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Brian Tolle

Big Brother in the Workplace

Brian Tolle | Posted April 25, 2012

It pains me to say this but at some point in every organizational change initiative, you need to call upon the firstborns in the organization to step up and do what's responsible. It pains me because I am a lastborn and it was tough living up to the standards my...

Paul Abrams

Romney to Bain: Bail Me Out and Lie About It

Paul Abrams | Posted April 25, 2012

Mitt Romney was not only born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he had the most glittering of golden parachutes from Bain & Co, guaranteeing him a job whether he failed or succeeded and with Bain agreeing in advance to lie about any failure.

Credit Lawrence...

Robert Naiman

Budget Control Act: Military Cuts Will Cover the Social Security Shortfall

Robert Naiman | Posted April 25, 2012

A key reason that it's relatively easy to scaremonger about predictions regarding Social Security's finances decades in the future is that the language often used to talk about Social Security's finances isn't immediately comparable to anything else that most people can relate to. A number that isn't comparable to other...

Ron Ashkenas

The Paradox of High-Potential Employees

Ron Ashkenas | Posted April 25, 2012

To retain high-potential employees, the conventional wisdom is deceptively simple: identify, develop, and nurture them. By paying special attention to the very best people, they will stay with the firm and eventually emerge as key leaders.

But translating this into action is much more difficult. As...

Marshall Goldsmith

Coaching for Leadership

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted April 26, 2012

Next week, May 1, 2012, the third edition of Coaching for Leadership, will be published. My co-editors, Laurence S. Lyons and Sarah McArthur, and I are hopeful of the prospect that this edition will have a significant impact on leadership and coaching in the coming years.

When it was first...

Michael Parrish DuDell

Unconditional Authenticity: The Future of Marketing

Michael Parrish DuDell | Posted April 26, 2012

If you happen to find yourself in New York City, it's worth hailing a cab simply to experience the latest safety message from David Yassky, Chairman of the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

The 20-second spot is designed to encourage passengers to fasten their safety belt and begins with Yassky making...

Gene Marks

6 TV Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Gene Marks | Posted April 25, 2012

Last weekend my wife and I caught up on the past four episodes of Mad Men that we previously Tivoed. Yes, things started out slow, but as usual we're loving the series.

There are plenty of TV shows I love that do nothing more than make me laugh. The...

Jared Bernstein

The Economic Impact of Raising Taxes on High-Income Households

Jared Bernstein | Posted April 25, 2012

I've been waiting for this.

It's the long-awaited, reader-friendly review by Chye-Ching Huang of the economic theory, evidence, and literature on the relationships -- or lack thereof -- between taxes on high-income households and their impact on growth, jobs, investment, and entrepreneurship.

CCH takes you -- pretty gently,...

Sen. Fritz Hollings

Making Romney Electable

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted April 25, 2012

It's off to the race for President Obama and Governor Romney. Immediately, they bog down in pollster politics -- size of government, values, vision, etc. Neither candidate campaigns on the needs of the country. Ten year plans to eliminate $4 trillion in spending don't cut it. The Ryan Plan

Robert Reich

How Europe's Double Dip Could Become America's

Robert Reich | Posted April 25, 2012

Europe is in recession.

Britain's Office for National Statistics confirmed today (Wednesday) that in the first quarter of this year Britain's economy shrank .2 percent, after having contracted .3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. (Officially, two quarters of shrinkage make a recession). On Monday Spain officially fell into...

Peter S. Goodman

Presidential Candidates Fail To Confront Bleak Job Market

Peter S. Goodman | Posted April 25, 2012

Peruse the press coverage of the presidential election, where the outcome supposedly hinges on the economy, and you get the sense that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are huddled over a craps table waiting to see if the country is about to come up lucky sevens. If the economy...

Jed Kolko

Trulia's Housing Barometer: Recovery Slips Backward in March

Jed Kolko | Posted April 25, 2012

What does a "normal" housing market look like, and how far away are we? To figure this out, each month Trulia's Housing Barometer summarizes three key housing market indicators: new construction starts (Census), existing-home sales (NAR) and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). For...

Suzanna de Baca

Oops! I Forgot to Save for Retirement

Suzanna de Baca | Posted April 25, 2012

My friend Jane is a world traveler and has always been a free spirit -- traversing the globe and spending money freely on spontaneous trips and exotic souvenirs. But when she turned 45, Jane experienced a wake-up call as she reviewed her finances. "I'm going to be a bag lady,"...

Gregory Unruh

Being Global II: Global Mindset

Gregory Unruh | Posted April 25, 2012

As discussed in my previous post, today's global leaders have three common characteristics. The first of these is a global mindset. Global mindset can be defined as the ability to perceive and decode behaviors in multiple cultural contexts. It is an ability to connect with people from other...

David Larson

The Kind of Virginity Your Daughter Should Be Losing

David Larson | Posted April 25, 2012

Fifty-five per cent of women in their 20s and early 30s have never in their lives asked for a pay raise.

This is according to a recent study from Accenture examining Gen Y men and women in the workplace.

"Pay Raise Virginity" is probably not the...

Carol Pierson Holding

EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted April 25, 2012

In a much-anticipated move, the EPA has called in the Army Corps of Engineers to review plans for West Coast coal ports. Finally, alarmed environmentalists and frightened local residents are getting help from the federal government.

In December 2010, I first heard about a proposed...

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The Buffett Rule

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted April 25, 2012

It's time to invoke the Buffett Rule. That's Jimmy's, not Warren's. Let us explain why.

The Buffett Rule, as put forward by President Obama, was an attempt to raise the minimum tax paid by a person earning more than a million dollars a year to a minimum of...

Ernan Roman

Instagram: Four Lessons on Optimizing for Engagement

Ernan Roman | Posted April 25, 2012

The Challenge: Instagram's billion-dollar exit was not an anomaly. It was a lesson about the value of "engagement" that every marketer must heed.

Since the advent of social media advertising on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms, "engagement" has become a mantra for marketers. But despite the media buzz, many businesses...

Kumi Naidoo

Apple's Dirty Cloud

Kumi Naidoo | Posted April 25, 2012

The Internet and social media are extraordinary engines of change helping to drive revolutions and positive social change. They've become central tools for how we put pressure on polluters and governments. But if we are not careful, the Internet could become an internal combustion engine that fuels climate change instead....