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You know those quotas for female board members in Europe? They’re working

You know those quotas for female board members in Europe? They’re working
qz.com — Business people tend to hate governments telling them what to do, and the quotas on female board members imposed on companies by a handful of European countries are no different. But here's the thing: If a goal of the quotas is to bring more women into the top ranks of business, they seem to be working....

The No. 1 thing CEOs want from executive coaching? Self-awareness

The No. 1 thing CEOs want from executive coaching? Self-awareness
qz.com — Executive coaching once carried a stigma, much like psychotherapy, in part because it was mainly employed to solve a problem or to "fix" difficult personalities. Now, it's become so common for top executives to be coached that it's viewed as a perk, a sign of having arrived at the top.

Sheldon Adelson wants to lure the Raiders to move to his Las Vegas dome. What could go wrong?

Sheldon Adelson wants to lure the Raiders to move to his Las Vegas dome. What could go wrong?
qz.com — The Oakland Raiders, one of the most litigious franchises in pro sports, is in serious discussions to move to Las Vegas and play in a new dome financed by Las Vegas Sands, the casino company run by Sheldon Adelson, one of the most litigious executives in the business world.

Mattel finally rolled out a line of super hero toys for girls and the early results are in

Mattel finally rolled out a line of super hero toys for girls and the early results are in
qz.com — It turns out that if you make action figures for girls, they'll buy them. DC Super Hero Girls, a new line of toys from Mattel featuring DC Comics' female super heroes recast as high school students, had a strong debut, the company reported on its quarterly earnings call April 20.

When to Switch Jobs to Get the Biggest Salary Increase

When to Switch Jobs to Get the Biggest Salary Increase
govexec.com — For job hoppers, knowing when to move on is a fraught question. Leaving too soon may appear flighty; staying too long can lead to calcification. ADP, the payroll processing company, analyzed salary information for 24 million private-sector workers, including those who switched employers, in the first quarter of 2016.

When to switch jobs to get the biggest salary increase

When to switch jobs to get the biggest salary increase
qz.com — For job hoppers, knowing when to move on is a fraught question. Leaving too soon may appear flighty; staying too long can lead to calcification. ADP, the payroll processing company, analyzed salary information for 24 million private-sector workers who switched employers in the first quarter of 2016.

Great MBAs are cheap in Europe right now

Great MBAs are cheap in Europe right now
finance.yahoo.com — If you're applying for an MBA, you probably know a little math, you may understand the concept of Return on Investment, and you might even pay attention to currency fluctuations. So you're probably thinking about business school in Europe. European business schools like HEC in Paris or IE Business School in Madrid have traditionally been...

Great MBAs are cheap in Europe right now

Great MBAs are cheap in Europe right now
qz.com — If you're applying for an MBA, you probably know a little math, you may understand the concept of Return on Investment, and you might even pay attention to currency fluctuations. So you're probably thinking about business school in Europe. European business schools like HEC in Paris or IE Business School in Madrid have traditionally been destinations...

Silicon Valley’s guru was everything Silicon Valley isn’t

Silicon Valley’s guru was everything Silicon Valley isn’t
qz.com — Bill Campbell, the legendary coach to some of Silicon Valley's most famous CEOs, had little in common with the leaders he mentored. That may be why he was able to earn their trust. Campbell, who was 75 when he died of cancer on April 18, counseled Eric Schmidt at Google, Steve Jobs at Apple, and Jeff...

Is $19.6 million too outrageous a pay package for the CEO of BP? Shareholders say yes

Is $19.6 million too outrageous a pay package for the CEO of BP? Shareholders say yes
qz.com — Shareholders of BP, the British oil and gas giant, sent a clear message to the company's board today by voting down recommended 2015 pay for executives that included a 13.8 million pound ($19.6 million) package for CEO Bob Dudley. While the vote left no room for ambiguity, with almost 60% voting against the package, it is...
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May 04, 2016

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May 04, 2016

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May 03, 2016

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May 03, 2016

RT @WIRED: Ellen Pao has a new site to push greater diversity in the tech industry bit.ly/1SX86o5

May 03, 2016

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May 03, 2016

RT @cduhigg: The death of business cards: why we all need to spruce up our Linkedin profiles, and how! onforb.es/1SCkWWJ


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