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Is 'Work-Life Balance' a Dangerous Lie?

Mark Morford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Most executives come and go like drones. Their towering self-importance -- to which all of society sadly contributes -- is only matched by their imminent and nearly instantaneous irrelevance.

Flying Like the Rich and Famous: City-to-City On a Private Jet

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...

Is Your Job Standing In The Way Of Your Life?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Whether you're spending too much time at the office or taking your stress out on your family, allowing your job take over your life is a slippery slope of misery.

Why Company Owners Are Saying Goodbye to Consultants and Hello to Interims

Robert Jordan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Robert Jordan

Owners say it all boils down to shoveling out a lot of cash to an outsider without being sure that it will pay off.

You're Not Steve Jobs, This Isn't Apple

Spencer Toyama | Posted 11.24.2013 | Hawaii
Spencer Toyama

Apple's success is really the product of a number of many, many factors. Simplifying the most visible aspects of the business to a single point such as product design, interface design, product engineering, marketing, or vertical market places is shortsighted and possibly dangerous for a business.

What to Do If a 'HiPPO' Is Running Your Company

Chris DeRose | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Chris DeRose

How does a leader initially hailed as the second-coming of Steve Jobs, ready to reinvent a 111-year-old staid retailer, crash and burn in such dramatic fashion? If JC Penney's board members had studied Amazon more closely, they might have discovered the answer.

Executives: Workers Stink

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

Workers these days just don't have what it takes to make it to the corner office, more U.S. executives say. Workers lack communication, collaborati...

Three Indispensable Tips for Leaders Under 30

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.31.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

In a rapidly changing corporate environment, with traditional career paths and entire industries dissolving overnight, it can be a challenge for younger leaders to figure out the right path forward. Here are her top three insights for under-30 executives.

The 'Advice of Counsel' Defense

Brad Reid | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While executives should consult legal counsel, executives should not expect that an assertion of legal advice favoring the proposed action will automatically prevent subsequent liability for fraud.

Outrageous Executive Compensation: Corporate Boards, Not the Market, Are to Blame

Ed Lawler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

If boards do not reduce how much executives are compensated, there is a good possibility that further government regulations will be created and that large shareholders will become more active.

What Do You Have in Common With Mitt, Kate and Paris?

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology
Robyn Greenspan

A lack of privacy. Mitt Romney's "47 percent" video, Kate Middleton's topless sunbathing photos [safe for work] and Paris Hilton's recent conversatio...

Executives Play, Employees Stay

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

Just because workers have stopped taking time off of work doesn't mean that their bosses can't have a bit of fun. Of American executives surveyed i...

Rise to a Leadership Position in 7 Steps

Women & Co | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Leadership is earned. It is the sum total of your words and actions -- the interactions, behaviors, qualities and decisions you make every day.

The Myth of the Super-Manager

Cynthia Montgomery | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Cynthia Montgomery

Bold, confident, visionary leaders who take their businesses in new directions are widely admired and sought after. But when confidence balloons into the belief that a good manager can win in any situation, the business is headed for trouble.

Former Executives Convicted Of Defrauding Local Governments

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) - Three former executives of General Electric Co affiliates were convicted by a federal jury in New York of conspiracy ch...

Preventing the Loss of Key Talent

Ed Lawler | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Jobs don't have a worth; individuals do, and at a time of economic expansion it is particularly important that individuals be paid what they are worth in the market. How about long-term employment relationships and job security?

Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Karen Leland | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Do you drain intelligence, energy and capability from the people around you? Or do you use your intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of your colleagues?

Trimming Astroturf From the American Petroleum Institute's 'Vote 4 Energy' Ad

Philip Radford | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

Americans are clearly too smart to be faked out by Big Oil's phony grass roots strategies. Vote 4 yourself, not oil executives.

The Knee-Jerk Reflex of Internationalization

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

As a bird builds its nest one straw at a time, a company must build its international structure from the ground up -- strategically and methodically, and no longer as a simple afterthought.

Act Like an Executive to Land a Job in 2012

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Executives who are successful at job searching envision it like any other high-level professional project -- they use the same skill set that propelled them to the top to land them their next role.

Sustainability Must Be a Top Priority

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

It is likely that in the foreseeable future, sustainability will continue to get some attention in corporations, but it will not be a major focus or a top priority.

Retailers Plan To Use Extra Cash On New Technology: Survey

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

CHICAGO - Retailers have cash on their balance sheets and nearly half of 100 top retail executives said they are planning to spend it on technolog...

Feds Target Top Execs For Health Fraud

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's getting personal now. In a shift still evolving, federal enforcers are targeting individual executives in health care fraud cases t...

10 CEOs Who Got Rich By Cutting Jobs

Mother Jones | Josh Harkinson | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

The insecurity of the middle class has a lot to do with how executives are paid. Bonuses pegged to stock prices encourage CEOs to mercilessly outsourc...

Why Social Media Wastes Leaders' Time

Dorie Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dorie Clark

In this crowded media landscape, sometimes what matters most isn't your use of 21st century technologies. Instead, it's the forgotten 19th century arts.