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Calls can get info; faces get action

August 21, 2017
“Despite my pressing them repeatedly to tell me why this had occurred, I never got anywhere and they stopped returning my calls… [T]wo days later I was on a plane to Tokyo to meet with the partner.”

Loyalty first! The story behind ‘Fatal Attraction’

August 17, 2017
Sherry Lansing was in a bind. A prominent film producer in the 1980s, Lansing fell for a script about a love affair gone awry. And she desperately wanted to make the movie.

The tough decision checklist: Finish it and sleep soundly tonight

August 16, 2017

Stop second-guessing yourself and get out a pen. After you go coolly through this checklist point by point, you’ll be ready to stand up and make that difficult call—no hesitation, and no regrets.

They just knew it was time

August 16, 2017
Most of us wait to end our time at a job, or our careers, until we absolutely must go. But once in a while, it’s worth imagining what it would be like to depart in midstride.

Read the obituaries for fun and profit

August 16, 2017
James Galton died at age 92 on June 12, 2017. He ran Marvel Comics Group from 1975 to 1991, earning a reputation as a strategic genius and all-around nice guy.

Ouch! The harshest presentation scorecard ever

August 15, 2017

Steel yourself—we want you to put your upcoming talk through this aggressive 12-point test. Our goal is to poke, nitpick and annoy until you have all your bases covered and can come off like an awesome leader, not a text reader.Let the tough love begin! 

Solve strife to sell change

August 15, 2017
“I thought about what I had seen as a manager—what worked and didn’t work—and set three objectives for the integration: we’d get past the internal politics, we’d listen to all points of view and we’d make sure our senior folks were visible in all three departments—open and accessible to everyone.”

12 inspirational bumper stickers about innovative thinking

August 14, 2017

We guarantee that you’ll feel emboldened to think more creatively and ambitiously when you get a look at these bite-sized reflections on innovation.

One man’s bold push for recognition

August 14, 2017
In the late 1800s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture under James Wilson was setting up scientific research stations all over the country. George Washington Carver put in a bid for a black research station.

Will your ego kill your career?

August 14, 2017
The day of the aggressive know-it-all who steamrolls over colleagues is drawing to a close. In the future, success will belong to those who can quiet their egos, collaborate, and empathize with others.
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