7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here’s how to tackle them

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou


She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou
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7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here's how to tackle them

Nevertheless, approaching difficult conversations is not only an important workplace skill, it could also be what enables your next step forward, said Sarah Sheehan, Bravely’s chief customer officer, who co-founded the company with Hervey as a platform for confidential professional advice.

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work.

1. Consider viewpoints beyond your own

“It’s easy to think about yourself and only yourself when you’re dealing with something challenging at work, but take the time to think through how someone might see it from the other side, and whether certain circumstances could be creating the situation at hand,” said Sheehan.

Your manager is a person, too, noted Sheehan, so sometimes the best thing you can do is to put yourself in their shoes and try to think things through from a new perspective.

2. Expect the best, but prepare for the worst

While you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted.

“Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. That way, you might be less likely to react with emotion,” she said.

3. Say it out loud

Finally, try rehearsing the conversation, either to yourself or someone else, to hone your message and perfect your delivery, said Sheehan.

“It will no doubt feel awkward at first,” she said, adding that “forcing yourself to say the words will help you hone how you deliver it, control the tone (which is super important!), and ensure you stick the landing.”

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Trump is winning the game of economic chicken right now with China, but that could soon change

The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring, China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, particularly if the friction continues, economists said. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists, the China slowdown could start to reverse in the next couple of months, due to large amounts of domestic stimulus. “So far the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth. However, that could change by next spring,” the BofAML economists said in


The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring, China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, particularly if the friction continues, economists said. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists, the China slowdown could start to reverse in the next couple of months, due to large amounts of domestic stimulus. “So far the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth. However, that could change by next spring,” the BofAML economists said in
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Trump is winning the game of economic chicken right now with China, but that could soon change

The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring, China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, particularly if the friction continues, economists said.

According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists, the China slowdown could start to reverse in the next couple of months, due to large amounts of domestic stimulus. For the U.S., economists have been forecasting a slower second half of the year, with growth under 2 percent in some forecasts, as stimulus from tax cuts and spending wears off.

Trade negotiators are meeting in Beijing this week, and positive comments around those talks have been helping steady markets.

“So far the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth. However, that could change by next spring,” the BofAML economists said in a note. “… the US has tried to minimize the blowback from its tariffs by avoiding consumer products and either avoiding or giving exemptions for products without easy substitutes. Looking ahead, the next moves would be much more painful.”


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How to use Google Waze for directions and avoiding traffic

Google Maps has become the gold standard for finding your way around strange areas, particularly if you’re on foot or using public transit. But if you’re sitting in traffic on your way to work every day, it’s time to quit Google Maps and move over to Waze. Waze, which is owned by Google, has some of the same traffic information that you find on Google Maps, but it’s provided in real time by other nearby drivers using the app. In my area, for example, it has data from more than 50,000 other drive


Google Maps has become the gold standard for finding your way around strange areas, particularly if you’re on foot or using public transit. But if you’re sitting in traffic on your way to work every day, it’s time to quit Google Maps and move over to Waze. Waze, which is owned by Google, has some of the same traffic information that you find on Google Maps, but it’s provided in real time by other nearby drivers using the app. In my area, for example, it has data from more than 50,000 other drive
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How to use Google Waze for directions and avoiding traffic

Google Maps has become the gold standard for finding your way around strange areas, particularly if you’re on foot or using public transit. But if you’re sitting in traffic on your way to work every day, it’s time to quit Google Maps and move over to Waze.

Waze, which is owned by Google, has some of the same traffic information that you find on Google Maps, but it’s provided in real time by other nearby drivers using the app. In my area, for example, it has data from more than 50,000 other drivers on nearby roads.

It’s super useful because drivers ahead of you can tell you about road closures, traffic, police officers, accidents and more. And, if you have a passenger in your car, they can alert other drivers to what’s going on.

Waze takes all this data to provide you the best route possible. It also has other benefits, like showing you the cheapest gas prices along your route so you can save money on longer trips.

Here’s how to get started with Waze.


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Apple has done the best job avoiding blowback from Trump and lawmakers: Roger McNamee

Apple has been more successful than others in Silicon Valley in avoiding policy blowbacks from President Donald Trump and lawmakers, according to Roger McNamee, an early investor in Google and Facebook. According to the Washington Post, Apple CEO Tim Cook had personally lobbied Trump against adopting tariffs that would threaten to increase prices on those items. McNamee cited privacy improvements that Apple has made to its payment software, maps, and facial recognition. Apple “hasn’t trumpeted t


Apple has been more successful than others in Silicon Valley in avoiding policy blowbacks from President Donald Trump and lawmakers, according to Roger McNamee, an early investor in Google and Facebook. According to the Washington Post, Apple CEO Tim Cook had personally lobbied Trump against adopting tariffs that would threaten to increase prices on those items. McNamee cited privacy improvements that Apple has made to its payment software, maps, and facial recognition. Apple “hasn’t trumpeted t
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Apple has done the best job avoiding blowback from Trump and lawmakers: Roger McNamee

Apple has been more successful than others in Silicon Valley in avoiding policy blowbacks from President Donald Trump and lawmakers, according to Roger McNamee, an early investor in Google and Facebook.

The longtime venture capitalist spoke after word that some of Apple’s best-known products, including its watch and wireless headphones, would not be affected by the Trump administration’s latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports.

According to the Washington Post, Apple CEO Tim Cook had personally lobbied Trump against adopting tariffs that would threaten to increase prices on those items.

But Apple’s ability to navigate Washington politics does not stop there, McNamee said told CNBC on Wednesday.

“Apple is really differentiating itself on privacy right now and protecting its customers from an increasingly hostile digital environment,” said the managing director at Elevation Partners.

McNamee cited privacy improvements that Apple has made to its payment software, maps, and facial recognition.

However, apparent disregard for consumers’ privacy is something that has gotten Apple’s peers in trouble on Capitol Hill, McNamee said.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke with lawmakers earlier this month on social media’s role in protecting elections from misinformation and disinformation.

No one from Google attended. The Alphabet unit was sharply criticized for not sending a C-suite executive.

Apple “hasn’t trumpeted that story [privacy] as aggressively as I would if I were in their shoes,” McNamee said.

But while Apple has avoided push back from Washington, the tech giant still may be at risk, he added.

Amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China, Apple could be vulnerable to nontariff related actions by China, said McNamee without elaborating.


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Avoiding becoming Moonves: Modern masculinity groups embrace emotion

Many men who have gone to a modern masculinity meeting admit they were frightened, and don’t know what to expect. The Berkshire retreat and other modern masculinity retreats operate in expanded versions of the weekly meetings. At the Junto retreats, 15 men stay in the same house and sleep on angled beds in communal rooms. After the Berkshire retreat, Krump decided to use his experience building companies and dedicate it to growing Evryman. In April 2017, Doty appeared on the “The Joe Rogan Exper


Many men who have gone to a modern masculinity meeting admit they were frightened, and don’t know what to expect. The Berkshire retreat and other modern masculinity retreats operate in expanded versions of the weekly meetings. At the Junto retreats, 15 men stay in the same house and sleep on angled beds in communal rooms. After the Berkshire retreat, Krump decided to use his experience building companies and dedicate it to growing Evryman. In April 2017, Doty appeared on the “The Joe Rogan Exper
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Avoiding becoming Moonves: Modern masculinity groups embrace emotion

He started searching for communities for support. But he didn’t fit in.

There were the “super spiritual woo-woo” groups, which he described as “code word for ‘you walk around with guys in white robes and smudge sticks.'” There were the antiquated men’s movements from the ’90s, which rallied around the concept that men were warriors. There were business-focused groups where it would be awkward to talk about personal issues. He bounced around 12-step programs for two months, then realized he could never appreciate the camaraderie of these meetings because he wasn’t an addict.

When Lewis told Krump about Open Source, he decided to give it a try.

Krump was more enthusiastic than most. Many men who have gone to a modern masculinity meeting admit they were frightened, and don’t know what to expect. A promotional video for Evryman has one guy admitting he thought “this is going to be f—— awful.” Yet, something still compels them to go.

The Berkshire retreat and other modern masculinity retreats operate in expanded versions of the weekly meetings. There’s usually an outdoor activity. Organizers strive to make the food excellent, and the workouts intense. A recent backcountry Evryman adventure included a 50-mile hike into Yellowstone to look at the stars. At the Junto retreats, 15 men stay in the same house and sleep on angled beds in communal rooms.

Next comes the real work. At Evryman retreats, just like in the weekly meetings, the men sit in a circle and start with a thematic meditation where they get connected to what they feel, Doty explained. Then, there is a check-in round where people share the main emotion they are feeling that week. The second round starts with a prompt, like a question about romantic relationships, their relationship with their fathers, or a request to discuss something they’re ashamed of.

“It’s like Crossfit for your insides,” Krump said.

People have about 10 minutes or so to hold the floor, while others give feedback. Men will get angry. They’ll scream and get upset. Krump cried during a group a couple weeks ago.

“It’s not always beautiful,” Doty said. “The process of sinking deeper and deeper and sharing more and more, that directly helps with emotional suppression. The connection between men by taking that risk to become more vulnerable helps you gain lifelong friendships.”

After the Berkshire retreat, Krump decided to use his experience building companies and dedicate it to growing Evryman. Yahoo, his employer at the time, was about to be acquired by Verizon, and he knew he was going to be let go in a few months. So, he decided to dedicate his severance — one year worth of salary — to expanding the Evryman movement. He dove into the project while the deal was closing.

In April 2017, Doty appeared on the “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast (of recent Elon Musk pot smoking fame) to talk about the modern masculinity movement. Evryman hired a NYU student it found on Craiglsist to quickly build a website, and Krump edited the text until Doty went on air. Within the next 24 hours, Evryman received 3,000 emails.

“There were a lot of tears,” Krump recalled. “Some of them were great. Some of them were positive and encouraging. Some of them were just a lot of guys that needed to talk in this way.”


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LendingClub founder talks about avoiding past mistakes at Upgrade

“I still very much believe in the company and the people who work there,” Laplanche told CNBC. For his second act in financial services, Laplanche is focused on avoiding past mistakes. Laplanche started his new company, Upgrade, in August 2016, three months after leaving LendingClub. By way of comparison, LendingClub, founded in 2016, averaged almost $1 billion in monthly originations in the second quarter. At the end of the second quarter, there were $120 billion worth of outstanding personal l


“I still very much believe in the company and the people who work there,” Laplanche told CNBC. For his second act in financial services, Laplanche is focused on avoiding past mistakes. Laplanche started his new company, Upgrade, in August 2016, three months after leaving LendingClub. By way of comparison, LendingClub, founded in 2016, averaged almost $1 billion in monthly originations in the second quarter. At the end of the second quarter, there were $120 billion worth of outstanding personal l
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LendingClub founder talks about avoiding past mistakes at Upgrade

More than two years after his ouster from LendingClub, Renaud Laplanche still owns millions of dollars worth of stock in the company he created, even though he’s since started a rival online lender that’s rapidly growing.

“I still very much believe in the company and the people who work there,” Laplanche told CNBC.

For his second act in financial services, Laplanche is focused on avoiding past mistakes. He was forced to resign suddenly from LendingClub in May 2016 for a convoluted set of events involving the questionable sale of certain loans by the company and a lack of transparency with the board.

LendingClub has struggled to recover. Since debuting on the New York Stock Exchange at $15 in late 2014, the shares have lost more than three-quarters of their value to $3.38 at Friday’s close.

Laplanche started his new company, Upgrade, in August 2016, three months after leaving LendingClub. His start-up passed $100 million in monthly loan originations in April. By way of comparison, LendingClub, founded in 2016, averaged almost $1 billion in monthly originations in the second quarter.

Laplanche sees plenty of room for both companies to succeed given that low unemployment and loosening regulations have spurred growth in consumer lending. At the end of the second quarter, there were $120 billion worth of outstanding personal loans in the U.S., according to TransUnion.

Here are some key things Laplanche said he’s doing differently with Upgrade:


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Iran and Venezuela are ‘a major challenge’ to avoiding oil price hikes, IEA warns

Potential oil supply disruptions in Iran and Venezuela have prompted oil traders to focus on geopolitics rather than fundamentals, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest monthly report Wednesday, warning that any supply cuts could prompt prices to rocket. “The potential double supply shortfall represented by Iran and Venezuela could present a major challenge for producers to fend off sharp price rises and fill the gap, not just in terms of the number of barrels but also in term


Potential oil supply disruptions in Iran and Venezuela have prompted oil traders to focus on geopolitics rather than fundamentals, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest monthly report Wednesday, warning that any supply cuts could prompt prices to rocket. “The potential double supply shortfall represented by Iran and Venezuela could present a major challenge for producers to fend off sharp price rises and fill the gap, not just in terms of the number of barrels but also in term
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Iran and Venezuela are 'a major challenge' to avoiding oil price hikes, IEA warns

Potential oil supply disruptions in Iran and Venezuela have prompted oil traders to focus on geopolitics rather than fundamentals, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest monthly report Wednesday, warning that any supply cuts could prompt prices to rocket.

“The potential double supply shortfall represented by Iran and Venezuela could present a major challenge for producers to fend off sharp price rises and fill the gap, not just in terms of the number of barrels but also in terms of oil quality,” the Paris-based organization said.

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal just over a week ago — and the expected re-imposition of sanctions on the country — coupled with political and economic disorder in recession-hit Venezuela has cast the supply of Iran and the Latin American country into doubt.

Neil Atkinson, head of the oil industry and markets division at the IEA, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that “the stability of the market” could be at stake.

“If there is a large shortfall in Iranian exports then clearly that will have an impact on a market that is already quite tight,” he said.

“And it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that by the end of 2018, production in Venezuela could be several hundred thousand barrels lower than in its today. If that shortfall there coincides with a large shortfall in Iranian exports as the sanctions are implemented that potentially poses a challenge.”


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Luxury shoe brand M.Gemi looks to succeed in retail by avoiding the boring

The Italian-luxury shoe brand is gaining popularity among fashion’s elite today but also targets shoppers on a budget. She went on to build Rue La La with some co-workers from SmartBargain.com, where she spent more than seven years early in her career. The Rue La La business model became well-known for offering stellar sales on brand names, but only for a small window of time. It’s an approach to retailing that Kaplan and Rue La La founder Ben Fischman eventually brought over to M.Gemi. In 2014,


The Italian-luxury shoe brand is gaining popularity among fashion’s elite today but also targets shoppers on a budget. She went on to build Rue La La with some co-workers from SmartBargain.com, where she spent more than seven years early in her career. The Rue La La business model became well-known for offering stellar sales on brand names, but only for a small window of time. It’s an approach to retailing that Kaplan and Rue La La founder Ben Fischman eventually brought over to M.Gemi. In 2014,
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Luxury shoe brand M.Gemi looks to succeed in retail by avoiding the boring

Cheryl Kaplan tried consulting, merchandising and buying, and even once was a restructuring advisor for distressed companies. But all along she was itching to create something of her own. Then came M.Gemi.

The Italian-luxury shoe brand is gaining popularity among fashion’s elite today but also targets shoppers on a budget. All the products — sneakers, heels, flats, boots and loafers for men — are made in Italy, constructed within one of M.Gemi’s workshops, but never cost more than $350. For quality leather goods, many would call the price tags a steal.

The timing of new inventory is unique, to keep customers interested in M.Gemi and always coming back for more. Every Monday, the company drops a new shoe style for shoppers to snag, but only for a limited time. (Though some styles, like the coveted Felize moccasin or Corsa ankle boot, are here to stay.)

“Retail is like everything else — if you stay the course people will get bored,” Kaplan told CNBC about the current retail environment, which is rife with store closures and businesses going bankrupt. “Everything cycles through, and right now consumers are looking for experiences. … If you don’t change, you get stale. It’s as simple as that.”

Kaplan started her career in retail as an intern with Gap, fresh out of college with a fashion and business education. She went on to build Rue La La with some co-workers from SmartBargain.com, where she spent more than seven years early in her career.

The Rue La La business model became well-known for offering stellar sales on brand names, but only for a small window of time. It’s an approach to retailing that Kaplan and Rue La La founder Ben Fischman eventually brought over to M.Gemi.

In 2014, Kaplan got together in Boston with Maria Gangemi and Fischman to pull together the idea for an online shoe brand that filled a niche.

Fast forward to today and Kaplan is president of M.Gemi, which is named for Gangemi and is expanding its e-commerce business into bricks and mortar. But M.Gemi’s stores, more like showrooms, are a far cry from a Finish Line, Stride Rite or Clarks.

The company opened its first location in 2016 in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, where other e-commerce brands such as Allbirds, Casper and Warby Parker got their start.


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Chuck Schumer goes to the White House to talk to Trump about avoiding a shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to the White House on Friday to meet with President Donald Trump about a possible deal to avoid a government shutdown. Trump invited the New York Democrat on Friday morning as Congress scrambled to find an agreement ahead of a midnight shutdown deadline. If lawmakers cannot pass a spending plan by the end of Friday, some government agencies will run out of money. Republicans, who hold the White House, House and Senate, have put the burden on Senate Democ


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to the White House on Friday to meet with President Donald Trump about a possible deal to avoid a government shutdown. Trump invited the New York Democrat on Friday morning as Congress scrambled to find an agreement ahead of a midnight shutdown deadline. If lawmakers cannot pass a spending plan by the end of Friday, some government agencies will run out of money. Republicans, who hold the White House, House and Senate, have put the burden on Senate Democ
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Chuck Schumer goes to the White House to talk to Trump about avoiding a shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to the White House on Friday to meet with President Donald Trump about a possible deal to avoid a government shutdown.

Trump invited the New York Democrat on Friday morning as Congress scrambled to find an agreement ahead of a midnight shutdown deadline. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are not expected to attend.

Walking into the Oval Office on Friday afternoon, Schumer said “I hope” a deal can get reached.

On Thursday night, the House, with nearly all Republican votes, passed a measure that would fund the government through Feb. 16. It would also reauthorize the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program — an addition meant to get Democrats on board — and delay some Affordable Care Act taxes.

As it stood early Friday afternoon, that bill appeared doomed in the Senate if the chamber took it up later in the day, as expected.

If lawmakers cannot pass a spending plan by the end of Friday, some government agencies will run out of money. Republicans, who hold the White House, House and Senate, have put the burden on Senate Democrats to avert a shutdown.

An earlier White House briefing in which officials put pressure on Senate Democrats to back the House-passed plan was delayed when Trump, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short got on the phone with Schumer to continue negotiations, a White House official told CNBC. Trump invited Schumer during that call.

A spending bill would need 60 votes to pass the Senate, which means 10 or more Democrats would have to support it. As at least three Republicans and many more Democrats announced they would vote against the House-passed plan, its chance of clearing the Senate looked dim entering Friday.


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3 tips for avoiding email stress over the holiday break

Answering emails is easily one of the most time consuming tasks of the day. On average, office employees spend 4.1 hours reading, writing and sending emails daily. Even on vacation, it is not uncommon for employees to fall victim to sending and answering emails. In fact, German automaker Daimler has implemented a “Mail on Holiday” policy that ensures its employees are taking full advantage of their time off. Through this policy, employees have the option to set their emails to autodelete while a


Answering emails is easily one of the most time consuming tasks of the day. On average, office employees spend 4.1 hours reading, writing and sending emails daily. Even on vacation, it is not uncommon for employees to fall victim to sending and answering emails. In fact, German automaker Daimler has implemented a “Mail on Holiday” policy that ensures its employees are taking full advantage of their time off. Through this policy, employees have the option to set their emails to autodelete while a
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3 tips for avoiding email stress over the holiday break

Answering emails is easily one of the most time consuming tasks of the day. On average, office employees spend 4.1 hours reading, writing and sending emails daily. That equates to 20.5 hours a week and over 1,000 hours a year.

Even on vacation, it is not uncommon for employees to fall victim to sending and answering emails. In fact, German automaker Daimler has implemented a “Mail on Holiday” policy that ensures its employees are taking full advantage of their time off. Through this policy, employees have the option to set their emails to autodelete while away from the office.

While not everyone has the luxury of having an employer like Daimler, below are three ways you can implement your own “Mail on Holiday” policy so that you aren’t overwhelmed by a demanding inbox.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2017-12-22  Authors: courtney connley, wolterfoto, ullstein bild, getty images
Keywords: news, games, cnbc, companies, holiday, emails, answering, hours, mail, employees, email, sending, policy, tips, yeareven, avoiding, daimler, stress, break


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