In 2013, Americans forfeited 169 million vacation days, amounting to $52.4 billion in lost benefits, according to a new study.» Read More
Consider it one of the many paradoxes of leadership: It starts with the leader, but it’s never about the leader. Although leaders in business, politics, and other arenas shoulder tremendous responsibility, the focus can never be on them. They are stewards--servants, really--of a greater whole known as the community, the nation, the organization. That doesn’t make the job any easier, of course; in fact, it makes it all the more complex.
Among the many sports management institutions, The University of Massachusetts is making a heck of a run to be known as the best program in the land. A donation from the family of the late IMG founder Mark H. McCormack not only has armed the school with McCormack's collection of over 1,500 boxes of contracts and notes, but has also endowed an Executive-in-Residence program.
A financial planner recounts how he and his family fell victim to the housing boom and bust and how they survived the ordeal in this story from the New York Times.
The job search portal CareerCast.com created a list of 12 jobs that look better on paper than they might be in reality. Check to see if your job is on the list!
Small-business jobs in the Labor Department household survey have increased by an average 335,000 in each of the last three months.
"Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.
Withdrawing money from a retirement account can carry a high price. Besides jeopardizing long-term savings, withdrawals can incur a 10 percent penalty. Still, if you’re in a financial pinch there are some options for cracking your nest egg that are better than others.
In making the award Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., commented: 'This is an important and thoughtful book. It provides real insight into many of the fundamental issues that can help alleviate poverty.'
Saying that you cannot motivate other people, the author offers in this guest post "three ideas on how to install the self-starting generator in your people and create self-motivated staff."
In this guest post the authors write, "Did you know that a silent killer is lurking in your company? We’re talking about workplace frustration, which can undermine the energy, enthusiasm, and performance of your best talent."
Do you ever over-complicate things? Here's how to better present your ideas and yourself.
In this guest post author Harvey Mackay writes how important likability is in the sales game.
"Even though MTV made many strategic mistakes during the book’s span, from its 1981 launch through its first decade, they were still, at every turn, smarter than the record labels, whose relationship with MTV passed through four distinct phases, all of them unwise," writes the co-author of the new book, "I Want My MTV."
As the new book, "I Want My MTV The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution" by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum hits stores, I thought I would share my 10 favorite MTV moments.
What can you do with an internet connection and a T-shirt? Create a few jobs, for one thing.
CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.
"The London detective dealt with many difficult cases throughout his career, but they pale in comparison to our current economic problems. Call this one 'The Case of the Perplexed Investor,'” the author writes.
I don’t think I’m alone in living a zig-zag career journey. Maybe not all have gotten the memo yet, but ladder thinking about how careers are built and work gets done is being replaced with a more agile corporate lattice model of career progression.
"It's hard to imagine anyone could possibly fill the enormous vacuum left with the tragic death of Steve Jobs. But people are searching hopefully for such a person," and this author thinks that person could be Jeff Bezos.
Imagine that you are a small business owner who has a thin two to five percent profit margin during a tough economy and are trying to avoid laying off workers. On top of this, the federal government will begin keeping 3% of the money it owes you until the Internal Revenue Service acknowledges – months or years later – that you had already been paying your taxes. Although Halloween is just around the corner, this isn’t just another scary story.
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