• Are Men Better than Women at Social Networking? Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    A new survey says men are better social networkers than women even though women tend to be more social. Here's how one author says women can close this gender gap.

  • "101 Weird  Ways to Make Money" by Steve Gillman

    One author's solution for getting ahead and becoming successful in this economy is to think "weird."

  • Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reports and even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring job candidates to also pass a social media background check, the New York Times reports.

  • An Innovator's Guide: 5 Ways to Think Outside the Box Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 11:39 AM ET

    "Everyone knows they need to be “creative” and “think outside the box” – to “associate.” The million dollar question has always been – how." These authors have a plan.

  • Five New Secrets to Success Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    While conventional wisdom says that you’re either born with communication skills or you’re not, this author claims that is not the case. Communication skills can be taught, and they are, in fact, crucial to business success.

  • Falling Down the Career Ladder Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    The question of whether to accept an offer that’s only so-so or, worse, beneath one’s pay grade is a growing source of angst for the 14 million Americans who remain unemployed.

  • Tip for Success: Know Your Strengths Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    There's charm to downplaying your success. But if you truly regard your accomplishments as lucky, that's dangerous. It means you don't know how you did whatever you did. Therefore, you can't repeat it. Or teach others.

  • The Green to Gold Business Playbook

    The authors say, "every business needs an eco-strategy. The “Green to Gold” discussion has changed from whether we need to adopt a green strategy to how."

  • Are You Ready for the New World of Management? Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 10:20 AM ET
    Management Reset

    The authors of the new book write, "The time for a management reset has come, and it’s not simply a matter of making leaders more effective or adopting the latest twist on how to engage employees. Rather, it must be a seismic change; a complete rethinking of what an organization’s objectives are and the way they are achieved."

  • Managing in a ‘Decade of Change’ Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    "The momentousness of change during the past 10 years inspired the editors of the Gallup Management Journal to review how Gallup covered events during this period; how it made sense of rapid change right as it was unfolding; and more importantly, how Gallup big thinkers, as well as the great minds with whom the company regularly associates, helped organizational leaders navigate the most tumultuous years in memory," writes the author.

  • The Seven Secrets of a Successful Pitch Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 3:52 PM ET
    The Pitching Bible by Paul Boross

    One author who has been out there pitching for 25 years offers his advice on how to get clients to buy what you're selling - be it a product or yourself.

  • 7 PowerPoint Mistakes that Drive People Crazy Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

    If you're about to give the presentation - are you truly prepared? Don't make these mistakes that can sink your pitch and you.

  • How to Raise Prices and Keep Customers Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 3:28 PM ET

    Ryan Moor never got a business degree. He's only taken a few college courses. But at the age of 30, he runs a company with 75 employees on track to make $26 million in sales this year. This despite the fact that his own costs are up double digits, and he has had to pass some of them along to customers.

  • As you move into a new role, it is inevitable that you will have some people who support what you’re trying to do, some who resist it, and some who will sit on the sidelines and watch for a while. We identify these three types of influencers as contributors, detractors, and watchers.

  • US Needs a 'Qualified' Workforce: Cummins CEO Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 2:41 PM ET

    Cummins Chief Executive Tim Solso told CNBC Thursday the United States lacks a qualified workforce with the kinds of technical skills he needs for his engine-making business.

  • "Last year, in the run-up to its centennial celebration in 2011, IBM launched an exploration of its 100-year history. One of the goals was to discover what it takes to survive and make progress over a long period of time. The exercise produced a new conviction about the future of the organization and work—plus a prescription for acting on it. The conviction is that it’s time to reinvent the modern corporation," writes the author.

  • In a Global Economy Can You Trust Your Gut? Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    Your success in today’s world is directly connected to your ability to work effectively in a variety of different cultures. But a lot of the conventional wisdom about cross-cultural effectiveness is based upon myth and anecdote more than evidence-based research.

  • "The Boss" nametag

    Over the past eight years we’ve found that planning before day one on the job is one of the crucial factors that reduces the rate of failure from 40 percent to below 10 percent.

  • Are You a Boss or a Leader? Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    "There are too many bosses, but too few leaders around. While most organizations offer leadership training, it’s usually formulaic, and based on competency models and copy-cat role plays. To turn bosses into leaders, we must rethink our approach to leadership development," the author writes.

  • Top 10 Career-Ending Mistakes and How to Fix Them Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    There’s no shortage of people waiting to take your job, so developing and maintaining a good relationship with your boss is more important than ever. It can determine your future as an employee. So what do you do when you make a potential career-ending mistake with your boss?

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  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada's jobless rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the month before, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's unemployment rate increased slightly last month, the first time since last July the rate has climbed instead of falling. The Department of Workforce Services announced Friday that the state's jobless rate for March was 4.1 percent, up from 3.9 percent the month before.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5 percent in March. Virginia had seen its jobless rate decline for seven consecutive months, reaching its lowest rate in February since November 2008.

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