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Dealing with discrimination in the federal workplace

Recent events in Indiana and Arkansas have renewed the national dialog about illegal discrimination, whether it involves discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, age, religion or gender. It’s an important conversation to have, and not least because discrimination in the workplace can drain the energy from an organization and take the focus away from getting […]

Microsoft launches a pilot program for hiring autistic workers

Microsoft is looking to recruit yet another type of diverse employee. The Redmond, Wash.-based technology giant said Friday that it is piloting a program focused on hiring people with autism for full-time positions in the company's headquarters. Show More Summary

Ellen Pao speaks after trial: ‘I’m glad I did it. But it was hard.’

Ellen Pao is speaking out for the first time since a brief statement following the end of her widely watched gender bias case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which she lost on March 27. Pao, the interim Reddit CEO, had plenty to say about the state of women in technology, workplace sexism and implicit bias in […]

The four leadership styles of the Final Four coaches

The four men whose teams will face off in Saturday's Final Four games of the NCAA men's tournament have been called a "Mount Rushmore of modern coaches." Each of them — loved or hated though they may be — is among the NCAA's most veteran, heralded greats and reminds us how much college basketball continues to be a coach's game. […]

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. Better Than Before in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, The Happiness Project, left off. This time, she decided to explore […]

Podcast: Gretchen Rubin on leadership

LISTEN: A conversation with author Gretchen Rubin   This week our podcast conversation is with Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. Her new book, Better Than Before, builds off her previous research on happiness and dives into the habits that underpin it. Show More Summary

Your boss is nearly as apathetic about his job as you are

Gallup, the research and consulting firm, has done study after study showing us how many people really don't like going to work. Its newest one takes a different slice of that pie: Managers are nearly as disillusioned with their jobs as the people who toil beneath them. Fifty-one percent of U.S. managers are not engaged in their […]

Wal-Mart CEO speaks out against ‘religious freedom’ bill in Arkansas

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon is joining the chorus of CEOs voicing their opposition to "religious freedom" bills. On Tuesday, the company's Twitter account shared a statement from McMillon, in which he asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto HB1228, the Arkansas "religious freedom" bill that passed the state legislature on Tuesday and is awaiting Hutchinson's signature. Passage […]

Zappos to employees: Get behind our ‘no bosses’ approach, or leave with severance

No job titles. No traditional bosses. No conventional corporate hierarchy. It might sound nice, but would you really want to work there? That's the question, essentially, that Zappos is asking its employees after experimenting with a radical approach to management. Show More Summary

Testing, testing. Who’s happy at work? An interview with Google’s Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock runs "people operations" at Google, an apt title for a human resources department that seems far more like a data-driven laboratory than a mere home for HR administrivia. Only one third of the people he hires for the department have a traditional HR background. Show More Summary

What makes good government leaders

Terry Newell was an Air Force officer, director of training for the Department of Education and dean of faculty of the government's Federal Executive Institute. He left federal service in 2005 and now focuses on ethics and values-based leadership in government. Newell spoke about the challenges facing federal leaders with Tom Fox, a vice president […]

This tech CEO is taking a real stand against Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law

On Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act," which will ban state and local governments from putting a "substantial burden" on a person's free exercise of religion. Many opponentsShow More Summary

Only one elected U.S. official makes this year’s ‘world’s greatest leaders’ list

Fortune Magazine is out with its second annual list of the "world's greatest leaders," and it includes a number of usual suspects: Apple CEO Tim Cook (No. 1), Pope Francis (No. 4) and Bill and Melinda Gates (No. 18). Also featured are 13 CEOs, three heads of state, three central bankers or finance ministers, and two leaders in […]

Yet another advantage to having more women on boards

Go ahead, make all the cracks you want about men asking for directions less often than women. There may just be some truth to the idea. Research has shown that having more female directors on a corporate board is linked with better stock performance in choppy markets, higher return on equity, fewer governance-related scandals and cheaper mergers. And now […]

Google names Ruth Porat, Morgan Stanley’s CFO, to be its next finance chief

The "most powerful woman on Wall Street" is about to become one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley. Just two weeks after Google's chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, penned an extraordinary retirement letter, the company named Ruth Porat to the position. Porat has been CFO at Morgan Stanley since 2010 and has held top investment banking […]

The lingering effect #RaceTogether could have on other social campaigns

On Sunday, Starbucks announced that part of its controversial #RaceTogether campaign would be coming to a close. Less than a week after the campaign started, the company said baristas would no longer be asked to write "Race Together" on customers' cups —  an act that was supposed to help spark spontaneous conversations about racism before people even had their […]

Podcast: Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert on leadership

LISTEN: A conversation with Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert   This week our podcast conversation is with Cathy Engelbert, the new U.S. chief executive of Deloitte. Her tenure officially began this past week, making her the first woman to lead any of the country's major professional services firms. Show More Summary

Cathy Engelbert on becoming Deloitte’s first female CEO

When Cathy Engelbert started at Deloitte nearly 30 years ago, she was hard-pressed to find many female mentors among its top leadership ranks. Only 7 percent of Deloitte’s partners and principals were women at the time, a statistic that prompted the accounting firm to launch a major initiative several years later, in 1993, aimed at […]

Letting employees watch March Madness

Read the headlines this time of year, and it might seem like there's no greater threat to the American workplace than the start of March Madness. Tech systems are getting clogged up. Employees are distracted by filling out their brackets and surreptitiously watching daytime games. Show More Summary

Why Starbucks chief Howard Schultz put himself at the center of America’s race debate

When Starbucks this week announced its "Race Together" campaign, the java giant triumphed that the idea "began with one voice": that of Howard Schultz, its chief executive, chairman and guiding billionaire. "As racially-charged tragedies unfolded in communities across the country, [Schultz] didn't remain a silent bystander," the company wrote. Show More Summary

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