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Corporate America

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?

Unmasking Black Gay Privilege

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

I have benefitted from black gay privilege throughout my career as a senior human resources, financial and diversity officer. I have accessed spaces and opportunities that "stereotypical" black men were not able to access.

The Grand Republican Strategy: We Win, You Pay!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You never hear the reformocons talk about arithmetic in their speeches. They talk about inequality and upward mobility and the American middle class. They talk about all sorts of expensive new plans, and they never mention that there's a catch.

Can Companies Buy Engagement?

Dirk Stroda | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Dirk Stroda

Meditation, breathing techniques and intentions can create an understanding of our internal resources. Once we become aware on the inside it will become visible on the outside. The connection with our authenticity paves the way towards engagement.

Employers, Here's Your 2015 Wake-Up Call

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

The typical cost to a company to replace an employee is about 20 percent of the employee's annual salary. Simple programs that support women employees -- programs such as flexible work schedules and family leave; mentoring and coaching programs -- can be much cheaper.

Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Philanthropist Frank Perdue

Jim Luce | Posted 02.28.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

He was a warm man, but I did not really know him. Now, thanks to his widow, Mitzi Perdue, and her new book Tough Man, Tender Chicken, I know him much better -- and like him a lot.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

10 Lessons Learned in Corporate That Every Entrepreneur Can Use To Grow Their Business

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Lynn Adams

Some of the most successful people in the world are some of the hardest working people. Once these people reach "success" they don't stop -- they keep on going -- their passions, desires and drive keep them motivated and inspired to do more, help more and give more. So tune into your desires, passions and drive. What fuels your work ethic?

10 Things I Wish I Knew at Age 22 About Work

Cliff Hsia | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Cliff Hsia

From these experiences, I've come away with 10 lessons about work and the corporate world that I wish I could have known when I had graduated college at age 22. Ultimately, it's my hope that you are able to do the work that you were created to do, no matter what stage of life you are in.