The biggest mass layoffs of the past two decades

Here’s a look at how IBM’s layoffs could compare to other big cuts at U.S. organizations over the years.

    News

    A milestone for Coach K

    A milestone for Coach K

    Even before reaching 1000 wins, Duke’s basketball coach had cemented his reputation as a leadership sage.

    When companies boost their own minimum wage

    When companies boost their own minimum wage

    Aetna is the latest company to self-impose a higher baseline for its workers’ salaries.

    Leading Etsy to a big public offering?

    Leading Etsy to a big public offering?

    The tech company could go public early this year, a report says.

    Analysis, Arguments & Advice

    To thine own self be true? Maybe not at work

    To thine own self be true? Maybe not at work

    It’s okay that you don’t know what your best possible self is yet. The only way you’re going to figure it out is by trying varieties of it.

    Leading in the last two years of an administration

    Leading in the last two years of an administration

    It’s easy for agency leaders, both political and career, to wrongly assume they can’t get much done now.

    What’s your Dawn Wall?

    What’s your Dawn Wall?

    The El Capitan climbers can teach us something about leadership.

    Research

    A reality check about U.S. women in power

    A reality check about U.S. women in power

    Among 49 high-income countries, the United States ranks 33rd when it comes to women in legislative roles.

    Companies need to break glass ceiling for minorities, too

    Companies need to break glass ceiling for minorities, too

    New research shows boosting racial and ethnic diversity at the top could have an even bigger impact than gender on financial performance.

    Work long hours? You’re more likely to drink too much.

    Work long hours? You’re more likely to drink too much.

    A new study shows this holds true regardless of whether you’re a CEO or a low-paid worker.

    Leadership conversations

    Becky Hammon’s path to the NBA

    The former WNBA standout made history when the San Antonio Spurs signed her as an assistant coach.

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    Richard Branson’s famous antics to promote the brand don’t quite come naturally — but they get the job done.

    Resigned.

    The fast fall of a Washington career.