5 Habits Kill Leadership | Future of Primary Care? | Drones & HR | Overwhelmed?

GOP Defections Killed the Obamacare Repeal … 5 Habits Kill Leadership … a new primary care model may be the future of healthcare … what HR should know about Drones … and, 3 brain hacks to deal with being overwhelmed.

The GOP seems determined to repeal Obamacare, but 3 GOP senators killed their latest ‘skinny’ bill.  The Hill keeps you posted on daily events regarding the Obamacare repeal – it’s not dead yet.

A new cost efficient primary care model that relies on monthly fees and no insurance is testing well in some parts of the private sector; it may prove to be the future of healthcare.

In leadership, taking credit for an employee’s work is never a good thing.  In fact, it is one of five traits that kill leadership, according to research in a new article in Inc.

Feeling overwhelmed?  You’ll find 3 smart brain hacks that can restore personal organization, peace and control to any situation in Steve Farber’s article in Inc.

More than 800,000 drone licenses have already been issued, and many major industries are integrating drones into their business plans.  But before your company gets into drone usage, you may want to read SHRM’s post, What HR Should Know About Drones.’ 

Enjoy Your Weekend.



STAFFLINK Small Business Update – July 14, 2017 – Workforce and Workplace Stresses | Grammar Matters, and More

This Week

McKinsey Global Institute’s June report reveals a not so sunny outlook on the future of America’s workforce – Harvard Business Review warns us of the perils of burnout – TLNT shares its secrets for building a top performing team – and you can learn how to end your day well and avoid common writing errors too.


McKinsey Global Institute reports that Making it in America is becoming increasingly difficult for some wage earners. There is a growing gap between workers whose incomes support an improving standard of living and those who barely get by.

The report further indicates that U.S. manufacturers have lost their competitive edge and a major restructuring is needed to facilitate a full recovery. McKinsey recommends a reset focusing on reinvesting, retraining, removing barriers, and re-imagining work to turn this tide.

Turning to trends in employment, Harvard Business Review reports that Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness. No, workers aren’t spending too much time alone at work. Instead, they are too tired to engage. Findings indicate that exhausted employees at all levels are pulling back from emotional interaction because of workplace burnout.

What to do about this burgeoning burnout epidemic in the workplace? HBR recommends that employers encourage inclusion and empathy in the workplace, promote opportunities for organizational networking and development, and institute rituals that celebrate teamwork and collaboration.


In 3 Secrets to Building High Performing Teams, TLNT advises empowering high performers and nurturing their potential. Today’s best employees want more than just financial compensation. They want to work in an environment that helps them achieve personal goals and career success.

TLNT also advises hiring managers to take their time when choosing candidates. It is better to wait for the right candidate and experience a little lost productivity today than to choose the wrong hire and endure a lot of lost opportunities tomorrow.


Are grammar mistakes a communications nemesis? You aren’t alone. In 43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make, Inc. com highlights the top word choice and usage errors that can trip up even a conscientious scribe. For instance, did you know “irregardless” wasn’t a word? If you think you could care less, you’re wrong. You really “couldn’t care less.” And, if you like your coffee brewed strong and served in a tiny cup, that’s an “espresso.” Even if you drink it super fast, it’s still not an “expresso.”

Now that you’ve almost reached the end of this article what will you do to finish out your day? Why not try some of the productivity hacks Entrepreneur has listed in its infographic, How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day.  Ah, yes, take a deep breath, straighten those paperclips, and say “goodbye.”

But before you go, share a moment of empathy with Jim, Bill and the rest of crew in WS Inet’s video, If Only it Were That Simple. Yeah, if only…


This week, the Department of Labor dropped the FLSA OT Rule Salary Threshold … we got a glimpse of what Amazon is up to from the patent office … we learned the 3 traits that set the best salespeople apart … and research revealed the one exercise that actually helps keep you young.

The Department of Labor dropped their defense of the FLSA OT Rule Salary Threshold, as anticipated, according to HR Daily Advisor.  Expect a new, lower salary threshold to emerge in coming weeks.

Still no word on the Senate’s healthcare bill, as 10 GOP senators have come out openly against the current bill.  In the meantime, SHRM’s ‘How GOP Healthcare Bills Compare to ACA’ provides a good, yet simple analysis of the House and Senate bills in their current form with ACA provisions.

In Sales & Marketing, Entrepreneur’s post, ‘3 Traits of the Best Salespeople, According to Science’ reveals what sets the best apart from those who don’t consistenly make their quotas.

In Trends, you can find out what Amazon is really up to in article today.  The article reveals the sketches and diagrams accompanying Amazon’s patent applications for a drone delivery system in U.S. cities.

In Productivity, Inc. presents research on ‘The One Exercise That Keeps Your Body Young’ – an article that describes the only type of training that alters the reproduction of cells in a beneficial way.

And, scientific research has identified 6 Things Job Candidates Should Never Do If They Want to Get Hired.’  The Entrepreneur post presents the findings that include some that are surprising; and, others that are more common sense – a worthwhile read if you’re looking for a job.

It’s not just candidates that sometimes make mistakes on interviews.  Ask yourself how you’d handle one of the ‘The Worst Job Interviews Ever.’

Enjoy Your Weekend.