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Marissa Mayer’s twins, Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter and the humanization of the CEO role

Birth announcements by major corporate CEOs are hardly a frequent occurrence. Yet in the span of just over a week, we've gotten two of them, each one stunning in its own way. Last Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the arrival of his daughter, along with that little bit of news about planning to give away 99 percent of his Facebook […]

More women at the top could spell less corporate trouble

In case any doubt remains, yet another report has confirmed a link between companies that have more women in leadership roles and those with better returns for investors. In a recent study, the number crunchers at MSCI, a research-based index and analytics firm, looked at more than 4,200 companies and found that those with more women at the top had returns on […]

How much could Marissa Mayer get if she and Yahoo part ways?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was not only the highest paid female chief executive last year. She was one of the best-paid CEOs overall. Depending on which ranking you check, her $42.1 million in 2014 compensation notched her as the 23rd, the fourteenth or even the fifth most highly paid CEO of a major U.S. Show More Summary

These are the best companies to work for, employees say

If a just-released list is to be believed, a new generation of companies appear poised to burnish their reputations as employee-friendly places to work. Late Tuesday, the jobs and careers site Glassdoor said Airbnb -- the online marketplace that...Show More Summary

Why tech company turnarounds are so hard

As investors await news from Yahoo's December board meeting last week -- when directors, according to reports, were weighing options that included proceeding with a spin-off of its massive stake in Alibaba Group or selling its Internet business -- two themes have emerged again and again. One is what CEO Marissa Mayer might have done but didn't, or did but shouldn't […]

Why are we so fascinated by stories of do-good bosses?

It was the pay raise heard 'round the world. Earlier this year, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price announced he would be cutting his own $1.1 million salary and phasing in a $70,000 annual minimum wage for his employees. He invited major media outlets to cover the announcement, and glowing reports of his decision ricocheted around the Internet, leading to multiple […]

Scrutiny on Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer grows more intense

In the three and a half years since Yahoo named Marissa Mayer its CEO, it's hard to think of any corporate leader--inside or outside the tech industry--who has faced more scrutiny. It's easy to see why. In an era of Silicon Valley unicorns, Yahoo's ongoing struggles represent something much less magical: the familiar yet fascinating tale of corporate survival amid […]

A conversation on leadership with the deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Kevin K. McAleenan is the deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, making him the chief operating official of the 60,000-employee agency that handles customs, immigration and border security at our nation’s airports, seaports and along our land borders. Show More Summary

The honest truth about political leaders’ dishonesty

Buried within recent research by the Pew Research Center on Americans' distrust of government are some telling numbers about how incredibly little we esteem our elected officials. The report, released last week, asked respondents toShow More Summary

Tony Hsieh got rid of bosses at Zappos—and that’s not even his biggest idea

On Tony Hsieh’s desk, next to a jumble of trinkets and three Coke Zeros, is a stack of books topped by “Rocket: Eight Lessons to Secure Infinite Growth.” Aside from the title, with its pitch to the executive suite, you would never guess this was the chief executive’s work spot, flanked as it is by […]

Wall Street firms are banking on better family leave benefits to compete for talent

U.S. employees of the Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse have another reason to be thankful on this post-holiday Monday. The firm announced today that it will be upping the length of its paid parental leave for primary caregivers to 20 weeks, making it among the longest paid leave benefits to be offered at a major bank. The new policy, […]

Interim CEOs more likely to massage the numbers, research finds

Corporate governance experts like to wring their hands when companies name an interim CEO. It's often seen as a failure of CEO succession, one that brings with it the risk of project delays, nervous investors and second guessing on decisions. Show More Summary

Fewer companies are throwing office holiday parties

The silly season is upon us—the holiday rush, the shopping hangover, the December calendar crowded with obligatory holiday parties overloaded with crudités, shrimp cocktail and bad wine. And so what once might have been viewed as a foreboding...Show More Summary

Why Mark Zuckerberg taking paternity leave really matters

On Friday, with a picture on his Facebook page of a car seat, a stroller and his dog, Mark Zuckerberg announced he'd be taking two months of parental leave. It wasn't a huge surprise: The first millennial CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Zuckerberg is part of a generation of men who place more value on work-life balance and […]

These iconic American leaders were once refugees

In September, Silicon Valley's Churchill Club honored former Intel CEO Andy Grove with its "legendary leader" award. The tech industry icon transformed Intel from a struggling memory chip maker into a microprocessor powerhouse. Grove...Show More Summary

There is definitely a way to overhaul performance reviews for federal workers

As federal leaders approach the end of the calendar year, many are preparing for their employees’ annual performance reviews. Time-consuming, heavily regulated and often unsatisfying, evaluations have been the subject of many recent headlines as big companies like General Electric, Accenture and Deloitte have started to phase them out. Show More Summary

More women on tech boards, but numbers still trail

The boards of tech companies have been trying to shed their image as nearly all-white, all-male clubs. Last month, Microsoft added two female directors. Twitter is expected to revamp its board to include more women and minorities, after it finally added its first female director in late 2013. Show More Summary

How a business book from the ’80s became a cult classic in Silicon Valley

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has said it’s his primary reference book on management techniques. Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is said to have recommended it to employees. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly a huge fan. “It” is High Output Management, a business book first published in 1983, when many of today’s startup CEOs weren’t out […]

What to do with your hands when speaking in public

Somewhere along the way, most of us have been given advice about public speaking that goes something like this: Don't use your hands too much. Just keep gestures to a minimum so people can focus on your words. Yet research shows that it's actually effective for a presenter's hands to do plenty of "talking". They just need to be saying the right thing. For instance, […]

House passes bill to end pay raises for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs

Here's at least one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on: The big pay raises the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were awarded earlier this year should go away. Monday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that would suspend new annual target compensation of $4 million each for Freddie Mac CEO Donald […]

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