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What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

The Escalating Cost of Software Malice

Malicious attacks by hackers: At first they were an irritating oddity, but they’ve surged so much over the past few years that now they’re the most common cause of data breaches among U.S. companies. Because these incidents are hard to discover and combat, they’re also now the most costly form of …

New Research: Flexibility Versus Face Time

When Yahoo! ended the company’s telecommuting option for employees early in 2013, and Best Buy followed suit a week later by terminating its groundbreaking, decade-old flexible work program, Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), they joined a growing trend among organizations trading flexibility …

Who New CEOs Fire First

<i>New research by RHR international shows which executives incoming CEOs are likely to replace, and highlights some differences between first-time CEOs and more seasoned chief executives. I interviewed Dr. David Astorino, Global Practice Leader for Senior Team Effectiveness, about the findings. Below</i> …

WEARABLE COMPUTING: Inside The New Mobile Market That Is Taking Shape

But wearables won't just complement smartphones. What is perhaps most intriguing about them is that they will serve new purposes too. Because they are designed to be worn close to the body, they're ideal for monitoring our vital signs and health. They'll track how active we are, our sleep quality, …

Wearable Tech

Poll Shows Voters Forgive Adultery But Not Prostitution — Which Is Awful News For Eliot Spitzer

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his candidacy for the New York City Comptroller position, and there's already evidence showing that Spitzer's use of high-priced prostitutes could severely harm his candidacy.<p>In May, disgraced former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford won his old …

The Massive Australian Mobile Explosion Explained

There are several explanations as to why. Geography is one factor. Like the United States, Australia is a continent-sized country, and mobile communication offers businesses and consumers solutions as they try to bridge the geographic distances.<p>But perhaps the main reason is the push given to …

Markets Are Still In Rally Mode — Dow Up 110

The Dow is up over 100 points an hour into today's trading session.<p>The economic calendar is pretty light today. This afternoon, we'll get the Federal Reserve's latest reading of consumer credit balances.<p>After the closing bell, aluminum giant Alcoa will unofficially kick off earnings season with by …

Consumer Credit

Egypt unrest pushes oil prices above $100

Oil prices topped $100 a barrel Wednesday, as traders feared tensions in Egypt could spread to the broader Middle East.<p>U.S. oil prices rose as high as $102.18 early Wednesday, the highest they've been in over a year.<p>While oil production from Egypt is negligible, the country controls the Suez Canal …

China Is Slowing, And That's Bad News For These 15 American States

And as a result of all of this, China is slowing.<p>This is bad for news for the U.S. which counts China as its third biggest export market.<p>A report from the US-China Business Council (USCBC) shows that U.S. exports to China grew 294% from 2003 - 2012. This compares with an 111% increase in U.S. …

China