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Jerk perks: 5 secret benefits of having a difficult boss

By Robert Half International A difficult relationship with your boss can make every aspect of your work more challenging. It’s a tough situation, but it’s not necessarily a hopeless one. Yes, in cases of true ineptitude or incompatibility, it might … Continue reading

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Connect, Then Lead

by Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger Is it better to be loved or feared? Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be … Continue reading

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America’s Worst Companies To Work For

For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. has identified America’s worst companies to work for. While company management can improve employee satisfaction, most of the companies on our list continue to make workers miserable. In order to … Continue reading

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The Corporation is at Odds with the Future

By Grant McCracken A client recently asked me to comment crisply on the future. I came up with these observations. See if you can spot my error. 1. The world is speeding up. In 1989, Alan Kay said it takes … Continue reading

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The Two Most Important Words

By Robert A. Eckert When I arrived at Mattel, the company was losing almost a million dollars a day, the bonus pool was empty, and equity awards were underwater. I believed that those challenges were surmountable. On my first day, … Continue reading

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