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  • What Is Your One Sentence

    In our world of information overload and short attention spans, what does it take to grab people’s attention? A good concise sentence will stop people in their tracks, writes the author.

  • 10 Signs That the Job Market Is Improving Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:51 PM ET

    So, the job-market recovery isn't going as fast as you'd like, eh? C'mon, this is America  where anything is possible — our glass can be half full if we want it to! Here are 10 signs the job market is improving. (And yes, there's math.)

  • Traub: The True Hidden Value of Activist Investors Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 12:07 PM ET

    Active investors play a critical role in the capital markets by helping to advance the interests of the shareholders, boards and managements of the companies they represent.

  • Zafran: In Defense of Gordon Gekko Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the movie 'Wall Street'

    Corporate raiders may not be as villainous as you might think. If all companies were managed efficiently and profitably, there would be no opportunities for a “Wall Street” Gordon Gekko to exploit in the name of greed and short-term profits.

  • The Worst Jobs for 2012 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 6:17 PM ET
    The job market is making a clunky recovery and there are some bright spots, as was evident in the Best Jobs of 2012 list from But with the good comes the bad, hence the 10 Worst Jobs for 2012. CareerCast evaluates 200 professions to come up with the best and worst lists, adding and subtracting a few jobs from the 200 list each year in keeping with the times. So what makes a job one of the worst? High stress, high physical demands and a tough or dangerous work environment, according to CareerCast

    The job market is making a clunky recovery and there are some bright spots. But with the good comes the bad. Here are the 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

  • The Best Jobs for 2012 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 6:16 PM ET
    The job market has begun a decidedly ungraceful recovery: Jobs have been added to the economy for 18 straight months and several gauges are back at pre-recession levels, including jobless claims and wage growth. But the job growth isn’t always as robust as many hope for and projections suggest it will likely take until at least 2014 to regain the millions of jobs lost during the recession.If it’s one thing the recession has taught us it’s that not all job prospects are created equal. CareerCast

    Jobs in the U.S. are seeing a slow recovery after being hit hard by the recession. These are the top ten best jobs in 2012 picked from Careercast.

  • Yes, You Can Learn to Be More Charismatic Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:38 PM ET
    The Charisma Myth

    Contrary to popular belief, people are not simply born charismatic— innately magnetic from birth.

  • Judgement Calls

    Science now proves we often make mistakes - but now, you can lower those odds of making truly costly errors.

  • The New Cubicle Revolution Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    The Work Revolution

    "Managers drive for conformity and consistency and dutifully, we show up to work the same time each morning in khakis and polo shirts, conforming to the “business casual” dress codes. But is this really the best way to run our businesses? Maybe we have it exactly wrong," writes the author.

  • Creating ‘Smart Trust’ in the Workplace Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 9:56 AM ET
    Smart Trust

    The author writes, "Greg Smith’s resignation letter from Goldman Sachs published in The New York Times has happily opened a dialogue about the significance of trust in the workplace—whether toxic, transformational, or somewhere in between."

  • The JOBS Act Frees Hedge Funds to Advertise Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
    Help Wanted sign

    The JOBS act enables hedge funds and private equity firms to solicit investors directly, instead of through third parties, which typically vet the firms before introducing them to clients, raising new risks to small investors unaccustomed to the complex and risky strategies the firms deploy.

  • Show Me the Money: Wage Growth Hits Three-Year High Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire

    Good news! Wage growth just hit a three-year high. If you're like Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Jerry Maguire," saying "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" we've got the jobs right here that are seeing the most wage growth and will SHOW. YOU. THE MONEY.

  • Office Etiquette: Mind Your Manners Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    This blogger is on a campaign to bring professional courtesy back into the workplace.

  • Can You Find True Happiness? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Engineering Happiness: A New Approach For Building A Joyful Life

    Is it possible to as the author writes, "Engineer Happiness?"

  • Stressed Out? Here's How Leaders Cope Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 9:39 AM ET

    Most stress is about change, whether good or bad. So how do you handle stress?

  • Baby boomers could stand to inherit more than $8 trillion in a transfer of wealth from their parents and, according to one estimate, more than a quarter of that money has already been doled out.

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    Tempting as it may be, you should resist the impulse to follow Greg Smith’s lead when leaving your job – assuming you still wish have a career that is.

  • Leading the High Energy Culture Atmosphere

    In this book excerpt the author writes, "This book is for you whether you are a highly accomplished leader, perhaps the CEO of a large company, or an emerging leader who wants to understand how the best leaders infuse valuable energy into their organization."

  • Author: How to Deliver Truly Great Customer Service Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    Uncommon Service

    The author writes, "We live in a service economy. We give more of our money to companies that get service right. We make serious commitments to take care of our customers, and yet we’re still, for the most part, falling short. Service excellence is rare."

  • The New Trophy Nanny Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 2:03 PM ET
    Child with money

    Elite nannies can make up to $180,000 these days, as long as they can speak Mandarin, cook a four-course meal, and get your children into the right circles.

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