Julie Sweet is one of the most powerful women in corporate America, yet few people outside the business community know her name. As the chief executive for North America at Accenture, a consulting firm
Divya, a director who leads a large engineering team, was invited to a two-day retreat with the CEO and senior executives of her Fortune 50 company. She and 30 of her high-potential peers were excited
We all do it, and it’s probably doing damage to our friendships. What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the easiest
Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 defined leadership principles. Here's how a 23-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land
Amazon just hit $1 trillion in value. It's also where the most Americans want to work this year, according to a LinkedIn survey. Led by Jeff Bezos, Amazon has 14 leadership principles for its employees.
As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery.
• Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the granddaddy of all cryptoassets, are instruments of exchange, stores of value, and units of account. To wit, bitcoin today holds over $100 billion dollars and supports
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it
A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next “They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Great
American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will
As a candidate, Barack Obama said we needed to reckon with race and with America’s original sin, slavery. But as our first black president, he has avoided mention of race almost entirely. In having to
Why his vision lives on in Barack Obama When my mother was 12, she walked from the projects of West Baltimore to the beauty shop at North Avenue and Druid Hill, and for the first time in her life, was
“To speak as the slave would, to say that we are as happy for the Civil War as most Americans are for the Revolutionary War, is to rupture the narrative.” In my seventh-grade year, my school took a bus
When Michelle Obama told a Milwaukee campaign rally last February, "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country," critics derided her as another Angry Black Woman. But the only truly
The audacity of Bill Cosby’s black conservatism Last summer, in Detroit’s St. Paul Church of God in Christ, I watched Bill Cosby summon his inner Malcolm X. It was a hot July evening. Cosby was speaking
Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and pens once prevalent during
According to the new 2015 Work-Life Fit survey, nine out of 10 U.S. employees believe that their boss trusts them to get their work done – regardless of where or when. It’s yet another indicator that perpetual
The Problem Some professionals such as litigators, journalists and even doctors, are taught to ask questions as part of their training. But few executives think about questioning as a skill that can be
Approaching midlife can be scary. One thing that makes it scarier is feeling like you haven't accomplished all the life stuff you set out to in your teens or 20s. We're not talking about climbing Kilimanjaro
‘This type of experience happens more often nowadays because business is changing so fast,’ says one consultant A new job—even with a posh title and lavish pay—can sometimes fall short of expectations.
As an investment advisor who has worked with the retirement plans of Apple, IBM and AT&T, I often receive questions from participants about how much they should contribute. I typically respond by saying,
From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not. When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s
Unless you're Michael Scott from "The Office," you know not to say offensive, harassing, or profane things at work. But there are some lesser-known verbal etiquette rules for the office that are just universal.