Archives: May 2007

The irony of Eliot Spitzer

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 29

Does anyone else see an irony in New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's new commission to help New York remain a vibrant financial capital? This is the same man who went after Wall Street with such relish during his days as Attorney General ... A number of critics argued that he did as much damage as good during his tenure.

Why managers should cheer the new minimum wage

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 25

Managers should cheer a $2.10 increase in the federal minimum raise ... I would brush off the fear-mongering of the National Restaurant Association, which predicts fewer jobs for entry workers because of the move. Smart employers will figure out a way to spread responsibilities and trim elsewhere to make sure that the most important assets they have--human beings--improve in value, rather the understandable instinct of underpaid workers to head for the door.

The YouTube Job Hunt

Posted by: Jena McGregor on May 23

It had an inauspicious start, but the video resume trend is gaining steam.

Does AIG have courageous leadership?

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 23

Heading a company like AIG, GE and Exxon Mobil forces you (by virtue of size) to also have a strong voice on issues affecting your industry. Which heads of public companies right now embrace the notion of courageous leadership? Some of the most outspoken leaders I've met are now working in private equity.

Inclusivity is the New Imperialism

Posted by: Jena McGregor on May 22

A new study by management consultants Booz Allen Hamilton found that involuntary executive turnover up 318% since 1995.

Paging Robert Townsend

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 21

Jossey Bass is about to revive Robert Townsend's cheeky 1970 bestseller Up the Organization. Good thing. What I like about the book is its humor--a feature that's decidedley missing from many of the earnest tomes published on management these days. Sure, he makes prescient points ("Two or three more generations of Fords ... will suffice to kill Ford"). But he also evokes a sense that business could be fun.

Googlers Have Tastier Food, Fatter Portfolios....and Better Toilets?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on May 18

For anyone who finds the perks offered to Googlers both incredible (great food!) and a little bizarre (onsite laundry means washing your underwear with co-workers) will find this pretty funny.

Now What for GE Plastics?

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 17

All these people talking about ecomagination and Six Sigma; all the ambitious execs shooting for a chance to get to a high-level pow wow at Crotonville. In many respects, employees feel they enter a social pact when joining a company like GE. What now?

Got a New CEO? How to Make the Cut

Posted by: Jena McGregor on May 17

While much of the coverage on CEO turnover has been at the macro-level--why high turnover is happening and what the effects will be--Kevin Coyne speaks to the individual, telling you how to make the cut after the new guy arrives.

When to Quit

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 17

Author Seth Godin stopped by this week to talk abut 'the dip'.

Welcome to Management IQ

Posted by: Diane Brady on May 17

In our coverage of management trends, workplace issues and executive talent, we noticed something missing: a concise and timely blog to get what you need to know to become a leader in business.

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