Want to boost your company’s stock price? Hire an attractive CEO. That’s the conclusion University of Wisconson economists …
Who Do You Think Is the Most World-Changing Person Under 30?
Millennials often get a bad rap, but people under 30 have already changed society in profound and positive ways. Just think of digital behemoths like Facebook and Instagram that have radically shifted the way we connect with one another — both were created by people in their 20s. But Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom are passing the …
Mass Layoffs? Overpaid CEOs? Blame McKinsey!
Inside McKinsey & Co., the management consulting firm everybody loves to hate.
Flip-Flops at Work: Millennials Finally Get What They Want
Put on hold during the recession, Millennials’ workplace preferences are again front and center. Here’s why smart companies are giving in.
7 Things Really Persuasive People Do
Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.
3 Signs You’re Meant to Be a Leader
Not everyone is cut out to be a leader. But if you have these three traits, you might be a natural born leader.
Apology Not Accepted: The Right — and Wrong — Way to Say You’re Sorry
A great deal has been written about Harvard University professor Niall Ferguson’s controversial comments about the late economist John Maynard Keynes. (The short version: Keynesian economic theory, Ferguson suggested, is flawed because Keynes himself was gay and childless — and consequently blind to the dangerous long-term
Why Companies Should Put Values First — And How They Can Do It Without Sacrificing Growth
Instead of squabbling over the specific rules and regulations that should restrict corporate behavior, we need to find ways to inspire our companies to behave when regulators and other stakeholders aren’t looking.
The 5 Big Mistakes That Led to Ron Johnson’s Ouster at JC Penney
In the fall of 2011, Ron Johnson was appointed not just as CEO of JC Penney, but as the savior responsible for breathing new life into one of the dowdiest dinosaurs in American retail. Seventeen months—and many, many mistakes—later, he’s out of a job. What happened?
The New Way to Win Super Bowls: Leadership Lessons of the NFL’s Cutting Edge Coaches
49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens Coach John Harbaugh may have captured the world’s attention in the run-up to this Super Bowl because they’re brothers who hail from a coaching dynasty. But there’s a much better reason to …