• Is Your Empathy Killing Your Career? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    "Empathy, altruism, and caring for others has become the mantra of modern American culture, but as the Greg Mortenson scandal over his three cups of deceit has revealed—empathy has a dark side that has remained unexplored," writes this author who says what's needed now is less empathy.

  • Touchpoints

    "TouchPoint leadership is not about running faster, working longer, or wringing more productivity out of every waking minute. It’s about being present in the moment and feeling confident that you can deal with whatever happens in a way that is helpful to others and, by extension, to yourself and your organization," the authors write.

  • 4½ Mistakes When Negotiating Something Big Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    Last week, my wife and I bought a house near Boston. The negotiations lasted a week, then ended badly. Let's talk mistakes.

  • How to Survive and Thrive From Information Overload Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    Without a general sense of purpose and goals, you won’t know what ideas you're hunting for, and you'll be defenseless against the demons of information overload.

  • "Your days can get filled with back-to-back meetings that leave little time to do what’s considered the purposeful, productive aspects of your actual job," writes the author who suggests three creative ways to blow off those meetings without blowing up your job.

  • The World's Hardest Working Nations Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:27 PM ET
    Which countries are among the world's busiest and hard est -working nations?  latest Society at a Glance survey investigated the number of hours the population of its member countries spent in both paid and unpaid work (whether at working at home or in voluntary work), as well as how much time people spent in leisure activities. It also looked at a number of emerging market countries including India, South Africa and China. While you may assume you know which countries have the ‘work ethic , ’ t

    While you may have an idea of the countries that have the strongest ‘work ethic,’ the results may surprise you.

  • How to Turn Your Staff of Losers Into Winners Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Bare Knuckle People Management

    "What began as a legitimate effort to soften managers’ rough edges has morphed into a game of patty-cake in which the winner is whoever doles out the most warm fuzzies," writes the authors who say what's needed now is the "Bare Knuckle" approach.

  • Social Networking Sites Find a Chinese Face Monday, 2 May 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    U.S.-based Facebook, which counts nearly 700 million users worldwide and has a market value estimated at more than US$ 85 billion, is challenging the Chinese dreamers on their home turf, according to Caixin.

  • Turning Your Ideas Into Great Results: New Book Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 12:56 PM ET
    Making It Happen

    The ‘back of a business card’ idea is akin to the elevator pitch. You need to be able to quickly and clearly communicate your value in a way that people can easily understand you, your idea and what you want to sell, according to the author.

  • When Managing — Less is More Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    You already know the value of a preview (tell them what you're going to tell them), and a review (tell them what you've told them), although it's shocking how seldom we use these tools. Here's something different: Tell them what you're NOT going to tell them.

  • Asia Starved of Finance Professionals: Robert Half Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 7:41 PM ET

    There may be no better time to look for a job in Asia Pacific's financial sector than now as employers are on a hiring spree, according to the latest survey from recruitment firm Robert Half.

  • Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin says he doesn't want to be remembered by the movie The Social Network and he never thought that his life would become a Hollywood film.

  • Getting through the doors, unfortunately, seems insurmountable. Hoards of candidates submit resumes each year, with only a small fraction getting an interview. The online application system – or, as it’s more appropriately nicknamed, “The Black Hole,” – is littered with so many resumes that even a top candidate would struggle to stand out. So how do you get a company to even notice your resume? Here's some tips.

  • Better Way to Job Search: Change your Criteria Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    You may have been discouraged about the kinds of job opportunities and offerings that are available. Or you may even have started you own small business but find it is not as rewarding as you thought it might be. Or you may just be gearing up to start looking again since the news looks more promising. While you are still thinking about it you might spend time thinking about your criteria for a great day’s work. I would suggest one criterion that is not often on the list that career counselors suggest.

  • The Two Worst Questions at Work Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    Some questions put everyone to sleep; others make people sweat. Both are dangerous.

  • How To Successfully Use LinkedIn Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 11:40 AM ET
    Linked In

    How do you invite others to join you—whether advancing a new idea, selling a product, or marketing yourself?

  • How to Get the Job You Want Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 3:32 PM ET

    “If you job hunt like everyone else, you’ll wind up like everyone else," one career coach says. Here are some ways to set yourself apart — and get the job you want.

  • What's On: Oil Sector, 'Correction Protection' and Jobs Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 10:56 PM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • The Power of a Positive Word Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    Positive words can be just as memorable and powerful as negative ones. But the biggest lesson for me was this: why don't I give the same kind of encouragement to others?

  • For Entrepreneurs Near Retirement, What's Next? Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 3:16 PM ET

    Many entrepreneurs, whether it's five, 10 or 20 years into a successful business or franchise, wake up one day and wonder: "What's next?" Figuring out the next chapter can be a financial and emotional challenge.

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