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How Companies Can Instill Mindfulness

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Companies that adopt mindfulness and meditation practices for employees see positive returns for individuals and the organization, write two BCG consultants.

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Oaktree’s Howard Marks: What’s Ahead for the Bull Market

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Legendary Wall Street value investor Howard Marks says the big money has already been made in hedge funds, and maybe in private equity and junk bonds too.

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How Compas Global Helps Firms Optimize International Growth Strategies

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Because B2B software is available globally, providers must address the complex requirements of a diverse customer base from day one, according to Compas Global co-founder Yin L. Yin.

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Should the U.S. Extend Individual Tax Breaks Beyond 2025?

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The Penn Wharton Budget Model finds that the “extenders” will hurt economic growth and worsen federal debt. Only a serious crisis will trigger corrective action, say experts.

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How Big Data Can Make a Big Difference in HR

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HR has been slow to adopt data analytics. SAP’s chief learning officer discusses why companies must incorporate data into the HR process and other insights from her new book.

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Research: When You Don’t Have an Alternative in a Negotiation, Try Imagining One

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Conventional wisdom suggests that negotiators need alternatives to succeed. Alternatives give negotiators the confidence to negotiate offers more ambitiously, to push for more optimal outcomes, and to walk away from the table when needed. But negotiators often have no ...

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How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

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Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these ...

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4 Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing

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In the past decade, content marketing has become a widely established practice. Companies have hired writers and Chief Content Officers to run departments, create blogs and other materials, and, in the process, some have assured sales people that content ...

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The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.

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I don’t often start essays about leadership with insights from French novelists, but in this case it seems appropriate. “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing ...

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4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Work (Without Adding More to Your Plate)

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As a leader, you probably juggle many things at work and at home. You’re not alone. Most executives I coach struggle with balancing parenting and work duties. They worry that they aren’t spending enough time with their children, and they’d like to ...

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