You can’t achieve long term profits without knowing how your employees feel

Does your company get a good return on all the time and money it invests in leadership development? Despite the millions spent on developing leaders, many employees — perhaps even most — are disengaged from their work and not giving it their best shot. That’s often the result of poor leadership. I see a big problem in the corporate mindset that is fixated on short-term profits. This can lead to managers not using the leadership skills and strategies they have learned on development programs. They think that their precious time should be invested in maximizing weekly or quarterly profits but…

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A ‘Game of Thrones’ thief and a dam hacker: These are the FBI’s 41 most-wanted cyber criminals

FBI most wanted cybercriminals

The FBI has 41 suspects on its “Cyber’s Most Wanted” page, an identity parade of some of the most skilled hackers in the world.

Their crimes range from state-sponsored espionage to holding episodes of “Game of Thrones,” and even hacking into a US dam. Although it is a distinct possibility that the hacker got the wrong dam.

Scroll on to read more about each of the suspects and the crimes they committed. They are not ranked in any particular order.

SEE ALSO: An FBI agent mapped out the countries capable of unleashing a crippling cyber attack on the US

Behzad Mesri, held HBO to ransom

Mesri is an Iran-based hacker otherwise known as “Skote Vahshat” who allegedly hacked HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and obtained unaired episodes, scripts, and plot outlines. He demanded a ransom of $6 million in Bitcoin. He also stole unaired episodes of “Ballers,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “The Deuce.”

Danial Jeloudar, stole a vast amount of credit card numbers

Jeloudar is wanted for identity theft and fraud after he and his associate, Arash Amiri Abedian, allegedly used malware to steal a vast amount of credit card numbers and other personal information, and then used that information to extort money, goods, and services from victims.

Jeloudar tried to extort a California-based online merchant, threatening to disclose its customers’ credit card details and other personal information unless it made him a payment in Bitcoin.

Arash Amiri Abedian, stole and passed on bank details

Along with Danial Jeloudar, Abedian is wanted for alleged identity theft and fraud. Between 2011 and 2016, Abedian used malware to capture people’s credit card details and other personal information.

In February 2012, Abedian sent Jeloudar approximately 30,000 names and numbers, which he said were unauthorized credit card numbers and associated information.

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Brexit secretary threatens to withhold £39 billion divorce bill unless Britain gets trade deal with EU

Dominic Raab

Britain could refuse to pay the £39 billion Brexit divorce bill unless it gets a trade deal from the EU, according to Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.
He told The Sunday Telegraph that there should be “some conditionality” between the bill and a trade deal, but this goes against the advice of Britain’s spending watchdog.
Raab also said the government is not bluffing when it says that crashing out of the EU with no deal would be better than a bad deal.

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has become the latest member of Theresa May’s government to threaten to withhold the £39 billion ($51 billion) divorce bill from the EU unless the UK gets its way in negotiations.

Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Raab said Britain could choose not to pay the severance settlement after leaving the European Union in March next year, if the country does not get a trade deal.

Raab, who replaced David Davis earlier this month, said some “some conditionality” between the £39 billion payment and a trade deal is needed.

“Article 50 requires, as we negotiate the withdrawal agreement, that there’s a future framework for our new relationship going forward, so the two are linked,” Raab said.

“You can’t have one side fulfilling its side of the bargain and the other side not, or going slow, or failing to commit on its side. So I think we do need to make sure that there’s some conditionality between the two.”

It is not the first time the British government has refused to pay the divorce bill. Raab’s predecessor Davis and Prime Minister May herself have previously said they would withhold the bill if the EU denies Britain a trade deal. Davis also made threats over the payment in relation to the Northern Irish border.

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These Conservative party factions are fighting to take control of May’s Brexit plans

Theresa May

Brexit Delivery Group, newly launched by Cameron confidant Nick Boles, seeks a pragmatic approach to Brexit.
Meanwhile, the European Research group are preparing for a busy recess, trying to promote newer MPs like ex-Conservative Vice Chair Ben Bradley.
Three more Tory MPs are anticipated to join the People’s Vote campaign soon, albeit not immediately.
However, insiders believe a change of mood in the parliamentary party is dependent on Damian Green and Amber Rudd.

LONDON – The EU referendum result and Theresa May’s struggles to agree a strategy for honouring it, has left the Conservative party in its most fractious state for decades.

In recent weeks May has suffered a series of resignations from her frontbench, growing numbers of backbench rebellions in the Commons and the prospect of an outright vote of no confidence from her parliamentary party.

Amidst the discord, a series of groups have emerged who are all battling to influence what happens next.

Here are the main groups vying for control of the Conservative government and its strategy for Brexit.

The Brexit Delivery Group

The Brexit Delivery Group is a new group of Conservative MPs which seeks to “give the Prime Minister and Government the peace to operate” and is set to be fully rolled out after recess. The group is a mix of those, such as David T. C. Davies and Andrew Percy, who voted for Leave, and Nick Boles and Simon Hart who voted for Remain.

With reportedly over twenty MPs signed up, the BDG are looking to ensure the UK leaves with a deal in March 2019, with the potential for nuanced issues to be dealt with in the transition period.

The group seeks to distinguish themselves from those on “the extremes” of the debate, and provide a voice for the “quiet and unassuming middle ground” of the Conservative Party, according to …read more

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