Back in the 1990s, political scientist Joseph Nye of Harvard University
coined the phrase “soft power” to describe the ability to gain cooperation
and agreement through appeal and attraction rather than the use force or
money. Fast forward to 2015, and now some workplace experts say that as more
women are becoming heads of major corporations, the executive woman can
more effectively use soft power as a means of persuasion.
In a recent book endorsement for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World
and Me,” author Toni Morrison
wrote, "I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that
plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly, it is Ta-Nehisi Coates." But Morrison isn’t the only one who thinks highly of Coates. This
week, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that
Coates is among its list of “geniuses” to be named a MacArthur Fellow.
Ever look at someone’s LinkedIn page and wonder why the person used such an unflattering, unprofessional photo? Here, experts weigh in on the benefits of having top-notch photos on one's resume, LinkedIn page or company website.
Through her company Walk Tall Productions, arts management professional Marcia Pendelton for the past 15
years has brought numerous critically acclaimed productions to NYC
stages. And during those 15 years, she has worked with some of the
biggest names in the Broadway and Off-Broadway arenas. Here, we caught up with Pendelton whose career will be celebrated
tonight at Harlem Hospital Center in NYC.
Low productivity in the workplace is costing US businesses billions of dollars every year. More specifically, mobile devices, Internet usage, and
office gossip are costing US businesses an estimated $650 billion per
year. Check out our tips for maintaining focus.