Mastercard's social media hub, Conversation Suite “What do you do?” used to be a simple question. Individuals defined themselves by profession: teacher, engineer, pilot. Or by company: Con Edison, NASA, Kodak. But it was always one job, one identity. Today’s young professionals, however, aren’t as easily categorized. I still can’t figure out [...] More »How Millennials are redefining their careers as hustlers
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The conventional wisdom is that America is stuck in an era of low growth, persistently high unemployment and less upward mobility, particularly for the working class. The success of states like Texas, the Dakotas and Oklahoma offer a replicable model to get out of the rut. More »The new geography of success in the U.S.
Walking into a recent luncheon for the launch of Prudential's study on the Financial Experience and Behaviors Among Women, I was greeted with the headline: "Women are primary breadwinners, whether ... More »Women are primary breadwinners: Paradoxes about women and money
The NFL dominates our list of the world's most valuable sports teams, but the top two spots are reserved for teams that play a different kind of football. More »Manchester United tops the most valuable sports teams
There are distinct differences between managers and leaders. However, the new workplace is starting to see the interconnectedness of managers and leaders as organizations get leaner. For example, managers are being forced to become more strategic to cast their own vision for course-correction as the marketplace shifts more rapidly and competitive pressure impacts the bottom line faster. As such, managers must become better leaders as the demand for instant results and higher levels of performance are required to navigate the fiercely competitive landscape. Here are 6 things that will make you (and your manager) a better leader. More »6 Things That Will Make You (and Your Manager) a Better Leader
Kiss your boss goodbye--it's time to become an entrepreneur I recently read a reliable report on the attitude of the American workforce. To my surprise I learned more than half of all employees are not engaged at work. In other words, most workers are not happy, not satisfied, not productive, not [...] More »Kiss Your Boss Goodbye. It's Time to Be an Entrepreneur
Obama is a clear tax threat, but Republican is becoming a public relations threat to his private equity buddies. Time for the industry to start talking social responsibility. More »Is Mitt Romney a liability for the private equity industry?
In good times, college students flood U.S. cities every summer to get a taste of work in their prospective fields. In bad times, interns are available year round and are funded by their universities and the government. If your company is not taking advantage of the recession’s intern boom — [...] More »Why Interns Are Your New Best Friends
Map of Virginia highlighting Fairfax County (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney currently tied in the polls, the outcome of the November election is likely to be decided by how a handful of "swing" states vote. That will make a few densely populated counties in each [...] More »Defense-Heavy Fairfax County, Va., Could Decide Presidential Race
Judy Smith Judy Smith is the author of Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Biggest Assets. She is one of the premier crisis management experts in the world, Smith has become the go-to person for corporations, politicians, and celebrities seeking counsel in times of crisis. She has [...] More »How to handle a crisis in the workplace
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) The news for would-be attorneys keeps getting worse. According to analysis from the Wall Street Journal released yesterday, only 55% of class of 2011 law school grads were employed full-time as lawyers nine months after graduation. The other 45% may be unemployed, working at Starbucks or starting their [...] More »Why Attending Law School Is The Worst Career Decision You'll Ever Make
Women use blogs, social media platforms and web site comment spaces to influence each other’s purchasing decisions. They will use the same communication tools to affect the election outcome. More »2012 Election: Social Media Will Play Key Role In Women's Vote
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Why would President Obama use executive privilege to keep Attorney General Holder’s emails from Congress if those emails don’t implicate the White House? More »Fast and Furious: Obama's Potential Watergate Is About Eric Holder's Missing E-Mails