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  • What Bill Gates Should Read This Summer Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    Bill Gates

    "In the month since I posted my Great Summer Reading list," Gates writes, "I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people who responded with their book recommendations."

  • Golden Opportunity, by Cody Teets

    The author offers 10 life lessons McDonald’s teaches millions of teens - and CEOs.

  • How to Make the Right Hires: Author of ‘Topgrading’ Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:57 AM ET

    The author says research shows that most companies only hire 25% high performers in managerial jobs - and the three biggest hiring problems are dishonesty, lack of thorough information, and lack of verifiability. Here's his solution to making the right hires.

  • How to Get Them to Pay Attention Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    One of the biggest challenges you face is getting others to pay attention.

  • Vote: Would You Like a Work Email Blackout? Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:34 PM ET

    Do you check your email on your iPhone or BlackBerry after work?

  • Get Up! Relaxation Makes You Stupid: Author Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Rush, by Todd G. Buchholz

    Want to innovate, want to create? The author of, "RUSH: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race" offers some advice saying it begins by getting out of the office.

  • Older Workers Need to Rebrand Online, Says AARP Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    While 50 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 use social-networking sites, few use them to find jobs, a skill many will need as they find retirement funds are short.

  • The Power of Unpopular

    We've long believed that you have to be popular to be successful...but many successful brands are now finding that if you want to dominate your field, being unpopular truly pays off, according to this author.

  • Hey, Boss — Time to Ditch the Corner Office Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    There's a palpable anxiety in Officeville these days, with worries about everything from the economy to job security.

  • 10 Things Your Pool Guy Didn't Tell You Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.

  • Have you ever been stumped by a job interview question like, "Tell me about yourself?" It gets so much harder than that. Here are the top 25 companies that give the hardest interviews — and some sample questions to see if you can handle it.

  • Are You an ‘Exceptional' Leader - Does It Even Matter? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:37 AM ET
    "How to Be Exceptional" by John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin Jr., Barbara A. Steel

    When employees were asked to identify the best leaders they have known of or have worked with, they were asked if these "great leaders" had any weaknesses. The answer is always the same, “Yes— they were not perfect.” So does being an "exceptional leader" matter?

  • Calling In Sick This Summer? Make It Food Poisoning Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    If gorgeous summer weather makes you feel like calling in sick, join the club! Nearly 20 percent of workers admit to calling in a fake sick day at least once during the summer. But let the ill beware — there's an art to the fake sick day. Read on.

  • Are You About to Lose Your Most Valued Employees? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    The Enemy of Engagement

    New surveys suggest that U.S. employees aren’t going anywhere - but if you're a manager - this should send shivers down your spine, as this author explains.

  • Team Turnarounds by Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl

    Whether you're the coach of an NFL team or a CEO of a Fortune 500 - the authors of "Team Turnarounds" show how any team can ascend to the top.

  • Seven Things You're Doing Wrong on LinkedIn Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    Most professionals use the social networking site—but one expert says many make lots of mistakes, INC reports. Here's how to boost your career and business the right way.

  • The Best Way to Explain Anything Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Let's say you're explaining something complicated, like the brain, to someone like me, whom you suspect may not have one.

  • Wall Street is rude, it’s crude and it will eat you alive. So interviewing for a job is no different. You may be asked questions like, “How many tennis balls could you fit in this room?” or “If I told you you could have the job if you let me sleep with your girlfriend—would you accept?” You’d better have an answer—and it had better not be “I don’t know!”

  • Wall Street's Secret Weapon for Getting an Edge Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    Traders on Wall Street are always looking for how to get an edge and pull ahead especially in this catch-a-falling knife market. The latest secret weapon isn’t some complex trade or computer algorithm, it’s something more primal — testosterone.

  • Unclog Your Thinking: Ask Questions, Fix Toilets Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    My greatest strength as a consultant," said management guru Peter Drucker, "is to be ignorant and ask a few questions."

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