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Is There a Better Way To Be a Boss?

A recent Gallup survey found that only 21% of employees surveyed say they are managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. Columnist Gael O’Brien says that’s why there’s need to re-innovate the old maxim that “employees are our most important asset.” She takes a look at two new books which offer ideas and execution strategies that “stand a good chance of inspiring people to do their best work.”

Would ‘Lehman Sisters’ Have Been Able to Avert the Financial Crisis?

If there had been more women in executive positions on Wall Street, would they have responded differently to the danger signs leading up to the 2007-2008 financial crisis? A new academic study – “The Lehman Sisters Hypothesis” – concludes that empirical literature backs the claim that “more gender diversity in finance, and particularly at the top, would help to reduce some of the behavioral drivers behind the crisis.”

Leadership: When the Boss Offers a Shoulder to Cry On

A good boss helps create an environment where employees can succeed. But that dynamic can grow complicated when employees have issues that blur the boundary between work and home. “What, if anything, is owed when a boss offers help if personal problems or negative emotions affect an employee on the job?” asks columnist Gael O’Brien. “Does good leadership merit a quid quo pro?”

Opinion: Choosing Business Leaders with Integrity

A business executive who happens to also be a former Catholic monk has his own unique litmus test for gauging executive credibility and trust. “How can I tell if an executive is trustworthy?” he asks. “What are the signs to look for in promoting leaders in this new era of doubt and suspicion?”