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Would you work for this guy?

October 19, 2017
When tough-as-nails Hunter Harrison became CEO of railway company CSX Corp. in March 2017, the stock soared. That’s because Harrison, 72, has a track record of impressive turnarounds—taking underperforming railroad com­panies and boosting their profits.

If it works, get rid of it

October 13, 2017
Employers of all sizes have increasingly allowed staffers to work from home on a full- or part-time basis. But now some big corporations are changing their mind.

America’s first woman judge

October 13, 2017
Esther Hobart Morris, a settler in the gold rush town of South Pass City, Wyo., became the first woman in America to serve as a justice of the peace in 1870, mere months after Wyoming allowed women to vote in 1869 and a half century before all U.S. women won the right to vote.

Starbucks’ charity bonded staff

October 13, 2017
Here’s an easy way to make your team come together: Mobilize everyone to donate time and energy to improve their community.

Risks, benefits of decision-making

October 11, 2017
Deciding is a process, not an event, so use that process to learn. Here are some benefits, risks and challenges.

When thrust into power, seek support

October 10, 2017
“I became a stronger leader by having experienced tragedy. You grieve, you provide reassurance to your team and you get through it.”

If they offer it, take it!

October 10, 2017
James Patterson, the world’s highest-paid and possibly most prolific author, describes the best advice he ever received.

Actor Bryan Cranston’s sly negotiation trick

October 6, 2017
When you want something badly, skip the passivity. Pull the strings to maximize your odds of success.

Break a big challenge into little chunks

October 6, 2017
“We were only one-tenth of where we needed to be in terms of making progress on this initiative. Our chief operating officer advised me, ‘We’ve got to take on this problem in bite-size chunks.’”

Push stars to rise even higher

October 5, 2017
As a junior at the University of Florida, first-team All-American Abby Wambach attended a coveted camp for the nation’s best under-21 soccer players. At the camp, she played against a women’s professional league and performed well. Or so she thought.
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