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How Mitch McConnell plans to lead the Senate

As the new session of Congress begins Tuesday, and Republicans take over the Senate to lead both houses, how does incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) define success? Is it creating more jobs? Approving the Keystone pipeline? Repealing Obamacare? The answer is yes to all of the above...but only in part. While each of these may be goals of the […]

With new cardinal selections, Pope Francis further shakes up Vatican bureaucracy

In yet another move to reform the Catholic Church, Pope Francis named 20 new cardinals on Sunday—nearly half of them hailing from the developing world, with just one selected from the Vatican bureaucracy and just one from an English speaking country (New Zealand, none are from the United States). Show More Summary

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is a man in the middle

If there's one line that illustrates the leadership quandary New York Police Department commissioner William Bratton finds himself in, it's this one: "I issue no mandates, and I make no threats of discipline, but I remind you that when you don the uniform of this department, you are bound by the tradition, honor and decency that go […]

How 10 CEOs work smarter, manage better and get things done faster

This time of year, we all resolve to find ways to be more efficient: to lead teams better, be smarter about how we manage our time, and find wiser ways to work. But what time-tested ideas actually stick for really busy people? To answer that question, we looked for ideas that CEOs have shared over the past year about […]

The trick to setting goals the right way

When crafting those oft-repeated annual targets or corporate vision statements, it's tempting for leaders to use numbers and percentages. It's tempting to use jargon to convey what tend to be pretty simple goals. And it's tempting to...Show More Summary

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes places himself at center of the Flight 8501 crisis

Ever since AirAsia Flight 8501 went missing Sunday, CEO Tony Fernandes has been a constant presence — both physically and digitally — amid the crisis, with a response that appears to be hitting the right notes. He traveled to Surabaya, Malaysia, where families gathered and where the plane had departed, within hours of the news that […]

A remarkable letter from the Nashville police chief

At a time when police union leaders in New York are suggesting there is "blood on many hands" following the deaths of two NYPD officers, and at a time when a spokesman for the police department in Ferguson, Mo. called a memorial for the teenager shot by police a “pile of trash,” one police chief’s comments in Nashville, Tenn. stand […]

The oddest, worst and most memorable CEO apologies of the year

What is it that makes CEO apologies so compelling? Maybe it's the schadenfreude of watching people in power squirm. Maybe it's just reassuring to see someone who makes that much money goof up. Or perhaps it's the way that, all too often, executives get the whole act of atonement wrong. Whatever the reason, many such apologies were among the most viral moments […]

12 leadership books to watch for in 2015

With the new year comes a host of new resolutions. To work smarter. Lead better. Get organized. Read more. Yet among business and leadership books — an overcrowded, underwhelming genre if there ever was one — what's worth picking up? We scanned publishers' lists, looked for compelling titles in the news, and picked the brains of top leadership authors about […]

What will the future hold for Sony’s Amy Pascal?

Ever since the unprecedented cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November, in which embarrassing e-mails sent by co-chairman Amy Pascal became public, there has been plenty of speculation over Pascal's fate. Industry publication...Show More Summary

Julián Castro shares his thoughts on leadership

Julián Castro became secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in July after serving as mayor of San Antonio, Texas. He now is responsible for overseeing 8,000 employees and a budget of $46 billion, as well as for promoting community development and housing opportunities nationwide. Show More Summary

Fitness trackers chase after the corporate market

For many employees, holiday gifts from the boss mean tchotchkes like coffee mugs or calendars. Not at Ikea. One year, the Swedish retailer gave all of its U.S. employees a bicycle. Another year, it gave them a tablet computer. And this year, after surveying workers about what they'd like to receive, the flat-pack furniture seller gave all 14,000 of its […]

Lighting the way for more Cuban cigars?

For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of U.S.-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba. And yet stateside, that still won't be easy to do for some time. On Wednesday, the White House announced that it would reestablish ties with Cuba. In addition to opening a U.S. embassy in Havana, the government will […]

American Apparel officially terminates Dov Charney and names a new CEO

One week after Abercrombie and Fitch parted ways with its controversial CEO, American Apparel finally said goodbye to one of retail's other most provocative figures: Dov Charney, who led the fashion retailer known for its racy ads and sexually charged workplace. Show More Summary

Why Vivek Murthy’s confirmation as surgeon general matters

Quick: How many people know who Boris Lushniak is? Lushniak is the acting surgeon general who has been serving during one of the worst public health scares in recent memory, the Ebola virus outbreak, and who will now be replaced by Vivek...Show More Summary

In America more than elsewhere, work absences create stress and lower morale

A new report released Monday shows that it costs American companies a lot of money when employees take time off of work. Employers spend about 22 percent of their total payroll on vacationing, sick and otherwise absent workers, according to the survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The expense itself may not be too surprising, […]

The point of John Brennan’s rare CIA news conference

For apparently the first time ever, a sitting director of the Central Intelligence Agency gave a live news conference Thursday from the marble lobby of the agency's headquarters. Such an unprecedented event came in response to a uniquely...Show More Summary

How to strengthen federal workers’ job satisfaction

  The newly released 2014 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings show declining employee job satisfaction at a majority of agencies, but there is strong evidence that committed leaders can make a difference in creating more positive and productive work environments. According to the “Best Places to Work” data, 43 percent of federal […]

The Sony hack and the perils of keeping salaries so secret

The hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment should be a wake-up call to corporate leaders everywhere. About cyber-security, of course, and the extraordinary mandate they have to protect sensitive corporate documents and employee data. About the dangers of what executives write in e-mails, and how embarrassing comments could come back to haunt them. And perhaps most of all, […]

The best companies to work for, according to employees

The jobs and career Web site Glassdoor released its annual list of the best places to work late Tuesday, and Google — to no one's surprise — came out on top. Though the search-engine giant hasn't held the No. 1 spot before, it has ranked high each year since the list's inception in 2007. And the Mountain View, Calif. company's leading […]

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