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How 100 Business Leaders Spot Potential in New Hires (Hint: They Nearly All Said the Same Thing)

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Danny Rubin

Palmer Luckey is poised to change video gaming forever. The 21-year-old prodigy has created a virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift. Watch ...

Chris Christie and Bridgegate: Two Things Leaders Should Learn

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

For whatever reason, we generally take a very casual approach to email -- which is a huge mistake. We say private things, criticize people and otherwise write emails thinking they will never been seen publicly. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Surviving Disasters in Project Management: An Interview with Dr. Harold Kerzner

Kyle Dowling | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Kyle Dowling

While we can't go about ignoring its existence, we can surely learn to extrapolate certain lessons from a failure.

Tips From Federal Agencies With Happy Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Our newly released 2013 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government' rankings show a continued decline government-wide in employee satisfaction and...

Stay Small to Be Big

Andrey Grehov | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Andrey Grehov

The business world changes fast. And you have to keep up with it unless you decide to retire. Staying small gives you that flexibility that millions of companies are trying to achieve.

Fail Forward Fast: Get Over Being Right and Get On With Getting On With It

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

I'd like for you to get over the idea that you should be making correct decisions. If that sounds like a dumb thing to say, consider this: When you...

The 3 C's of the New Beta Organization: Communication, Collaboration and Curation

Dana Ardi | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

With the advent of the Information Age and increasingly rapid waves of technological change, the Alpha model of doing business -- top-down, command-and-control leadership like an army led by a commander whose orders flow in only one direction -- is on its way out.

Future Bernie Madoff, Meet Immanuel Kant

Jay Halfond | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Jay Halfond

Ethics is about actions -- not what we say, but what we do -- often in the heat of the moment, in opportunities that can further our cause even at the expense of others, and vulnerable to the pressures around us.

7 Important Personal Musts In Business And Life

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.08.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

In business, as in life, our interpersonal actions have consequences...good and bad. Pay attention to the following, and you'll be on very firm ground no matter the circumstances.

What to do when the 'Best Places to Work' rankings come out

Tom Fox | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The 2013 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings, released on December 18, provide managers with important insights into the satisfac...

Leadership lessons from the president of American University

Tom Fox | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Neil Kerwin became American University's 14th president in September 2007. Kerwin joined AU in 1975 and has held numerous faculty and leadership posit...

Management Hacks for the Recently Promoted

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Magnolia Ripkin

What can you do to learn the ropes of your newly acquired and complex role? What kind of manager are you going to be? The answer has a lot to do with what kind of person you are, and the culture of your workplace.

Key Social Business Tenets that Can Help Startups Overcome Marketing Fatigue and Drive Brand Loyalty

Ilina Dimitrova | Posted 02.28.2014 | Small Business
Ilina Dimitrova

While social business is not a silver bullet for entrepreneurs looking to extend the span of their limited marketing budget, it offers valuable best practices that can guide business owners in building scalable and recognizable brands.

10 Ways to Rule at Customer Service, Hint: Watch Out for Astroturfing

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I've been doing customer service in different capacities for the last 32 years, more or less... I joined IBM in '76, became a Systems Engineer in '82,...

Serial Entrepreneur Talks Leadership, Margaret Thatcher and the Importance of Taking Risks

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

"I sometimes do still have that sort of intimidated girl in me, but the thing is, as founder and CEO, I have this inherent self-confidence because I know the buck stops with me. I don't really need to be threatening for people to understand that I have the power to make decisions."

Build an Effective Nonprofit Committee

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

With one or several subgroups operating, more focus can be directed on even the smallest of work areas. This allows the board to concentrate on the bigger issues and determine the best final decisions.

How to Tell Your Boss He's Wrong

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Whether you have an inkling or a pounding sensation that the boss is wrong, here are six strategies to help you win your boss' respect without losing your job

Getting Federal Agencies to Work Better -- and Together

Tom Fox | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Zach Tumin is co-author with William J. Bratton of the book "Collaborate or Perish! Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World." He also manages ...

Add Value, Hire Millennials

Elspeth Rossetti | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Elspeth Rossetti

Millennials are entering the workforce with more experience than any previous generation, yet they display a confidence that sometimes is mistaken for a feeling of entitlement.

What Pay Gap?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Key findings on the gender pay gap and attitudes toward workplace equality, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center: —...

Management Science Is a Delusion

Richard Koch | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Have you ever stopped to think how much energy and money goes into teaching management science? How much time is consumed by talented teachers and le...

Inspiring the young to public service

Tom Fox | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

President John F. Kennedy inspired a young generation to public service in the early 1960s, talking about the "honor" that federal employees should fe...

A Word About Delegation

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Delegation shouldn't be looked at only as a means for get things done. It has great potential as a teaching tool at all levels of an organization. It recognizes employees as being capable of responsibility, and creates team players.

Obamacare: Mismanagement, But Messed Up Politics Too

Terry Newell | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

There is no question that the roll-out of, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment website, has been a management disaster. The presi...

Rating and Ranking in Performance Appraisals

Michele Masterfano | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Michele Masterfano

In many companies today, performance appraisals are all about what is going wrong. That should be turned around, so that there is more of a conversation of what is going right, and if it isn't, how that can be fixed.