality President Trump’s trade war with China and the gloom hanging over the global economy have many people thinking about the threat of recession in America. But some worry that there’s a danger of simply talking the U.S. into a downturn. The U.S. economy is sending mixed messages about its health: • G.D.P. “rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.0 percent in the second quarter, a solid pace but down from a 3.1 percent rate in the first quarter and 2.9 percent overall … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Could We Talk Ourselves Into Recession?
Stories we tell ourselves
You might have guessed the answer—it depends on both the situation and what you’d like to accomplish. For example, when you start a new job as a manager, you need to tell your team a story that dismantles any mistrust and uncertainty. If you’re trying to motivate your team because they’ve lost enthusiasm for their work, you need a story that reminds them of their purpose. Below are three types of stories that every leader should master. 1. Stories we tell ourselves Every day, we assemble bits and pieces of information based on what we observe around us, and then we tell ourselves stories based on those observations. Over time, they turn into long-developed beliefs. Positive stories can be a powerful tool. When you admire a colleague for their discipline and punctuality, you might be inspired to make positive habit changes yourself. The problem comes when you tell yourselves negative stories. For instance, if I feel that I don’t measure up to others’ … [Read more...] about These are the 3 types of stories that leaders need to master
politics The pastor of a Northern Virginia church where President Donald Trump made an unscheduled visit over the weekend has explained why he publicly prayed for the president, acknowledging to his congregation that “some within our church … are hurt that I made this decision.” “Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we didn’t see coming, and we’re faced with a decision in a moment when we don’t have the liberty of deliberation, so we do our best to glorify God,” Pastor David Platt of McLean Bible Church said Sunday evening in a statement to church members titled “Prayer for the President.” “Today, I found myself in one of those situations.”Story Continued Below Hours earlier, Trump’s motorcade made an unannounced detour to the church while returning to the White House from Trump National Golf Club in nearby Sterling, Va. “President Donald J. Trump is visiting McLean Bible Church in Vienna, … [Read more...] about Pastor tells congregation why he prayed for Trump
Updated 7:16 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. Photo: Sunny Saperstein Photo: Sunny Saperstein Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. Photo: Sunny Saperstein Author events: Plan your festival … [Read more...] about Author events: Plan your festival adventure
A manager’s journey is filled with twists and turns. Some days, you’ll feel imposter syndrome so strongly that it feels like you’re stuck at bottom of a dark, deep pit. Every manager I know is well acquainted with this place. You feel alone. You second-guess every decision, and you search desperately for something solid to grasp. You just want to restore your faith, but you don’t know how. I found myself in the Pit when a new colleague and I started working together on an important initiative. Right from the start, we butted heads on product strategy. Both of us were so convinced we were right that every decision felt like a giant wave crashing on the flimsy sandcastle of our working relationship. I remember us sending long emails back and forth about minor product details. Running through it all was an undercurrent of mistrust. Here are some of the things we said to each other: “You aren’t listening,” “You don’t know … [Read more...] about How to find your confidence when it feels impossible