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Flub one of these nine steps for exemplary leadership, and your employees might think you’re not worth following.

Amazon and Google disrupted B2B distribution. These days, many sales can be completed without even talking to a salesperson. You, however, can control the top of your sales funnel. 

We tend to think our judgments are based on conversations and obvious behaviors, but research says otherwise. Most judgments are focused on subtler things, such as handshakes and body language. We often form complete opinions of people based solely on these behaviors.

Find out how the “DISC” factors — dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance — predict your behavior. This free online test takes five to 10 minutes and can explain a lot of your workplace dynamics. Share it with co-workers.

The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation took effect Friday. Here’s what you need to know so you won’t get slapped with billion-dollar lawsuits like Google and Facebook. Read the article, listen to the podcast or both.

Having problems finding service techs? Get in line. The U.S. is in a severe trade labor drought. The market is saturated with a degreed labor pool, but few applicants can change a tire. Parents, this one's on you.

Many companies offer six-figure salaries to rank-and-file employees. Scroll over the map to see the top-paying company in every state. (Top-paying industries are: energy, real estate, health, financial and tech.)

Jobs in small cities will be hit hardest. Enter your city and job title to find how affected you and your employees will be by workforce automation. When you know what's coming, you can prepare.  

Select your performance review system at the beginning of the review cycle, and should it share with employees as quickly as possible so they can learn how their performances will be measured.

Xprize founder Peter Diamandis and strategic coach Dan Sullivan discuss the latest technologies in the transportation industry: autonomous electric vehicles, Virgin Hyperloop One, flying vehicles like Airbus and Uber Elevate, and Elon Musk’s Boring Co. and SpaceX rockets.



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