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    1. How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent

      How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent

      We’ve all been in situations in which we couldn’t wait for a slow-moving or overly cautious employee to take action. But at the other extreme, some employees have such a deep need to get things resolved that they move too quickly, too intensely, and make a mess. They may make a bad deal just to be able to say they’ve made the deal, or issue a directive without thinking through the ramifications just to say they’ve handled a problem decisively.

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    2. 5 Startups Set Up Shop Inside Morgan Stanley

      5 Startups Set Up Shop Inside Morgan Stanley

      When Brian Brackeen turned eight, his father gave him a computer — and explicit orders to skip the video games and start coding. The paternal foresight paid off. Brackeen, now the founder of Kairos, a startup that brings artificial intelligence to facial recognition, is looking to disrupt the security and marketing worlds with his new technology. But first, he has to navigate the investment world in search of capital to make his vision a reality.

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    3. This Is How To Use Negative Feedback To Be More Successful

      This Is How To Use Negative Feedback To Be More Successful

      Research published in the Harvard Business Review provides some interesting insight into receiving and giving such feedback. While managers by and large avoided giving negative feedback or praise, employees craved it. And they weren’t looking for platitudes, either—57% wanted corrective feedback versus 43% who wanted praise. Seventy-two percent said that corrective feedback could improve their job performance.

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    4. The New Tech Tools Creating Privacy In The Open Office

      The New Tech Tools Creating Privacy In The Open Office

      When London-based law firm DLA Piper wanted to increase collaboration amongst its lawyers, it followed the lead of many other businesses: The firm moved to an open office plan. Its new Manchester office, which opened about a year ago, is set up with cubicles and desks, as well as some closed office spaces.

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    5. Four Work-Life Questions To Ponder On Vacation This Summer

      Four Work-Life Questions To Ponder On Vacation This Summer

      But clarity about what, exactly? It’s true that vacationing can hold some unexpected career benefits, in addition to letting you recharge your batteries and do some self-reflection about your working life, your personal life, and your overall goals. But musing on these big-ticket themes isn’t something many of us have a lot of practice doing. When you finally get a chance to do it, you might find your thoughts a little unfocused. That’s fine—mind-wandering is sort of the point here.

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    6. Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

      Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

      What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially valuable to them—but if they don’t also find you likable, nobody will feel motivated to reach out later and work with you. The reason why all comes down to emotional intelligence, the set of skills and qualities that allow people to form deeper, closer relationships with others.

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    7. Your Ultimate Guide to Business Continuity Planning (Infographic)

      A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is essential to any business. Its main function is to highlight all potential risks that may face your business and make you think about how you’d react and survive if something major were to happen, such as a natural disaster or an IT failure.

      This piece looks at the Business Continuity Plan in detail and covers everything that your BCP should include.

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    8. In Blow to Tech Industry, Trump Shelves Start-Up Immigrant Rule

      In Blow to Tech Industry, Trump Shelves Start-Up Immigrant Rule

      The International Entrepreneur Rule was designed to use that authority to effectively give a lift to start-ups. Under the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security estimated that nearly 3,000 entrepreneurs would be eligible to come to ...

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    9. New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

      Most newly appointed managers quickly realize that the skills and qualities that earned them the promotion are very different from those that will serve them well as a leader. But in an effort to prove their mettle, they focus their attention upward, to their own higher ups, when they should be spending more time focusing on their new team. This “asymmetry of attention” can get new managers in a lot of trouble.

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    10. This Is What Life Would Be Like In A Family of Social Media Influencers

      WHO: Long-running satirical CBC show, This Is That. WHY WE CARE: Earlier this year, Fast Company highlighted a funny and poignant short film about a father who tears his family apart with his quest to become a social media celebrity. (The film had extra gravitas because it was made by comedian-turned-Vine-star Will Sasso.) Now, a video from Canada’s beloved CBC Radio shows what would happen if the entire family were in on the quest as well.

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