Some successful companies thrive on internal competition, giving many a manager the brilliant idea that they should try it at their own office. Think again. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Jan 25, 2012 12:45 PM ET
Our path to a full economic recovery may be sluggish, but "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe argues that it couldn't hurt if we keep an eye out for opportunities in the mud.
FORTUNE -- To catch a bloodworm, you have to wade knee-deep in Maine mudflats and dig in the muck. Now, you have to be careful handling these creatures, which have alien-looking mouths and four black teeth that sting like MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 20, 2011 11:06 AM ET
The U.S. government is fighting to keep American companies from having to comply with new EU carbon taxes, but airlines must prepare for the worst-case scenario. Here are a few options.
FORTUNE -- The skies are not looking too friendly these days, at least for an airline. Already crunched by high fuel prices and struggling customers, airlines will face tougher rules on carbon emissions for flights landing and taking off in MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 15, 2011 12:14 PM ET
Companies that go for long stretches without a CEO could be recruiting in the wrong places. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 7, 2011 12:14 PM ET
It may seem nebulous, but the movement against corporate America is developing a structure, and tapping into tech to stay alive.Shelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 7, 2011 11:35 AM ET
Looking for new ways to manage your troops? Some tips from New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert.
It's not easy to find a management book that has anything approaching a fresh idea. Maybe that's why people looking to become change agents are turning to unusual sources for their leadership fix. Navy SEALS, chefs, and, of course, pro sports coaches have all weighed in with popular advice books.
Even musical maestros are getting MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Mar 29, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Sunil Kumar, Chicago Booth's new dean, faces the danger that the business school will rest too heavily on laurels largely earned by his predecessor.
By John A. Byrne, contributor
(poetsandquants.com) -- Nearly two months into his job as the new dean of Chicago's Booth School of Business, Sunil Kumar sits in an office with a bird's eye view of the dramatic façade of the Rockefeller Memorial MOREFeb 28, 2011 10:50 AM ET
Stylish eyewear, full-service publicity, and specialized home goods: The entrepreneurs behind these three ventures deliver where the big guys don't.
By Jessica Shambora, reporter
Kayos Productions vs. Rogers and Cowan
The challenge: Can a boutique music-publicity firm upstage larger agencies with offices around the world?
What they did: Carol Kaye had tallied 10 years as a music industry publicist when she started her own gig, Kayos, in 1988. Today she still can't match MOREFortune Editors - Dec 7, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Consultant Pontish Yeramyan on how you can make your workers more productive by opening up a little and letting them see the real you.
Interview by Beth Kowitt, writer-reporter
Creating connections with employees might sound a little too mushy for most bosses. But don't dismiss the idea just yet. Bonding with your workers doesn't just mean a healthier office environment, it also leads to better results, says Pontish Yeramyan, founder and CEO MOREFortune Editors - Nov 30, 2010 3:00 AM ET
If you want to be a boss, rather than painting you as someone who plays well with others, your references would help you more by saying that you excel at speaking assertively, influencing others, and initiating new projects.
Let's say you've asked a former colleague or boss you know is a fan of yours for a letter of recommendation. This person describes you with words like "kind," "helpful," "tactful," or "agreeable."
And MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 23, 2010 1:22 PM ET
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