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Is Your Boss a Micromanager? Take the Quiz to Find Out

Melissa Llarena | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Every workplace has one -- the manager who wants to know what you're doing, when you're doing it and how you're doing it at all times. If this sounds like your boss, then you've got a micromanager on your hands.

Hobby Lobby: No Veil, No Precedent, No Multiple Payers?

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court's right-wing majority recently concluded that for-profit corporations are "persons" under th...

Creating a New Normal: White Men at the Diversity Table

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

White men could be the most important group to ensuring that diversity and inclusion truly works. By ensuring that they are engaged, interested and invested players in diversity and inclusion conversation America will forge a new normal.

Inverted 'Patriotism'

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Inversions occur when U.S. companies buy out usually smaller, foreign corporations and reincorporate in another country to avoid U.S. corporate taxes. For example, Walgreens, the uber-American drugstore with deep roots in Illinois, has begun the process of merging with a Swiss company.

Protect Your Daughters -- Turn Them Into Corporations

Christian Piatt | Posted 07.03.2014 | Comedy
Christian Piatt

If she wants to go to college, she can just issue a business plan, projecting her future earnings, and do an Initial Public Offering. Then I can spend all this money I keep saving in the kid's rainy day account on that Tesla I've had my eye on.

Things a Business Owner Never Says

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.

U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Mindy S. Lubber

Today, many of America's largest companies are strengthening their bottom lines by jumping on the clean energy bandwagon -- to the tune of more than $1 billion in savings per year.

Think Summer Hours Are Enough to Make People Happy?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Christine Fruechte

While you may think giving your staff a couple of extra hours of free time a week is feeding their souls, you're wrong. Time off is always welcomed, but employee happiness and productivity are driven by much more than free afternoons.

Big Business Turns a Corner on Transgender Rights

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The rallying cries of the transgender community are no longer heard only by left-leaning, insular groups without a stake in commerce, business or popular culture.

The Forced Resignation of General Shinseki: Not a Veterans' Affair

Camilo E. Mejia | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Camilo E. Mejia

Having sought medical care from the Miami Veterans Administration hospital for my PTSD, years after my return from the Iraq war, I know from personal experience how detrimental it can be for veterans to have to wait weeks, or months, for much-needed medical attention.

#FacebookFail and the 'We Know Best' Folly of Corporate America

Valerie Alexander | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Valerie Alexander

CASE #1: The first "grown-up" shoes I ever owned was a pair of faux-leather black pumps from Kinney Shoes that I got when I was 11. I loved them so m...

The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement

Carol Glazer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Carol Glazer

Hiring people with disabilities is not about charity, nor about setting a lower standard of performance, nor even about taking any greater risk than with any other hire. Corporate America will harness the creativity, talent and problem solving abilities of people who spend their lives navigating a world that wasn't built for them.

Reasons Given for Economic Inequality Are Meritless

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Americans agree economic inequality has grown, but don't agree on why. That's according to a new Pew Research article that gives varying reasons. A closer look into what those polled on the issue said reveals these are more excuses rather than reasons.

The Dirtiest Word You Can Hear In Corporate America

Arlene Schindler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends.

Distinguishing Between Can and Should: What a Superpower Should Be Able to Do

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The world's superpower could devise better ways---by considering the ethical import of our actions, not just our capabilities. To save ourselves, and set an example for the world, we must. Will we? Can we?

Is College the Right Path for Everyone?

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Gregory G. Allen

Many students go to college simply because they believe that is what they must do after leaving high school. I personally think a few years in between might be the best path for some -- while they find who they are as an adult.

Carolyn Gregoire

These Countries Are So Much Better Than America When It Comes To Work-Life Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living

It's official, France wins. The European country has inspired the envy of the rest of the working world by enacting a new labour deal that encourages ...

Corporate America's No.1 Enemy? Itself

Nick Jefferson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Nick Jefferson

At a time when the nation needs it most, it is, therefore, the corporations themselves, not the people within them, that stand as the single biggest barrier to greater creativity in the workplace.

The Professional Prejudice Against Tattoos

Madison Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Madison Hamilton

Imagine: A woman walks into a corporate job interview and her arms are covered in tattoos. Now, imagine another woman with no tattoos, but rather, apparent breast implants walking into the same interview. They are equally qualified for the position -- who is more likely to get the job?

Attention Women Entrepreneurs: The Corporate Boardroom Isn't a Fashion Bored-Room!

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Jodi Okun

A man who owns a small business may be able to get away with a good suit, some nice shirts, and a few striped ties when needed, but women need to be more creative. They want to look professional and fashionable, without being boring.

Corporate America Stashes $206 Billion Overseas, Fights Minimum Wage Hike, Is The Worst

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

Hey, Corporate America, are you befuddled as to why you are widely considered the mustache-twirling villain in the tragicomedy that is the U.S. econom...

The Biggest (And Toughest) Shift in Corporate America

Amanda Schneider | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

We like to think these examples are as antiquated as an old rotary phone in our iPhone world, but unfortunately they are not.

Will Quitting My Job Be a Mistake?

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Matthew Trinetti

So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it. --Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes co...

11 Ways Women (and Men) are Changing Workplace Values

Dana Theus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Dana Theus

Reframe today's workplace through these eleven lenses, and watch employee satisfaction in your workplace, and life satisfaction in your sphere of influence, go up.

Email Follies Plague Corporate America

Daniel Garrie | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Daniel Garrie

It is beyond refute that for every email sent, there's an excellent chance that someone, or many persons, may have kept a copy.