The tao of Paul Polman

“There’s no reason you are special because you happen to have this job.”

    News

    Shareholders are less and less happy about JPMorgan’s executive pay

    Shareholders are less and less happy about JPMorgan’s executive pay

    Only 61 percent voted in support of the company’s pay plan, a figure far below average.

    Tim Cook tells graduates to find work with meaning

    Tim Cook tells graduates to find work with meaning

    There are few CEOs leading giant companies today who could say that and still come off as authentic.

    DuPont reaches the end of its long fight with investor

    DuPont reaches the end of its long fight with investor

    The company won in its contest against Nelson Peltz, the activist investor who had a months-long quest to gain seats on DuPont’s board.

    Analysis, Arguments & Advice

    Dealing with conflict in the workplace

    Dealing with conflict in the workplace

    Drama at work? Ask yourself two basic questions before trying to smooth things over.

    A great leadership reading list — without any business books on it

    A great leadership reading list — without any business books on it

    Here’s a rundown of books that prominent leaders recommend, none of which you’ll find on the business shelf.

    What it’s like to be the architect of the Capitol

    What it’s like to be the architect of the Capitol

    There have only been 11 such architects in U.S. history.

    Research

    Many finance workers still don’t think they can report wrongdoing

    Many finance workers still don’t think they can report wrongdoing

    In a new survey, about a quarter of high-earners in finance said they were in some way prohibited from whistleblowing.

    The potential payoff for kids of working mothers

    The potential payoff for kids of working mothers

    A Harvard researcher explains the benefits, particularly when it comes to children’s future careers.

    What new grads want in a job vs. what they actually get

    What new grads want in a job vs. what they actually get

    A new survey shows how often the expectations of today’s grads don’t match up with reality.

    Leadership conversations

    Stanley McChrystal on how to shake up the military

    The former top commander has some bold ideas for how the military could better attract, keep and let go those who serve.

    More from the series

    Profiles

    Virgin’s stunt man

    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.