Archives: November 2008

Vote for the Best or Worst Manager of the Year

Posted by: Diane Brady on November 26

Dear Readers, We're mulling over who should get the prize as the best, or worst, manager of the year. We would love to get your views on this. Take a...

GE is Blogging

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 19

It may have taken a crisis to prompt it, but General Electric has finally lumbered into the blogosphere. Following the lead of companies such as Google and Boeing, the industrial...

Layoff Euphemisms

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 17

This post from the great Bob Sutton, whose "No A**hole Rule" became a management book sensation, is a good one. He compiled all the euphemisms going around for getting canned--"rightsized,"...

No Bonuses for Top Goldman Executives

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 17

Much has been made today of the news that Goldman Sachs' top seven executives, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein, are giving up their bonuses for 2008. According to a story in...

AIG Tries To Stem Exits

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on November 14

American International Group is terminating 14 voluntary deferred compensation programs involving 5,600 employees and independent agents and representatives. The result: approximately $500 million in earned but deferred pay will be...

CEOs take on Social Media

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on November 14

Many CEOs use social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter personally, but few use them to communicate with stakeholders. And while 29% say social media can be a...

Will AIG Be Able to Repay Taxpayers?

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on November 10

The government hiked the amount of help it's giving troubled insurance company American International Group today. Now taxpayers could put out as much as $173.4 billion for the company across...

The Gender Pay Gap: Still Alive at the Top, Too

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 06

The gender pay gap is a well established phenomenon: Women who work full time made about 79% as much as full-time male workers in 2007. While the number has narrowed...

Holiday Parties at Lowest Level in 20 Years

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 05

It's unlikely to be a very merry Christmas in corporate offices this year. The fallout of the financial crisis and the economic downturn is prompting companies to cut back...

Leadership Challenges and Skills in the Downturn

Posted by: Jena McGregor on November 02

My eyes often glaze over when it comes to new studies on leadership. We all know it's vitally important. Like diversity, women at the top, and ethical behavior, it's one...

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