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Oversharing: Credit Card Tips for International Travel

Oversharing: Credit Card Tips for International Travel

A couple of months ago, my wife and I returned from a week in Europe, unpacked our bags, and put away the zero-international-transaction-fees credit card we used on the trip but never touch in real life.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. We start receiving emails and letters about large transactions we’ve never heard of, from countries we hadn’t visited. Room service at a hotel in France; a big-screen TV in the UK. These definitely weren’t purchases we were making from here in the states—and they were adding up. And, oh yeah, there were late fees to go along with the charges.

Michael’s Here to Help Members Victimized by Identity Theft

Michael’s Here to Help Members Victimized by Identity Theft

Talk to anyone who’s been victimized by identity theft and who didn’t have help resolving the situation, and they’ll tell you that getting things straightened out can be complicated. There’s the time and the phone calls, not to mention the conversations that don’t always go according to plan.

Authenticity as Magic

Authenticity as Magic

Admit mistakes. Treat people with respect. “Be there” for those who count on you. Those are pretty good rules—authentic ones—for life. Pat Wadors says they also work well in leadership.

Pat should know. As the senior vice president of global talent for LinkedIn, a high-growth company whose top priority is talent and talent development, she’s a highly respected leader herself. And the respect is what separates her from a lot of leaders.

“Authenticity is magic,” Pat says.

Don’t Overshare In The Sharing Economy

Don’t Overshare In The Sharing Economy

Temperatures and kids’ excitement levels are on the rise, summer travel is right around the corner, and this year AAA says more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) are planning to take family vacations. And chances are, as a result of the sharing economy, and the rise of services from Airbnb to Uber and all the others in between, those vacations look a little different than they did just a few years ago.

3 Leadership Tips You Can Put to Work…Right Now

3 Leadership Tips You Can Put to Work…Right Now

I love summer. The kids are out of school. The days are longer. Everything feels touched by the promise of regeneration. It’s also a great time to challenge yourself to take a fresh perspective and flex your curiosity to reach further. Each day as I drive home, I think about the day and focus on where I could have been better or done more. The answers always come down to: How did I show up as a leader, and how can I be better tomorrow?

I learn a ton from this team—and from the collaboration I see taking off across the company.