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How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?<p>The notion occurred to me roughly a decade ago, after spending years as a reporter and interviewing C.E.O.s about many of the expected things: their growth plans, the competition, the …

Leadership

8 Reasons Why Exceptional Employees Quit Their Jobs

Avoid these critical leadership mistakes (or these bosses) if you want to thrive.<p>To have exceptional success in business, you need to have exceptional employees. However, hiring them is only half the battle.<p>Unfortunately, it's the easiest for A-players to find another opportunity, and they'll be …

7 Ways to Find Meaning at Work

David Brooks and Arthur Brooks offer advice on how to turn a job into a vocation.<p>Several years ago, Gallup asked people in 142 countries to respond to a series of statements designed to measure employee engagement—involving matters like their job satisfaction, whether they felt their work was …

Cost-benefit Analysis

Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason

The Surprising Danger of Being Good at Your Job

Science confirms what high performers have known for years: It’s not easy being so competent.<p>A study from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business suggests …

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict

How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and connection you have with your colleagues.<p>Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of …

How to Negotiate

Bring up salary negotiation and even the toughest woman will probably get a little bashful and a little shy—asking for what we need and deserve, …

Employment

Here’s the Secret to Communicating With Irrational, Angry or Crazy People

We all have to deal with our share of hotheads and crazies. What does research say works with them?<p>First off, you can’t get angry too. Because then …

Try This Experiment If You Say "Sorry" Too Much

How often do you find yourself saying “I’m sorry” in the course of a work day? How often do you really mean it? Do you ever consider how others …

It Pays to Be Nice

… even when other people are screwing you over.<p>Research labs, like most workplaces, come in two broad varieties: The cut-throat kind, where researchers are always throwing elbows in a quest for prestige, and the collaborative kind, where they work together for the good of the team. And when David …

Leadership

The Single Best Piece of Marriage Advice Ever Given

First, some numbers: I’ve been married (to the same person) for twenty-seven years. Those twenty-seven years have included six in which we were …

These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World

You can't expect negotiations with French to be like negotiations with Americans, and the same holds true for cultures around the world.<p>British …

Language

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

<i>Editor's Note: This article updated from original, which appeared in Role Reboot.</i><p><i>"Stop interrupting me."</i><p><i>"I just said that."</i><p><i>"No explanation needed."</i><p>In …

Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger

Photograph: Ahmad Halabisaz/Corbis<p>The South Pars/North Dome gas field near the port of Assalouyeh, south Iran, is the world’s largest gas field. Schlumberger has been found in breach of US sanctions over …