Elizabeth Scurr

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Are Socially Responsible Businesses Bad for Society?

Writing for <i>Foreign Policy</i>, <b>Daniel Altman</b> argues against socially responsible business initiatives such as the recently launched “B Team.” For-profit …

To Guide Difficult Conversations, Try Using Compassion

“Oh no, here comes another one of <i>those</i> conversations,” you say to yourself.<p>You know what I’m talking about — we all have to face them from time to time, and they can be the bane of a leader’s existence. Imagine that you’re leading a project and one member of your group has been aggressive and …

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you’re behind and it’s going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a bit betrayed. On the subway, you aren’t paying …

Why LGBT Employees Need Workplace Allies

In 2011, Susan Wolford, a Los Angeles-based wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley, got an extraordinary referral. The beneficiary of a large estate wanted to meet with her to discuss managing her investments specifically because Wolford was accredited in domestic-partner tax and estate planning — and …

It has been a bad year for Muhammad Morsi, Egypt's president. It is one thing for an Islamist administration to face criticism from its secular opponents, indeed Egyptian secularists have chastised Mr Morsi's government with relentless and growing gusto. But it is quite another thing when the same doubts and angers spring from the opposite end of the political spectrum http://econ.st/16Jmxnx