An executive coach says practically everyone forgets to ask the job interview question that exposes a big red flag

Among the job interview questions you ask the hiring manager, include something about opportunities for professional development. That’s according to workplace strategist and former NYU executive coach Erica Keswin. Keswin said if there isn’t a culture of regular feedback on employees’ performance and career goals, that could be a red flag. As a workplace strategist for two decades, Erica Keswin has seen the job market slowly shift from “bottom-up” to “top-down.” That is to say, while the onus was once on employees to steer the course of their professional development, employers are now partly responsible for making sure they’re giving people the resources to grow. In fact, according to Keswin,… Read More

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Kevin Cramer Attacks Heidi Heitkamp on Late-Term Abortion

North Dakota Senate Republican candidate Kevin Cramer has launched a television ad attacking Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp for her support of late-term abortion, according to a copy of the ad obtained by The Atlantic. The 30-second spot, called “Respecting Life,” features Cramer’s daughters, one of whom is pregnant. The two women criticize Heitkamp for her vote this year against a 20-week abortion ban in the Senate. The clip then spotlights footage of Heitkamp high-fiving Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor following the bill’s failure. “She looked like she was celebrating,” says Cramer’s daughter Annie, both hands on her pregnant belly. “Late-term abortion, can you imagine?” Late-term abortion has… Read More

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Sir Martin Sorrell, Danica Patrick, Troy Carter, and more: Meet the newest additions to the IGNITION lineup

Drum roll please! We’re thrilled to announce major speaker additions to our IGNITION agenda. Use code IGN18SEPT50 for $500 off your ticket to attend. Expires September 14. Register here. Sir Martin Sorrell is the high-profile ad executive and founder of WPP. He will be giving one of his first interviews since departing WPP at IGNITION as well as sharing details about his latest venture, S4 Capital. You might know Danica Patrick as the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, or as the first woman to host the ESPY Awards. She’ll be discussing what’s new and what’s next in her illustrious career at IGNITION. Troy Carter is… Read More

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Embattled Biotech Company Theranos Is Closing Up Shop

Watch Video Embattled biotech company Theranos is going to start ending its operations. The Wall Street Journal got its hands on an email the company’s CEO David Taylor sent to shareholders. The email said the company is “out of time.” Taylor said in addition to being in default with an investment group, Theranos owes at least $60 million to its unsecured creditors. He said the company will fully dissolve after it takes care of its remaining financial transactions. The move comes as the company’s founder and former president both face criminal charges. In June, a grand jury indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani on nearly a dozen wire fraud… Read More

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The 55 worst movies made by iconic directors — from Spielberg to Scorsese

Most of the greatest film directors in history have swung and missed on occasion. Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, and numerous other critically acclaimed directors have directed at least one movie that critics tore apart. For this list, we chose 55 directors who have largely been praised by critics as masters of their craft, and we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to find out which of the films they’ve directed was the most critically panned. We excluded a number of great directors who did not have a film in their catalog with a critic score under 70%. (Stanley Kubrick, for instance, is not on this list, as his… Read More

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