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3 Myths About Thought Leadership That Are Holding You Back

Ask any B2B marketing team whether they’re putting their efforts into thought leadership, and there’s a 99% chance you’ll get a “yes.”<p>Everyone wants to be a thought leader these days – and for good reason. According to research by LinkedIn and Edelman:<p>88% of business decision makers say their …

Thought Leadership

Do Leaders Want To Be Drivers Or Inspirational?

When motivating others, are leaders more effective at pushing (driving hard for results) or pulling (inspiring and motivating others)? To determine the answer, I examined Zenger Folkman’s global data and discovered 77% of leaders in our database were rated by others as being more effective at …

Leadership

China's $32.5B Gaming Market Is Driving Mobile Esports To New Heights

The thriving pro gaming industry may have its roots in South Korea, but it has sprawled to unprecedented levels in neighboring China–so much so that it has surpassed the U.S. market. Asia now makes up half of the global gaming market, according to gaming market researcher Newzoo.<p>While classic …

eSports

3 Ways You Can Help Your Brand With A Scientific Mindset

As you build your business, you need to apply a wide range of skills in order to gain a competitive edge and secure sustainable growth. Including scientific skills on that list may not seem immediately obvious, but they’re an asset to all decision makers, even those in the creative or strategic …

Entrepreneurship

Businesses Lose $75 Billion Due To Poor Customer Service

The numbers are out. NewVoiceMedia’s 2018 “Serial Switchers” report reveals that poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. That’s up $13 billion since its last report in 2016.<p>CEOs of companies large and small are recognizing the importance of delivering a better …

Customer Experience

This local health initiative has expanded birth control access

<b>(CNN) —</b> Governors often say their most important job is expanding economic opportunity for all. This year, 36 states will hold gubernatorial elections, and you can be sure every single candidate will run on their plans to make the American dream attainable.<p>When I served as governor, I woke up every …

Health Care

Untangling Myanmar's trade in human hair

<b>Yangon, Myanmar (CNN) —</b> Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city.<p>But unlike most hairdressers, she doesn't charge her customers. Instead, she pays them.<p>The country is a major source of human hair, feeding the global demand for wigs, …

Hair

Trump's national security adviser believes US-North Korea summit will still happen

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, told a radio host Wednesday he believes the summit with Kim Jong Un will happen, despite recent threats from North Korea to withdraw.<p>Bolton told Fox Radio's Brian Kilmeade that he spoke early Wednesday with his South Korean …

North Korea

Kirsten Gillibrand trying to force Senate to act on stalled sexual harassment legislation

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke from the Senate floor Thursday trying to force Senate leadership's hand to advance sexual harassment legislation, which would overhaul how such complaints are handled on Capitol Hill.<p>"Once again, a problem is staring us right in the face and …

Sexual Harassment

Two-thirds of world population will live in cities by 2050: UN report

<b>(CNN) —</b> The coming decades will see the growth of colossal megacities as the world's population increasingly moves into urban environments, a new United Nations report predicts.<p>Today, 55% of the world's population is urban, a figure which is expected to grow to 68% by 2050, with the addition of 2.5 …

Geography

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a 12-foot-deep pit used as a pig roaster.<p>DiNardo, 21, …

Crime

‘A demented social club’: Poachers slaughtered hundreds of animals in Pacific Northwest for ‘the thrill,’ police say

It started when state officials wanted answers about the headless deer turning up in the Oregon wilderness east of Mount Hood.<p>“Nearly every year, it seems we have deer showing up minus their heads at the end of seasons,” Craig Gunderson, a senior trooper with the Oregon State Patrol, recently told …

Wildlife

EasyJet beefs up package holidays and loyalty scheme as losses narrow

EasyJet is planning to beef up its loyalty scheme, package holidays business and services for business travellers in a bid to boost customer numbers.<p>The low-cost airline has appointed a new head of its holidays business, Garry Wilson, who will sit on the management board and report directly to …

Customers

U.K. Workers Get Real Pay Increase as Labor Market Tightens

Britons got their first real pay increase in more than a year in the first quarter as wage growth overtook the rate of inflation.<p>Average earnings …

Economics

WHO calls for elimination of trans fat in foods by 2023

<b>(CNN) —</b> The World Health Organization wants to eliminate artificial trans fats from the global food supply and has a step-by-step strategy on how to do so by 2023.<p>On Monday, the WHO launched an initiative called REPLACE that will provide guidance for all countries on how to remove artificial trans …

Nutrition

Malaysia Sidelines Officials Accused of Ignoring Graft

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian officials accused of covering up a large corruption scandal stepped down or were placed on leave Monday as Malaysia’s leadership continued to be upended by the defeat of the governing coalition last week.<p>Mahathir Mohamad, the new prime minister, said Monday …

Economic Development

Tom Price: Everyone should have health care coverage

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price continues to oppose the Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- but he also says he believes everyone should have access to health care.<p>"Nobody wants individuals not to have coverage. We want everybody to have …

Health Care

Indonesian family that bombed churches well off, friendly

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim family that carried out suicide attacks on three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city, killing a dozen people as well as its two young daughters, lived comfortably in an upper-middle class suburb and was on friendly terms with a Christian neighbor.<p>The …

Extremism

Angela Merkel hints at increased military spending

Germany's chancellor has hinted that defense spending is likely to increase in years ahead, saying reaching NATO's target was "not completely beyond …

Geopolitics

Investors Shouldn't Be So Quick to Swipe Left on Tinder's Owner

The search for a soul mate has become a big business. In the U.S., one in three dates now begins online. The global market for online dating services—about 500 million people—is expected to reach 672 million by 2019, according to research by Jefferies.<p>The business has been lucrative for the biggest …

Online Dating

Trump Offers Lifeline to Sanctioned Chinese Firm ZTE

President Donald Trump said he was working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to keep ZTE Corp. in business, throwing an extraordinary lifeline to the Chinese telecommunication giant that has been laid low by U.S. moves to cut off its suppliers.<p>The surprise intervention comes less than a month after …

Donald Trump

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Apologizes for Malaysia Election Video

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—-The country’s best-known businessman published a video apologizing for supporting former Prime Minister Najib Razak ahead of last week’s election loss, prefiguring what could be a period of corporate realignment in a country where political connections often determine …

Asia

Tesla CEO Says Company Is 'Flattening Management Structure'

Tesla Inc. will restructure and flatten its management, Chief Executive Elon Musk told employees Monday, as the Silicon Valley auto maker struggles to boost production of its Model 3 sedan amid an exodus of top leaders<p>Mr. Musk made the announcement following news that his engineering chief, Doug …

Tesla

American sanctions will make it hard to revive the Iranian nuclear deal

WHEN it has come to punishing recalcitrant foreign countries, President Donald Trump’s bark has sometimes been worse than his bite. A fierce …

Sanctions

In super-dense Hong Kong, capsule hotel offers rest

<b>(CNN) —</b> As you walk up the staircase in central Hong Kong , a mural of a woman hugging a pillow appears on the adjacent wall, followed by a message reading: "I'm so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed."<p>This is the approach to SLEEEP, billed as Hong Kong's first licensed capsule hotel …

Hong Kong

Record low turnout in first Iraq elections since IS defeat

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq saw a record low turnout on Saturday in its first elections since the collapse of the Islamic State group, pointing to widespread dissatisfaction with the direction of the country under Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and presaging a long period of deal-making as politicians …

Middle East

Ousted Malaysian leader Najib prevented from leaving country

The ousted Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, has been prevented from leaving the country after appearing to attempt to take a flight to Indonesia.<p>The country’s immigration department said in a brief statement on Saturday that Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have “just been blacklisted from …

Asia

US offers to help rebuild N Korea economy if it denuclearises

<b>America will help rebuild North Korea's economy if it agrees to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.</b><p>The US would be "prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends", he told reporters on Friday.<p>Mr Pompeo, who has …

North Korea

Net neutrality dies June 11th

Net neutrality officially dies June 11th, almost three years to the day after it was put into law. In a press release (PDF) from Ajit Pai's office, the former Verizon counsel (above) repeated his rhetoric that the internet was never broken and bemoaned Title II rules as being "heavy handed" and …

Net Neutrality

Want to Keep Your Best Workers from Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, fifty percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. …

Employee Engagement