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How to Fix the Bad Employee Syndrome

We’ve all wanted to please the boss. And if that sometimes means that we do something we think is stupid or misguided so be it — is it worth spending our social or political capital on making a fuss about just one small thing? Better to shrug and accept it and maybe build up some goodwill for when …

Seven Fun Facts About Corporate Taxes

Thanks to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, corporate taxes were all over the headlines this week. Subcommittee staff produced a fascinating 40-page “memo” on Apple’s creative tax avoidance, then Apple CEO Tim Cook submitted to what turned out to be a not all that …

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself More Creative, And Productive, Tomorrow

From Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People report: Simon Rich, one of the most productive writers we know, outlines 5 steps to upping your own creativity quotient.<p>As we’ve noted here before, Simon Rich is a mind-bogglingly prolific creative force. At 29, he’s built a body of work that includes …

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Washington Female CEOs Earn $600,000 Less Than Male Lobby Peers

Women led eight of Washington’s 50 most politically active trade lobby groups and earned about $600,000 less than their male counterparts, according …

Research: What JPMorgan Shareholders Should Know About Splitting the CEO and Chair Roles

The board of directors is supposed to keep watch over the CEO, right? So if the CEO also serves as the chairman of the board, you’re setting yourself up for trouble, or so the conventional wisdom goes. The checks and balances are inadequate. The CEO has the run of the place. He or she is free to …

Be Selfish. Be Very Selfish.

Here is a leadership lesson: Be selfish. Be very selfish.<p>For this message to be an effective leadership tip, we need to understand what selfishness is. Selfishness is typically defined as “concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself.” If someone hears that the CEO is being selfish, the …

Here's Why People Are Calling Andrew Wiggins The Next LeBron James

The 18-year-old from Toronto is widely considered the best high school prospect in years. Some say he's the best since Greg Oden in 2007, while more bullish scouts say you have to go back to LeBron James in 2003.<p>Here's why:<p><b>1. He's a genetic freak.</b> Wiggins is 6'8". He is long like Kevin Durant. He …

While His Colleague Hit On A Lady, Young Carl Icahn Picked Up Her Father

This is an unconfirmed story, but we could totally see this happening. From Bloomberg News:<p>Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's first Wall Street job was at Dreyfus & Co., according to his website. A former colleague who asked not to be identified because he still works in the industry said <b>he knew</b> …

How To Tell If Your Job Is Right For You

One of the things I had to do as an adult was learn to see what makes a good job. Some people intuitively know how to find a job that feels good. Most of us spend the first half of our lives trying to learn what feels right and the second half of our lives trying to get it. Maybe this post can …

When a Wife Earns More

A new working paper (abstract; PDF) by <b>Marianne Bertrand</b>, <b>Jessica Pan</b>, and <b>Emir Kamenica</b> looks at gender identity and its effect on household income. …

Listening to Your Inner Voice Makes You a Better Manager

Some of the best advice we have all got — be it while making big personal decisions or making critical business decisions — is the same: Follow your inner voice. Most of us have heeded that counsel, yet if we were asked to list the elements that enable better decision-making, we would cite …

Are You Considering a Job with Two Managers?

If you are sitting in a job interview and hear the words “dotted line reporting,” you have just encountered the world of matrix management. In these organizational structures, you typically have two bosses: a “straight-line” direct boss, who is the person who prepares your performance review and …