Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

10 minutes of walking to work boosts well-being, study shows

9/17/2014

  • CityLab

Researchers studied 18,000 individuals over an 18-year span, and found that walking or cycling to work leads to increased happiness. "We conclude that the potential benefits available to car drivers i… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

NASA taps private firms for trips to International Space Station

9/17/2014

  • Popular Science

In light of the increasing commercialization of space flight, NASA announced that it will no longer rely on Russia to host flights to the International Space Station but, beginning in 2017, will use t… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Effective engagement means helping, not just talking

9/17/2014

  • Switch & Shift blog

Employee engagement can take many forms, but a constant risk is conversations that sound good but do not help the employee achieve his or her goal, John Stoker writes. "Employee engagement encompasses… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Poverty report shows little improvement for U.S. households

9/17/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • FoxNews.com

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America's poverty rate is down, but household incomes haven't increased once inflation is accounted for, according to new Census Bureau data. "If this report tells us anything, it's that we can do bet… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

A key interview question for potential sales hires

9/17/2014

  • Partners in Excellence Blog

One way to evaluate the potential of a job candidate is to ask what he or she has done to prepare for the interview, writes Dave Brock. A job interview is essentially a sales call, so be wary of candi… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Can China put the planet on a more sustainable course?

9/17/2014

  • Rolling Stone

China is starting to get serious about tackling pollution and climate issues, and the fate of the rest of the world could depend on how good a job Beijing can do at mapping out a sustainable course fo… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

App asks workers whether they're in a good mood

9/17/2014

  • Ozy

A mobile application called Niko Niko lets managers ask employees questions about their mood in order to gauge office morale. The data from workers' responses can be analyzed for insights about absent… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Does your company have a "shadow organization?"

9/17/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Nearly every company has an unofficial hierarchy that influences how decisions are made, Bobbie LaPorte writes, referring to the hierarchies as "shadow organizations." Learning to navigate this hierar… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

JPMorgan partners with law firm for attorney training

9/17/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is working with JPMorgan Chase on a training program that helps new law graduates gain industry experience. The freshly minted lawyers will work at JPMorgan for two years, duri… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How does your state rank in gender equality?

9/8/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A study by the personal finance site WalletHub ranked states on gender equality. The rankings are based on gender and income data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Read More