Heidi Hess

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Heinz Is About To Start A Mustard War

The kings of one wealthy dynasty, emboldened by a key alliance, have set their sights on a powerful rival's territory that's almost as lucrative as the one they already control. It sounds like an exciting plot line from the new season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" -- but, in fact, it's a surprisingly …

Powell: 8 biggest misconceptions about retirement

Perception might be reality. But that's not necessarily the case for pre-retirees. For Americans on retirement's doorstep, misconceptions are reality.<p>Yes, many Americans retire thinking and imagining this or that lifestyle, and the reality that awaits them is entirely different, say experts.<p>So, …

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

The Case For Being A Generous Leader

Are you a generous leader or a selfish one?<p>In my first job out of high school, when I was barely 18 years old, I had one of the best bosses out there. Lewie had no reason to give me special attention. He had no reason to be interested in my success. Yet over and over again, he mentored me, believed …

Mom of 9/11 victim: Identified remains 'finally put everything to rest'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been more than 13 years since 2,753 people were reported missing in lower Manhattan after the attacks on the World Trade Center.<p>Although death certificates have been issued for all 2,753, the work to identify each victim continues.<p>In fact, it's far from over: Some 40% of the victims …

World Trade Center

Running The Retirement Numbers: What Delaying Saving Really Does To Your Nest Egg

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>These days, turning 30 doesn’t sound quite as grown up as it once did.<p>And that has a lot to do with the fact that 20-somethings are finding it hard to launch into financial adulthood.<p>According to a recent Gallup poll, about a third of adults under the age …

Fed's profit jumps 30% to $101 billion

The Federal Reserve's balance sheet got a lot bigger last year .... and so did its profits.<p>According to figures released Friday, the Fed reported net income of $101.3 billion. That's an increase of nearly 30% from 2013.<p>But the Fed sends nearly all of its profits to the Treasury. Last year, that …

Economics

5 Tips For Exceptional Leadership

What makes a good leader? Looking at my own personal growth at SAP, I have found that the Holy Grail of leadership today is engagement. It’s only through truly engaging customers that we’ve increased profitability, and only through employee engagement do we increase productivity. I have been lucky …

How Giving Thanks Can Make You A Better Leader

Giving thanks isn’t just an event celebrated once a year on Thanksgiving. It can be a powerful tool for motivating employees, instigating innovation and increasing personal happiness.<p><b>Gratitude motivates</b> <br>Gratitude is most effective when it leads to joy, a fundamental leadership competency, said …

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

While some companies squeeze staff to make more money, a growing number are testing the theory that they can have both profits and happy workers.<p>NORWICH, VT—Call centers are not, typically, very happy places—especially around the holidays. Workers have quotas to make, and often sit in bleak …

One Engagement Strategy Does Not Fit All

You’ve probably heard these stories before: A coaching program that worked for one employee failed with another who’s up against the same hurdles. A reward system that increased performance on one team actually led to disgruntled workers in another group. Talent management programs that were a …

Uber drivers kick off 'Global Day of Protest'

Uber driver discord appears to be reaching a boiling point.<p>In the latest dustup for the ride-sharing service, drivers in six cities, including London, staged protests in front of Uber's various offices. Their complaints include Uber raising fees for its service in some cities and maintaining price …

Camel maker Reynolds halts workplace smoking

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American (RAI) is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.<p>The nation's second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted …

10 Financial Tips Before Turning 30

Turning 30 is more than a number, it’s a state of mind, telling you to finally get your financial act together. Indeed, personal finance for your 30s …

6 Banking Services That Will Be Obsolete in 10 Years

For decades, banking was a mundane, routine task. You visited a local branch to open or close accounts, deposit, withdraw and transfer funds. If you …