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Why Is Ukraine’s Economy Such a Mess?

When Ukraine became an independent nation in 1991, it was on more or less the same economic footing as its neighbors. Look what’s happened since:<p>I did leave off Moldova, which shares a border with Ukraine and is even poorer. But Moldova is a landlocked little country of 3.5 million. Ukraine has 45 …

How to Deal with Unfamiliar Situations

Have you recently switched jobs or positions and wondered “What’s going on here?” Have you been given a new task or a new technology that’s completely unfamiliar? Are you working with people who come from different backgrounds and not really sure if you’re all on the same page? Dealing with …

Asking Whether Leaders Are Born or Made Is the Wrong Question

Are leaders born or made? When I pose this question to executives or HR professionals, the vast majority say that leaders are made; that is, leadership is something one can learn. Yet researchers have found traits, such as extraversion and intelligence, which differentiate leaders from others. This …

The Crisis Communications Playbook: What GM’s Mary Barra (and Every Leader) Needs to Know

Imagine that you were just named to a CEO position at a top corporation. This has to be one of the most thrilling adventures of your life. But after only a few weeks on the job, you learn that the company has been hiding information for over a decade about a product defect that cost the lives of 13 …

How I Did It: Lessons from the Front Lines of Business Kindle Edition

<b>Powerful stories from the world’s top CEOs to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead.</b><p>The essays in <i>How I Did It</i> teach and inspire. Pulled …

The Seven Skills You Need to Thrive in the C-Suite

What executive skills are most prized by companies today? How has that array of skills changed in the last decade, and how is it likely to change in the next ten years? To find out, I surveyed senior consultants in 2010 at a top-five global executive-search firm. Experienced search consultants …

China's Currency Just Suffered Its Worst Two-Day Loss In Years

This week, the Chinese yuan has suffered its biggest two-day loss against the U.S. dollar since December 2008.<p>The sharp drop follows an announcement over the weekend that the People's Bank of China would widen the trading band around the official reference rate it sets each day for the value of the …

Stock Markets

Burger King hits McDonald's where it hurts

We probably should have seen this coming. After all, for the last few months, Burger King Worldwide (ticker: BKW) has taken its royal crown back amid strategic moves aimed directly at dethroning its larger rival McDonald's (MCD) . The latest policy change from Burger King threatens a key McDonald's …

Spain's poor affected the most among OECD nations in financial downturn

Spain's poorest have been hit harder than any other group in any OECD country in the years of financial crisis and downturn, according to the OECD.<p>While the wealthiest 10% of Spaniards saw their income fall by barely 1% between 2007 and 2010, for the poorest 10% the fall has been 14%.<p>Italy's …