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Here’s the Surprising Reason IBM Is Partnering With Celgene

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Healthy Daily newsletter. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox.</i><p>Big Blue has found …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares thoughts on corporate culture, decision-making and failure

It may not be Warren Buffett's eagerly anticipated letter to shareholders, but Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos' annual investor missive has become known for offering its own yearly insights into how he runs the online retail giant.<p>Two years ago, for instance, Bezos shared in his letter that …

Corporate Culture

Tony Hsieh may sell Zappos' radical corporate culture as a service

No, it's definitely not a cult. Never mind the "people points."<p>At yesterday's <b>Code Commerce Series</b> event, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh talked with <b>Recode</b><b>'s</b> Kara Swisher about the online shoe retailer's shift to "holacracy," where employees have no traditional bosses.<p>Now you can listen to the full audio of …

What Type Of Corporate Culture Do Women Really Want?

Everyone seemed to have an opinion, after Sheryl Sandburg’s book <i>Lean In</i> was published, about how work should be restructured for women to thrive in the workplace. Similarly, Rebecca Shambaugh, leadership strategist, founder of Women In Leadership and Learning (WILL) and author of <i>Make Room for Her</i><i>,</i> …

This is why start-up culture fades out fast

It all comes down to five truths about the way companies work. Understand these things and you’ll know exactly how your office ticks — and why.<p>What is corporate culture? And why should you care?<p>The thought crossed my mind the other day when I saw a presentation from a small consulting firm designed …

Corporate Culture

Wells Fargo: What Drives Toxic Corporate Culture?

“There was no incentive to do bad things.”<p>With this short statement, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf summed up the central problem with efforts to reform culture and behavior in banking: an emphasis on “tone from the top” that fails to recognize that it is the “tone from the middle” that truly shapes …

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

Homemade Ramen Recipes That'll Hug You From The Inside Out

These are not your instant soups.<p>If the mention of ramen brings to mind the packets of Maruchan ready-to-make soup that you can get for less than a dollar, then the introduction to a proper bowl of this soup is going to rock your mind. Ramen is one of the best gifts Asia has ever given the world ― …

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