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  • Career Skills: How Are You at Making Decisions? Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    I often coach executives to act big when making presentations. But I've never considered—never wanted to consider—acting big with a bear.

  • From DNC to New Venture: Eva Longoria's Big Week Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 10:36 AM ET
    Eva Longoria, co-chair of the Obama Campaign

    Eva Longoria is busy. In addition to speaking at the Democratic National Convention, the actress is pursuing a new venture. Get the details.

  • The author writes, 'based on my 20 years of executive coaching, I’ve found that the culprit is often what I call professional “blind spots” – subtle nuances in our behaviors that can unintentionally damage our reputations and our ability to succeed despite stellar job skills."

  • The American Dream is Alive and Well in Brazil: Author Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    Not only has Brazil been growing at an average rate of 5% while the US economy flat lines, but Brazil seems to have much more scope for growth in the future.

  • Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    Fewer midwage, midskill jobs are part of a longer-term trend that some are calling a hollowing out of the work forces, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Your Doctor Is Such an Insensitive Jerk Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    The No. 1 reason doctors cite for become doctors is the “desire to help people” and yet jerk-ism runs rampant in the medical profession. Why is that?

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    Employees behaving badly can take a huge toll on the organization.

  • Richard Branson's Tips for Growing Your Business Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 11:07 AM ET
    Sir Richard Branson

    Maintaining a small venture's passion and attention to detail after a business becomes established is a challenge. Ideas from serial entrepreneur Richard Branson.

  • No College Degree Required: $100,000 Jobs Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Making a six-figure salary without earning a college degree can be achieved.

  • Secrets of Venture Capitalists Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    Ask most VCs how they select winners and they'll say a key factor is people making the pitch. Take a closer look at common traits that distinguish leaders and winning ventures.

  • Does Your Kid Need a Coach to Get Into College? Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 3:58 PM ET

    As the kids head back to school, the stress of the college application process isn’t far behind. The cost and complexity of college today has some parents turning to educational consultants for help.

  • Chadwick: Student Loans Are an Economic Cancer Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    The magnitude of the debt that is frightening. In many cases, their middle class parents are broke and now they are starting their careers broke as well. By some measures, the total student debt outstanding is over $1 trillion.

  • Yoshikami: Unemployment and the Inevitable Shift Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    Employment in the United States is simply not going to recover to pre-2008 levels as the global economy has slowed and outsourcing continues to gather pace to lower-cost labor countries. We expect the long-term US unemployment rate to be closer to 7%.

  • Gahhhh! What Stresses People Out the Most at Work Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    What really stresses people out the most — annoying co-workers? Long hours? Feeling underappreciated? Find out.

  • A Work Email Blackout? Par-ty! Par-ty! Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    Here's what people said about an email blackout. You might be surprised!

  • In Search of ‘Triple Crown Leadership’ Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 10:49 AM ET
    Triple Crown Leadership, by Bob Vanourek & Gregg Vanourek

    Everywhere we look we see failures of leadership and ethics—some egregious. The consequences of these failures of leadership and ethics have been dire, and the effects are bound to be long-lasting. One thing is clear: we must do better. We need a better brand of leadership, these authors write.

  • CEO to CEO: Keeping Talent from Fleeing Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    With unemployment high, you would think that people would be grateful for a job. Of course, they are. But the best talent still has options. Here's one CEO's advice on keeping your best talent from fleeing.

  • Potent Medicine, by John Toussaint, M.D. with Emily Adams

    "I am an internist but I’m also a patient. Now that I know how the system works (or doesn’t), there are three things I am looking for when I access care," the author writes.

  • Is Your Business Plan Ruining Your Success? Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 9:27 AM ET
    Hearts, Smarts, Guts and Luck

    These authors say if you want your business venture to succeed? Start by throwing out your business plan.

  • Leapfrogging, By Soren Kaplan

    The author writes, "Charting new territory involves using uncertainty as a tool to discover direction. The real missing ingredient for business breakthroughs lies in how we uncover, interpret and respond to the single most predictable aspect of real innovation – the inevitable surprises that will come our way."

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