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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Indra Nooyi on why women can’t have it all

  The Aspen Ideas Festival is winding down its annual confab today, with speakers ranging from Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust talking about what it takes to get into Harvard to Hillary Clinton sounding off about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. But we can't let the week close without highlighting remarks from PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who got […]

Sharing the news when a CEO gets sick

On the ten-year anniversary of his employment at JPMorgan Chase, CEO Jamie Dimon had some news for shareholders and employees: He has been diagnosed with throat cancer. In the announcement Tuesday, Dimon said the prognosis from his doctors is excellent, that his condition is curable, and that there is no evidence the cancer has spread. He said he would begin an […]

The World Cup leadership of Tim Howard

The United States Men's National Team may have lost its World Cup chances on Tuesday, but it won us a new American sports hero. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard racked up an astonishing 16 saves in a riveting game that went scoreless during regular play time and ended with Belgium beating the U.S. 2-1. Howard gave an extraordinary performance that earned him […]

Sexism and tech

The popular dating app Tinder was hit with a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit Monday. In the suit, former marketing vice president Whitney Wolfe claims she was repeatedly subjected to inappropriate and harassing messages from Justin Mateen, the company's chief marketing officer. Show More Summary

What Bob McDonald could bring to Veterans Affairs

President Obama's pick of former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to lead the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs agency is an unusual choice, to say the least. For one, though McDonald is a West Point grad and served five years in the Army, he is not a military general, as many recent VA leaders have been. His experience leading P&G, a company that makes consumer […]

Helping women in Iraq

When Suaad Allami founded Women for Progress, it became both the first legal clinic in Sadr City, Iraq, and also as the country's first clinic focused exclusively on helping women. Allami grew up in Baghdad and has seen her homeland devolve into war, go through reconstruction, and recently fall back into strife. Show More Summary

When company founders fight back

Dov Charney is not planning to fade into the California sunset. The controversial founder of Los Angeles-based American Apparel, whose board announced last week that it was stripping Charney of his chairman's title and intended to fire...Show More Summary

IKEA to raise workers’ pay to a ‘living wage’

What's Swedish for higher pay? IKEA, the Sweden-based global retailer of flat-pack furniture, plans to announce Thursday that it will raise the average minimum wage for its U.S. retail employees by 17 percent, to $10.76 per hour, beginning next year. The company said it's overhauling how it determines wages for workers in each of its 38 U.S. stores, and […]

ZZzzzz: Report says Marissa Mayer overslept

Everyone has slept in at some point. It just usually doesn't make headlines when it happens. Then again, this is Marissa Mayer we're talking about, and everything she does — from what she wears to how long she took off to have a baby to whether she calls herself a feminist — seems to generate interest. On Monday afternoon, […]

A funny thing happened on the way from the forum

It has been one year since riots erupted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and 25 years since the granddaddy of them all, Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, was burned into our consciousness with the image of a young man staring down a column of tanks. Particularly since the recent spate of upheavals following the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, […]

Which office perks are in, and out

Your employer is increasingly spending money to try to keep you healthy, even if it comes at the cost of other benefits. That's one of the key findings from the Society for Human Resource Management's annual Employee Benefits Survey, released Tuesday. Show More Summary

Small management tweaks with a big payoff

Federal leaders can have a major influence on employee satisfaction, but it can sometimes be hard for them to figure out where to start. They know it's critical to boost worker morale, successfully fulfill agency missions and develop high levels of employee productivity. What they don't always realize is that those bigger changes are often the result […]

The Lake Wobegon of government

For anyone who wonders why HR departments would ever adopt performance reviews with a "forced ranking," mandating that a certain ratio of workers get top and bottom scores, recent headlines have provided an answer. On Friday, duringShow More Summary

At Starbucks, a plan to reap the benefits from a benefit

Earlier in the week, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced an education partnership with Arizona State University. Starting this fall, employees can complete an online college degree that ultimately costs them nothing, between university scholarships and reimbursement from Starbucks for the remainder of the costs. Show More Summary

Here’s one way to fix boring meetings

Stand-up desks are all the rage in many workplaces. Maybe the next trend should be stand-up meetings. A new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that when people stand during meetings, they appeared more excited...Show More Summary

How American Apparel decided to oust its CEO

One of the most controversial CEOs in the retail industry is being shown the door. On Wednesday, the board of hipster fashion brand American Apparel announced its plans to terminate the company's president and CEO, Dov Charney (following a 30-day period required in his contract). It also said it has decided to replace him as chairman and ask for his resignation from the […]

The best question asked at the GM hearing

In their grilling of General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Capitol Hill Wednesday, lawmakers took turns playing the role of management consultant. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), chairman of the energy and commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, questioned how much difference it made that GM fired 15 employees implicated in the ignition switch scandal. "If […]

Leadership lessons from science

France A. Córdova is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is responsible for advancing scientific discovery and technological innovation. She previously served as chair of the Smithsonian's Board of Regents, president of Purdue University, chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, and as chief scientist at NASA. Show More Summary

Yahoo follows Google’s move and opens up about diversity

When Google released its workforce diversity numbers a couple weeks ago, following pressure from outside activists, many predicted it would lead other tech companies to mimic the move. They were right. Last Thursday, LinkedIn announced the demographic makeup of its workforce. And late Tuesday, Yahoo shared its numbers in a company blog post. In the […]

Taking American leadership back from political elites

As the country takes stock of its political leadership in the build-up to 2016, it’s become undeniable that our electoral system is seriously broken and that fixing it will require fundamental change. The false promises of the Obama administration have left many people disaffected with mainstream party politics. With Republicans trying to privatize Social Security […]

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