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Lots of recent chatter about strategy. Which is the best (low price / high value)? Which tool should I use? How do we get our people to buy in? How do we execute? Read the rest of this entry »

In the Science Times on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in a piece entitled “A Crisis of Confidence for Masters of the Universe” Dr. Richard Friedman, writing about the  impact of the economic crisis on high achievers, notes: Read the rest of this entry »

Nearly half (48%) of organizations globally are decreasing or freezing existing staffing levels, up from 20% in the March study. For those planning layoffs, median staffing level decreases are approximately 7.5%. Only 3% of organizations globally are planning to increase staffing levels. Read the rest of this entry »

I continue to be fascinated by Carlota Perez’ work on Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital. Briefly, she identifies 50- or so year periods of great economic advancement, followed by a turning point (bust) which then creates the conditions for a period of steady growth and prosperity; each period goes through five phases: Read the rest of this entry »

A study of 45 highly successful women executives who had reached senior leadership positions in their organizations (from large, mostly Fortune 500 companies) debunks the myths that ‘men make better leaders’ and ‘women should lead like men.’ Read the rest of this entry »

MACs outscore consistently outscore others on the following: Read the rest of this entry »

As I write, the stock market futures are up, as are the European markets, largely in reaction to Obama’s push over the weekend for a stimulus focused on infrastructure spending, as well as to the increasing likelihood of a Big 3 bailout. Read the rest of this entry »

Frank Rich recalls one of my favorite passages of The Best and the Brightest, in a NYT OpEd, which was also the author’s:  ‘Halberstam wrote that his favorite passage in his book was the one where Johnson, after his first Kennedy cabinet meeting, raved to his mentor, the speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn, about all the president’s brilliant men. “You may be right, and they may be every bit as intelligent as you say,” Rayburn responded, “but I’d feel a whole lot better about them if just one of them had run for sheriff once.” Read the rest of this entry »

Seeing increasing interest in Emotional Intelligence, either a sign of the times, or maybe because of results like these: Read the rest of this entry »

My friend Mimi Spangler offers this advice: Read the rest of this entry »

“Rather than immediately reject or accept a lowball deal, you should mount a careful counterattack, experts recommend. You could improve your chances of winning a satisfactory compromise, with tradeoffs ranging from a faster pay review to extra perquisites….

“As part of your homework, you must grasp a potential employer’s problems so you can promote yourself as a problem solver worth more than the proposed skimpy pay.”

Read more:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122817186202670399.html

“… more routine work like legal research, due diligence and document review is being done in India at roughly half the cost as in the U.S., outsourcers say. Starting associates at big U.S. firms often bill more than $200 an hour. But an experienced lawyer in India bills at $75 to $100 an hour, roughly the bottom rate for some U.S. paralegals.

“Legal outsourcing in India currently draws around $250 million in annual revenue, analysts estimate. That’s a tiny portion of the $40 billion in revenue for India’s technology-outsourcing firms. But legal outsourcing is growing quickly, while tech-outsourcing firms are struggling to grow.”

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U.S. intelligence agencies warned their Indian counterparts in mid-October of a potential attack “from the sea against hotels and business centers in Mumbai,” a U.S. intelligence official tells ABCNews.com.

Reward programs are powerful tools in creating and keeping talent, but an exclusive recalibration of Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” list shows total rewards isn’t all about money.

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