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Corporate America

My Journey Finding Happiness After Leaving My Corporate Job

Carol Brailey | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

Once upon a time before I became an image consultant and entrepreneur, I worked for several years in the financial services and health care industries...

Fortune 500 Company Seeks Parrot. Must Be Funny

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.04.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Whenever I have my children's full attention, meaning they are only performing two simultaneous tasks on their cell phones, I attempt to offer fatherly advice on subjects ranging from drugs to fashion choices to not spending money like a Kardashian

The Real Reason Your Co-Workers Hate You

Jessica Simko | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Jessica Simko

When you have to spend nine or more hours per day at work, with the same people, it's a given that the experience would be so much better if you actually liked and got along with the people you have to work with -- especially when it comes to your boss. Yet, for most of us there is typically one or more people who are a regular, major, and painful thorn in our sides.

Collaborative Innovation: You Can't Do It Alone and Win

Brian Kennell | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Fail, fail and fail again. No executive wants to hear these words, let alone report them to his or her boards, or worse, shareholders. But when yo...

Corporate America's Latest Target: Nursing Home Patients

Paul Bland | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Paul Bland

If nursing homes are permitted to continue opting out of the civil justice system, we can expect to see lower levels of care, and higher numbers of preventable injuries and deaths.

Why Women Still Aren't Getting to That C-Suite

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

If you were to base your understanding of the corporate world on movies and advertising (as it can be tempting to do), you might think women were barreling up the ranks in business faster than you can say "next CEO." Sadly, for those who can bear to look reality squarely in the eye, it's clear that we're a long way from actual workplace equality.

Successful Women Walking the Tightrope between Motherhood and Career - What Helps? What Hurts? An Author Speaks Out

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Vocational Training Makes for Better Paid, Better Prepared Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

A college degree is not the answer for all people. There is a need to boost vocational training for the U.S. population at large. Better worker training means better services and safety for all Americans. Labor unions like the Teamsters make it happen every day.

Amazon's Labor Exploitation is a Broader National Epidemic

Cody Cain | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Cody Cain

We see it all around us in our friends and families, and indeed in ourselves. It seems like just about everyone is unhappy and unfulfilled with their jobs. People are working way too much. We all know people who have become increasingly unavailable to their families and friends.

A Radical Movement in Corporate America: How Heart-Centered Meditation Can Change The Game

Tova Payne | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

Compassion-based meditation is healthy all around: within the workforce it facilitates more harmonious relationships and it supports inner calm from any life challenges that could hold you back from being fully present at work

Why I Left Corporate America

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
The Modern Femme Movement

I found myself divorced, on anxiety medication, with disappointed children angrily clamoring for my attention and love. But at least I had my bank account, right?

Align Customer Needs, Innovation Strategy for Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Companies at the forefront of their industries are able to anticipate and know what customers want before those customers may even be aware of how such breakthroughs would make their lives better.

Books for Our Times: Winner-Take-All Politics, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Carla Seaquist

To ensure a book's long life, authors should pick a big problem that remains unsolved and big. Money in politics, for one. This time, not the money in political campaigns, but the money that secures and exerts power in Washington.

You Owe It to the Sisterhood to Find a Mentee

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Christine Stoddard

Though I am still young, I've mentored a couple (even younger) women already, not because I'm a saint but because I'm a feminist. Mentoring other women allows women to get ahead and bring more equality to this unequal world.

Diversity As A Business Imperative? I Think Not.

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

There is a major fallacy in corporate America today. A dangerous one. One I've heard...sadly, I can't even count the number of times I've heard it.

In a World Built for Extroverts, What's an Introvert to Do?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

From Albert Einstein to Hollywood actress Emma Watson, introverts have influenced American society in a myriad of significant ways. But schools and work spaces across the United States continue to favor the needs of extroverts over those of introverts.

The Milestone Moments In Every Boomer's Life

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 07.03.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

As a whole, baby boomers came of age during the early 1950s through the late 1970s. Let's take a glance at boomers' lives through a kaleidoscope of defining social moments.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being A Single, Career-Oriented Woman in Your Twenties

Natalie Bacon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Natalie Bacon

I was recently told by a guy that he didn't think it was a good idea for us to continue dating because I was "too career-oriented." [Insert the deer in headlights, eyes bulging emoji].

Empowering Employees by Investing in Human Capital

Mark T. Bertolini | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Mark T. Bertolini

Top talent -- at all levels -- remains the scarcest resource in corporate America. Over the next 10 years, we will see leaders invest far more thought and effort into developing their human capital.

On the Cusp of an 'African American Spring'

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Some African Americans have argued with me that comparing the riots to the Arab Spring gives too much credence to the miscreant behavior of some black youths. But that's the problem. Inured to black suffering, we all have a double standard for African Americans.

Frank Perdue: All in the Name of Charity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

These are the words of one of the food industry's most famous entrepreneurs -- Frank Perdue. With his father, he built a business that turned a commodity into a highly sought-after brand.

Louisiana, It's Time for Change!

Brent Tippen | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Brent Tippen

Mr. Jindal is telling corporations and small businesses "don't waste your breath," when the economy in Louisiana under his watch is failing. His economic development strategy combined with his backward worldview on social issues does not show that Louisiana is open for business.

Decoding the New Face of America: An Interview With dlR USA CEO Carlos de León

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

To help businesses understand and adapt to the new, emerging multicultural reality, Carlos de León, CEO of dlR USA, recently shared with me his insights on this interesting yet controversial topic.

5 Things Corporate America Taught Me About Motherhood

Meredith Hale | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

It was one of those moments where I just wanted to crawl into bed and emerge 18 years later. Was I really going to survive these early years? Was I strong enough to withstand the madness?