Thanks to tech progress and economic pressures, people across the developed world are increasingly struggling to balance their work and personal lives. But while everyone is feeling their time squeezed,
Once upon a time, there was an enlightened organizational leader who spoke candidly about his upcoming retirement. “I am afraid about the next phase of my life” he would say, continuing “I’m not sure my
Think about the people at work who are part of your network — the individuals who help you improve your performance or provide you with emotional support when you are going through a tough spell. If you’re
The surprising benefits of taking your 20s to use the labor market as a laboratory, rather than commit to the first company that happens to hire you My friends sometimes approach me with career anxieties,
The knock on most business leaders is that they don’t take the long view—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift their pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over
For both men and women, a conscientious spouse has a positive impact on income, promotions, and job satisfaction, according to a study of more than 4,000 people by Brittany C. Solomon and Joshua J. Jackson
Robin Williams, the late comedic actor who died earlier this week, was well-known for his offbeat characters and devotion to acting on stage, screen and TV. But to the video game community, he was also
My brother-in-law, Joel Murphy, and his brother Erik run a family business called Murphy & Associates in Seattle. It’s an IT and business consulting staffing business that: (a) recruits top programmers
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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
When it comes to work, everyone has their own methods for getting tasks done. But it turns out that the most successful people tend to have similar habits. Or, so says Laura Vanderkam, author of a new
Net Worth: $67 billionBill Gates, the world's most generous person, has already given more than $28 billion, but said in his fifth annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that the total invested
You probably can think of something in your company that should change. We all can — but often look the other way. There are plenty of good reasons for inaction: It’s not my responsibility, I have lots
If an organization needs to undergo significant change, that’s a leadership issue, right? Old dogs will learn new tricks when the lead dog — or ape, or penguin, depending on the management fable of the
Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing bankruptcy.
Economic sanctions on Iran have been getting tougher in recent years, and the United States tightened the screws a little more last summer with the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (PDF).