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Episode 11 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘War’

If we were to ask Americans today to name the most hotly debated amendment to the U.S. Constitution, many would say: the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. On the other end of the spectrum, the least debated would probably be the one that comes right after it: the Third Amendment. But these were […]

Why sexual harassment training doesn’t stop harassment

Shannon Rawski first got the idea for her dissertation after listening to her former colleagues — business school professors who study human resources and recognize sexual harassment as a problem — complain about having to attend, well, sexual harassment training. “My university announced they needed to have it because they hadn’t in three years, and […]

Those bans on asking about salary history? Most employers don’t think they’ll work.

Eight states, cities or localities have recently passed legislation banning all employers from asking one particularly awkward question of prospective workers: How much did you make in your last job? But according to a new survey byShow More Summary

Office sharing giant WeWork plans to hire 1,500 refugees over the next five years

WeWork, the ambitious office-sharing company that has expanded into nearly 60 cities and into brand extensions like communal housing and a private elementary school, has a new ambition: Over the next five years, the New York-based co-working...Show More Summary

79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company

Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: how they treat their workers. That's according to a survey released Thursday of 10,000 Americans by Just Capital, a nonprofit...Show More Summary

‘Hustlin’ is out. Doing ‘the right thing’ is in. Uber has rewritten its notorious list of core values.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has made some big moves since replacing brash founder Travis Kalanick at the ride-hailing firm in August. He apologized in an open letter "for the mistakes we've made" after authorities in London withdrew Uber's license and hopped the pond to meet with them. He's been in talks with SoftBank about an ownership stake, according to reports. He's […]

What Marine training can teach federal workers about leadership

Courtney Lynch is a lawyer, a leadership coach, a former Marine and one of three authors of the book, “SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success,” that argues employees can have influence in the workplace without a management title. In an interview with Tom Fox, Lynch provided examples to back up her […]

Episode 10 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘Love’

The words "marriage" and "love" appear nowhere in the U.S. Constitution. Yet 50 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia that state bans on interracial marriage were unconstitutional. The justices unanimously decided that such bans violated the due process clause and equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, but the court also […]

America’s most powerful woman is losing her job. What that means.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen earned widespread approval for her term at the helm of the U.S. central bank, a singularly powerful job in the global economy. On her watch, unemployment fell sharply — reaching 4.1 percent in October, the lowest point since 2000, the government reported Friday. Inflation stayed subdued, wages began to rise, and she […]

Nearly 80 percent of board members haven’t discussed recent sexual harassment news, survey says

With fresh sexual harassment allegations arriving almost daily against powerful figures in one industry after another -- finance, entertainment, technology, restaurants -- one might assume the issue is on the tip of every board member's tongue and at the top of every company's agenda. Show More Summary

Linda McMahon: How lessons from a wrestling empire can help the nation’s small businesses

Linda McMahon, the administrator of the Small Business Administration, was the co-founder and former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, a professional wrestling enterprise that started as a 13-person regional operation and grew into a publicly traded global company with more than 800 employees. In an interview with Tom Fox, McMahon talked about the […]

How most leadership training programs fail women

The list of reasons more women don't hold top jobs in corporate America is long and complex: Long-ingrained gender stereotypes. Work cultures that value face time over results. A lack of women in the boardroom. A leaky pipeline that does little to retain women in the jobs necessary to get the top roles. But a new […]

Episode 9 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘Fair punishment’

Roy Haber was going to see about a prisoner. It was 1970, and he was driving up Highway 51 through the Yazoo Delta to Parchman Farm: Mississippi’s oldest, biggest and most brutal penitentiary. "I was going to this prison that was infamous," Haber said. "And, you know, I was basically a young kid lawyer coming from New […]

The most memorable passage in George W. Bush’s speech rebuking Trumpism

George W. Bush — a former president whose verbal gaffes have, for many, been more memorable than his presidential addresses — delivered a speech Thursday that's unlikely to be forgotten. The remarks, given at a New York forum Thursday, will almost certainly be most remembered for how unusual the speech and the circumstances surrounding it were: A former president, one who […]

Apprenticeships, long common in blue-collar industries, are coming to white-collar office work

Andrew Skelnik grew up in what he calls a “strong blue-collar background” in Chicago. His father was an electrician, his uncle was a carpenter and his first job out of high school was in the mailroom of a printing plant, where he worked his way up to become a pressman. The word “apprenticeship,” to him, […]

503 men and women run the largest U.S. public companies. Only two of them are black.

The number of African American chief executives among the largest public U.S. companies — already a tiny group — is shrinking by one. American Express on Wednesday announced the retirement of its longtime CEO, Kenneth I. Chenault, and when he leaves the credit card issuer's corner office on Feb. 1, only two black chief executives will remain […]

What Trump could learn from polar explorer Ernest Shackleton

When Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn started writing her new book, "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times," she had little idea how timely it might be. She started writing it more than 10 years ago, and had wanted it published earlier, but its release this month -- nearly a year into Donald Trump's […]

A surprising number of men think women are ‘well represented’ when just 1 in 10 executives is female

Corporate executives like to say gender diversity is one of their top priorities. They mount publicity campaigns, tout their equal pay measures, start up women's networks to help promote female leaders. But the view of those agendas -- and companies' success at achieving them -- from the ground is starkly different when it comes to male and female employees, according to […]

‘The statistics are grim’: The Weinstein scandal reminds us how few women hold top roles in Hollywood

The firing of film titan and studio co-founder Harvey Weinstein on Sunday, after a New York Times story published allegations of years of sexual harassment, is getting billed as a potential landmark event for the culture of the movie industry. Show More Summary

Episode 8 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘Fair trials’

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that a person accused of a crime has the right “to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.” Yet for nearly 200 years in America, that language was interpreted to mean that courts can’t stop someone from hiring a lawyer — not that the courts are required to […]

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