The only constant in life is change. It’s also true in business, but lately, change itself is changing. Those at the top realize it’s vital to not just implement that great platform, new business model or software, but also to get employees excited, build connections, and foster the kind of engagement that fuels innovation and brings lasting results. Otherwise, new systems, operating models, pricey software and revolutionary platforms don’t live up to their potential. Think you’re doing it right? Many leaders do: 90% of execs say their company caters to people’s needs when introducing new tech, yet only 53% of staff agree, according to a recent PwC Tech at Work survey. Change requires a mindset that hinges on curiosity and fearlessness. If you think differently from the start, you can avoid these four typical trouble spots—and hit them first with proven solutions. 1. Speak the same language A common language is the primary building block of good … [Read more...] about The business of change is changing–are you there for it?
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(Las Vegas Review-Journal) Ed Graney• The Las Vegas Review-Journal W hen it comes to collective bargaining in pro sports, fair play doesn’t apply. What matters most is leverage. Las Vegas might learn firsthand in 2020 how such a tug of war affects the world of major league professional sports, as the city is set to house an NFL franchise in the Raiders along with its NHL team in the Golden Knights With such truth comes this reality: Fans across Southern Nevada might soon confront the possibility of local teams being embroiled in labor standoffs. Both football and hockey have daunting tasks ahead to reach common ground and avoid work stoppages. The NFL is on a more inflexible route; its collective bargaining agreement expires following the 2020 season. The current NHL deal expires after the 2021–22 season, but both the league and players can opt out at different points next month. Baseball’s deal is up in 2021, and there is a growing sentiment that what has … [Read more...] about Las Vegas soon could learn about work stoppages in pro sports
The day after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, White House national security adviser Susan Rice gathered her staff for a pep talk. About a third of the room was crying. Everyone was in shock. Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, an upset of historic proportions that promised, at a minimum, a period of uncertainty in U.S. foreign policy. Most who joined Rice that day worked for the National Security Council, the White House’s elite group of foreign policy experts. Some were political appointees of President Barack Obama, and there was little question they’d be out of jobs by Inauguration Day. But most were career government staffers, typically detailed to the NSC from other agencies and sworn to serve under any presidential administration in a nonpartisan way. They didn’t know what to expect, but many were uneasy about Trump’s heated rhetoric on the campaign trail — his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, his skepticism of … [Read more...] about Inside the Chaotic Early Days of Trump’s Foreign Policy
The Markelle Fultz Era has officially come to an end in Philadelphia, and what a long strange trip it's been.There have been ups and (mostly) downs in this saga, but it's no longer the Sixers problem as they look to build a championship contending team for the foreseeable future after making a blockbuster deal to acquire Tobias Harris a day before trading Fultz to the Magic in exchange for Jonathan Simmons and a pair of picks. But before completely moving on, let's take one more look back at how the Sixers went from trading up to acquire Fultz with the first-overall pick to shipping him off to Orlando after he appeared in just 33 games for the team. Here's a full look at Fultz's Sixers career, from start to finish and everything in between... June 16, 2017: In blockbuster deal, Sixers acquire top pick in draft from Celtics. After all of the trade rumors involving the Philadelphia 76ers moving down, Bryan Colangelo and the front office decided to go the other … [Read more...] about An exhaustive (and final) timeline of Markelle Fultz’s time with the Sixers
Former Trump White House aide Cliff Sims talks with INSIDER about his new book, “Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House.” Sims dishes on the back-biting among senior White House officials, and how he compromised his own morals in helping Trump create his “enemies list.” He’s a passionate supporter of refugee issues, thinks the media relies too much on anonymous sourcing, and thinks “Russia is a farce.” “We couldn’t collude with the office next door. You think we can collude with a foreign government? Give me a break,” Sims tells INSIDER. Ex-Trump administration aide Cliff Sims’ newly released book,“Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House” is arguably the most candid tell-all published by any former Trump White House alumnus to date. Sims was an Alabama-based journalist before joining Trump’s presidential campaign in August 2016, a role he … [Read more...] about Q&A WITH CLIFF SIMS: Ex-White House aide explains his role in crafting Trump’s ‘enemies list’ and why the president is actually a great boss