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When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

It’s Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she’s found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the …

Turn Cooperation Into Collaboration

Great Leaders Know They’re Not Perfect

It’s not unusual for executives to enter a new job with deep-seated feelings of being an impostor. Our research studying thousands of leaders rising into bigger jobs revealed 69% feel underprepared for roles they assume. Forty-five percent had minimal understanding of the challenges they would …

Health Care Innovation Doesn’t Have to Be Driven by Profit

As health care reform evolves, large public institutions that offer a health safety net have some advantages over privately owned enterprises. That may sound counterintuitive, but it’s true.<p>For many years, private-sector providers and other business interests have responded to a combination of …

Young Children Suffer Most, Says First Global Foodborne Illness Report

Up to 600 million people in the world—one in 10—suffer a foodborne illness every year, the World Health Organization says today in the first-ever global estimate. Up to 420,000 die—and one-third of the deaths are in children younger than 5. That’s pretty significant, since kids make up less than …

The Art and Heart of Travel Storytelling

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Telling stories is one of humankind’s abiding, defining impulses.<p>The cave paintings at Lascaux in France and the Aboriginal wall paintings in Australia’s Kakadu National Park are very early examples of this—of people trying to make sense of their experience, and trying to …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

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How to Ask for a Raise

The best managers know when it’s time to increase your pay for a job well done. But what if your salary hasn’t gone up in a while? What if you think you deserve to be paid more? Asking for raise is always a tough conversation. How do you prepare for it? And how can you make it easier for your …

Employment

The Tools You Need to Make Every Meeting More Productive

Meetings may seem like the ultimate hold-out against the digitization of working life: after all, what’s more analog than talking directly with another person? Even though the core work of a meeting — listening to and connecting with other people — hasn’t changed, there are lots of ways technology …

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China Jan-Feb Economic Data Show More Signs of Weakness

Industrial output, fixed investment, property sales and retail sales miss forecasts in January and February<p>BEIJING—China’s weakening economy got off to an anemic start this year by several key measures, underscoring the challenge facing policy makers in arresting a slide in the world’s …

China's route to riches

<b>This is the billion dollar question. How did a poor communist country transform itself into having the second most billionaires in the world, after the United States, in just over a generation?</b><p>Hurun, which tracks the wealthy, says that they have identified 400 billionaires in China, but there are …

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Video: How the stainless steel Apple Watch is made (in Mordor)

Apple has a video showing off how it makes the stainless steel Apple Watch and it looks a lot like they're using Tolkien magic to make the watch's …

A Photographer Who Isn’t a Fan of Sunsets

<i>This post was originally published in March 2015. We’re resurfacing it as part of our #ThrowbackThursday effort to give some love to our favorite posts.</i>—The Proof Team<p>Photographer Stefano Unterthiner recently posted a photo of a sunset on Instagram with this caption: “I’m not a big fan of sunsets, …

Vienna Is Going To Build A 25-Story Skyscraper Out Of Wood

Why the idea isn't as crazy as it sounds<p>Next year in Vienna, architects will start working on a 275-foot-tall building made almost entirely out of wood. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that the approximately 25-story building will cost 60 million Euros ($67 million) and will save 2,800 tons of carbon emissions …

Watch This Animation of Gaudi's Amazing, 150-Year Church Project Being Completed

One of the most wonderfully bizarre pieces of architecture I've ever been lucky enough to experience in person is Antonio Gaudi's <i>Parc Guell</i> in …

The mystery of the massing

Early morning light at Southwell

Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Adam's Peak, in southern Sri Lanka, emerges from the morning mists. Join @yamashitaphoto and @jockmontypix this October for a 2-week photo workshop exploring Sri Lanka, the Land of Serendipity. www.compassroseexpeditions.com #srilanka #adamspeak #aerial #mountain #landscape @theimagereview @natgeocreative @natgeo

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