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COVID-19 forced leaders to quickly learn how to balance empathy for their staff while continuing to achieve results When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, Salene Hitchcock-Gear, president of Individual Life Insurance at Prudential Financial, recalls thinking, “‘We’ve got to do something, we’ve got to do it really quickly,...

More companies are taking a hard look at their own practices—and some are leading the charge for change. Traditionally, companies have generally avoided speaking out on thorny issues like racial justice, gender discrimination, or the environment. That is, until the recent political, racial, and social reckoning in...

If women in the workplace are warm and nurturing, they are considered too soft. But when they lead with a take-charge attitude, they may be labeled too aggressive. Tho Bella Dinh-Zarr, a former vice chair and acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, shares a perfect...

  What are the success secrets of the largest generation in the workforce today? By Ruchika Tulshyan It took Leen Kawas, the 32-year-old CEO of M3 Biotechnology, plenty of fortitude to raise her first million dollars for her biotechnology start-up. “I kept getting told that as a woman,...

Today, “hard skills” are all the rage. However, hiring for the so-called soft skills can be just as critical for ensuring success. By Sheryl Nance-Nash When it comes to hiring, you know that you’re looking for a particular set of skills and qualities, whether degrees from Ivy League...

Expert advice on how to respond By Kimberly Olson In recent months, sexual harassment allegations have been lodged against dozens of prominent men—from Hollywood to Silicon Valley to Congress. While media attention tends to focus on those with high-profile careers, sexual harassment occurs in all kinds of workplaces. As people...

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