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Effective Management Lies in Relationships

Fri, 01 May 2009 15:31:10 EDT

Management is more an art than a science, dependent on relationships. Carol Hymowitz realized that if she wanted creative and hard-working employees, she needed to applaud her staff's strengths as much as she targeted weaknesses.



IBM Creates Volunteer Teams

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 09:05:00 EDT

A new IBM program aims to stretch the company's vast global reach while building a network of international teams. Over the next three years, IBM will donate the time and services of about 600 employees for month-long projects in countries where it wants a bigger footprint.



Business Books for the Beach

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 21:42:00 EDT

The last thing many executives want to take to the beach are hefty business books that keep them tied to work, but these quick reads address pressing challenges.



Packed Calendars Rule Over Executives

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 09:35:00 EDT

Far more than their predecessors, top executives face more demands from more people. They complain about a lack of spontaneity in their workdays and little time to mull over the problems that crop up.



Facebook Executive Hopes to Map Out Growth

Mon, 19 May 2008 13:55:00 EDT

As chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg wants to bring to Facebook what she brought to Google: discipline and inventiveness to foster rapid growth.



American Companies Lag in Diversity

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 20:23:07 EDT

At a time when Americans are congratulating themselves for having a diverse field of political candidates, their business leadership still doesn't equally value diverse employees and managers. In fact, progress for women and minorities in terms of both pay and power has stalled or regressed at many companies.



CEOs Should Stop Spinning, Start Thinking

Fri, 01 May 2009 14:34:25 EDT

Today, with predictions of a more volatile year ahead, CEOs will be graded more heavily on their decisions. They must stop becoming experts on giving a positive spin to economic warnings and start analyzing the data at hand.



Women Networks Get Better

Mon, 19 Nov 2007 11:32:00 EST

Successful female executives used to be seen as loners who dutifully stuck to entrenched rules to succeed. Now, a women's network has emerged in the corporate world that is helping women succeed on their own terms. (Discuss)



Before You Try Making a Leap

Fri, 01 May 2009 14:32:49 EDT

The gap between No. 1 and No. 2 in a company is often bigger than many realize. CEOs not only perform different tasks from their second-in-commands, but they have to act differently, too.



New CEOs Who Alter Culture May Draw Ire

Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:08:17 EDT

Employees are more likely to support a new CEO pushing strategic change if he or she doesn't also run roughshod over their culture. Yet few CEOs take the time to learn about the culture they have inherited.



Bosses Still Stumble During Layoff Process

Fri, 01 May 2009 15:17:25 EDT

Layoffs are commonplace, but managers are still making mistakes when they inform those being cut.



Professional Women Jettison 'Balance' Myth

Sun, 19 Nov 2006 21:47:00 EST

Having both a demanding career and children are not mutually exclusive -- as long as women stop trying to evenly balance these spheres all the time. (Join a discussion)



Carly Fiorina's Lesson in Equality

Fri, 19 Aug 2005 06:56:00 EDT

In the Lead: Carly Fiorina's ouster may be a positive for women executives because it offers a reminder that men and women are now judged by the same rules.