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  • December 15, 2009

    A School for Displaced Workers

    by William J. Holstein
    With industries contracting and jobless rates among manufacturing workers skyrocketing, community colleges have become the new home of retraining programs.
  • November 24, 2009

    How Emotions Affect Decision Making

    by Matt Palmquist
    Emotions can get in the way of rational decision making. Anger, in particular, can make employees increase their commitment to a failing plan.
  • November 24, 2009

    How to Donate Responsibly

    by Matt Palmquist
    After disasters, broker organizations can help corporations act quickly by matching corporate dollars to humanitarian need.
  • November 24, 2009

    Catering to Nervous Customers

    by Matt Palmquist
    In industries that offer necessary but often undesirable services, managers must strive to understand how their services affect the stress levels of their customers.
  • November 24, 2009

    Staying on Your Toes

    by Matt Palmquist
    Companies should deliberately disrupt the normal flow of work at multiple levels, because it can lead to breakthroughs for the organization.
  • November 24, 2009

    What’s So Special about Special Ops?

    by Andrew Sobel
    The U.S. military’s elite training programs offer a model for the strategic deployment of human capital and for building effective teams.
  • November 16, 2009

    Leadership lessons and the economic crisis

    by Richard Rawlinson
    Predictably, one result of the economic crisis is the cry for a new style of leadership. In thinking about what qualities are needed as we move forward, it’s helpful to consider where we’ve been and what the times will require from the next generation of leaders.
  • October 22, 2009

    Worried Sick

    Even more than actual unemployment, fear of unemployment is closely linked to declining health and increased stress.
  • September 10, 2009

    Promoting Workplace Diversity

    Aiming for more diversity in management staff? Blur the lines between job boundaries, and encourage self-directed work teams.
  • August 27, 2009

    Managing Telecommuters

    by Matt Palmquist
    How telecommuting policies affect productivity and work-family conflict.
  • August 27, 2009

    Strong Connections, Less Conflict

    by Matt Palmquist
    Team leaders who foster informal social ties with their subordinates are more likely to boost performance, reduce turnover, and keep team members happy.
  • August 27, 2009

    India’s Demographic Moment

    by Nandan Nilekani
    With the right conditions in place — education, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness among them — a young, eager, educated workforce can be the key to prosperity.
  • August 27, 2009

    The Talent Innovation Imperative

    by DeAnne Aguirre, Laird Post, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    Any company that competes on the global stage must, in light of today’s changing workforce, rethink the way it manages people.
  • August 27, 2009

    Rising to the Corporate Education Challenge

    by Thomas Ripsam, Edward C. Landry, and Bradley Fusco
    Amid layoffs and restructuring, many companies are rethinking, not discarding, their efforts to build worker capabilities.
  • July 30, 2009

    Was That Wrong?

    Enforcing ethical standards through codes of conduct reduces the likelihood that people will break the rules.
  • July 21, 2009

    Leading Out of the Downturn

    by Rob Norton
    The most important task for corporate leaders, says consultant and author Steve Zaffron, is to reorient the minds of their employees toward a positive vision of the future.
  • July 16, 2009

    A Commitment to Well-being

    Companies can build sustainable and profitable businesses by devoting more attention to the social and physical welfare of their employees.
  • July 9, 2009

    What’s in a Face?

    Physical characteristics and racial stereotypes still play a role in executive advancement.
  • June 4, 2009

    Motivating Far-flung Teams

    Inspirational leaders can foster commitment and enthusiasm among employees who are spread across the globe.
  • May 26, 2009

    Creating Competitive Advantage

    by Bridget Finn and Michal Lev-Ram
    Management must understand the advantages and disadvantages of a company’s capabilities.
  • May 26, 2009

    Making the Most of M&A

    by Gerald Adolph and Justin Pettit
    Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more critical — and more perilous — than ever. You can build your capabilities, even in the midst of turmoil.
  • May 26, 2009

    CEO Succession 2008: Stability in the Storm

    by Per-Ola Karlsson and Gary L. Neilson
    Booz & Company’s annual survey of chief executive arrivals and departures shows that the financial crisis has held down the rate of CEO turnover — for now.
  • May 12, 2009

    Building Talent in a Time of Layoffs

    by DeAnne Aguirre, Laird Post, and Louisa Finn
    Companies need to assess their workforces today, but they should also look at their likely needs as conditions change.
  • April 21, 2009

    It’s a Virtual World

    by Rita J. King
    Slowly, companies are leaving the physical world behind to cut costs, improve communication, and find new ways to collaborate.
  • April 9, 2009

    No Experience? No Problem.

    Hiring managers may place too much value on prior experience as a predictor of future success.
  • March 5, 2009

    Separating Face Time from Work Performance

    Managers should base performance evaluations on clearly articulated goals and not confuse the time an employee spends at the office with his or her level of commitment.
  • February 24, 2009

    Not Just for Profit

    by Marjorie Kelly
    Emerging alternatives to the shareholder-centric model could help companies avoid ethical mishaps and contribute more to the world at large.
  • February 24, 2009

    The House That Ogilvy Built

    by Kenneth Roman
    The legendary advertising innovator David Ogilvy created an enduring organization using culture, integrity, and charm.
  • February 24, 2009

    Keeping Up with Workforce 2020

    by Daniel W. Rasmus
    For many companies, success in the next decade will depend on how well they implement information technologies that transform when and how people do their jobs.
  • February 12, 2009

    How Layoffs Can Hurt Profits

    Reducing head count may seem like a quick way to cut costs, but it can also reduce overall profitability.
  • January 8, 2009

    Why We Lie in E-mail

    People are more comfortable lying via e-mail than in pen-and-paper communication, despite the ease with which e-mails can be stored and searched.
  • January 6, 2009

    It’s Getting Diverse at the Top

    by William J. Holstein
    To take advantage of market growth in developing countries, U.S. multinationals are turning to non-Americans to head their operations.