Executives talk to different audiences all day, and sooner or later the exact wrong words are bound to pop out. It's smart to be prepared. Tim Armstrong: Take note.
FORTUNE -- It's a safe bet that when AOL chief Tim Armstrong's comment about the million-dollar price tag for saving "distressed babies" went viral, the resulting sound and fury sent a shiver through C-suites everywhere.
"This really proves that there is no such MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 13, 2014 11:06 AM ET
Few people outside the clubby world of corporate paperwork have ever heard of Broadridge, but it has a near-monopoly in running the annual proxy season.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Feb 13, 2014 10:24 AM ET
Poets&Quants' "Top 40 Under 40" recognizes rising star professors, who represent elite schools from around the world and have excelled in research while overcoming the green-professor label in the classroom.Feb 12, 2014 12:12 PM ET
Disabled workers are not subject to the federal minimum wage on account of a law that was passed 76 years ago.Claire Zillman, reporter - Feb 12, 2014 11:19 AM ET
In October, founder Sara Blakely told Fortune her ultimate dream is to create the world's most comfortable high heel. The hosiery company's interim CEO Gregg Ribatt happens to be a shoe industry expert.
By Colleen Leahey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Smoothing tums and bums since its founding in 2000, shapewear retailer Spanx has solved countless women's maddening fashion problems. Its core products help the lumpiest of stomachs fit smoothly beneath form-fitting ensembles -- MOREFeb 12, 2014 10:06 AM ET
Sixty years since its birth, the spectacular growth of the admissions exam mirrors the rise in popularity of the MBA degree, arguably the most successful educational product of the post-war period.
By John A. Byrne
(Poets&Quants) -- Sixty years ago on Feb. 6, 1954, slightly more than 1,000 people sat down in 100 different places around the world to take a test for the very first time. It was the precursor MOREFeb 11, 2014 1:51 PM ET
CEO Tim Armstrong proposed benefit cuts as the online media giant has its most successful year in a decade.
By China Gorman
FORTUNE -- As AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has quickly learned, blaming innocent babies for unwelcomed changes to the company's retirement benefits is sure to spawn an uproar.
The executive of the online media giant apologized last weekend and reinstated the benefits after a backlash from employees -- most notably, Deanna MOREFeb 11, 2014 1:24 PM ET
The public may have supported potential NFL draft pick Michael Sam's coming out, but league executives and coaches' responses have been strikingly different.Claire Zillman, reporter - Feb 10, 2014 4:48 PM ET
Most workplace conversations discourage real dialogue -- the kind you get when people feel free to challenge plans, ideas, even one another.Feb 10, 2014 12:27 PM ET
Too many companies make the mistake of leaving the CEO job up to its board of directors without giving more employees a say.
By Dana Ardi
FORTUNE -- Last week's hire of Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, reminded me of a talk I recently gave to a group of senior executives in Seattle about how companies should do more to groom leaders from within, as opposed to looking outside for their next MOREFeb 10, 2014 10:14 AM ET
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