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Rex Tillerson Defends Not Taking Reporters On Foreign Trip, Says He Doesn't 'Need' Them

"I’m not a big media press access person."<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the State Department decision not to bring the American press corps with him on his trip to Asia, saying he wasn’t “a big media press access person.”<p>In an interview with the conservative Independent Journal Review, …

Journalism

As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans’ trust in news cratered

Studies show that America’s trust in the media is at an all-time low, and has been trending lower for more than a decade. And though it’s been an ongoing topic and issue for several years, growing distrust in the media has accelerated so abruptly that the situation now borders on alarming. Not …

Journalism

9 Ways to Recognize a Real Leader

Look closely and you'll see who they really are.<p>Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve.<p>To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you choose to be one minute and then choose not to be the next. A leader is not a leader simply because …

Leadership

The Most Effective Way to Keep Star Employees From Leaving

For starters, lets look at what the best companies on the planet do.<p>Gallup has been tracking employee engagement over the past 17 years, and its research reveals that roughly 30 percent of U.S. workers are considered "engaged" in their jobs.<p>Translation: They are inspired by, involved in, …

Leadership

How to Raise Sensitive Issues During a Virtual Meeting

Hassan jammed a pencil eraser into his palm over and over to deal with his frustration.<p>He was 80 minutes into a virtual meeting with counterparts from five other countries. A financial downturn had cut their revenue outlook dramatically. Those on the call had been tasked with taking 15% out of …

Leadership

Avoid the Number One Regret of the Dying to Live a More Fulfilled Life

Palliative nurse Bronnie Ware has captured hundreds of regrets from terminally ill patients, none greater than this one.<p>Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such …

Self-improvement

Rep. Steve King’s White Supremacist Tweet About Muslim Babies Pleased Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke

When Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) makes headlines, it’s usually because he’s offending people. Last year, he labeled the act of putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill as “racist,” and he called Colin Kaepernick “sympathetic to ISIS” for taking a knee during the national anthem. Now, King’s …

Xenophobia

Donald Trump Can’t Stop Scamming Everyone

Remember when he said he’d take no salary as president? Yeah. About that...<p>We are almost three months into the period we'll one day tell our grandchildren about around a fire in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. "And as it all crumbled, people still wrote thousands of words about whether or not Lena …

Donald Trump

3 Ways to Encourage an Ownership Mindset in Your Employees

Your company grows by leaps when you get buy-in from team members and help them see their potential to lead from within.<p>Nothing will grow your business exponentially like team leaders who take ownership of the mission.<p>Nine years ago, my company experienced a massive sales increase. My pizza …

Leadership

Facts Are Enemies of the People

The U.S. economy added 10.3 million jobs during President Obama’s second term, or 214,000 a month. This brought the official unemployment rate below 5 percent, and a number of indicators suggested that by late last year we were fairly close to full employment. But Donald Trump insisted that the …

Donald Trump

Why can’t Republicans give straight answers about their health care bill? Because the truth is ugly

Behind all the buzzwords about freedom, the AHCA isn't about health care. It's just another tax cut for the rich<p>My fondest wish for the next journalist who interviews Paul Ryan about the American Health Care Act, the replacement to Obamacare that Republicans are trying to jam through Congress, is …

Health Care

Steve King is a virulent racist — why be surprised? He represents the current Republican Party perfectly

Not every Republican talks openly about "somebody else's babies," but hateful sentiments suffuse the entire GOP<p>Rep. Steve King is who the Republican Party actually is in 2017. No additional reminder of its character should be necessary. Yet too many people rage at individuals, groups and a …

Republican Party

Conservatives cheer EPA cuts that activists fear 'will be borne by lungs'

Trump administration’s zeal for deregulation seen by environmentalists as a recipe for fossil fuel cronyism, runaway climate change and toxic water crises<p>Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, caused conniptions among scientists this week by claiming that carbon dioxide …

Environment

Favorite, Irreplaceable Employees -- What To Look For

Employees and employers have a shared interest in discovering the attributes that define the all-time favorite employees. Employees want to be the most-favored, and employers seek to attract those individuals who seem irreplaceable.<p>Michael Gottlieb is the founding partner of Momentum Law Group – a …

Leadership

Durbin: Trump's Twitter usage 'destroying' credibility of office of the President

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's Twitter usage is "destroying" the credibility of the office of the President, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said Tuesday.<p>"Donald Trump is destroying the credibility of the Office of President 140 characters at a time," the Illinois Democrat told CNN's Alisyn …

Government

The Trump “disinformation” bubble: A new study shows how toxic right-wing media narratives sway coverage

A pipeline of lies and propaganda runs directly into the Oval Office, presenting difficult challenges for the media<p>Sean Hannity had a busy weekend on Twitter. The Fox News host and “street martial arts” practitioner had a fire lit underneath him upon hearing that President Donald Trump had accused …

Journalism

Darrell Issa now says he won’t commit to special prosecutor to look into Donald Trump’s Russia ties

Darrell Issa, like current House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, is downplaying the Russia scandal<p>Days after indicating that he would be willing to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia, Rep. Darrell Issa is now backpedaling.<p>“I …

Liberal POV

Trump and his fans are discovering that government is “complicated” — and there’s a reason we hire grown-ups to run things

Trump's latest blurt suggests that the awful truth is becoming clear: Being president isn't as easy as he thought<p>When President Donald Trump said on Monday that “nobody knew that health care could be so complicated,” the deafening bang you heard was the sound of every health policy wonk, political …

Health Care

This Type of Employee Gets More Sleep, Eats Better, and Exercises More

A new study shows a certain group of workers have healthier lifestyles. Here's why.<p>Every employer wants high-performing employees. Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to improve the engagement and productivity of workers. Yet with all the efforts to improve office environments, a new …

The Workplace

Trump’s pledge to “start winning wars again” is ignorant and delusional — and highly dangerous

Trump's detour into war nostalgia suggests a profound ignorance of history and no understanding of the world<p>President Donald Trump is his own worst enemy. Whenever we see him lashing out at critics, be they news anchors or celebrities, he’s never really damaging the reputation of anyone other than …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits

Who wouldn't want to work for a boss like this?<p>A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life …

Leadership

GOP intel chairs push media on Russia story at Trump behest: WaPo

Rachel Maddow shares a report from the Washington Post that the Republican chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have been trying …

Elections

Trump's loose talk becomes clean-up chore for staff

Rachel Maddow shows examples of members of Donald Trump's staff having to explain that people should not listen to what Trump says. Michael …

Donald Trump

Former Trump Aide Says Wind and Solar Research Will Be Cut

A former top aide on energy issues for President Trump's transition speculated that the Administration will cut research funding for wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

I made my classroom look like the real-world…and test scores soared |

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Education

What 20 Years as a Remote Organization Has Taught Us About Managing Remote Teams

In his 1974 interview with ABC News, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke painted a picture of how computers would change our way of life by the year 2001. One of his many extraordinarily accurate predictions: “Any businessman, any executive, could live almost anywhere on Earth and still do his …

Leadership

3 Things Your Employees Can Do to Help You Succeed

Entrepreneurship can be lonely, but sometimes you can find help in unlikely places.<p>Entrepreneurship certainly offers incredibly euphoric moments of joy, triumph and satisfaction. However, many honest entrepreneurs will also tell you that entrepreneurship can be scary, lonely and disappointing.<p>In …

Leadership

Are You a Good Boss? 5 Signs That Will Tell You

Are you a good boss. It's not always easy to tell<p>So you're the boss. Whether you are in charge of a small department or an entire company, you take your responsibility seriously. Things are going well, but you wonder if you're a good boss. It's not always easy to tell. It's not about whether all …

Leadership

Why you need emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them)

What keeps employees happy isn't always as obvious as it may seem.<p>It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, …

The Workplace