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Blog Post Archive

How to show leadership, even if you aren’t the leader

Henry Evans is the co-author of "Step Up: Lead in Six Moments that Matter," which explores ways that you can demonstrate leadership regardless of your job title. Evans spoke about his leadership theories with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and vice president for leadership and innovation at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. Fox also […]

CEOs doing the ice bucket challenge

Everyone's doing the ice bucket challenge. Britney Spears. Lady Gaga. Jimmy Fallon. Your mother-in-law. Yet unlike past celebrity-fueled hashtag activism movements or viral video campaigns, the current social media phenomenon benefiting...Show More Summary

A tough job for NBA players’ rep Michele Roberts

On Sept. 15, Michele Roberts will officially become the first woman to lead the NBA Players Association, or any major North American professional sports union for that matter. And while the NBA deserves attention for being forward-thinking —...Show More Summary

Dan Ariely wants to help manage your time

Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University who wrote the popular book Predictably Irrational, has a portfolio of apps he helped create for the iPhone. One, called Oranges2Apples, helped illustrate the economic concept of opportunity cost by showing people what else they could buy if they didn't spend money on a selected item. Another, called At A Boy, […]

Treated poorly in the workplace?

Christine Porath is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where she focuses on the effects of bad behavior within organizations and how leaders can create a more positive work environment. Porath spoke about her research with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and vice president for leadership and […]

Who owns Market Basket, really?

OPINION | Millions of New Englanders still cannot buy their groceries this week, at least not at their favorite supermarket. Market Basket, the no-frills low-price grocer, has been hamstrung by a protest that has now lasted a month. Some estimates put the losses to the company at several million dollars per day. Thousands of employees (they call themselves associates) […]

Feminine features can hurt even men at the bargaining table, study finds

One of the reasons often cited for why women make less than men is that they're not as willing to negotiate. Yet more and more research has shown that the stereotypes held by those on the other side of the table are just as much of the problem. In negotiations, people expect women to be more generous than men are, demand more of them, […]

Why I didn’t want to be CEO anymore

It has become something of a taboo in our society to say you don't want to be a leader — especially if you are one. Richard Hytner, a former CEO at the global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, experienced it firsthand and is trying to break that stigma. In this interview, edited lightly for length and clarity, Hytner shares more about […]

Tips for communicating better with your employees

Are you satisfied with the level of communication from your agency leaders? My organization, the Partnership for Public Service, and Deloitte, recently analyzed the government-wide responses to three employee survey questions to see how federal leaders were doing regarding their communication with workers. Show More Summary

eHarmony wants to match you with the perfect boss

Can a dating site play matchmaker for your career? eHarmony thinks it can. The company, facing an increasingly crowded market for online dating, is expanding to become more than just a site for finding a romantic partner. It wants to become a "relationship company" that matches users with everyone from the right employers to the best-suited investment advisers to even […]

Are robots coming for your job?

The good news, according to a study released Wednesday, is that a majority of tech experts canvassed by the Pew Research Center Internet Project don't think robots are going to displace too many jobs by 2025. The bad news is that majority — 52 percent — is ever so slight. Show More Summary

Turning around an agency with the least satisfied government workers

Last year's “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings listed the Economic Development Administration dead last in employee satisfaction. Since then the agency, which provides investments to help distressed communitiesShow More Summary

The greatest memo about work-life balance ever?

When a male CEO says he's stepping down from his job to spend more time with his family, it's often thought of as code for a tension-filled resignation that allows an executive to save face. But Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB, a fast-growing database vendor, really means it. In an extraordinary blog entry titled "Why I am leaving […]

Gregg Popovich, the NBA’s trailblazer

In just a few short weeks, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made two trailblazing recruiting moves. In mid-July, the team announced that Euroleague legend Ettore Messina would join the Spurs as an assistant coach, potentially putting him in line to become the first European-born coach to lead a National Basketball Association team. Show More Summary

What the most productive workers have in common

The makers of a software program that monitors employees' computer use at work have a simple recipe for productivity: Work hard for 52 minutes, then take a break for 17. DeskTime — software that tracks how much time workers spend doing everything...Show More Summary

Kentucky State president to share his salary with school’s lowest-paid workers

Raymond Burse hasn't held a minimum-wage job since his high school and college years, when he worked side jobs on golf courses and paving crews. Yet this summer, the interim president at Kentucky State University made a large gesture to his school's lowest-paid employees. Burse announced that he would take a 25 percent salary cut  to boost their wages. […]

Remembering leadership sage Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis, who died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 89, was once called the "dean of leadership gurus," a description that unfortunately stuck. I say "unfortunately" because, for Bennis, there was never any kind of shtick. There was no silver bullet or four-box matrix or slide deck offering an oversimplified how-to guide to leadership. Show More Summary

The out-of-office reply, deconstructed

It's now August, which means our inboxes are about to begin filling up with that most curious of workplace missives: the out-of-office reply. With its own unwritten rules, pointed omissions and carefully crafted code words, few forms of...Show More Summary

How Target’s new CEO, Brian Cornell, can succeed as an outsider

When Target announced in May that its former CEO, Gregg Steinhafel, was departing, many predicted the retailer would look outside its red-clad, bullseye-covered walls for its next chief executive. And Thursday morning, Target did just...Show More Summary

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on leadership

Thomas E. Perez is the 26th secretary of the Labor Department. Previously, he served for nearly four years as the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, leading the same division where he worked for a decade as a career federal employee. Perez spoke about leadership, public service and managing […]

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