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On the other side of the glass ceiling, a glass cliff
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Are women in leadership roles judged more harshly than men because people are just harder on women? Or is it because women are simply worse at leadership than men? Or could it be that people come under more scrutiny when they take jobs that are usually held by the opposite sex? A new paper out of Yale University's School of Management suggests it may be the last one. More

Managing in the new world of Generation Y
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The way we have managed our organizations until now is finished. Generation Y, today's youngest and newest employees, arrive on the job with expectations unlike anything we've seen before. For instance, they emerge in a world where technologies like Facebook and Twitter have made gratification quicker than instant. Barely a decade ago most of us would have been happy to receive a response to a letter in less than a week. Now even a moment feels like a long time. More

Americans take budgets off holiday list    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he apparently doesn't have a holiday budget. Then again, he has a workshop, cheap-labor elves and a more or less guaranteed job. Everyone else should keep a firm rein on their dear dollars during the holidays. But most people don't, a new Bankrate survey has found. More

How to make work more exciting for your team
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We all know that when work is exciting, we’re much more likely to be motivated. New research has shown that line managers have an opportunity to boost productivity, revenues and shareholder value by making the work of their teams more exciting. Management Today asked Jack Wiley of Kenexa, author of the research and an expert in employee engagement, for his top tips on how managers can achieve this goal. More

Advisers fret over effect on planning
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Some financial advisers worry that the tax agreement between congressional Republicans and the White House will discourage some clients from seeking advice on estate planning. After a temporary suspension in 2010, the estate tax had been poised to jump Jan. 1 to 55 percent with a $1 million exemption or $2 million for couples. Under the agreement reached recently, the rate would be set at 35 percent for two years and apply to estates worth more than $5 million, or $10 million for couples. The Senate version of the plan was introduced recently and a House version is expected this week. More

Tax bill: To support or not support?
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Both chambers of Congress are likely to vote this week on a $858 billion proposal to extend tax-cuts and jobless benefits — a measure that symbolizes the new balance of power in Washington in the wake of the mid-term elections. President Barack Obama largely hashed out the framework for the tax bill in talks with Senate Republicans. To bring the newly-empowered GOP aboard, the White House agreed to extend for two years the current tax rates on all earners, not just on those making under $250,000, as Democrats wanted. And the administration agreed to cut the estate tax, set to jump next year to 55 percent on estates over $1 million, to 35 percent on estates worth more than $5 million. More

CEOs misunderstand employee engagement
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The vast majority of senior executives admit that employee disengagement is one of the biggest threats facing their business. But despite this, issues round morale and motivation are rarely discussed at board level and most companies simply choose to ignore the problems caused by disengaged staff. According to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, more than eight out of 10 top executives in companies across Europe and the Middle East view disengagement as one of the three biggest threats to their business. More

How great business leaders leave their mark
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Big personalities are often at the core of what makes a business special. Would Virgin be Virgin without Richard Branson's antics? Would Amazon be the same without Jeff Bezos and his signature cackle? Would an Apple product launch be as buzz-worthy without Steve Jobs on stage sporting his signature black turtleneck? No doubt an entrepreneur's character can be an asset in building a company, but when you’re ready to sell your business, having a big personality may be a liability — that is, unless you can find a way to inject your persona into your business when you're ready to leave. More

Predicted outsourcing growth in 2011 could require cloud computing
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Cloud computing technology could be used by small and medium-sized businesses in the recruitment industry as one expert said that outsourcing will continue to grow in 2011. More

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