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The Underrated Skill The Best Leaders Have Mastered

The Underrated Skill The Best Leaders Have Mastered

'Brevity is the soul of wit,' said Shakespeare

The brutal reality in business today is that verbose leaders have few followers. Read More »

America's 20 Most Beloved CEOs

America's 20 Most Beloved CEOs

Employees who love their boss usually love their work

The highest-rated CEOs, based on a report compiled by online jobs and career community Glassdoor. Read More »

How I Learned: The Power of Teamwork

How I Learned: The Power of Teamwork

Like any relationship in life, teams take work

There is no 'I' in team but there has to be leadership. What I've learned about teams during a career at big, small and medium-sized companies. AOL Jobs Week. Read More »

How I Learned: Positive Attitude Makes The Difference

How I Learned: Positive Attitude Makes The Difference

Positive energy is contagious. Catch it if you can!

Soft skills: Positive Attitude. How the power of a positive attitude and great energy can transform your career. Read More »

Veterans: Turn Your Military Service Experience Into a Civilian Job

Veterans: Turn Your Military Service Experience Into a Civilian Job

Veteran unemployment rates are higher but don't have to be

Returning veterans should talk about the skills they developed but not dwell on more harrowing parts of military service during job interviews. Read More »

Thunderdome News Team Weathers Sandy: Bonds In First Real Trial

Thunderdome News Team Weathers Sandy: Bonds In First Real Trial

Editor thought she'd left hurricanes in her Southern past. She was wrong.

Digital First Media was in its downtown Manhattan offices for just two months when Sandy came to town forcing a new team to learn quickly how to work together. Read More »

Hoboken Mayor Thrust Onto National Stage By Sandy (Video)

Hoboken Mayor Thrust Onto National Stage By Sandy (Video)

Taking the needs of urban communities to the federal level

Hoboken mayor's cry for help on CNN got the nation's attention and brought the National Guard into town. Read More »

Does Success Mean Selling Out Your Family?

Does Success Mean Selling Out Your Family?

A new poll finds that one in three believe this, but is it really true? Read More »

Should You 'Lead Up'?

Should You 'Lead Up'?

It's not just you. Even your boss is probably asked to do more with less. So she or he may not have time to help you when you need it. And make too many requests and you could be written off as high-maintenance. Writer and marketing genius, Seth Godin, proposes a solution: Lead up. He claims employees have more... Read More »

9 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses

9 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses

A bad boss is an employee's worst nightmare. The moment you realize that your boss compares unfavorably with Cruella Deville, your stomach sinks and you realize it is time to look for a new position. If you need a checklist to decide how terrible your boss really is, consider how many of the following "bad... Read More »

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

By Brad Lomenick Let's be honest: you don't want to fail. But if you're a leader, you've more than likely failed at one point or another. One of the most prevalent reasons for failure is the lack of the essential elements needed to lead now and well. Here are four traits you must possess if you want to succeed... Read More »

Apple To Bring Jobs Back To The U.S. -- And Treat Workers Better

Apple To Bring Jobs Back To The U.S. -- And Treat Workers Better

By Peter Svensson NEW YORK -- "Those jobs aren't coming back." That's what Steve Jobs reportedly told President Obama when asked at a dinner in early 2011 whether Apple would consider moving some of its manufacturing from China to the United States. Jobs' successor, CEO Tim Cook, might have another response... Read More »

A Year After Steve Jobs' Death: 8 Career Lessons

A Year After Steve Jobs' Death: 8 Career Lessons

By Nancy Keene I had a ringside seat during the ramp-up of the personal computer industry -- serving as public relations counsel to CEOs and entrepreneurs who were re-inventing the way we would do business in the modern world. A pretty heady experience this was for me, as a young, non-engineering female, not... Read More »

U.S. Military Officers, Soldiers: Better Educated And Paid Than Those They Serve [Infographic]

U.S. Military Officers, Soldiers: Better Educated And Paid Than Those They Serve [Infographic]

By Geoffrey Ingersoll I just stumbled on to this infographic and thought it was interesting, considering the stereotype that military members are dumb muscleheads -- quick to follow orders, slow to think for themselves -- or worse yet: brainwashed. From personal experience, I can say that every general... Read More »

Do Small Businesses Offer More Opportunities For Workers In 2012?

Do Small Businesses Offer More Opportunities For Workers In 2012?

By Heather Huhman "Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a sea of water?" Weighing out the pros and cons of large versus small companies is not a foreign task for most of us. So, you have your chosen field, now which environment is right for you: a big corporation or a small... Read More »

Why Co-Workers Shoot Paintballs At Each Other

Why Co-Workers Shoot Paintballs At Each Other

By Anthony Balderrama Most of us have been forced to play some sort of ice-breaker game, whether it's to find out five facts about the person sitting next to you or get into a group and work on a puzzle together. Teachers, managers and other group leaders often look for activities to make people in the room... Read More »

Secrets To Getting A Great Performance Review

Secrets To Getting A Great Performance Review

By Miriam Salpeter It's never too early to start earning a superior performance review. When you set goals and take steps to meet initiatives, you have a better chance of driving your own career. If you want a stellar performance review next year, start thinking about how you can make a positive impact at... Read More »

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Too Immature To Be CEO?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Too Immature To Be CEO?

By Matt Egan He may be leading a soon-to-be-public company that employs more than 3,000 people and is valued at $100 billion, but Mark Zuckerberg isn't your father's CEO. Through his management style and decision making -- especially the decision to leave the board out of a recent $1 billion purchase --... Read More »

Are Black Women Expected To Be Pushier At Work?

Are Black Women Expected To Be Pushier At Work?

A white man who runs a company forcefully, with no sugar-coating or hand-holding, is considered a great leader. But when women and black men do the same, several studies have shown, people don't like them very much. So one might imagine that black women might face a double backlash if they aggressively take... Read More »

How To Get Your Boss Fired

How To Get Your Boss Fired

By Donna Fuscaldo We've all had one: that ineffectual boss that rarely has a clue. But what if your superior crosses the line from annoying to toxic, making your work life downright miserable? Think you can't get him or her fired? Think again. Read More »

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