From Rebranding Ashley Madison To Coworking Trends: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s stories offer a look at Ashley Madison’s bid for reinvention, the prospects of undoing Brexit, and what makes new habits last.


This week we learned how the disgraced dating site Ashley Madison is trying to get back on its feet, what it takes to make a new habit change last for the long haul, and whether a second Brexit referendum has any chance of coming to fruition as Prime Minister Theresa May takes the reigns in the U.K.


These are the stories you loved in Leadership for the week of July 11:

1. The Secrets Of People Who Manage To Stick To Habit Changes

Congratulations on finally kicking that bad habit and taking up a healthier one! Now comes the real challenge: making that change last. Let these masters of long-term habits show you how it’s done.

2. Are Empty High-End Restaurants The Next Coworking Trend?

Most coworking spaces try to offer users competitive rates, but from paying rent to providing furniture, they’ve got their own overhead to account for. That’s why some restaurants and coffee shops are opening their doors to freelancers during off-hours–often for less than a WeWork membership.

3. Why Ashley Madison Thinks It Can Redeem Itself

The dating site for cheaters has courted controversy since its very beginning, but now Ashley Madison finds itself in survival mode as it tries to regain trust (ironically enough) after a devastating attack by hackers made users’ information public last year. Here’s an inside look at those efforts.

4. Is A Brexit Do-Over Vote Likely?

Now that Theresa May is Britain’s new prime minister, attention turns to the government’s efforts to negotiate a way out of the European Union. That hasn’t tamped down widespread calls for a revote, though–the prospects for which, like much else in the U.K. right around now, are looking uncertain.

5. 7 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Land Speaking Gigs

Want to court speaking opportunities using the LinkedIn profile you already have? It may be easier than you think if you just remember that the platform is essentially a search engine. Here’s how to optimize your account in order to get picked up in event organizers’ searches for speakers.