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

Engineers at MIT look to build a better space suit

9/18/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Researchers at MIT are developing technology that could one day enable astronauts to shed their bulky spacesuits for more form-fitting pressurized garments, which allow for significantly greater mobil… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Great mentors help proteges find their own way

9/18/2014

  • Leadership Freak blog

Good mentors are humble, hands-off and compassionate in the way they offer advice and criticism, writes Dan Rockwell. "You lose when others feel they need to protect themselves from your 'honesty.' Do… 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

How a 1960s experiment applies to the workplace

9/18/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Researchers in the 1960s performed an experiment known as the "marshmallow test" in which they found that children who could wait before eating a treat were more likely to succeed later in life. Today… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

U.S. businesses shutting down faster than they're being created

9/18/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Fewer businesses are being created in the U.S. than in the past, those that are launched are creating fewer jobs and startup ventures are closing more quickly, according to data presented to the House… 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