The next time your broker wants to discuss picking mispriced stocks or selecting the next "hot" mutual fund, switch the focus to the amount your portfolio is allocated to international stocks.
The most obvious way in which to make budget numbers understandable is to express them as a share of the total budget. All the reporters at the major news outlets know how to do simple division with a calculator. Why would news outlets not take a trivial step that would make their material much more informative to their audience?
Is it the job of members of Congress to serve the interests of their corporate pay masters or to support the working class of 30 million Americans whose wages have failed to keep up with inflation as corporate profits and bosses pay have soared?
Then I asked the pivotal question, "How would you want this handled if you were one of the performers?" That changed everything. Instead of firing people, they decided to clarify expectations, to see if the people even knew what was expected of them.
There are big changes coming to the American workforce. While many organizations are watching the economy, there's another change -- almost a revolution -- quietly taking place right under our noses.
The realms of relationships, politics, and conflicts pour into our daily lives. Each is also related to war. Similarly, the business world is built on war principles, hence the terms "campaign" and "strategy."
Unfortunately, for increasing numbers of teenage African American and Latino males, prison is becoming a rite of passage and their presence in juvenile detention facilities has become more and more profitable.
I love that LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts have partnered to help empower girls and encourage them to lead. I love what they're doing. I just don't love how they've chosen to word their message.
Beyond being highly controversial, as well as being bad policy, chained CPI was also akin to a unicorn let loose in the arena of the bipartisan deficit reduction "grand bargain" game. But the GOP could not do the work needed to catch it. And now it's dead.
Experience can be relived. Experience has emotional longevity. It can be improved in our minds as we continue to grow and progress in life. It stays with us and they are lessons we can use everyday for as long as we live.
We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.
Conserve your "A game" energy and efforts for jobs that are a good fit for you. Carefully read the job description, and then, ask yourself these four questions.
Early adaptors of this revolution will find themselves receiving a lot of exposure, which in the end, could be worth the risk.
One of the lies of the religious right is that its opposition to gays being protected by anti-discrimination laws stems from a desire for liberty. Claims of a defense of individual liberty are often made by religious right front groups that themselves pursue anti-discrimination lawsuits.
Because everyone's search, just like every one's passion, is different. There IS no one right recipe. No matter how many followers on Twitter, how slick the web site or Facebook page or how alluring the cover of the book. There is no one right recipe.
Millennials have learned a lesson that many of us Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers never did, a lesson in priorities that is both surprisingly mature and quite refreshing.
One of the hardest parts about being a manager or decision maker is having to let an employee go. While benefits like severance packages can sometimes ease a firing, what happens when you can't afford them?
What is needed is an ethical rule that prohibits lawyers from demanding or accepting confidentiality as a condition of settlement if there is a good faith belief that a product is defective and dangerous.
Everybody makes mistakes. Smart executives avoid them when they can and swiftly fix them when they can't.