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  • How to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Conversation Transformation by Ben E. Benjamin, PH.D., Amy Yeager, and Anita Simon, ED.D.

    The author of "Conversation Transformation" offers some tips on how to stand firm - even when you have that sinking feeling.

  • Have a Bad Boss? Treat Him Like a Toddler Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 1:58 PM ET
    Horrible Boss

    Bad bosses are a lot like toddlers — from the tantrums to being demanding, stubborn and self-centered. One workplace experts suggests the best way to deal with them is treating them like a toddler. And no, that doesn't mean giving them a time out. You know what? Just for thinking that, give yourself a time out! Then, when you're ready to listen, read these tips.

  • Doing Good Is Good for the Bottom Line: New Book Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
    Good Works

    What the world needs now, says this author is more great cause marketing.

  • America's War Hero - Free Enterprise Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 11:01 AM ET
    Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II by Arthur Herman

    By the time of Pearl Harbor, America’s war production effort was approaching that of Hitler’s Germany. By the end of 1943 it was bigger than that of Germany, Britain, and the Soviet Union combined. This book tells the story of how American business produced the victory.

  • How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things, by Neil Smith

    When a company is among the best in its sector, it becomes harder to detect potential flaws – not because of complacency but because processes and systems appear to be working well.

  • Catastrophic Jobs Report for Obama Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 5:48 PM ET
    Job Search

    May's jobs report is a devastating number for the American economy, and a catastrophic number for Obama’s re-election hopes. All momentum on jobs and the economy has evaporated.

  • Are You Too Plugged In? How to Break the 24/7 Habit Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    'Sleeping With Your Smartphone' by Leslie A. Perlow

    The author of "Sleeping with Your Smartphone" found through her research that when team members work together to make sure they take discrete units of “predictable time off” not only do the individuals benefit - but so do their organization.

  • Zoltar Speaks: What the Internet Tells Us About Jobs Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    It’s that time again — Big Jobs Friday. Of course, we turn to the great Zoltar Fortune Telling Machine of the economy — the Internet — to read the cards.

  • Career Skills: Do's and Don'ts of Ice Breakers Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    Businessman breaking ice

    Ice-breakers can help—or backfire.

  • Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:12 AM ET
    U.S. Veterans, Afghanistan

    Retired military veterans, Mark and Dawn Kelly, have looked embarked on a franchising opportunity through TeamLogic IT to start a business after ending their service.

  • A shortage in technical skills is affecting global productivity and could hamper recovery and growth prospects in crisis-hit Europe, David Arkless, President of Corporate and Government Affairs at employment agency Manpower said on Tuesday.

  • U.S. Winds Down Longer Benefits for the Unemployed Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 2:37 AM ET

    Hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Americans are receiving their final unemployment checks sooner than they expected, even though Congress renewed extended benefits until the end of the year, the NYT reports.

  • Cool Jobs You've Never Heard Of Friday, 25 May 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Technically, the recession is over, and on paper, there has been positive job growth for months. Unfortunately, “technically” and “on paper” don’t cut it for people who have been out of work for a long time. For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for work that falls outside of the parameters of the everyday.What follows is a list of jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary. Some of them pay well, some have salaries that

    For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary.

  • A New Look at the ‘New Poor’ Friday, 25 May 2012 | 2:22 PM ET
    No Slack

    The author of ‘No Slack’ asks, "Shouldn’t we make it easier for households to save?"

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    The financial services industry appears to be in a permanent state of turmoil, with damaging headlines appearing almost daily. So perhaps it’s not surprising that for the first time ever, not one financial services firm is among the top 20 Best Companies for Leadership.

  • '15 Minutes of Fame' Athletes Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol said: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Unlike most of his art, the saying found a foothold in pop culture, and to this day it’s commonly used to describe the here-today-gone-tomorrow status of many celebrities.Like reality show stars and pop singers, professional athletes are celebrities, too, and for every Michael Jordan who parlays his athletic stardom into successful business ventures, there are dozens of others who burst into the

    For every Michael Jordan, there are dozens who have just a brief moment in the sun. Read ahead to see athletes who faded away after their 15 minutes of fame.

  • Changing Your Business Model When Tweaks Are Not Enough Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    The Business Model Innovation Factory

    The author says, thriving in the midst of today’s frenetic pace of change requires a new set of approaches and tools.

  • Building A Strategy For Your Career Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen

    Clayton Christensen the acclaimed innovation expert and author of "How Will You Measure Your Life?" offers some guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in work and in life.

  • Beyond Facebook - The Importance of ‘Likeonomics’ Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Likenomics by Rohit Bhargava

    "What if the real secret to selling more and being more profitable had everything to do with an unexpected and human honesty instead of focusing just on perception at all costs?" The author of Likeonomics takes a look at how likeability can restore trust in business.

  • Is Facebook a 'Buy?' Ask the Kids Friday, 18 May 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Facebook IPO has raised a lot of questions: Has its popularity peaked? Is the stock a “buy”? And is a hoodie acceptable fashion for a CEO? We went straight to the "experts" — kids at the Mackay Elementary School in Tenafly, NJ.

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