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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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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.

15 Tricks to Appear Smart in Email

Sarah Cooper | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Your email writing, sending and ignoring skills are just as important as your nodding skills, and even more important than your copying and pasting skills. Here are 15 email tricks that will make you appear smart, passionate, dedicated and most of all, smart.

Solving the Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Win-Win for Businesses

Jessica Mendoza | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Jessica Mendoza

With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions.

Sheryl Sandberg, Give 'Lean In' a Rest

Neale Godfrey | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Neale Godfrey

As long as women are the ones having the babies and are more likely to be the ones managing the household as well, they will be the ones dealing with the balancing act between career ambitions and family needs/obligations.

How I Visualized My Way to a Corporate Layoff

Tara Mullarkey | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Mullarkey

The fearful thoughts of What am I going to do next? How am I going to make money? What am I going to do next? released. It became clear -- I gave up all of the shoes and clothes, sublet my Manhattan apartment, packed a travel backpack, and flew to Thailand.

What Massachusetts Could Teach Corporate America

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

While the state of Massachusetts seems to be leading the rest of the country in gender diversity on corporate boards there is still a significant disparity when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity. To level the playing field requires change and that change must come from the top.

I Love My Black-A** Hair

Quia Querisma | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Quia Querisma

This is the "blackest" my hair has ever been, in my life and I freaking love it. So do the boys. I promise I've been hit on more in the past 30 days than I have been in three months. Advantage, me.

Speak Up, Stand Up, Live Up: Beyond Ray Rice and the NFL

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

Let's learn from this. Let's stand for what's right even if we're standing alone (together). Let's make it better. Make our country better. Make corporate America better - equal. Once and for all.

I Will Never Buy an iPhone

Eric Trules | Posted 11.09.2014 | Technology
Eric Trules

I know it's the best device out there. "The best cell phone ever." Everyone on the planet tells me so. They all have one. My wife has one. Her best ...

How We Did It, How We Do It: When the Wife Makes More Money Than the Husband

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Trudy Bourgeois

I make more money than my husband, Mike. It's been that way for the majority of our 30+-year marriage. And it's been hard. One of those "silent struggles" many couples in corporate America deal with alone.

8 Great Things That Have Been Ruined By Corporate America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Life's simplest pleasures may be hard to put a value on. But that hasn't stopped corporate America from trying. 1. Water If you're looking f...