Employees often lose momentum when new leadership and its new directives come on board, so take the time to learn about each team's recent activity, writes Elizabeth Doty. "By taking the time to uncover what is happening on the ground now and affirming explicitly what you want to continue, stop, or start anew, you can dramatically reduce the reset effect," she writes.
Intuitive messaging features on LinkedIn are making it easier to communicate with your online professional network, writes John Nemo, CEO of LinkedIn Riches. It's now possible to quickly respond to messages with personalized replies that are getting closer to real-time communication.
A crumpled Dixie cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley in April 1956 surpassed $1,200 Wednesday in an eBay auction. Owner Wade Jones said that a fan grabbed the discarded cup after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.
The Justice Department on Thursday requested that the Supreme Court consider an appeal of a lower court's decision that the White House could not end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DOJ lawyers argue that waiting for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to decide would take too long and would "require the government to retain in place a discretionary policy that sanctions the ongoing violation of federal law by more than half a million people."
A Westinghouse Electric executive reportedly filed complaints under federal whistleblower law to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Labor involving the V.C. Summer nuclear power project in South Carolina. The executive is said to have been demoted and reassigned after he pointed out problems with a contractor.
The Supreme Court on Thursday suspended an order from a federal court panel requiring that a new map of North Carolina's US House districts be created. The high court also is considering cases in Wisconsin and Maryland involving alleged gerrymandering.
United Nations ambassadors from a number of African countries are asking US President Donald Trump to attend a summit of African leaders in Ethiopia later this month and to apologize for and retract derogatory marks he reportedly made about their region. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says she regrets the drama caused by the alleged remarks and has promised to pass the group's comments on to Trump.
The global threat posed by nuclear weapons and rising regional tensions is increasing, and leaders around the world must take action to unite in support of disarmament, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "In such a geopolitical context, confidence-building measures that support arms control, non-proliferation and the elimination of weapons of mass destruction are extremely important," he says.
The collapse of Yemen's health care system following three years of war puts residents at a higher risk of contracting malaria, warn World Health Organization officials. A UNICEF report released this week says many of the 3 million children born during the war are facing malnutrition and disease.