• Tips For The Employed But Underutilized Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    Recently an experienced entrepreneur turned employee asked me for advice about a new job where there was a lot of down time. She already asked for more to do but wasn’t assigned anything. Now what?

  • CEO Blog: Our Greatest New Threat Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

    The threat is no longer low-cost manufacturing; it’s high-tech and ideas. And the proof? As of this year, China has overtaken Germany as the world’s biggest exporter. And it’s not limited to less expensive products.

  • MBA Candidates Say Bad Economy Does Not Bother Them Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 12:07 PM ET
    Young Employees

    Jobs, jobs, jobs. Everyone is thinking it but not necessarily talking hiring, especially Wall Street.

  • Barnes & Noble Web Head to Become CEO Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 7:30 AM ET

    Barnes & Noble is moving the president of its Web site into the CEO position, replacing Steve Riggio.

  • Leading the Bull Run Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 4:42 PM ET
    Wall Street in Crisis

    In thinking back to last year at this time as the market was just starting to turn, hardly anybody was confident enough to call a bottom.

  • Employee Fit: A Key to Business Success Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    What tends to be absent from the leadership canon, however, is the acknowledgement that some people just don't want to be led, or are determined to resist any change that they don't agree with.

  • Deutsche Telekom Introduces Women Quota Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 8:55 AM ET

    Germany's Deutsche Telekom said it will introduce a quota for female managers, with a target to fill 30 percent of upper and middle management jobs with women by the end of 2015.

  • Top 10 Meeting Mistakes Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 12:51 PM ET

    Meetings are for the most part, a waste of time. That's not my conclusion - really! That's the view from the top.

  • Everything You Learned About Sales Is Backwards Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 12:06 PM ET
    Go Givers Sell More

    The truth about sales is that it isn’t about getting at all. Sales at its best, at its most effective, is precisely the opposite: it is about — get ready for this — giving, write the authors.

  • Job Losses

    Businesses that find a hiring advantage can lead the economic recovery. Historically, the key to accelerating business growth is innovation; the same principle needs to be applied in a recovering job market.

  • Dorn: Secrets Make You Sick Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 9:29 AM ET

    If you do not get right with yourself and those who believe you and believe in you, you are in sickness and stinking thinking.

  • Poachers May Ensure the Survival of Bank Bonuses Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Standard Chartered, the UK-listed, Asian-focused banking group unveiled a full-year profit of more than $5 billion and said it was to pay bonuses totaling $1.1 billion.

  • Toyota: A Lesson of Economic Integrity Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 5:42 PM ET
    Econimics of Integrity by Anna Bernasek

    For a company that so many people admire, it would certainly be ironic to see a scandal bring Toyota down. Toyota would then be studied not only for its history of success based on quality, but also as an object lesson on what happens to a brand when integrity is compromised.

  • Business Week magazine cover: Hold for Mr. Buffett Please

    Warren Buffett can be a great boss, hands-off and complimentary, with plenty of great advice if you want or need it.  But it really helps if you're making money for him.  Otherwise, writes Alice Schroeder in the new Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine, "the famously passive investor can swing into action to protect his investment."

  • Coke's Bottler Takeover Will Strengthen Business: Kent Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 10:32 AM ET
    Coca-Cola bottles

    Coca-Cola's decision to purchase their North American bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises is not a reversal of company strategy, but will allow both companies to strengthen their partnership and business in the North American and European markets, Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola's CEO told CNBC Thursday.

  • Where RBS Isn't Doing a Great Job Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    Judging by Thursday's share price performance, RBS has delivered all that has been asked of it. The bank's loss wasn't anything like as bad as analysts had expected, non-performing loans have peaked and the core operations (the bits it's going to hang on to) were profitable.

  • Is This On Your Resume? It Could Make or Break You Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 11:51 AM ET

    What is that one essential skill that would make or break your decision to promote someone to senior leadership? We all know the standard ones of communication, management, strategic planning experience, etc. But what is that one crucial qualification that would kill the decision for you?

  • Making the Worst of Times into the Best of Opportunities Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 11:23 AM ET
    Seizing The White Space

    The key to responding to such cataclysmic shifts is to focus the kind of ingenuity and creativity that companies now devote to product innovation to devising innovative new business models to take those new ideas to market, writes the author.

  • CEO Blog: 5 Strategies to Bolster Your Business Now Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 2:05 PM ET

    Here are five key steps that business owners can take right now, during this lulled economy, to grow their market share and profit amidst the feeling of the widespread panic.

  • Toyota's Congressional Hearing: 'How Risky Is It' Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Toyota headquarters

    As someone who studies the way people perceive risk, and the importance of trust to those perceptions, it continues to amaze me how many smart successful firms like Toyota manage to forget the importance of trust until they’re in trouble, and then they have to spend huge amounts of money and effort, for years, trying to rebuild it, writes the author David Ropeik.

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