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    • A Hillary Clinton-Elizabeth Warren Pairing Would Be Profoundly Unusual – and Not Just in National Politics

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "A Hillary Clinton-Elizabeth Warren Pairing Would Be Profoundly Unusual – and Not Just in National Politics" is from the June 11, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Bosses, Be Warned: Your Biggest Kiss-up Could Be Your Biggest Backstabber

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    A new study finds a link between top managers who flatter their CEO and their willingness to bad-mouth them to outsiders.

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    • The Google Memo Is a Reminder That We Generally Don't Have Free Speech at Work

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The memo that resulted in the firing Monday of its author, a Google engineer, has already stirred up fiery debate about gender stereotyping, corporate diversity efforts and politics in the workplace. Now that the engineer has been terminated, social media has erupted with questions about free speech and the protections that are offered in the workplace.

    "The Google Memo Is a Reminder That We Generally Don't Have Free Speech at Work" is from the August 08, 2017 On Leadership section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As Yahoo Sale Nears, Do Women in Tech Get Pushed More onto the 'Glass Cliff'?

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "As Yahoo Sale Nears, Do Women in Tech Get Pushed More onto the 'Glass Cliff'?" is from the July 18, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Those Bans on Asking About Salary History? Most Employers Don’t Think They’ll Work.

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Eight states, cities or localities have recently passed legislation banning all employers from asking one particularly awkward question of prospective workers: How much did you make in your last job? But according to a new survey by the executive search and consulting firm Korn Ferry, employees well beyond those locations soon might not have to answer the question.

    "Those Bans on Asking About Salary History? Most Employers Don’t Think They’ll Work." is from the November 16, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Aside to Focus on Other Corporate Initiatives

    • By: Sarah Halzack, Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Starbucks announced Thursday that Howard Schultz plans to step aside as chief executive to focus on new initiatives at the coffee giant, an abrupt change for a man widely praised for putting a once adrift company back on track and guiding it through a period of rapid global expansion.

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    • Starbucks Is Brewing up Feel-Good Digital Civics Lessons to Go with Its Coffee

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Back in March, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made some presidential-sounding remarks in a typically apolitical setting: An annual stockholder meeting. For seven minutes at the close of the coffee giant's event, Schultz spoke in lofty terms about the lack of civility and leadership in the country, saying "there are moments when I've had a hard time recognizing who we are and who we are becoming. We are facing a test not only of our character but of our morality as a people."

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    • How ‘Busyness’ Became a Bona Fide Status Symbol

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    It's the most hyper-busy time of the year. Holiday shopping, hosting and travel preparations. Year-end financial moves. A mountain of work to finish before using up any final vacation days. For once, the all too common "I'm just so busy" gripe feels like a legitimate complaint.

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    • Fear and Panic in the H.R. Department as Sexual Harassment Allegations Multiply

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Cecily Strong's much-watched "Claire from H.R." character on "Saturday Night Live" may have been frazzled and exasperated. But amid a deluge of sexual harassment allegations and reports of workplace misconduct, what many human resources managers are feeling is actually this: fear and panic.

    "Fear and Panic in the H.R. Department as Sexual Harassment Allegations Multiply" is from the November 30, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Software Startup Can Tell Your Boss If You're Looking for a Job

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "This Software Startup Can Tell Your Boss If You're Looking for a Job" is from the September 6, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Brick by Brick: The Man Who Rebuilt the House of Lego Shares His Leadership Secrets

    • By: Jena McGregor
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    "President Business" he's not. Lego's current chief executive, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, bears little resemblance to the uptight 'Lego Movie' CEO character whose alter ego is a villainous tyrant. He was once a kindergarten teacher. He talks about the importance of executives bringing their "heart" to making tough decisions. Employees made him a Lego mini figure in his likeness, stamped with this email and phone number on the back, that he hands out as a fun alternative to business cards.

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    • 10 Books on Leadership to Read in 2017

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    After an utterly dark and divisive year of political leadership, people will surely be looking for fresh professional inspiration in 2017: books that help us stick to our resolutions at work, that offer surprising and uplifting stories from other leaders, that provide lessons from history about consequential leaders, and books that simply give us ideas for working smarter, faster or better.

    "10 Books on Leadership to Read in 2017" is from the December 22, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Retirement, Deferred: Workers — and Companies — Grapple With a New Reality

    • By: Jena McGregor
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    Life after 65 is starting to look a lot more like life at … 64. The percentage of Americans working past the traditional retirement age hit new highs in the most recent jobs numbers, according to recent reports, with 19 percent of those 65 and older working at least part-time. And it's only expected to increase: The over-65 set is expected to be the fastest-growing demographic in the workplace by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    "Retirement, Deferred: Workers — and Companies — Grapple With a New Reality" is from the July 19, 2017 On Leadership section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Books Goldman Sachs Bankers Think You Should Read This Fall

    • By: Jena McGregor
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    Bill Gates gives out book recommendations. So does Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And now, executives at a firm many Americans still associate with Wall Street quants and too-big-to-fail largesse are offering up their own suggestions for a more literary past time: Goldman Sachs just published a back-to-school reading list of favorites from managing directors and partners around the globe.

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    • Sheryl Sandberg's next Book, Due out next Year, Will Be about Resilience

    • By: Jena McGregor
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    "Sheryl Sandberg's next Book, Due out next Year, Will Be about Resilience" is from the August 01, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • LinkedIn Wants to Help You Look for a Job behind Your Boss's Back

    • By: Jena McGregor
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    LinkedIn has long been a way to promote your résumé to other companies or recruiters without hanging out a “for hire” sign that your boss can see. Now it's launching a way to let recruiters know you're open to considering other jobs — and do so privately, the company says.

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    • Millennial Women Aren't Taking the Vacations They've Earned

    • By: Jena McGregor
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    U.S. companies may be touting "unlimited vacation” policies and expanding paid leave benefits to attract younger workers.

    "Millennial Women Aren't Taking the Vacations They've Earned" is from the May 25, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This IBM Employee Quit Over Her Ceo’s Letter to Donald Trump

    • By: Jena McGregor
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    Most CEO letters are greeted by employees with a yawn. But after IBM CEO Ginni Rometty wrote a public letter to president-elect Donald Trump, one of her employees decided to quit in response, publishing a letter of her own online to describe why she did it.

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    • Why Pope Francis May Be Meeting with So Many Tech CEOs

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "Why Pope Francis May Be Meeting with So Many Tech CEOs" is from the August 29, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • The U.S. Doesn't Crack the Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World

    • By: Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "The U.S. Doesn't Crack the Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World" is from March 16, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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