If you evaluate yourself based on your title or profession, try thinking instead about what you do for others and what that means to you, writes Naphtali Hoff. "[W]hen a person chooses to identify first by who they are as people and what motivates them in the service of others, they can more easily and confidently move forward," he writes.
Research suggests that women who become CEOs at large companies will be more successful when they rise internally with support from other executives, writes Leigh Buchanan. Male CEOs of such companies, however, could generally be successful without such mentorship and by coming from outside the company.
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Netflix has been changing the way consumers watch TV and movies since launching its DVD-by-mail service in 1997, followed by streaming content in 2007. The company continues to shake up the landscape with its binge-releasing schedule and its efforts to skip over the pilot process to bring series directly to consumers.
A federal court's ruling to allow AT&T to purchase Time Warner could encourage more consolidation in media, such as a merger of Viacom and CBS and takeovers of such companies as Lionsgate, Sony Pictures and MGM. "In the new world order, companies will define themselves as either buyers or sellers," Nicole LaPorte writes.
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The first steps to take in a crisis include gathering the facts and committing to telling the truth internally and then externally, writes David Grossman. "No matter how successful the leader, there is one common truth -- communication is a learned skill," he writes.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the number of people working in contingent jobs decreased from 2005 to 2017, although the bureau's methodology could be undercounting the gig-worker population, writes Amanda Lenhart. "Business owners and certain self-employed workers aren't counted as contingent or alternative workers, so gig workers who think of themselves as business owners -- as many Etsy sellers do, for example -- will be missed by these definitions," she writes.
Women can help their voices get heard in male-dominated workplaces by staying strong, maintaining eye contact and being concise, says Niki Leondakis, CEO of Equinox. "Don't lose who you are, but learn to speak the language," she says.
No one can agree on how many types of smiles there are, with researchers over the past 45 years suggesting three main styles all the way up to more than 50. Cosmetic surgeons use three key types with their patients, writes Neil Steinberg.