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Public speaking coach Nick Morgan points to a stunningly powerful message to the troops by Australia’s head of the army making its rounds on YouTube – with a stern demeanour and lines like “if this does not suit you [treating women properly], then get out” – as a model of modern communications. PublicWords.com

Not every business wants to be reliable

Do you work in a factory or a lab? Entrepreneur Seth Godin says in a factory reliability and productivity are prime, with surprise unwanted. In a lab, you embrace the notion that what you are working on might not work – and indeed seek out such initiatives. Seth’s Blog

Adobe’s review change cut voluntary attrition

After replacing its performance review system with a less elaborate setting of expectations by employees at least once a year, along with feedback and development efforts, Adobe experienced a 2 per cent decrease in voluntary attrition and a 2.5 per cent increase in involuntary attrition by people with performance issues. RyanEstis.com

The best quality is integrity, says Buffett

Warren Buffett says we should looks for three things in people we are considering working with – intelligence, energy, and integrity. If they lack integrity, however, don’t even bother checking out other qualities. You weren’t born with integrity or learn it in school, he adds, but develop it. Farnam Street Blog

Save your battery: charge charge charge

Tech writer Paul Mah advises that lithium ion batteries in laptops stop charging once they reach full capacity so to keep your laptop always ready for action plug it into an AC outlet whenever possible without fearing overcharging or shortening battery life. PC World

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